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Boyhood won three awards, including the prize for Best Drama at the 72nd annual Golden Globe Awards. Richard Linklater took home the trophy for Best Director and Patricia Arquette won for Best Supporting Actress. But on the comedy half of the movie slate, Wes Anderson’s The Grand Budapest Hotel rode a wave of recent critical goodwill to win Best Comedy or Musical, slipping past the presumed frontrunner, Birdman. Michael Keaton, however, did win the award for Best Actor in a Comedy, and Alejandro Iñárritu’s film also was honored for Best Screenplay. The only other movie to win multiple awards was The Theory of Everything, which took home statues for Best Actor, for Eddie Redmayne’s convincing performance as Stephen Hawking, and Best Score.

On the television side, several new shows got the attention of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association. Showtime’s The Affair was named Best Drama and Ruth Wilson won for Best Actress. Amazon’s Transparent claimed Best Comedy and Jeffrey Tambor won for Best Actor. (He and Keaton combined for a Mr. Mom sweep that made 1983 weep!) And Fargo beat out True Detective for Best Miniseries/Movie and Best Actor, with Billy Bob Thornton winning and giving the shortest speech of the night. The four major networks, meanwhile, went home emptyhanded for only the second time in Golden Globes history—though PBS and The CW did win prizes.

Best Motion Picture, Drama

Boyhood — WINNER


The Imitation Game


The Theory of Everything

Best Actor, Drama

Steve Carell, Foxcatcher

Benedict Cumberbatch, The Imitation Game

Jake Gyllenhaal, Nightcrawler

David Oyelowo, Selma

Eddie Redmayne, The Theory of Everything — WINNER

Best Actress, Drama

Jennifer Aniston, Cake

Felicity Jones, The Theory of Everything

Julianne Moore, Still Alice — WINNER

Rosamund Pike, Gone Girl

Reese Witherspoon, Wild

Best Motion Picture, Musical or Comedy


Into the Woods

The Grand Budapest Hotel — WINNER


St. Vincent

Best Actress, Musical or Comedy

Amy Adams, Big Eyes — WINNER

Emily Blunt, Into the Woods

Helen Mirren, The Hundred-Foot Journey

Julianne Moore, Maps to the Stars

Quvenzhané Wallis, Annie

Best Actor, Musical or Comedy

Ralph Fiennes, The Grand Budapest Hotel

Michael Keaton, Birdman — WINNER

Bill Murray, St. Vincent

Joaquin Phoenix, Inherent Vice

Christoph Waltz, Big Eyes

Best Animated Motion Picture

Big Hero 6

The Book of Life

The Boxtrolls

The Lego Movie

How to Train Your Dragon 2 — WINNER

Best Foreign Language Film

Force Majeure



Leviathan — WINNER

Tangerines Mandarinid

Best Supporting Actress

Patricia Arquette, Boyhood — WINNER

Jessica Chastain, A Most Violent Year

Keira Knightley, The Imitation Game

Emma Stone, Birdman

Meryl Streep, Into the Woods

Best Supporting Actor

Robert Duvall, The Judge

Ethan Hawke, Boyhood

Edward Norton, Birdman

Mark Ruffalo, Foxcatcher

J.K. Simmons, Whiplash — WINNER

Best Director

Wes Anderson, The Grand Budapest Hotel

Ava DuVernay, Selma

David Fincher, Gone Girl

Alejandro G. Iñárritu, Birdman

Richard Linklater, Boyhood — WINNER

Best Screenplay

Wes Anderson, The Grand Budapest Hotel

Gillian Flynn, Gone Girl

Alejandro G. Iñárritu, Nicolás Giacobone, Alexander Dinelaris, Armando Bo, Birdman —WINNER

Richard Linklater, Boyhood

Graham Moore, The Imitation Game

Best Original Score, Motion Picture

Johann Johannsson, The Theory of Everything — WINNER

Alexandre Desplat, The Imitation Game

Trent Reznor & Atticus Ross, Gone Girl

Antonio Sanchez, Birdman

Hans Zimmer, Interstellar

Best Song

“Big Eyes,” by Lana Del Ray—Big Eyes

“Glory,” by John Legend & Common—Selma — WINNER

“Mercy Is,” by Patti Smith & Lenny Kaye—Noah

“Opportunity,” by Greg Kurstin, Sia Furler, Will Gluck—Annie

“Yellow Flicker Beat,” by Lorde—Mockingjay

Best TV Drama

The Affair — WINNER

Downton Abbey

Game of Thrones

The Good Wife

House of Cards

Best Actress, TV Drama

Claire Danes, Homeland

Viola Davis, How to Get Away With Murder

Julianna Margulies, The Good Wife

Ruth Wilson, The Affair — WINNER

Robin Wright, House of Cards

Best Actor, TV Drama

Clive Owen, The Knick

Liev Schreiber, Ray Donovan

Kevin Spacey, House of Cards — WINNER

James Spader, The Blacklist

Dominic West, The Affair

Best TV Series, Musical or Comedy

Girls (HBO)

Orange Is the New Black (Netflix)

Transparent (Amazon) — WINNER

Silicon Valley (HBO)

Jane the Virgin (CW)

Best Actor in a TV Series, Comedy or Musical

Louis C.K., Louie

Don Cheadle, House of Lies

Ricky Gervais, Derek

William H. Macy, Shameless

Jeffrey Tambor, Transparent — WINNER

Best Actress in a TV Series, Comedy or Musical

Lena Dunham, Girls

Edie Falco, Nurse Jackie

Gina Rodriguez, Jane the Virgin — WINNER

Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Veep

Taylor Schilling, Orange Is the New Black

Best TV Movie or Mini-series

The Normal Heart (HBO)

True Detective (HBO)

Olive Kitteridge (HBO)

Fargo (FX) — WINNER

The Missing (Starz)

Best Actress in a TV Movie or Mini-series

Maggie Gyllenhaal, The Honorable Woman — WINNER

Jessica Lange, American Horror Story: Freak Show

Frances McDormand, Olive Kitteridge

Frances O’Connor, The Missing

Allison Tolman, Fargo

Best Actor in a TV Movie or Mini-series

Martin Freeman, Fargo

Woody Harrelson, True Detective

Matthew McConaughey, True Detective

Mark Ruffalo, The Normal Heart

Billy Bob Thornton, Fargo — WINNER

Best Supporting Actress in a Series, Mini-Series, or Motion Picture Made for Television

Uzo Aduba, Orange Is the New Black

Kathy Bates, American Horror Story: Freak Show

Joanne Froggatt, Downton Abbey —WINNER

Allison Janney, Mom

Michelle Monaghan, True Detective

Best Supporting Actor in a Series, Mini-Series, or Motion Picture Made for Television

Matt Bomer, The Normal Heart — WINNER

Alan Cumming, The Good Wife

Colin Hanks, Fargo

Bill Murray, Olive Kitteridge

Jon Voight, Ray Donovan

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