Big night for Boyhood as it adds a Best Picture (Drama) win to its precursor repertoire at the 2015 Golden Globe Awards not to mention a win for Best Director (Richard Linklater) and Best Supporting Actress (Patricia Arquette).
The Globes also pretty much paved the way for a Julianne Moore (Still Alice) win at the Oscars along with the inevitable Supporting Actor win for J.K. Simmons (Whiplash and Michael Keaton (Birdman) for Best Actor. There were, however, some interesting kinks in the road.
Even though I have Birdman as my #1 film of 2014, it was great seeing The Grand Budapest Hotel take home Best Picture (Comedy/Musical) and while Birdman didn’t take home that award, it won for Best Screenplay, which adds a little intrigue to the Best Original Screenplay race.
How to Train Your Dragon 2 winning Best Animated Feature over The Lego Movie was a bit of a surprise and the win for Leviathan in Best Foreign Language feature is interesting to see, especially with all the earlier love for Ida seeming to make it the foreign film to beat this year. I have the two films at the top of my Best Foreign Language predictions right now and I’m not sure if I’m quite willing to change things just yet.
I can’t say I’m entirely surprised to see Amy Adams (Big Eyes) win Best Actress (Comedy/Musical), though considering the film is neither funny or a musical (or good) I still didn’t see Emily Blunt (Into the Woods) losing that one.
My overall impression of the night was that Tina Fey and Amy Poehler crushed the opening, Ricky Gervais got in some nice jabs, Don Cheadle‘s intro for George Clooney was pretty good and kudos to Clooney for keeping his speech short and sweet. However, the speech of the night, in my opinion, belonged to Common and John Legend for their Best Song win for Selma. I was very, very, very glad they didn’t cue the music during that one.
As for any wishes, I would have liked to see Rosamund Pike (Gone Girl) take Best Actress (Drama) and David Oyelowo (Selma) take Best Actor (Drama) over Eddie Redmayne (The Theory of Everything). I also don’t get the Theory of Everything score winning as I really think that belongs to Birdman, Gone Girl or even the un-nominated The Grand Budapest Hotel. But, whatever. Does it even matter at this point?
Otherwise, that’s all I have for now. I’ll be back with a little more chatter tomorrow with an update to my annual bold red text.
MOTION PICTURE NOMINEES
BEST PICTURE (DRAMA)
BEST PICTURE (COMEDY/MUSICAL)
BEST ACTOR (DRAMA)
BEST ACTRESS (DRAMA)
BEST ACTOR (COMEDY/MUSICAL)
BEST ACTRESS (COMEDY/MUSICAL)
Cecil B. deMille Award
PRIMETIME TELEVISION NOMINEES
BEST TELEVISION SERIES – DRAMA
BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A TELEVISION SERIES – DRAMA
BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A TELEVISION SERIES – DRAMA
BEST TELEVISION SERIES – COMEDY OR MUSICAL
BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A TELEVISION SERIES – COMEDY OR MUSICAL
BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A TELEVISION SERIES – COMEDY OR MUSICAL
BEST MINI-SERIES OR MOTION PICTURE MADE FOR TELEVISION
BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A MINI-SERIES OR MOTION PICTURE MADE FOR TELEVISION
BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A MINI-SERIES OR MOTION PICTURE MADE FOR TELEVISION
BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE IN A SERIES, MINI-SERIES OR MOTION PICTURE MADE FOR TELEVISION
BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE IN A SERIES, MINI-SERIES OR MOTION PICTURE MADE FOR TELEVISION