2015 Golden Globe winners

Tina Fey and Amy Poehler went into the Golden Globes knowing this was their last year as hosts, and with that came no fear. That said they gave a big warm welcome to kick off the night: “Welcome, you bunch of despicable, spoiled, minimally talented brats!” And, then followed it up with taking jabs at North Korea, Bill Cosby and a handful of celebrities. “Tonight we celebrate all the great television shows we know and love, as well as all the movies that North Korea was O.K. with,” Fey said.


As a presenter this year, Ricky Gervais — drink in hand — added his own comic flare before introducing the nominees, saying: “No one wants to see me insult any of you rich, beautiful, over-privileged celebrities. … I’m not going to start picking on things you’ve done: some of it immoral, a lot of it illegal. But if we’ve learned one thing, it’s that famous people are above the law, as it should be.”

President of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, Theo Kingma, received a standing ovation and an affirmation of solidarity when he referenced the attacks in Paris.”We will stand against anyone who would repress free speech anywhere from North Korea to Paris.”

Michael Keaton, who won Best Actor in a Comedy/Musical for Birdman, had one of the most endearing acceptance speeches where he credited his family, upbringing and people who are generally kind/generous. “In the household that I was raised, the themes were very simple: Work hard, don’t quit, be appreciative, be thankful, be respectful – also, never whine, never complain and always keep a sense of humor.” He went on to explain the simplicities of his life growing up, crediting his parents for working two jobs, his siblings and his best friend. “My best friend is kind, intelligent, funny, talented, considerate, thoughtful – did I say kind. He also happens to be my son, Sean. I love you with all my heart, buddy. This is for all those people.”

One surprise presenter had us asking ‘is that really Prince, or is that Poehler/Fey disguised?’ It was, indeed, the real music legend Prince who presented the award for best song. As for the winners, below are the 2015 Golden Globe winners.

Best Motion Picture, Drama
√ Boyhood
The Imitation Game
The Theory of Everything

Best Motion Picture, Musical or Comedy
√ The Grand Budapest Hotel
Into the Woods
St. Vincent

Best Actor in a Motion Picture, Drama
Steve Carell — Foxcatcher
Benedict Cumberbatch — The Imitation Game
Jake Gyllenhaal — Nightcrawler
David Oyelowo — Selma
√ Eddie Redmayne — The Theory of Everything

Best Actress in a Motion Picture, Drama
Jennifer Aniston — Cake
Felicity Jones — The Theory of Everything
√ Julianne Moore — Still Alice
Rosamund Pike — Gone Girl
Reese Witherspoon — Wild

Best Actor in a Motion Picture, Musical or Comedy
Ralph Fiennes — The Grand Budapest Hotel
√ Michael Keaton — Birdman
Bill Murray — St. Vincent
Joaquin Phoenix – Inherent Vice
Christoph Waltz — Big Eyes

Best Actress in a Motion Picture, Musical or Comedy
√ Amy Adams — Big Eyes
Emily Blunt — Into the Woods
Helen Mirren — The Hundred-Foot Journey
Julianne Moore — Maps to the Stars
Quvenzhané Wallis — Annie

Best Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture
Robert Duvall — The Judge
Ethan Hawke — Boyhood
Edward Norton — Birdman
Mark Ruffalo — Foxcatcher
√ J.K. Simmons — Whiplash

Best Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture
√ Patricia Arquette — Boyhood
Jessica Chastain — A Most Violent Year
Keira Knightley — The Imitation Game
Emma Stone — Birdman
Meryl Streep – Into the Woods

Best Screenplay, Motion Picture
Wes Anderson — The Grand Budapest Hotel
Gillian Flynn — Gone Girl
√ Alejandro González Iñárritu — Birdman
Alexander Dinelaris — Armando Bo
Richard Linklater — Boyhood
Graham Moore — The Imitation Game

Best Animated Feature Film
Big Hero 6
The Book of Life
The Boxtrolls
√ How to Train Your Dragon 2
The Lego Movie

Best Foreign Language Film
Force Majeure Turist
Gett: The Trial of Viviane
√ Leviathan
Tangerines Mandariinid

Best Original Song, Motion Picture
“Big Eyes” — Big Eyes
√ “Glory” — Selma
“Mercy Is” — Noah
“Opportunity” — Annie
“Yellow Flicker Beat” — The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1

Best Original Score, Motion Picture
Alexandre Desplat — The Imitation Game
√ Jóhann Jóhannsson — The Theory of Everything
Trent Reznor — Gone Girl
Antonio Sanchez — Birdman
Hans Zimmer — Interstellar

Best TV Series, Drama
√ The Affair
Downton Abbey
Game of Thrones
The Good Wife
House of Cards

Best TV Series, Musical or Comedy
Jane the Virgin
Orange is the New Black
Silicon Valley
√ Transparent

Best Miniseries or TV Movie
√ Fargo
The Missing
The Normal Heart
Olive Kitteridge
True Detective

Best Actor in a TV Series, Drama
Clive Owen – The Knick
Liev Schreiber — Ray Donovan
√ Kevin Spacey — House of Cards
James Spader — The Blacklist
Dominic West — The Affair

Best Actress in a TV Series, Drama
Claire Danes — Homeland
Viola Davis — How to Get Away with Murder
Julianna Margulies — The Good Wife
√ Ruth Wilson — The Affair
Robin Wright — House of Cards

Best Actor, TV Series Comedy or Musical
Louis C.K. — Louie
Don Cheadle — House of Lies
Ricky Gervais — Derek
William H. Macy — Shameless
√ Jeffrey Tambor – Transparent

Best Actor in a Miniseries or TV Movie
Martin Freeman — Fargo
Woody Harrelson — True Detective
Matthew McConaughey — True Detective
Mark Ruffalo — The Normal Heart
√ Billy Bob Thornton – Fargo

Best Actress in a Miniseries or TV Movie
√ Maggie Gyllenhaal — The  Honorable Woman
Jessica Lange — American Horror Story: Freak Show
Frances McDormand — Olive Kitteridge
Frances O’Connor — The Missing
Allison Tolman — Fargo

Best Supporting Actor in a Series, Miniseries or TV Movie
√ Matt Bomer — The Normal Heart
Alan Cumming — The Good Wife
Colin Hanks – Fargo
Bill Murray — Olive Kitteridge
Jon Voight — Ray Donovan

Best Supporting Actress in a Series, Miniseries or TV Movie
Uzo Aduba — Orange is the New Black
Kathy Bates —  American Horror Story: Freak Show
√ Joanne Froggatt — Downton Abbey
Allison Janney — Mom
Michelle Monaghan — True Detective

Best Actress in a TV Series, Comedy or Musical
Lena Dunham — Girls
Edie Falco — Nurse Jackie
Julia Louis-Dreyfus — Veep
√ Gina Rodriguez — Jane the Virgin
Taylor Schilling — Orange is the New Black

Best Director, Motion Picture
Wes Anderson — The Grand Budapest Hotel
Ava Duvernay — Selma
David Fincher — Gone Girl
Alejandro González Iñárritu — Birdman
√ Richard Linklater — Boyhood