Boyhood, Birdman and Fargo Win Big at the 2015 Golden Globes

By  · Published on January 12th, 2015

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Tonight the Hollywood Foreign Press Association got its annual spotlight, by way of the spotlight they shine on their favorite movies and TV shows and performances in both. And as usual, most of the TV winners this year represent new programs, such as Jane the Virgin, The Affair, Fargo and Transparent — the latter three of which took two awards each. But there was also room for older series, including Downton Abbey and House of Cards, for which Kevin Spacey won his first Golden Globe on his eighth nomination, here for Best Actor in a TV Drama (that’s right, he has two Oscars but never won one of these). Billy Bob Thornton also is an Oscar winner who had never won a Golden Globe until tonight, when he got one for starring in TV’s Fargo. Fun fact: the movie Fargo didn’t win a single Golden Globe, though it was nominated for four.

As for the movie awards, Boyhood and The Grand Budapest Hotel won in the two Best Picture categories, the latter for comedy or musical. And that one was a surprise following the wins for competing contender Birdman in the Best Screenplay and Best Actor categories – the latter going to Michael Keaton (it was a great night for Mr. Mom vets, as Jeffrey Tambor also won Best Actor in a TV Comedy for Transparent). Boyhood also picked up awards for Best Director and Best Supporting Actress, for Richard Linklater and Patricia Arquette, respectively. The other four big movie acting awards went to Julianne Moore, Amy Adams, J.K. Simmons and Eddie Redmayne, whose movie The Theory of Everything also picked up a Golden Globe for Best Original Score, which is by Johann Johannson.

See the full list of winners after the jump.

Winners are in bold.

Best Motion Picture – Drama
The Imitation Game
The Theory of Everything

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 Motion Picture – Comedy or Musical
The Grand Budapest Hotel
Into the Woods
St. Vincent

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

Best Actress in a Motion Picture- Comedy or Musical
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 Director
Wes Anderson – Grand Budapest Hotel
David Fincher – Gone Girl
Ava DuVernay – Selma
Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu – Birdman
Richard Linklater – Boyhood

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
Wes Anderson – The Grand Budapest Hotel
Gillian Flynn — Gone Girl
Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu, Nicolas Giacobone, Alexander Dinelaris, Armando Bo – Birdman
Richard Linklater — Boyhood
Graham Moore — The Imitation Game

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

Best Foreign Film
Force Majeure (Turist), Sweden
Gett: The Trial of Viviane Amsalem Gett, Israel
Ida, Poland/Denmark
Leviathan, Russia
Tangerines (Mandariinid), Estonia

Best Original Song – Motion Picture
“Big Eyes” – Big Eyes (Lana Del Ray)
“Glory” – Selma (John Legend, Common)
“Mercy Is” – Noah (Patti Smith, Lenny Kaye)
“Opportunity” – Annie (Greg Kurstin, Sia Furler, Will Gluck)
“Yellow Flicker Beat” – The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1 (Lorde)

Best Original Score – Motion Picture
Alexandre Desplat – The Imitation Game
Johann Johannsson – The Theory of Everything
Trent Reznor, Atticus Ross – Gone Girl
Antonio Sanchez – Birdman
Hans Zimmer – Interstellar

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

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

Best Actress – TV 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 TV Miniseries or Movie
The Missing
True Detective
The Normal Heart
Olive Kitteridge

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

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

Best TV Comedy
Jane the Virgin
Orange Is the New Black
Silicon Valley

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

Best Actress – TV Comedy
Lena Dunham – Girls
Edie Falco – Nurse Jackie
Gina Rodriguez – Jane the Virgin
Julia Louis Dreyfus – Veep
Taylor Schilling – Orange Is the New Black

Best Supporting Actor – 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 – 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

Christopher Campbell began writing film criticism and covering film festivals for a zine called Read, back when a zine could actually get you Sundance press credentials. He's now a Senior Editor at FSR and the founding editor of our sister site Nonfics. He also regularly contributes to Fandango and Rotten Tomatoes and is the President of the Critics Choice Association's Documentary Branch.