2015 Golden Globe Awards results

wallpaper-golden-globe-awards-logoBy Craig Martin

Author’s Note: All winners are represented in bold.

Best Supporting Actor (Film)

Robert Duvall – The Judge
Ethan Hawke – Boyhood
Edward Norton- Birdman
Mark Ruffalo- Foxcatcher
J.K. Simmons- Whiplash

Thoughts: I completely understand Simmons taking this one. An amazing performance.

Best Supporting Actress (Television and Mini-series)

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

Thoughts: Did not expect this to go to Downton Abbey. It’s time to step away from the old school way of thinking- in regards to what is awards worthy.

Best Mini-series or TV Movie

The Missing
The Normal Heart
Olive Kitteridge
True Detective

Thoughts: Could not disagree more. Many love Fargo- and it has amazing merit- but True Detective was something special.

Best Actor (Television)

Martin Freeman – Fargo
Woody Harrelson – True Detective
Matthew McConaughey – True Detective
Mark Ruffalo – The Normal Heart
Billy Bob Thornton – Fargo

Thoughts: Robbery of the night. McConaughey’s performance was something so special. I cannot believe he got snubbed.

Best Actress in a Comedy or Musical (Television)

Lena Dunham- Girls
Edie Falco- Nurse Jackie
Julia Louis-Dreyfus- Veep
Gina Rodriguez- Jane the Virgin
Taylor Schilling- Orange Is the New Black

Thoughts: Maybe I should check out “Jane the Virgin” more.

Best Television Series – Comedy or Musical

Jane the Virgin
Orange Is the New Black
Silicon Valley

Thoughts: Amazon Studios now brings a Golden Globe into it’s new network. The age of internet television is well and truly here.

Best Original Score – Motion Picture

Alexandre Desplat- The Imitation Game
Jóhann Jóhannsson- The Theory of Everything
Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross- Gone Girl
Antonio Sanchez- Birdman
Hans Zimmer- Interstellar

Thoughts: I understand it winning, but both “The Imitation Game” and “Gone Girl” were far superior.

Best Supporting Actor- Television

Matt Bomer- The Normal Heart
Alan Cumming- The Good Wife
Colin Hanks- Fargo
Bill Murray- Olive Kitteridge
Jon Voight- Ray Donovan

Thoughts: While Cumming brought a strong performance, Bomer was definitely a good choice.

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

Thoughts: The weakest category, by far. None of these movies were great, and some were downright awful, but I guess someone needed to win.

Best Animated Feature Film

Big Hero 6
The Book of Life
The Boxtrolls
How to Train Your Dragon 2
The Lego Movie

Thoughts: I would’ve voted for Lego Movie, personally, but I’ve never been a big fan of the HTTYD films.

Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role 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

Thoughts: I was pleasantly surprised that the subtleness of Arquette won out in the end. Absolutely fantastic, realistic performance.

Best Screenplay – Motion Picture

Wes Anderson- The Grand Budapest Hotel
Gillian Flynn- Gone Girl
* Alejandro González Iñárritu- Nicolás Giacobone- Alexander Dinelaris- and Armando Bo- Birdman
Richard Linklater- Boyhood
Graham Moore- The Imitation Game

Thoughts: Likely the best script, though it may have created its magic through a combination of writing and directing. Still a great choice.

Best Actor in a Comedy or Musical (Television)

Louis C.K.- Louie
Don Cheadle- House of Lies
Ricky Gervais- Derek
William H. Macy- Shameless
Jeffrey Tambor- Transparent

Thoughts: Second win of the night for Amazon Studios. At the end, it looks like it will beat Netflix for most internet TV channel victories.

Best Performance by an Actress in a Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television

Maggie Gyllenhaal- The Honorable Woman
Jessica Lange- American Horror Story: Freak Show
Frances McDormand- Olive Kitteridge
Frances O’Connor- The Missing
Allison Tolman- Fargo

Thoughts: Gyllenhaal has always been a good actress. (See:  “Secretary”) It’s nice to see her get some hardware.

Best Television Series – Drama

The Affair
Downton Abbey
Game of Thrones
The Good Wife
House of Cards

Thoughts: The wrong nominee won. (Should have been “House of Cards.”)

Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series – Drama

Clive Owen- The Knick
Liev Schreiber- Ray Donovan
Kevin Spacey- House of Cards
James Spader- The Blacklist
Dominic West- The Affair

Thoughts: The right nominee won. (Because of “House of Cards.”)

Best Director – Motion Picture

Wes Anderson- The Grand Budapest Hotel
Ava DuVernay- Selma
David Fincher- Gone Girl
Alejandro González Iñárritu- Birdman
Richard Linklater- Boyhood

Thoughts: Linklater deserved this completely. This probably brought about my biggest cheer of the night.

Best Performance By an Actress in a Television 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 Performance By an Actor in a Motion Picture – Comedy or Musical

Ralph Fiennes- The Grand Budapest Hotel
Michael Keaton- Birdman
Bill Murray- St. Vincent
Joaquin Phoenix- Inherent Vice
Christoph Waltz- Big Eyes

Thoughts: Keaton did a good job of playing an aging former superhero.

Best Motion Picture – Comedy or Musical

The Grand Budapest Hotel
Into the Woods
St. Vincent

Thoughts: I was shocked that “Birdman” did not take this one. Absolutely shocked. I would not be surprised if the Academy gave it to “Birdman,” even with this defeat.

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

Thoughts: In perhaps the toughest category, the strongest performance won.

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

Thoughts: Redmayne’s actions were top notched, but his voice conveyed less emotion than I hoped to see of an award winner.

Best Motion Picture – Drama

The Imitation Game
The Theory of Everything

Thoughts: So incredibly deserved. Definitely the film of the year.


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