72nd Golden Globe Awards’ results for the film categories.
The 72nd Golden Globe Awards, a major Hollywood award presentation to recognize the best in both films and television works for the past year was held successfully last night with Tina Fey and Amy Poehler returning as the host of the ceremony for the third consecutive times. They were very entertaining (more hilarious than Ellen DeGeneres hosting Oscars last year) as expected. Too bad, this is the last time that they would be hosting since their contract ended, but that made way for them to go beyond limit to make fun of several things at the night.
I’m very excited when the results were announced for the awards of which I’m only interested on the film categories since I didn’t watch any US dramas or series. Hereby is the full result of the just concluded 72nd Golden Globe Awards in film categories which is always seen as a hint to the coming Oscars:
Best Motion Picture – Drama
Boyhood – WINNER
The Imitation Game
The Theory of Everything
Comment: Already knew from the very beginning that ‘Boyhood’ will take the highest honor for the night. It received universal acclaims (very positive overwhelming feedbacks), but not for me, who think that this is just an ordinary coming-of-age film. Prefer the brilliant film of ‘The Theory of Everything’ to take this. ‘Boyhood’ will continue its streak to win best film in BAFTAs and Academy too.
Best Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy
The Grand Budapest Hotel – WINNER
Into the Woods
Comment: Didn’t watch all of the nominated films above. Hence, no comment.
Wes Anderson (The Grand Budapest Hotel)
Ava DuVernay (Selma)
David Fincher (Gone Girl)
Alejandro González Iñárritu (Birdman)
Richard Linklater (Boyhood) – WINNER
Comment: Eventhough I’m not really in favor of ‘Boyhood’, but I do admired the idea of filming the whole thing in 12 years for a more realistic outcome. That’s a long span of time to come to this stage of winning awards. So, Richard Linklater deserved this.
Best Actress – Drama
Jennifer Aniston (Cake)
Felicity Jones (The Theory of Everything)
Julianne Moore (Still Alice) – WINNER
Rosamund Pike (Gone Girl)
Reese Witherspoon (Wild)
Comment: Everyone in this category is strong, but since everyone is also saying that Julianne Moore is long overdue for award, so things get easier here. Julianne Moore all the way. She deserved it, plus her outstanding performance in ‘Still Alice’ tells it all. She’s a great actress.
Best Actor – Drama
Steve Carrell (Foxcatcher)
Benedict Cumberbatch (The Imitation Game)
Jake Gyllenhaal (Nightcrawler)
David Oyelowo (Selma)
Eddie Redmayne (The Theory of Everything) – WINNER
Comment: Very happy for Eddie Redmayne to win this. Another very deserving win. The role of Stephen Hawking in ‘The Theory of Everything’ is absolutely challenging in all levels but Eddie nailed the character fantastically. Then, at one point, I’m in pity for Benedict Cumberbatch and ‘The Imitation Game’ to go home empty handed despite it is another marvelous film last year.
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)
Comment: No comment as I didn’t watch all the films above (same goes to the category below). I’m fine with Amy Adams winning.
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)
Comment: Everyone is saying Michael Keaton. And so, it’s him. He is a strong contender now for Best Actor in the Oscar race too. Luckily, Eddie’s win in ‘Best Actor – Motion Picture Drama’ put him at least in a strong position to challenge Michael Keaton in the best actor race, while Benedict Cumberbatch now appeared to be a bit pushed back in current situation. It will be Michael Keaton vs. Eddie Redmayne in Academy. But I think it would be the former, eventhough I prefer the latter.
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)
Comment: Glad for Patricia Arquette to win this from her role as the mother in ‘Boyhood’. No characters in the film captivates me except her. She is on the winning streak to win all best supporting actress awards now.
Best Supporting Actor
Robert Duvall (The Judge)
Ethan Hawke (Boyhood)
Edward Norton (Birdman)
Mark Ruffalo (Foxcatcher)
J.K. Simmons (Whiplash) – WINNER
Comment: Also happy for J.K. Simmons to win this. Didn’t watch ‘Whiplash’, but looking from all the buzz in favor of him to win, then I automatically joined in the crowd. He is also winning almost all other best supporting actor awards available.
Gillian Flynn (Gone Girl)
Alejandro González Iñárritu, Nicolás Giacobone, Alexander Dinelaris, Armando Bo (Birdman) – WINNER
Richard Linklater (Boyhood)
Graham Moore (The Imitation Game)
Comment: This one turned to be quite a surprise. I’m not into a comedy film taking best screenplay. I prefer Graham Moore for ‘The Imitation Game’ to at least win this (only one).
Best Foreign Language Film
Force Majeure (Sweden)
Gett: The Trial of Vivian Amsalem (Israel)
Leviathan (Russia) – WINNER
Comment: No comment on this definitely. Never even heard of these films.
Best Animated Feature
Big Hero Six
The Book of Life
How to Train Your Dragon 2 – WINNER
The Lego Movie
Comment: This is the major surprise of the night. Everyone is predicting ‘The Lego Movie’, but it turned out to be the dragons that prevail, not Lego bricks. But I prefer ‘The Lego Movie’ to win this actually. It’s a slightly more brilliant animated film last year, but still ‘How To Train Your Dragon 2’ is good.
Best Original Score
Alexandre Desplat (The Imitation Game)
Jóhann Jóhannsson (The Theory of Everything) – WINNER
Trent Reznor, Atticus Ross (Gone Girl)
Antonio Sanchez (Birdman)
Hans Zimmer (Interstellar)
Comment: Okay with ‘The Theory of Everything’ to win this. Beautiful score in the movie.
Best Original Song
Big Eyes (Big Eyes)
Glory (Selma) – WINNER
Mercy Is (Noah)
Yellow Flicker Beat (The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1)
Comment: Also no comment on this song category. I have only heard of the one in ‘The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1).
That’s it. The end of Golden Globes. So now, just stay back and wait for the official nomination list for 87th Academy Awards (Oscars) to be released by end of this week. The ceremony will take place on 22nd February 2015.
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