2015 Golden Globes offer memorable moments, some of them BOYHOOD

The Hollywood Foreign Press announced the winners of the 72nd Annual (2015) Golden Globe Awards at a gala today, with co-hosts Tina Fey and Amy Poehler offering up a funny final perfomance, if their “that’s it for us” can be believed. And they didn’t disappoint. From enlisting comedian Margaret Cho’s help with a routine spoofing North Korean rigidity to their game of “who would you pick to spend the night with,” these two brought their A game to the evening and had the audience rocking. One of their most memorable bits came when they detailed all the tremendous accomplishments of George Clooney’s high-powered international attorney-activist wife Amal Ramzi Clooney, then deadpanned “and her husband is being honored tonight for a lifetime achievement award.”

Clooney, not to be outdone, accepted the Cecil B. DeMille Award with a speech that touched everyone in the audience. Eighty percent of you will walk out of this building thinking you’re a loser tonight, he said, but then assured them with heartfelt conviction all that they’re winners because they get to do what they love to do and their in this facility being honored for their work.

Yet, the night belonged to Richard Linklater. Linklater, whose “Boyhood” was a project that spanned a dozen years, won for best director-drama, best film-drama, and best supporting actress (Patricia Arquette).

Wes Anderson too the stage to accept the Golden Globe for best film-comedy or musical and drew applause, but nothing as thunderous as when Michael Keaton accepted the Golden Globe for best actor in a comedy-musical for “Birdman,” choked up when talking about his family and the debt he owed his parents, and shared intimate details about his past, or when Kevin Spacey took the stage to accept the best actor-TV drama award and said, “This is the eighth time I’ve been nominated. I can’t fucking believe I won.” The F-word was bleeped out, but you could tell what he was saying, and it wasn’t even as impactful as when he told a story about paying a visit and tribute to Stanley Kramer and praising him. Just as Kramer humbly told him, “I just want to be better,” Spacey said that was all he was trying to do.

I’m not sure the co-hosts could be any better. Fey and Poulter knocked it out of the park again and even ventured into touchy Ricky Gervais territory by throwing in a few Bill Cosby jokes. In talking about “Into the Woods” in their opening dialogue they did a rundown on each character, and when they got to Sleeping Beauty they added, “who just thought she was having coffee with Bill Cosby.”

Below are all the nominees, with the winners in boldface:

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 TV Series, Musical or Comedy

  • Silicon Valley
  • Jane the Virgin
  • Transparent
  • Orange is the New Black
  • Girls

Best Original Song – Motion Picture

  • ”Big Eyes” by Lana Del Rey, from Big Eyes
  • ”Yellow Flicker Beat” by Lorde, from The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 1
  • ”Glory” by John Legend and Common, from Selma
  • “Mercy Is,” by Noah Patti Smith & Lenny Kaye,  from Noah
  • “Opportunity,” by Sia, Greg Kurstin, Will Gluck from Annie

Best Original Score – Motion Picture

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

Best Supporting Actress, Series, Mini-Series, or TV Movie

  • Uzo Aduba, Orange Is the New Black
  • Kathy Bates, American Horror Story: Freak Show
  • Allison Janney, Mom
  • Michelle Monaghan, True Detective
  • Joanne Froggatt, Downton Abbey

Best Actress in a TV Series, Musical or Comedy

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

Best TV Movie or Mini-Series

  • True Detective
  • Fargo
  • The Normal Heart
  • Olive Kitteridge
  • The Missing

Best Screenplay, Motion Picture

  • Alejandro G. Iñárritu, Birdman
  • Richard Linklater, Boyhood
  • Gillian Flynn, Gone Girl
  • Wes Anderson, The Grand Budapest Hotel
  • Graham Moore, The Imitations Game

Best Supporting Actor in a Series, Mini-Series or TV Movie

  • Matthew Bomer, The Normal Heart
  • Alan Cumming, The Good Wife
  • Bill Murray, Olive Kitteridge
  • Colin Hanks, Fargo
  • Jon Voight, Ray Donovan

Best Actor, TV Series or Comedy

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

Best Foreign Language Film

  • Ida
  • Force Majeure
  • Gett: The Trail of Vivian Amsalem
  • Tangerines
  • Leviathon

Best Animated Feature Film

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

Best Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture

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

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 Mini-Series or TV Movie

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

Best Actor in a Motion Picture, Musical or Comedy

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

Best Actor in a TV Series, Drama

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

Best TV Series, Drama

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

Best Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture

  • Patricia Arquette, Boyhood
  • Keira Knightley, The Imitation Game
  • Emma Stone, Birdman
  • Meryl Streep, Into the Woods
  • Jessica Chastian, A Most Violent Year

Best Actress in a Motion Picture, Musical or Comedy

  • Amy Adams, Big Eyes
  • Emily Blunt, Into the Woods
  • Quvenzhané Wallis, Annie
  • Helen Mirren, The Hundred-Foot Journey
  • Julianne Moore, Map to the Stars

Best Motion Picture, Musical or Comedy

  • Birdman
  • The Grand Budapest Hotel
  • Into the Woods
  • Pride
  • St. Vincent

Best Actress in a Mini-Series or TV movie

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

Best Actor in a Motion Picture, Drama

  • Jake Gyllenhall, Nightcrawler
  • Steve Carell, Foxcatcher
  • Benedict Cumberbatch, The Imitation Game
  • David Oyelowo, Selma
  • Eddie Redmayne, The Theory of Everything

Best Director, Motion Picture

  • Ava DuVernay, Selma
  • David Fincher, Gone Girl
  • Richard Linklater, Boyhood
  • Alejandro G. Iñárritu, Birdman
  • Wes Anderson, The Grand Budapest Hotel

Best Motion Picture, Drama

  • Boyhood
  • Foxcatcher
  • The Imitation Game
  • Selma
  • The Theory of Everything