IFC Films’ Boyhood won three Golden Globes tonight including Best Director for Richard Linklater and the marquee Best Motion Picture – Drama category, staking its claim as a frontrunner for the Oscars. Fox Searchlight’s Birdman and Focus Features’ The Theory Of Everything each took two wins on the film side, each with their leading men — Michael Keaton and Eddie Redmayne, respectively — taking top acting honors, setting up a potential showdown on Oscar night. Searchlight’s The Grand Budapest Hotel took the other big film-side honor with the Best Motion Picture – Comedy or Musical, and Still Alice‘s Julianne Moore and Big Eyes‘ Amy Adams took the top actress prizes.

On the TV side, rookies The Affair from Showtime and Transparent from upstart Amazon Instant Video ruled the night with two wins apiece, as did FX’s Fargo.

Here’s how it went down at the Beverly Hilton, where North Korea ended up in a starring role as were shout-outs to Charlie Hebdo and Bill Cosby:

Mike Fleming January 11, 20154:35 pm

I keep seeing these ads where an array of performers get choked up and cant find the words, and then you learn they are trying to discuss sexual assault and can’t. Since his off color joke the other day, I keep imagining Bill Cosby popping up as the last of those faces. Only he’s wearing a big grin like he just ate a big bowl of Jello Pudding. And he’s eager to discuss. I hope Fey and Poehler give him the business. Fire away, ladies!

Nellie Andreeva January 11, 20154:37 pm

Also likely on Fey and Poehler’s joke list — the favorite fodder for Golden Globes hosts: the shadowy organization that organizes the awards, HFPA, especially following the technical glitch Friday that led to the posting of possible Golden Globe winners.

Mike Fleming January 11, 20154:38 pm

Yeah, didn’t the Globes already divulge that Into The Woods and Selma won? I’m off to the parties…wait, those maybe weren’t the winners? People call the Globes a precursor to the Oscars, but only because they use the buckshot approach of separate categories for dramas and comedy/musicals. Despite that, I find it inexplicable that American Sniper got skunked. Maybe a voting body called The hollywood Foreign Press has to be politically correct and ignore a film with that title, even though it’s the furthest thing from a jingoistic film.

Nellie Andreeva January 11, 20154:39 pm

At the Globes, TV takes back seat to film, figuratively and literally – TV nominees are seated way in the back, behind the tables with movie stars, making for long, winding walks to the stage. But TV winners often steal the show, like Christine Lahti running from the bathroom upon hearing her name in 1998, or Jacqueline Bisset giving one of the most bizarre awards show speech ever last year. There is no much rhyme or reason to Golden Globes’ TV choices, like not recognizing Breaking Bad until the show’s very last episodes, but the HFPA tends to go for newcomers, most recently giving Globes to Fox comedy Brooklyn Nine-Nine last January. Would freshman comedies Jane theVirgin or Transparent follow the tradition, making history for their outlets with first major awards wins?

Patrick Hipes January 11, 20154:41 pm

While we’re waiting for the ceremony to start chime in on our Golden Globes caption contest here.

Mike Fleming January 11, 20154:43 pm

You’ve got all these serious questions about how things are going to go for television. I’m most curious about how this crazily addictive Showtime series The Affair will do. I bet it might win some hardware.

Nellie Andreeva January 11, 20154:47 pm

It is a first-year series, and the HFPA likes to be the first to recognize a show, so you may be right. Plus, there is nudity and sex in it, something Europeans, who make a sizable portion of the HFPA, love on TV. 

Mike Fleming January 11, 20154:48 pm

I think Ruth Wilson is such a find. She was so much fun as the serial killer on Luther. Nobody saw her first big shot in the US with The Lone Ranger, but she’s something.

Patrick Hipes January 11, 20154:50 pm

George Clooney and wife Amal Alamuddin Clooney are wearing “Je Suis Charlie” buttons tonight. That’s the first of likely many references to the Paris attacks. Our story here.

Mike Fleming January 11, 20154:56 pm

The awkwardest red carpet coverage moment had to be Matt Lauer interviewing Amy Adams. He pretended that awful slight didn’t happen, when his Today Show bumped her because she didn’t want to talk about the Sony hack. Lauer focused on her Janis Joplin pic, saying he wanted to wear tie-dye and get muddy. He can do just by stepping off the red carpet, where there is mud galore. 

Mike Fleming January 11, 20154:58 pm

The other red carpet highlight had to be Kevin Hart, wearing what seemed to be a Captain Kangaroo-inspired tux jacket, with his hand crazy glued to his date’s derriere. TV magic!

Nellie Andreeva January 11, 20155:05 pm

Fey and Poehler jump straight into the Sony hack controversy, greeting attendees with “You bunch of despicable, spoiled, minimally talented brats” gathered to “celebrate the movies North Korea was OK with.”

Nellie Andreeva January 11, 20155:08 pm

“North Korea called The Interview ‘absolutely intolerable’ and ‘an act of terror.’ Not the worst review the movie got.”

Mike Fleming January 11, 20155:09 pm

They really ought to back up the Brinks Truck and get these ladies to host The Oscars. They are killing it.

Mike Fleming January 11, 20155:09 pm

1st Cosby joke! From Into the Woods, tying sleeping beauty to the line that “she was just getting coffee with Bill Cosby.”

Mike Fleming January 11, 20155:11 pm

Looks like they are not done with Cosby. Maybe this will be a drinking game, each time he gets abused, everybody drink. then again, that’s how this whole sordid issue got started

Patrick Hipes January 11, 20155:12 pm

WINNER — BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR-MOTION PICTURE: J.K. Simmons, “Whiplash”

Mike Fleming January 11, 20155:14 pm

I am happy for JK Simmons, but his portrayal of Vern Schillinger in Oz, still makes me feel unsettled. When they were negotiating the deal with Sony Pictures Classics on Whiplash, Simmons’ Farmers insurance commercial came on the TV just as they were closing the deal. True story, useless trivia.

Patrick Hipes January 11, 20155:16 pm

WINNER – BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS SERIES/MINISERIES/TV MOVIE: Joanne Froggatt, “Downton Abbey”

Mike Fleming January 11, 20155:17 pm

I’m questioning the chemistry of Dakota Johnson and Jamie Dornan as they presented that award. Where are the sparks? 50 Shades opens in one month.

Nellie Andreeva January 11, 20155:21 pm

The first TV category delivered the first big upset, with Downton Abbey’s Joanne Froggatt winning over reigning Emmy winners Uzo Aduba, Allison Janney and Kathy Bates. Very emotional Froggatt spoke of the rape storyline that earned her her the first major award, giving a voice to rape victims. 

Patrick Hipes January 11, 20155:23 pm

WINNER – BEST MINISERIES OR TV MOVIE: “Fargo”, FX

Mike Fleming January 11, 20155:24 pm

How bad are the seats for the Fargo guys. Halfway through the speech, Billy Bob Thornton finally makes it up there.

Patrick Hipes January 11, 20155:25 pm

WINNER – BEST ACTOR, MINISERIES OR TV MOVIE: Billy Bob Thornton, “Fargo”

Nellie Andreeva January 11, 20155:26 pm

A best series award eludes True Detective once again. After losing to Breaking Bad in the best drama category at the Emmys, the HBO show lost out to Fargo in the best TV movie/miniseries field. It was the toughest category tonight, with True Detective and Emmy winners Fargo and The Normal Heart. 

Nellie Andreeva January 11, 20155:30 pm

Fargo is on a roll — Billy Bob Thornton wins over True Detective Matthew McConaughey and Woody Harrelson. McConaughey, who lost out ro Bryan Cranston at the Emmys, is getting one last last chance for his role at the SAG Awards.

Nellie Andreeva January 11, 20155:32 pm

A best series award alludes True Detective once again. After losing to Breaking Bad in the best drama category at the Emmys, the HBO show lost out to Fargo in the best TV movie/miniseries field. It was the toughest category tonight, with True Detective and Emmy winners Fargo and The Normal Heart. 

Mike Fleming January 11, 20155:34 pm

the North Korea Meryl Streep awkward moment
didn’t compare well with the Ellen DeGeneres’ oscar selfie. 

Patrick Hipes January 11, 20155:35 pm

The latest North Korea reference tonight might have been the flattest.

Mike Fleming January 11, 20155:35 pm

Paris shout out gets standing ovation. Should be a recurring theme. Harvey Weinstein wrote an op ed. george clooney wearing a lapel pin. Our Oscar guy Pete Hammond said that HfPA’s Theo Kingma’s impassioned defense of free speech was the first time he could remember when an HFPA president got a roaring standing ovation. “Great moment here in the audience,” Pete tells us while tucking into the prime rib.

Nellie Andreeva January 11, 20155:37 pm

Jennifer Lopez is wearing a version of her famous Grammy dress that barely contains her assets. Sparks a debate on Twitter about a possible nip slip and earns the right to say the winners in a longform category. Said her co-presenter, Jeremy Renner, “You have the globes.” 

Patrick Hipes January 11, 20155:37 pm

WINNER – BEST ACTRESS, TV SERIES, COMEDY OR MUSICAL: Gina Rodriguez, “Jane The Virgin”

Mike Fleming January 11, 20155:39 pm

Looked like Gina Rodriguez had to complete the walk that Reese Witherspoon took in Wild, just to make it to the stage. Completely out of breath.

Patrick Hipes January 11, 20155:40 pm

WINNER – BEST TV SERIES, COMEDY OR MUSICAL: “Transparent”, Amazon Instant Video

Mike Fleming January 11, 20155:41 pm

The walk to stage for TV winners is sooo long they should cut to commercial and pick back up when the winners reach the stage.

Nellie Andreeva January 11, 20155:44 pm

Great moment for Gina Rodriguez who delivered what may be the best, most inspiring speech tonight. “This represents a group that wants to see itself
as heroes,” said Rodriguez, who has been open about passing on roles that perpetuate Latino stereotypes. “Dream big and never stop dreaming.”

Nellie Andreeva January 11, 20155:46 pm

HFPA made history tonight with first major awards for the CW, Jane the Virgin’s Gina Rodriguez, and Amazon, Transparent. For a second straight year, the best comedy series is going to a freshman comedy (Brooklyn Nine-Nine won last year). Still looking for her first Golden Globe for Veep — three-time Emmy winner for the HBO show Julia Louis Dreyfus.

Patrick Hipes January 11, 20155:48 pm

Billy Bob Thornton backstage when asked how he’s celebrating tonight: “I don’t drink so I’m going to eat 7 pounds of pork.”

Patrick Hipes January 11, 20155:49 pm

WINNER – BEST ORGINAL SCORE: Johann Johannsson, “The Imitation Game”

Patrick Hipes January 11, 20155:51 pm

Prince is getting the biggest ovation of the night? Think he’s a surprise presenter — the first surprise presenter of the night….

Patrick Hipes January 11, 20155:52 pm

WINNER – BEST ORIGINAL SONG: “Glory”, from “Selma”

Mike Fleming January 11, 20155:54 pm

Prince’s wardrobe is distracting from these lovely speeches

Nellie Andreeva January 11, 20155:55 pm

The best opening line of an acceptance speech tonight: “I’d like to thank God… and the Hollywood Foreign Press”  — winner for original song Common. He went on to dabble in current events, mentioning Ferguson and the recent killing of two Brooklyn cops. 

Patrick Hipes January 11, 20155:56 pm

The “Glory” video is here.

Mike Fleming January 11, 20155:59 pm

Katie Holmes and Seth Meyers. Zzzzzzz.

Mike Fleming January 11, 20156:00 pm

It is Matt Bomber, or Bomer?

Patrick Hipes January 11, 20156:01 pm

WINNER — BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR, SERIES, MINISERIES, OR TV MOVE: Matt Bomer, “The Normal Heart”

Patrick Hipes January 11, 20156:02 pm

Common onstage: “Now is our time to create a better world. ‘Selma’ is now.” The “Glory” video is here.

Mike Fleming January 11, 20156:03 pm

I remember when Matt Bomer was Brett Ratner’s choice to play Superman in a three feature film arc. Three giant movies. Ratner fell out and Bomer’s candidacy faded after that. He could have faded into obscurity. I think he’s better off, the way he built momentum slowly. Easy guy to root for.

Mike Fleming January 11, 20156:04 pm

Ricky Gervais, glass of wine in his hand. What’s not to love?

Patrick Hipes January 11, 20156:04 pm

Zach Braff on Prince:

Mike Fleming January 11, 20156:05 pm

Famous people are above it all. All the terrible things they had to do to get here. Streep, Clooney. I’m not even going to look at katie Holmes. Man is this guy ruthless.

Patrick Hipes January 11, 20156:06 pm

WINNER – BEST ACTRESS, MOTION PICTURE COMEDY OR MUSICAL: Amy Adams, “Big Eyes”

Mike Fleming January 11, 20156:07 pm

Actresses like Kate Hudson and Reese Witherspoon were going to play Margaret Keane at one time or other. Amy Adams wrote a letter to Tim Burton and was ferocious in her belief that she was the one to play this role. Nice to see an example where writing an email or a letter doesn’t blow up in one’s face.

Mike Fleming January 11, 20156:08 pm

Amy Adams, who won last year for American Hustle, is the first actress in 28 years to be a repeat winner in the category.

Nellie Andreeva January 11, 20156:08 pm

After being snubbed at the Emmys, Matt Bomer was a gracious winner for his role in The Normal Heart, earning the first win for HBO tonight. Like Gina Rodriguez, he delivers a great, emotional and witty speech, thanking his husband and their three kids for “putting up with me when I was 130 pounds and really grumpy when
you ate pizza in front of me.” Bomer, who lost a lot of weight to play an AIDS victim in the movi, spoke of the “generation we lost and continue to lose to
this 
disease: we remember you, we love you.” I’m a little partial, but TV winners give better acceptance speeches.

David Bloom January 11, 20156:09 pm

Good night so far for locally produced shows and films

Mike Fleming January 11, 20156:11 pm

I think there were only three films actually made in Los Angeles. And all three won!

Mike Fleming January 11, 20156:14 pm

Kevin Hart finds a charming way to shamelessly promote his film The Wedding Ringer. Well played. But that tux jacket? I can’t get past it. Hey Kevin, Captain Kangaroo called, he wants the jacket back

Patrick Hipes January 11, 20156:15 pm

WINNER – BEST ANIMATED FEATURE FILM: “How To Train Your Dragon 2”

Patrick Hipes January 11, 20156:15 pm

WINNER – BEST ANIMATED FEATURE FILM: “How To Train Your Dragon 2”

Mike Fleming January 11, 20156:16 pm

After a long drought for Jeff Katzenberg’s DreamWorks Animation, How to Train Your Dragon 2 wins in a surprise. He told our Pete Hammond he was 0 for 10. Sounds like late night cocktails at the Polo Lounge of the Beverly Hills Hotel. Wait, maybe not.

Mike Fleming January 11, 20156:19 pm

First it was Jennifer Lopez, now Kate Hudson, carrying the Golden Globes theme too far. this is proving to be a well rounded field of presenters. cover up ladies.

Patrick Hipes January 11, 20156:19 pm

WINNER – BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS, MOTION PICTURE: Patricia Arquette, “Boyhood”

Mike Fleming January 11, 20156:20 pm

Patricia Arquette wins for doing something actresses never want to admit. She ages and revels in it. When she and Ethan Hawke saw Boyhood the first time, he told me that he leaned over to her and said, the kids grow up. We age.

Nellie Andreeva January 11, 20156:23 pm

A subdued Janet Leto becomes the first presenter or winner tonight to reference the Paris massacre, finishing his intro with the campaign slogan, “Je Suis Charlie.” Two mentions in an hour-and-a-half, counting the HFPA president, surprisingly few on the day of the million-person march in the French capital.

Nellie Andreeva January 11, 20156:29 pm

Part 2 of the recurring North Korea-themed skit featuring Margaret Cho as a North Korean general/journalist is not less awkward than the first one. (She played Kim Jong Il on Fey’s ’30 Rock’). But it managed to produce one funny line from the General: “Orange Is the New Black should be in the drama category.”

Mike Fleming January 11, 20156:30 pm

Presenting award for Best Screenplay, Kristen Wiig and Bill Hader unfortunately show why having well scripted dialogue is so preferable.

Patrick Hipes January 11, 20156:30 pm

WINNER – BEST SCREENPLAY, MOTION PICTURE: Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu, Nicolas Giacobone, Alexander Dinelaris, Armando Bo, “Birdman”

Nellie Andreeva January 11, 20156:32 pm

A subdued Janet Leto becomes the first presenter or winner tonight to reference the Paris massacre, finishing his intro with the campaign slogan, “Je Suis Charlie.” Two mentions in an hour-and-a-half, counting the HFPA president, surprisingly few on the day of the million-men march in the French capital.

Mike Fleming January 11, 20156:32 pm

Alexander Dinelaris Jr, part of the quartet that wrote Birdman, is a playwright. That great scene where the NY Times critic turns serpent on Michael Keaton and says no way does this hack come to the stage on her watch…that was his fantasy reprisal to a slam he got for one of his plays. He wouldn’t say who the critic was. “I am a working playwright and I will have to work again,” he said.

Mike Fleming January 11, 20156:35 pm

Don Cheadle stars in House Of Lies, not House of Cards, Lily Tomlin!

Patrick Hipes January 11, 20156:36 pm

WINNER – BEST ACTOR, TV SERIES, COMEDY OR MUSICAL: Jeffrey Tambor, “Transparent”

Nellie Andreeva January 11, 20156:40 pm

A big win for Amazon tonight, converting both of its nominations for its first major awards win ever with its third original scripted series. And what wins they are — for best comedy series, Transparent, and best actor in a comedy series, Jeffrey Tambor. Amazon currently stands as the only outlet with multiple wins in the series categories tonight. This is much bigger than me,” Tambor said. Right on.

David Bloom January 11, 20156:43 pm

Nellie Andreeva January 11, 20156:44 pm

Did I say already that TV winners give better speeches? Transparant’s Jeffrey Tambor just delivered another memorable moment tonight while accepting his Globe for his role as a trensgender father. He dedicated his win “to the transgender community. Thank you, thank you for your courage, inspiration and patience. Thank you for letting us be part of the change.”

Patrick Hipes January 11, 20156:45 pm

WINNER — BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM: Russia’s “Lavithan”


Patrick Hipes January 11, 20156:45 pm

WINNER — BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM: Russia’s “Leviathan”


Nellie Andreeva January 11, 20156:46 pm

Did I say already that TV winners give better speeches? Jeffrey Tambor just delivered another memorable moment tonight while accepting his Globe for playing a trensgender father in Transparent. He dedicated his win “to the transgender community.” “Thank you, thank you for your courage, inspiration and patience. Thank you for letting us be part of the change.”

Patrick Hipes January 11, 20156:47 pm

WINNER – BEST ACTRESS, MINISERIES OR TV MOVIE: Maggie Gyllenhaal, “The Honorable Woman”

Patrick Hipes January 11, 20156:49 pm

WINNER – BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM: Russia’s “Leviathan”

David Bloom January 11, 20156:52 pm

Ricky Gervais gives just a little taste of his sublimely jerky funny humor in announcing category. Who needs a ‘PrompTer?

Patrick Hipes January 11, 20156:54 pm

WINNER – BEST TV SERIES DRAMA: “The Affair”, Showtime

Mike Fleming January 11, 20156:56 pm

What a surprise, The Affair wins. Infidelity is the new black baby. Wait, it’s the new black, baby (Sony hacking joke).

David Bloom January 11, 20156:57 pm

Ebullient winner Gina Rodriguez of “Jane The Virgin” backstage

Nellie Andreeva January 11, 20156:58 pm

The BBC/Sundance Channel partnership is getting a lock on the best actress in a TV movie or miniseries category at the Globes. After Elisabeth Moss won for Top of the Lake last season, it was Maggie Gyllenhaal tonight for The Honorable Woman. Another inspiration speech, focusing on “the wealth of roles of actual women in film and TV.”

Patrick Hipes January 11, 20156:58 pm

From backstage: How To Train Your Dragon 2’s Bonnie Arnold dedicated the win to distribution guru Nadia Bronson, who passed away in November. Harvey Weinstein wrote a great tribute to her here.

Patrick Hipes January 11, 20156:59 pm

WINNER – BEST ACTOR, TV SERIES DRAMA: Kevin Spacey, “House Of Cards”

Patrick Hipes January 11, 20157:00 pm

Patrick Hipes January 11, 20157:05 pm

F-bomb alert for Kevin Spacey. Caught and muted out by NBC before it hit the air (on East and West Coast) but it wasn’t that hard to read lips. 

Mike Fleming January 11, 20157:05 pm

There is much to like about how the Globes keeps things moving, without all the song and dance numbers and long drawn out acceptance speeches from below the line categories, people we don’t know and we certainly don’t know the family members they are thanking. The Oscars can be interminable by comparison.

Nellie Andreeva January 11, 20157:06 pm

After a parade of new shows and faces taking every series category so far, here is the first “seasoned” winner tonight, House of Cards’ Kevin Spacey, who won for the Netflix show’s second season. 

David Bloom January 11, 20157:06 pm

Backstage, #HTTYD2 Producer Bonnie Arnold, about to take over as co-president of DreamWorks Animation feature animation, dedicates the “award to Nadia Bronson. We wanted to dedicate this award to her and her and to her memory.”

Dominic Patten January 11, 20157:09 pm

In a case of perfect timing, an ad for the upcoming Season 3 of House of Cards appeared on NBC just after Spacey’s Best Actor win. If it tells us one thing it is that it hard to tell where Spacey ends and now President Frank Underwood begins. The third season of the Netflix series goes online on Feb. 27

Nellie Andreeva January 11, 20157:12 pm

It’s hard to believe but this is Spacey’s first Golden Globe win in eight nominations. “This is just the beginning of my revenge,” he quipped before getting serious with a moving story about a visit to the late film director Stanley Kramer before his death. “Your films will stand the test of time,” Spacey told the filmmaker on his way out. Kramer’s response — after thanking graciously — “I just wish my films could’ve been better.” A pin drop could be heard in the Hilton ballroom at this moment. “As somebody who has had this
extraordinary career, 
I just wanted to be better, I just want to be better, but this is very encouraging.”

David Bloom January 11, 20157:13 pm

Also, if you like the dastardly President Frank Underwood, you’ll love Spacey’s portrayal as the CEO of a rogue defense contractor in 2014’s biggest-selling videogame, “Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare.” Makes Frank Underwood look shy and unambitious.

Nellie Andreeva January 11, 20157:18 pm

It’s hard to believe but this is Spacey’s first Golden Globe win in eight nominations. “This is just the beginning of my revenge,” he quipped before getting serious with a moving story about a visit to the late film director Stanley Kramer before his death. “Your films will stand the test of time,” Spacey told the filmmaker on his way out. Kramer’s response — after thanking graciously, he said, “I just wish my films could’ve been better.” A pin drop could be heard in the Hilton ballroom at this moment. “As somebody who has had this extraordinary career, I just wanted to be better, I just want to be better, but this is very encouraging.”

Mike Fleming January 11, 20157:19 pm

What a poignant speech by George Clooney. Hit all the right notes. Self deprecation on Monuments Men; thanking the Globes for keeping small films alive; touching on all time greats like Lauren Bacall and Robin Williams, toasting his new wife Amal, and hailing today’s march of, as he said, “Christians, Jews and Muslims,” in support of the notion “we will not live in fear.”

Mike Fleming January 11, 20157:23 pm

Glad to see Harrison Ford walking without a limp after that Star Wars mishap. Stacked category for Best Director

Patrick Hipes January 11, 20157:24 pm

WINNER – BEST DIRECTOR, MOTION PICTURE: Richard Linklater, “Boyhood”

Nellie Andreeva January 11, 20157:26 pm

A cute line by 9 to 5 stars Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin, reuniting in the new Netflix comedy series Grace and Frankie, while presenting the award for best actor in a comedy series. “The is will put to rest that negative stereotype that men are not funny.”

Mike Fleming January 11, 20157:27 pm

Big win for Richard Linklater, whose Boyhood is the rare film to debut in January and hang around in the Oscar conversation for a whole year. Seems kind of a shame that PGA excluded John Sloss and Jonathan Sehring from the producer category. Not sure that movie gets made without those guys. Sehring, who runs IFC, got hammered by bean counters for 12 years. That speech was great. Did he just close the deal on the Oscars with that one?

Patrick Hipes January 11, 20157:27 pm

WINNER – BEST ACTRESS, TV SERIES DRAMA: Ruth Wilson, “The Affair”

David Bloom January 11, 20157:30 pm

Richard Linklater on ‘Boyhood’: “Bottom line is that we’re all flawed in this world, no one’s perfect, and I just want to dedicate this to my parents, who gave so much love and support and I want to dedicate this to parents who are evolving everywhere and are just doing their very best.”

Patrick Hipes January 11, 20157:34 pm

WINNER – BEST ACTOR MOTION PICTURE COMEDY OR MUSICAL: Michael Keaton, “Birdman”

Mike Fleming January 11, 20157:34 pm

Has there ever been such a stacked best actor category? michael keaton wins but everyone in that category distinguished himself. Lot of positive vibes for Keaton. Ralph Fiennes, exquisite in Grand Budapest, Bill Murray, Joaquin Phoenix and Christoph Waltz.

Nellie Andreeva January 11, 20157:34 pm

Ruth Wilson’s win completes the dominance of freshmen shows tonight with her win for Showtime’s The Affair. She has a funny anecdote of her first Golden Globe nomination for Jane Eyre the year the Globes ceremony was cancelled because of the writers strike, with her watching the stripped-down winners announcement from the hotel bar. She lost then but won tonight for playing “a complex, should I say depressed character” on The Affair. Best line tonight to a co-star, addressed at Dominic West: “Dom, your ass is a thing of great beauty, don’t let anyone tell you otherwise.”

David Bloom January 11, 20157:36 pm

‘Jane The Virgin’ star Gina Rodriguez backstage: “We got a second season today. It’s been a pretty awesome day. This day is like eating red velvet and knowing it’s fat free.”

Patrick Hipes January 11, 20157:36 pm

From our backstage crew: Lots of “oohs” backstage when George Clooney admitted that he was wearing his wedding tux.

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Jen Yamato January 11, 20157:39 pm

A good night for Gotham City – Michael Keaton’s the fourth Batman to win a Golden Globe after George Clooney, Christian Bale, and Ben Affleck (technically, a Batman in training). 

What’s Val Kilmer got coming up? 

Patrick Hipes January 11, 20157:40 pm

From our backstage crew: Lots of “oohs” backstage when George Clooney admitted that he was wearing his wedding tux.

Patrick Hipes January 11, 20157:41 pm

Nellie Andreeva January 11, 20157:43 pm

Where are Amy and Tina? They have not popped up on stage since the second North Korea bit. I don’t remember a Golden Globes since it introduced hosts where hosts have been so sparingly used after the opening. Have the gal pals already checked out since this is likely their last time? 

Patrick Hipes January 11, 20157:45 pm

WINNER – BEST MOTION PICTURE, COMEDY OR MUSICAL: “The Grand Budapest Hotel”, Fox Searchlight</b>


Mike Fleming January 11, 20157:47 pm

What a surprise to see Grand Budapest Hotel win Best Comedy/Musical. This wonderful confection of a movie, like Boyhood, came out so early in the year. Wes Anderson’s attempt to pronounce the entire 80 HFPA membership just hilarious.

Dominic Patten January 11, 20157:47 pm

Well, looks like the Golden Globes website glitch on Friday really didn’t reveal the Best Motion Picture, Comedy Or Musical winner … No luck for Into The Woods tonight. So much for that mistake. Good security Ernst & Young

Nellie Andreeva January 11, 20157:48 pm

To wrap the TV categories — big night for freshmen, with Showtime drama The Affair, Amazon comedy Transparent and the CW’s Jane the Virgin winning five of the six series categories. (Netflix sophomore drama House of Cards got the last one.) Showtime, Amazon and FX (for Fargo) landed multiple wins (2 each), ahead of heavyweight HBO with one (for The Normal Heart). The broadcast networks were shut out again, with the CW’s Jane as the only representative. AMC Networks has a strong showing with four wins overall despite no trophies for flagship AMC — three Globes on the film side for Boyhood and one for Sundance Channel’s The Honourable Woman. 

Patrick Hipes January 11, 20157:52 pm

WINNER – BEST ACTRESS, MOTION PICTURE DRAMA: Julianne Moore, “Still Alice

Mike Fleming January 11, 20157:53 pm

Julianne Moore has been denied several times for Oscars and this award for Still Alice establishes her as the clear frontrunner for Best Actress.

Patrick Hipes January 11, 20157:55 pm

WINNER – BEST ACTOR, MOTION PICTURE DRAMA: Eddie Redmayne, “The Theory Of Everything”

Mike Fleming January 11, 20157:57 pm

I’m learning that a big benefit of the Globes is how well an actor does with his acceptance speech. So Michael Keaton and Eddie Redmayne become the favorites for the Oscar. Keaton crushed it with a very emotional speech that made you feel for him, and feel this was a long time coming. Redmayne was charming, but he was given a lot less time before the music began playing. keaton got a standing ovation. Advantage keaton.

Patrick Hipes January 11, 20157:58 pm

Patrick Hipes January 11, 20158:01 pm

WINNER – BEST MOTION PICTURE, DRAMA: “Boyhood”, IFC Films

Mike Fleming January 11, 20158:02 pm

Boyhood just took the lead in the Best Picture race. Classy of Rick Linklater to give the mic to Jonathan Sehring, who kept writing checks for a dozen years, with bean counters demanding at annual meetings, when are we going to see a return on our money? How is this for a return, Sehring?

Nellie Andreeva January 11, 20158:04 pm

To wrap the TV categories — big night for freshmen, with Showtime drama The Affair, Amazon comedy Transparent and the CW’s Jane the Virgin winning five of the six series categories. (Netflix sophomore drama House of Cards got the last one.) Showtime, Amazon and FX (for Fargo) landed multiple wins (2 each), ahead of heavyweight HBO with one (for The Normal Heart). The broadcast networks were shut out again, with the CW’s Jane as the only representative. Honorable mention for AMC Networks, a double winner on the film side for Boyhood.  

Mike Fleming January 11, 20158:05 pm

A little Margaret Cho can go a long way, and as a North Korean officer, that’s particularly true. Nice of Meryl Streep to give a shout out to Tina Fey and Amy Poehler, but they should have taken the final bow alone and not with Cho. If Tina and Amy really do stop doing these Globes after year three, it will be a crying shame. The only complaint we have about Tiny and Amy is that they weren’t on camera long enough tonight. But the show flowed and it is hard not to be satisfied with the show, and the winners. There weren’t any dead spots, something you can never say about the Oscars.

Mike Fleming January 11, 20158:10 pm

One of the more fascinating things about tonight’s results is how movies that came out earlier fared better. Selma is a worthy film, but it was so late that many complained they didn’t get screeners until after a lot of voting was already done. American Sniper, another late entry, was completely snubbed, as was Unbroken. Will be curious to see whether Oscar strategists rethink the merits of building suspense until the last possible moment.

Mike Fleming January 11, 20158:13 pm

There just isn’t enough time to get to all those Oscar screeners unless you really want to see the movie. Perhaps no movie suffered more in this regard than Selma. David Oyelowo’s performance is towering, but it came late. Eddie Redmayne has been working the circuit for the past couple of months and Michael Keaton has been doing it since Birdman tore it up as the final film of the New York Film Festival.

Mike Fleming January 11, 20158:20 pm

One other thought on the job Michael Keaton did tonight. He made his speech about a great long career. He has always been respected as an actor, and focusing on the journey of life from a farmhouse, and being taught to not quit, and speaking eloquently about his six siblings and his son. Well, he makes you want to root for him. Eddie Redmayne is young and will have plenty of chances, even though his performance as Stephen Hawking is so singular. Things can change, but this was a statement making evening for Keaton. And for Linklater, and Julianne Moore. And Boyhood. And that’s that.

David Bloom January 11, 20158:26 pm

Julianne Moore backstage on how she’ll celebrate after winning tonight: “I’m gonna eat a lot of potato chips. There’s two bags in my room. I haven’t eaten since 3:30PM”

Nellie Andreeva January 11, 20158:30 pm

Part 2 of the recurring North Korea-themed skit featuring Margaret Cho as a North Korean general/journalist is not less awkward than the first one. (Cho, of course, played Kim Jong Il on Fey’s 30 Rock). But it managed to produce one funny line from the General: “Orange Is the New Black should be in the drama category.”

Nellie Andreeva January 11, 201511:34 pm

A cute line by 9 to 5 stars Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin, reuniting in the new Netflix comedy series Grace and Frankie, while presenting the award for best actor in a comedy series. “The is will put to rest that negative stereotype that men are not funny.”

Nellie Andreeva January 12, 20152:04 am

Great moment for Gina Rodriguez who delivered what may be the best, most inspiring speech tonight. “This award represents a  culture that wants to see themselves as heroes,” said Rodriguez, who has been open about passing on roles that perpetuate Latino stereotypes. “Dream big and never stop dreaming.”