Golden Globe Awards 2015; Nominees and Wins

On Sunday, 11th January, 2015, the 72nd Golden Globe Awards were held at the same place where they have been held since 1961; in Beverly Hills, California’s Beverly Hilton Hotel. The Golden Globes are designed to honor the best work done in films and television and this Sunday night was full of jaw dropping jokes from Tina Fey and Amy Poehler, who were hosting the event for the second year in a row, along with plenty of surprises ranging from Kevin Spacey to Amy Adams. The ceremony of Golden Globe Awards 2015 was a star-studded evening because not only did the Hollywood A-listers packed in for receiving their Golden Globe, but even the list of presenters included powerful names like Jennifer Anniston, Benedict Cumberbatch, Robert Downey Jr., Harrison Ford, Paul Rudd, Oprah Winfrey, Colin Farell and many others.

Did your favorite celeb take home the Globe this year?

Here is a complete list of winners:


Best Drama

  • Foxcatcher
  • The Theory of Everything
  • Boyhood (Winner)
  • Selma
  • The Imitation Game

Best Director

  • David Fincher for Gone Girl
  • Wes Anderson for The Grand Budapest Hotel
  • Richard Linklater for Boyhood (Winner)
  • Alejandro González Iñárritu for Birdman
  • Ava Duvernay for Selma

Best Comedy

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

Best Actor in a Drama

  • Benedict Cumberbatch in The Imitation Game
  • Steve Carell in Foxcatcher
  • Jake Gyllenhaall in Nightcrawler
  • Eddie Redmayne in The Theory of Everything (Winner)
  • David Oyelowo in Selma

Best Actress in a Drama

  • Rosamund Pike in Gone Girl
  • Jennifer Anniston in Cake
  • Julianne Moore in Still Alice (Winner)
  • Felicity Jones in The Theory of Everything
  • Reese Witherspoon in Wild

Best Actor in a Musical or Comedy

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

Best Actress in a Musical or Comedy

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

Best Supporting Actor

  • Edward Norton in Birdman
  • Robert Duvall in The Judge
  • Mark Ruffalo in Foxcatcher
  • Ethan Hawke in Boyhood
  • J.K. Simmons in Whiplash (Winner)

Best Supporting Actress

  • Meryl Streep in Into the Woods
  • Patricia Arquette in Boyhood (Winner)
  • Keira Knightley in The Imitation Game
  • Jessica Chastain in A Most Violent Year
  • Emma Stone in Birdman

Best Foreign Language Film

  • Ida, Denmark/Poland
  • Tangerines Mandariinid, Estonia
  • Leviathan, Russia (Winner)
  • Gett: The Trial of Viviane Ansalem Gett, Israel
  • Force Majeure Turist, Sweden

Best Screenplay

  • Richard Linklater for Boyhood
  • Wes Anderson for The Grand Budapest Hotel
  • Graham Moore for The Imitation Game
  • ·         Armando Bo, Alexander Dinelaris, Nicolás Giacobone and Alejandro González Iñárritu for Birdman (Winner)
  • Gillian Flynn for Gone Girl

Best Original Song

  • Glory from Selma, Music and lyrics by Common and John Legend (Winner)
  • Opportunity from Annie, Music and lyrics by Sia Furler, Greg Kurstin and Will Gluck
  • Big Eyes from Big yes, Music and lyrics by Lana Del Ray
  • Yellow Flicker Beat from The Hunger Games Mockingjay Part 1, Music and lyrics by Lorde
  • Mercy Is from Noah, Music and lyrics by Lenny Kaye and Patty Smith

Best Animated Feature

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

Best Score

  • Gone Girl
  • The Imitation Game
  • Interstellar
  • Birdman
  • The Theory of Everything (Winner)


Best TV Drama

  • The Good Wife
  • Game of Thrones
  • The Affair (Winner)
  • House of Cards
  • Downtown Abbey

Best TV Comedy or Musical

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

Best Actor in a TV Drama

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

Best Actress in a TV Drama

  • Robin Wright in House of Cards
  • Julianna Margulies in The Good Wife
  • Viola Davis in How to Get Away with Murder
  • Claire Danes in Homeland
  • Ruth Wilson in The Affair (Winner)

Best Actor in a TV Comedy

  • Jeffrey Tambor in Transparent (Winner)
  • Don Cheadle in House of Lies
  • William H. Macy in Shameless
  • Louis CK. in Louie
  • Ricky Gervais in Derek

Best Actress in a TV Comedy

  • Taylor Schilling in Orange in the New Black
  • Edie Falco in Nurse Jackie
  • Gina Rodriguez in Jane the Virgin (Winner)
  • Lena Dunham in Girls
  • Julia Louis-Dreyfus in Veep

Best Miniseries or TV Movie

  • The Normal Heart
  • Fargo (Winner)
  • True Detective
  • The Missing
  • Olive Kitteridge

Best Actor in a Miniseries or TV Movie

  • Mark Ruffalo in The Normal Heart
  • Martin Freeman in Fargo
  • Billy Bob Thornton in Fargo (Winner)
  • Matthew McConaughey in True Detective
  • Woody Harrelson in True Detective

Best Actress in a Miniseries or TV Movie

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

Best Supporting Actor in a TV Show, Miniseries or TV Movie

  • Colin Hanks in Fargo
  • Alan Cumming in The Good Wife
  • Jon Voight in Ray Donovan
  • Bill Murray in Olive Kitteridge
  • Matt Bomer in The Normal Heart (Winner)

Best Supporting Actress in a TV Show, Miniseries or TV Movie

  • Allison Janey in Mom
  • Michelle Monaghan in True Detective
  • Joanne Froggat in Downtown Abbey (Winner)
  • Kathy Bates in American Horror Story: Freak Show
  • Uzo Aduba in Orange is the new Black

Some of these winners came off as a surprise for people, but there isn’t any need to get worked up as it’s the Globes. Their appeal is enhanced by their lack of import and seriousness as they are usually a boozy and loose time packed with celebs. Perhaps, the most fitting award of this year was the Cecil B. DeMille lifetime achievement award, which was handed to George Clooney, who gave a speech full of solidarity and support for the cartoonists massacred in Paris. The North Korean attacks on the movie The Interview were also joked about, along with other festivities that make up the Golden Globes.