Golden Globes 2015

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golden-globes-logoThe funny ladies are back! Tina Fey and Amy Poehler didn’t need a charm for the third time, hosting the 72nd Golden Globes, as they already hit it out of the park in the last two years. The two had said that 2015 would be the last year for them hosting, which some interpreted that they could dish out anything without accountability.

Fey and Poehler didn’t hold back.

Fey and Poehler opened the show with an embarrassing e-mail leak from the Sony hack (“The Interview”), welcoming the stars as minimally talented spoiled brats. They exclaimed that they’re just there to honor all the movies that North Korea was okay with. Margaret Cho, dressed up in a North Korean general garb, was in the audience holding up a pop-culture magazine with leader Kim Jong-un on the cover, and later came on stage joining Fey and Poehler.

To prove that nothing was off-limit, Bill Cosby became a target as well. Poehler said that Sleeping Beauty thought she was just getting coffee with Cosby (in the context of “Into the Woods”).

Fey rattled off Amal Clooney’s impressive achievements an international human rights lawyer with high-profile cases, and ribbed Hollywood for giving her husband, George Clooney, Cecil B. DeMille lifetime achievement award instead.

Emma Stone, with naturally big eyes, was made an example as a living painting from “Big Eyes.”Joaquin Phoenix received the jab with Fey conveying a public statement on his behalf that awards show were utter B.S.

Ladies typically take an inordinate amount of time getting ready for red carpet events compared to men. Fey said that it took her three hours to get ready to be a ‘human woman,’ compared with Steve Carell, who sat for two hours in the makeup chair for his role in “Foxcatcher.”

J.K. Simmons took the first award as Best Supporting Actor in “Whiplash.” Patricia Arquette nabbed Best Supporting Actress for her grounded role as a single mother in “Boyhood.” “Boyhood” also earned the Best Director award for its director, Richard Linklater, and the grand prize for the night, Best Motion Picture in the drama category.

Amy Adams was honored as Best Actress in a musical/comedy category for her subtle excellence in “Big Eyes.” She looked authentically surprised, uttering how ill-prepared she was for the win.

Julianne Moore was jubilant for winning Best Actress in the motion picture, drama category, noting the validity of a story about (the mental decline of) a middle-aged woman. I was so happy to see Eddie Redmayne bestowed with Best Actor award for his most amazing acting in “The Theory of Everything.”

Best Original Score award went to Johann Johannsson for his heartfelt music in “The Theory of Everything,” whereas “Glory” in “Selma” had the glory as Best Original Song.

The “Birdman” team scored a win for Best Screenplay. Michael Keaton, favorite to win Best Actor in the musical/comedy category, won and gave an emotional speech about his humble upbringing and family. He praised the movie as an unapologetic look at human nature and gave a shout out to its director.

How to Train Your Dragon 2” bested other popular animations, such as “Big Hero 6” and “The Lego Movie,” and won Best Animated Feature.

The Grand Budapest Hotel” was an upset win as Best Motion Picture in the comedy or musical category, trumping frontrunners “Birdman” and “Into the Woods.” I didn’t get to review “The Grand Budapest Hotel” – it was outlandishly delightful.

Julianna Marguiles and Jon Cheadle, presenters for the Cecil B. DeMille lifetime achievement award, tried to outdo each other (Marguiles’ facial expression was priceless!) as to who’s a greater friend to George Clooney based on their history co-starring in TV and films. 

Clooney facetiously acknowledged the lukewarm reception for his movie last year, “The Monuments Men,” one of the leaks that came out of the Sony hack. But he impressed upon the stars there that there were no losers even as the majority didn’t win since they all had made it there and were celebrated for their work. He also took the opportunity to mention the unity march in Paris today (in light of the terrorist attack) to show that we would not walk in fear. Lastly, he expressed his pride for being married to Amal.

And the Golden Globe goes to…

Motion Picture, Drama


Actor, Motion Picture, Drama

Eddie Redmayne – The Theory of Everything

Actress, Motion Picture, Drama

Julianne Moore – Still Alice

Motion Picture, Musical/Comedy

The Grand Budapest Hotel

Actor, Motion Picture, Musical/Comedy

Michael Keaton – Birdman

Director, Motion Picture

Richard Linklater – Boyhood

Screenplay, Motion Picture

Alejandro González Iñárritu, Armando Bo, Alexander Dinelaris, Nicolás Giacobone – Birdman

Actress, Supporting Role, Motion Picture

Patricia Arquette – Boyhood

Animated Film

How to Train Your Dragon 2

Actress, Motion Picture, Musical/Comedy

Amy Adams – Big Eyes

Original Song, Motion Picture

John Legend, Common – “Glory,” Selma

Original Score, Motion Picture

Jóhann Jóhannsson – The Theory of Everything

Actor, Supporting Role, Motion Picture

J.K. Simmons – Whiplash

For a full list of winners, go to the official website.

Copyright (c) 2015. Nathalia Aryani.

Nathalia Aryani is a film columnist and has a movie blog, The MovieMaven ( Twitter: @the_moviemaven. She can be reached at

Nathalia Aryani is a Rotten Tomatoes-approved film critic ( She has a movie blog, The MovieMaven ( Twitter: @the_moviemaven. She can be reached at [email protected].

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