The first major film award show was last night- the 72nd Annual Golden Globes, and there were some big shocks and some staking their claim to be in contention come Oscar time. The Globes managed to share the love and it lead to some interesting results.
Best Motion Picture- Drama: Boyhood– The favourite won here and it was absolutely the right decision. Hopefully, Boyhood can go on and win Best Picture at the Oscars. GO BOYHOOD!
Best Motion Picture- Comedy/Musical: The Grand Budapest Hotel– This was absolutely the wrong decision. Don’t get me wrong, The Grand Budapest Hotel is a fine film, but the attention it has been getting recently is far too flattering for it. It’s great that the biggest categories were both won by films released in the first half of the year, but Birdman should have won.
Best Director: Richard Linklater (Boyhood)– Once again, another correct decision to go with the favourite. The work he did on Boyhood is incredible and unique, something that needs to be rewarded. I hope he wins at the Oscars.
Best Actor- Drama: Eddie Redmayne (The Theory of Everything)– Another favourite winning and another good choice. I would have liked Steve Carell to win, but Redmayne is a great choice. This should massively help in his Oscar push.
Best Actor- Comedy/Musical: Michael Keaton (Birdman)– The most obvious pick of the night and one that should help Michael Keaton secure his Oscar. Also, his speech was lovely and touching so that should help him get more votes for those who want to see more of his speeches.
Best Actress- Drama: Julianne Moore (Still Alice)– No surprises here, just give her the Oscar already. It’s well deserved, she’s one of the best actresses of her generation.
Best Actress- Comedy/Musical: Amy Adams (Big Eyes)– This is more of a shock as I went for Emily Blunt to win. It’s a boring choice, though, even though I think that she’s a wonderful actress. As she won here last year, I would have liked to have seen Blunt win.
Best Supporting Actor: J.K. Simmons (Whiplash)– This was an obvious win as this was just a pit-stop for on his way to picking up Oscar gold. I’m happy for him, though.
Best Supporting Actress: Patricia Arquette (Boyhood)– Another frontrunner win, Patricia Arquette definitely deserved to win.
Best Screenplay: Birdman– I honestly think that the HFPA got Birdman and The Grand Budapest Hotel the wrong way round. Birdman should have taken best picture, The Grand Budapest Hotel should have won here.
Best Score: The Theory of Everything– This is a surprise as I thought that it would be either Birdman or Interstellar. It’s an OK pick though.
Best Foreign Language Film: Leviathan– I thought it would be Ida, I now have Leviathan as my Oscar pick to win.
Best Animated Feature: How to Train Your Dragon 2– This is the biggest shock of the night as Dragon beat The Lego Movie. I’m hoping it’s a one off.