72nd Golden Globe Awards

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72nd
Golden Globe Awards

January 11, 2015


Picture – Drama:
Boyhood


Picture – Musical or Comedy:
The Grand Budapest Hotel


TV Series – Drama:
The Affair


TV Series – Musical or Comedy:
Transparent


Mini-Series or TV Movie:
Fargo

The 72nd Golden Globe Awards, honoring the best in film and American television of 2014, was broadcast live from the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, California on January 11, 2015, by NBC.[1] The ceremony was produced by Dick Clark Productions in association with the Hollywood Foreign Press Association. George Clooney was announced as the Cecil B. DeMille Lifetime Achievement Award honoree on September 14, 2014.[2][3] Tina Fey and Amy Poehler were the co-hosts for the third consecutive and final time.[4][5] The nominations were announced on December 11, 2014 by Kate Beckinsale, Peter Krause, Paula Patton and Jeremy Piven.[6][7][8] The Affair, Birdman, Boyhood, Fargo, The Theory of Everything, and Transparent were among the films and television shows that received multiple awards.[9]

Winners and nominees[edit]

Eddie Redmayne, Best Actor in a Motion Picture – Drama winner
Julianne Moore, Best Actress in a Motion Picture – Drama winner
Michael Keaton, Best Actor in a Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy winner
Amy Adams, Best Actress in a Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy winner
J. K. Simmons, Best Supporting Actor winner
Patricia Arquette, Best Supporting Actress winner
Kevin Spacey, Best Actor in a Television Series – Drama winner
Ruth Wilson, Best Actress in a Television Series – Drama winner
Jeffrey Tambor, Best Actor in a Television Series – Comedy or Musical winner
Gina Rodriguez, Best Actress in a Television Series – Comedy or Musical winner
Billy Bob Thornton, Best Actor in a Miniseries or Television Film winner
Maggie Gyllenhaal, Best Actress in a Miniseries or Television Film winner
Matt Bomer, Best Supporting Actor in a Series, Miniseries or Television Film winner
Joanne Froggatt, Best Supporting Actress in a Series, Miniseries or Television Film winner

These are the nominees for the 72nd Golden Globe Awards. Winners are listed at the top of each list.

Film[edit]

Best Motion Picture
Drama Musical or Comedy
Best Performance in a Motion Picture – Drama
Actor Actress
Best Performance in a Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy
Actor Actress
Best Supporting Performance in a Motion Picture
Supporting Actor Supporting Actress
Other
Best Director Best Screenplay
Best Original Score Best Original Song
Best Animated Feature Film Best Foreign Language Film

Films with multiple nominations[edit]

The following 12 films received multiple nominations:

Nominations Film
7
Birdman
5 Boyhood
The Imitation Game
4 Gone Girl
Selma
The Grand Budapest Hotel
The Theory of Everything
3 Big Eyes
Foxcatcher
Into the Woods
2 Annie
St. Vincent

Films with multiple wins[edit]

The following 3 films received multiple wins:

Wins Film
3
Boyhood
2 Birdman
The Theory of Everything

Television[edit]

Best Series
Drama Musical or Comedy
Best Performance in a Television Series – Drama
Actor Actress
Best Performance in a Television Series – Musical or Comedy
Actor Actress
Best Performance in a Miniseries or Television Film
Actor Actress
Best Supporting Performance in a Series, Miniseries, or Television Film
Supporting Actor Supporting Actress
Best Miniseries or Television Film

Series with multiple nominations[edit]

The following 15 series received multiple nominations:

Nominations Series
5
Fargo
4
True Detective
3 The Affair
The Good Wife
House of Cards
The Normal Heart
Olive Kitteridge
Orange Is the New Black
2 American Horror Story: Freak Show
Downton Abbey
Girls
Jane the Virgin
The Missing
Ray Donovan
Transparent

Series with multiple wins[edit]

The following 3 series received multiple wins:

Wins Series
2 The Affair
Fargo
Transparent

Presenters[edit]

The Hollywood Foreign Press Association announced the following presenters:[10][11][12]

Reception[edit]

The show received mixed to positive reviews, with critics praising hosts Tina Fey and Amy Poehler's jokes as well as the multitude of political commentary in speeches. However, the ceremony’s lack of energy and adherence to routine faced negative criticism. Sean O’Neal of The A.V. Club lamented Fey and Poehler’s previous announcement that this would be their final year hosting—“Hosts Tina Fey and Amy Poehler reminded everyone why they will be sorely missed next year”[13]—which presenter Meryl Streep echoed as she introduced the “Best Motion Picture—Drama” category.[14] Jethro Nededog of The Wrap was among many reviewers to praise Fey and Poehler, though he wished they had appeared more often throughout the ceremony, claiming, “the fun was front-loaded”.[15]

Comedian Margaret Cho appeared at several instances as a disapproving North Korean film critic, parodying North Korea’s reaction and condemnation of the film The Interview two months earlier. Cho had previously played Kim Jong-Il and Kim Jong-Un on Fey’s comedy series 30 Rock, the latter role garnering Cho a Primetime Emmy Award nomination for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series.[16] Some reviewers enjoyed the recurring gag and Cho’s skewering of Best Television Series – Musical or Comedy nominee Orange Is the New Black’s placement in the “Comedy” category. Others found Cho's appearances "interminable".[13]

Of note during the ceremony were overt references to oppressed populations and current political events in several victors' speeches.[13][17] Best Supporting Actress – Series, Miniseries or Television Film winner Joanne Froggatt, referencing her Downton Abbey character Anna Bates's experience with sexual assault, addressed real-world survivors of sexual abuse and rape. Best Actor – Television Series Musical or Comedy winner Jeffrey Tambor thanked the transgender community and Transparent creator Jill Soloway dedicated her award to recent trans suicide victim Leelah Alcorn. Best Original Song winner Common alluded to the Ferguson, Missouri police's shooting of Michael Brown as well as to the 2014 NYPD officer killings by armed civilians. Best Actress – Television Series Musical or Comedy winner Gina Rodriguez mentioned her programs's relevance to Latino viewers, and Best Supporting Actor – Series, Miniseries or Television Film winner Matt Bomer expressed solidarity and remorse for the LGBT victims of the AIDS crisis.[14][18]

Ratings[edit]

The ceremony averaged a Nielsen 12.6 rating/19 share[19] and was watched by 19.3 million viewers. This rating was an eight percent decline from the previous ceremony's viewership of 20.9 million, the highest in a decade.[20]

References[edit]

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