This awards season isn’t just same old, same old — or at least it isn’t all same old, same old.
If you can’t get enough of awards season, you’re in luck! Though 2015 has only just begun, we’re already well into prime award show territory for movies and television (which will continue through February’s Academy Awards). Last night’s Golden Globe Awards weren’t even the first award show of the year, with the People’s Choice Awards having aired last week. Last night’s winners’ circle featured a number of predictable wins, with critics’ favorites Boyhood, Birdman, and The Theory of Everything all taking home prizes in the film categories.
But there are more surprises amongst the nominees and winners in television categories — especially when compared to the Emmys, where the same shows seem to take the same prizes every year. (We’re looking at you, Modern Family and your fifth win in a row for best comedy — there are other comedies out there, we’re pretty sure.) The TV categories brought in a number of new shows and included more diversity than you’d typically see while channel surfing. Of particular note is The CW’s first major award since the network launched in 2006, with Gina Rodriguez taking home a best actress prize for Jane The Virgin. Streaming services also had a good showing, with Kevin Spacey winning best actor in a TV drama for Netflix’s House of Cards and best TV comedy going to Amazon’s Transparent.
But no matter what you think of this year’s Golden Globes winners, there’s one thing we can all agree on: The LEGO Movie (which lost to How to Train Your Dragon 2) was robbed. The list of winners is below for your perusal.
- Best Motion Picture, Drama: Boyhood
- Best Actress in a Motion Picture, Drama: Julianne Moore (Still Alice)
- Best Actor in a Motion Picture, Drama: Eddie Redmayne (The Theory of Everything)
- Best Motion Picture, Musical or Comedy: The Grand Budapest Hotel
- Best Actor in a Motion Picture, Musical or Comedy: Michael Keaton (Birdman)
- Best Animated Feature Film: How To Train Your Dragon 2
- Best Foreign Language Film: Leviathan
- Best Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture: Patricia Arquette (Boyhood)
- Best Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture: J.K. Simmons (Whiplash)
- Best Director – Motion Picture: Richard Linklater (Boyhood)
- Best Screenplay – Motion Picture: Alejandro González Iñárritu, Nicolás Giacobone, Alexander Dinelaris, Armando Bo (Birdman)
- Best Original Score – Motion Picture: Jóhann Jóhannsson (The Theory Of Everything)
- Best Original Song – Motion Picture: “Glory” from Selma
- Best TV Series, Drama: The Affair
- Best Actress in a TV Series, Drama: Ruth Wilson (The Affair)
- Best Actor in a TV Series, Drama: Kevin Spacey (House of Cards)
- Best TV Series, Musical or Comedy: Transparent
- Best Actress in a TV Series, Musical or Comedy: Gina Rodriguez (Jane The Virgin)
- Best Actor in a TV Series, Musical or Comedy: Jeffrey Tambor (Transparent)
- Best TV Movie or Mini-Series: Fargo
- Best Actress in a Mini-Series or TV Movie: Maggie Gyllenhaal (The Honorable Woman)
- Best Actor in a Mini-Series or TV Movie: Billy Bob Thornton (Fargo)
- Best Supporting Actress in a Series, Mini-Series or TV Movie: Joanne Froggatt (Downton Abbey)
- Best Supporting Actor in a Series, Mini-Series or TV Movie: Matt Bomer (The Normal Heart)