The Golden Globes are my favourite Hollywood night. It’s where the best of Film and Television come together to celebrate the year that was. On the whole, 2014 was a fantastic year!
Tina and Amy
No-one does a Golden Globes like Amy Poehler and Tina Fey. On their third outing they continued to entertain, and moved things along as fast and smoothly as they could.
While walking the red carpet they promised to entertain and when asked about how many changes we could expect from them during the night the response was, ““changing about 50 times and there will be about 10 emotional changes!”
No-one wants this to be their last Golden Globes. Even Meryl Streep wanted them to know she doesn’t want them to go, “I just want to say, how much are we going to miss Amy and Tina!”
Watch their opening monologue which included jokes about Oprah, Reese and George.
Cecil B. De Mille Lifetime Achievement Award – George Clooney
George’s “friends” (“We all want to be a F.O.G – a Friend Of George”) Julianne Marguiles and Don Cheadle presented him with the award
George Clooney’s speech
“Thank you HFPA for keeping small films alive. Big ones do fine but it’s the little ones that need the audience.”
“For the record if you’re in this room you’ve caught the brass ring. You get to do what you want to do and be celebrated.”
“It’s a humbling thing when you’ve found someone to love. It’s even more humbling when you’ve been waiting your whole life to find love. Amal I couldn’t be prouder to be your husband.”
“It was an amazing thing that happened today.Millions around the world marched…they said, we will not walk in fear…Je Suis Charlie.”
Benedict Cumberbatch once again provided awards highlights, photobombing and also volunteering to present an award with Jennifer Aniston.
Decide for yourself whether this awkward moment was planned or real.
“It’s going well isn’t it?Let’s not ruin it by me saying anything.No1 wants to see me insulting rich,beautiful,overindulged people …”
He went on for a little while longer, ending with a jibe at John Travolta, when having to read out Quvenzhane Wallis’ name, “”I’ve been practicing that name because I didn’t want to have a John Travolta moment. I still watch that on YouTube. It’s brilliant!”
Hollywood Legends want to break male comedy stereotypes
Loved seeing Lily Tomlin and Jane Fonda on screen. Can’t wait to see them in the new Netflix series Grace and Frankie.
Below are the night’s winners
Best Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture, Drama – JK Simmons, Whiplash
Best Supporting Actress TV Joanne Froggat – Downtown Abbey
After this storyline aired I received many letters. One woman summed up the thoughts of many she was not sure why she’d written but she just wanted to be heard. Well I want to know that I heard you and now the whole world hears you too …”
Best Actor Mini Series or TV Film – Billy Bob Thornton, Fargo
Best Actress Comedy TV series – Gina Rodriguez, Jane the Virgin
My dad used to tell me “Today’s a great day, I can and I will. Well dad, today’s a great day, I can & I did”
Best TV series – comedy or musical – Transparent
This show is yet to hit this side of the world but it looks amazing. The creator gave an amazing speech – thanking her own Trans Parent for living her truth and allowing her to live her own truth.
Can’t wait for this to air here.
Prince presented the Golden Globe for Best Original Song! Yes Prince was in the building!
Best Original Song – Glory, Common and John Legend
Oprah went nuts!
“Now is our time to change the world!” – Common
Best actor TV Matt Bomer – Normal Heart
Best Actress in a Motion Picture – Comedy or Musical – Amy Adams, Big Eyes
“I’m lucky that I get to stand next to a man like Dan who would never try to silence my voice.”
Best Animated Film – How to Train a Dragon 2
Best Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture – Patricia Arquette, Boyhood
“Sorry, I’m the only nerd with the piece of paper.. Meryl thank you for giving me a hug. I hope your DNA transferred to me”
“Thank you to Richard Linklater,for allowing me to be a part of something so human, and so simple, yet so groundbreaking”
Best Screenplay – Alejandro González Iñárritu, Alexander Dinelaris, Armando Bo, Nicolás Giacobone – Birdman
Best Actor Comedy Series – Jeffrey Tambor, Transparent
“This is much bigger than me … thank you to the HFPA for putting us on the map and making people aware of our story. You’ve lead me on the steps to find more Jeffrey than I’ve ever known in my whole entire life… I would like to dedicate my performance and this award to the transgender community. Thank you for your courage, your inspiration, patience, and for letting us be a part of the change.”
Best Foreign Film – Leviathan
Best Actress TV series – Maggie Gyllenhaal, The Honourable Woman
“What I think is new is the wealth of roles for actual women in TV and film. That’s what’s revolutionary & turning me on.”
Best Television Series, Drama – The Affair
“We wanted to use a show about an affair to talk about marriage…If I have learnt anything about writing about an affair, it is how sacred and valuable our marriages are.”
Best actor – TV series Drama – Kevin Spacey, House of Cards
Finally, after 8 nominations he finally wins!
This is just the beginning of my revenge!”
“I have an extraordinary time coming to work every day.”
“This is the 8th time I have been nominated. I cannot believe I fucking won!”
Best Director – Motion Picture Richard Linklater, Boyhood
“This was a very personal film for me…The botton line is that we’re all flawed in this world. No1’s perfect. This is for parents that are evolving everywhere and famiies that are just passing through this world and doing their best.”
Best Actress TV Drama – Ruth Wilson, The Affair
She is one f the most complex & depressed characters I have ever played”
Dom (co-star Dominic West) your ass is soething of great beauty donot let anyone tell you otherwise.”
Best Actor in a Motion Picture – Comedy or Musical – Michael Keaton, Birdman
“Alejandro, there’s not a person in this room who wont show up for your next gig. Thanks for being a true artist.”
“I just did what I promised I wouldn’t do, cry and use air quotes!”
Best Motion Picture, Comedy or Musical – The Grand Budapest Hotel
Wes Anderson gave the funniest speech of the night – name checking most of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association.
Best Actress Motion Picture, Drama – Julieanne Moore, Still Alice
The author of this book told Julieanne, “No-one wanted to make the book into a movie because no-one wanted to watch a movie about a middle aged woman.”
“Mum always told me that a happy person is someone who had work and love. “
Best Actor Film, Drama – Eddie Redmayne, The Theory Of Everything
“It’s a great privilidge being in this room. I’ve had to spend the entire night preventing myself letching over the actors I most admire.”
“This experience was a huge privilidge. One of the great honours of my life was spending time with Stephen Hawking. He has lived passionately, fully & with great humour.”
“Thanks to my director for holding my hand as I had panic attacks daily… and thanks to my wife of a couple of weeks … we cut our honeymoon short to be here tonight but it’s a great end to the honeymoon.”
Best Motion Picture, Drama – Boyhood
“We said yes to this movie because the man (Richard) has such humanity, is so humble and he put his whole life into this movie”