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The Golden Globes 2015 Low Down!

This article is written by a student writer from the Her Campus at CCCU chapter.

Halleluiah its award season time again! On the 11th of January the red carpet was dragged back out of the awards supply closet for the 72nd Annual Golden Globe Awards. Everyone loves a good awards show and this one disappoint as Tina Fey and Amy Poehler were on fire as they hosted for the 3rd time.

The night was filled with amazing celebrates as they put on their best frocks and waited to see who would be the lucky winners of some of the nights biggest awards. As always there were so many rumours about who would take home a golden statue on the night but we have the full low down for you here.

Best motion picture in drama and Best Director went to the amazing ‘Boyhood’ which was made over 12 years with the same cast. The film follows main character Mason (Ellar Coltrane) and his family as you get to see the joys and woes of growing up through a child’s eyes. Patricia Arquette also scooped up the best supporting actress for this film in the role of Mason’s mom, Olivia.

‘The Grand Budapest Hotel’ beat both ‘Into the Woods’ and ‘Birdman’ to take home the Best Motion Picture in Musical/Comedy.

Even though ‘The Theory of Everything’ lost out on the Best Picture award, main man Eddie Redmayne still scooped up the prize for Best Actor in a Motion Picture in Drama. Redmayne played the genius himself Stephen Hawking in this biographical romantic picture. The Film also took home the Best Original score Award for Johann Johannsson.

There were some surprises in the television section though as ‘The Affair’ beat cult favourites ‘Downton Abbey’, ‘The Good Wife’ and ‘Game of Thrones’ for the Best TV series in Drama award of the night. Ruth Wilson also took home Best Actress for her role as Alison Lockhart in the Drama.

‘Downton abbey’ did however win one award for the night in the form of the Best supporting actress in a series, miniseries or TV movie for Joanne Froggatt in her role as Anna Bates.

George Clooney wasn’t nominated but took home the prestigious life time achievement award for his work in the industry. In his acceptance speech he spoke out against extremists and showed is love and support for France.

The Golden Globes are often the bench mark for the awards season. It gives us a better glimpse at the possible winners for the BAFTA’S and The Oscars. It is clear to see that, like last year, the British nominees are well in the running to take home some of this year’s most prestigious awards in entertainment, TV and film.


Below we have a list of all the nights’ winners but do you agree with the winners. Let us know at @HerCampusCCCU!



Best motion picture – drama“Boyhood”   

Best motion picture — musical or comedy“The Grand Budapest Hotel”   

Best actress in a motion picture – dramaJulianne Moore, “Still Alice”   

Best actor in a motion picture – dramaEddie Redmayne, “The Theory of Everything”   

Best actor in a motion picture — musical or comedyMichael Keaton, “Birdman”   

Best actress in a motion picture — musical or comedyAmy Adams, “Big Eyes”   

Best supporting actor in a motion pictureJ.K. Simmons, “Whiplash

Suporting actress in a motion picturePatricia Arquette, “Boyhood”  


Best animated feature film“How to Train Your Dragon 2”   

Best directorRichard Linklater, “Boyhood”   

Best screenplayAlejandro Gonzalez Inarritu, “Birdman”   

Best original scoreJohann Johannsson, “The Theory of Everything”    

Best original song“Glory,” from “Selma”    

Best foreign language film“Leviathan” (Russia)  



Best TV series – drama“The Affair”  

Best actor in a TV series — dramaKevin Spacey, “House of Cards”   

Best actress in a TV series — dramaRuth Wilson, “The Affair”   

Best TV series – comedy“Transparent”  

Best actor in a TV series — comedyJeffrey Tambor, “Transparent”  

Best actress in a TV series – comedyGina Rodriguez, “Jane the Virgin”   

Best TV movie or miniseries“Fargo”   

Best actor in a miniseries or TV movieBilly Bob Thornton, “Fargo”

Best actress in a miniseries or TV movieMaggie Gyllenhaal, “The Honorable Woman”   

Best supporting actor in a series, miniseries or TV movieMatt Bomer, “The Normal Heart” 

Best supporting actress in a series, miniseries or TV movieJoanne Froggatt, “Downton Abbey”


Ashleigh is 21 and is currently in her second year at Canterbury Christ Church University.