A movie that took 12 years to make won the top dramatic film prize at the Hollywood Foreign Press Association”s 72nd annual Golden Globes Awards Sunday in Beverly Hills.
“Boyhood” won awards for best dramatic film, the best director prize for Richard Linklater and best supporting actress award for Patricia Arquette.
“The Grand Budapest Hotel” won the Golden Globe for best musical or comedy film, beating out “Birdman,” “Into the Woods,” “Pride,” and “St. Vincent.”
In television awards, online retail giant Amazon scored its first ever Golden Globes with two wins for its comedy “Transparent.” The series, starring veteran actor Jeffrey Tambor, tells the story of a man who has transitioned to become a woman and is working out the details of telling his family. “Transparent” won for best comedy/musical series and Tambor won best actor in a comedy/musical TV series.
Gina Rodriguez took home the Globe for best comedy TV actress for her performance in “Jane the Virgin,” based on a Venezuelan telenovela.
The best television drama Globe went to “The Affair” and Ruth Wilson won the best dramatic TV actress prize for her role in “The Affair,” beating out Viola Davis for “How to Get Away with Murder,” Claire Danes in “Homeland,” Julianna Margulies in “The Good Wife” and Robin Wright in “House of Cards.”
George Clooney received the Cecil B. DeMille award; an honorary Golden Globe for outstanding contributions to the world of entertainment.
Clooney was among those who voiced his support for France following the Paris attacks. Clooney said "Je suis Charlie" upon accepting his award, in a reference to the attack on the satirical French magazine Charlie Hebdo. Earlier, actor Jared Leto had also said "Je suis Charlie."
On the red carpet ahead of the televised event, Clooney and his wife Amal, Helen Mirren and Kathy Bates displayed the "Je Suis Charlie" slogan.
Hosts Tina Fey and Amy Poehler wasted no time in skewering Hollywood”s most tender subjects - the hacking of Sony Pictures over “The Interview” and the sexual assault allegations against Bill Cosby. They were joined onstage several times by comedian Margaret Cho, playing a North Korean government character who voiced her displeasure with all aspects of the show.