And the 2015 GOLDEN GLOBES winners are…

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Last night, the greatest awards show hosting duo currently on Earth, Tina Fey and Amy Poehler, presented the second drunkest annual awards show in Hollywood: The Golden Globes! Besides for just being far less formal, the Globes are usually a good precursor for the Oscars, the very stuffy granddaddy of Hollywood awards shows, as winners here tend to go on to also win the big one.

So who were those winners? Well, actually the audience, as the 72nd Golden Globes was rather fun event, boasting hilariously scathing monologues from Fey and Poehler skewering everything from Bill Cosby to North Korea, touching Charlie Hedbo tributes and some endearing acceptance speeches (especially Michael Keaton’s teary thank you). George Clooney in particular made audiences feel all the feels when he took to the stage for his Cecil B. DeMille Lifetime Achievement Award.

But what about those actual gold statues? Who walked home with what? Well, the big winner of the night is undoubtedly Richard Linklater’s ambitious drama Boyhood. The movie – which was filmed over twelve years with the same actors as they aged in real-time – took home the Best Motion Picture Drama, Best Director and Best Supporting Actress for Patricia Arquette. Wes Anderson’s Grand Budapest Hotel – a movie loved to bits – ended up grabbing the other big one, Best Motion Picture Comedy or Musical. Michael Keaton proved his comeback is legit with a well-deserved Best Actor Comedy or Musical statue for Birdman, while Amy Adams was a bit of a surprise win for Best Actress Musical or Comedy for her turn in Tim Burton’s Big Eyes, which had a very mixed reception from critics.

Besides for nabbing Best Song for Glory, Ava DuVernay’s universally critically acclaimed Martin Luther King Jr. biopic was nowhere to be seen though, while the Benedict Cumberbatch led Imitation Game and HBO’s buzziest show of 2014, True Detective, was completely shut out.

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There was some television history made though, as Amazon’s Transparent took home the award for Best TV Series Musical or Comedy as well as Best Actor in a TV Series Musical or Comedy for veteran actor Jeffrey Tambor, not only granting Amazon its first ever Globe, but also becoming the first online series to ever win that category at the awards show. The show follows Tambor as a divorced father of 3 adult children who actually identifies as a woman, but doesn’t know how to reveal this to his family until he discovers his one daughter cheating on her husband, prompting the two to learn each other’s secrets.

The biggest “loser” of the evening could arguably be the aforementioned Birdman. Alejandro Inarritu’s meta-drama, about an actor once famous for playing a costumed superhero in his youth experiencing an identity crisis when he tries to make his big comeback after many years, had led the pack of nominations with 7 nods, but only picked up two wins in the aforementioned achievement for Michael Keaton as well as landing the Best Screenplay award.

Here’s the full list of winners for the night. Winners are in bold.

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  • BEST MOTION PICTURE – DRAMA

**Boyhood (IFC Films)**
Foxcatcher (Sony Pictures Classics)
The Imitation Game (The Weinstein Company)
Selma (Paramount Pictures)
The Theory of Everything (Focus Features)

  • BEST DIRECTOR – MOTION PICTURE

**Richard Linklater – Boyhood**
Wes Anderson – The Grand Budapest Hotel
Ava Duvernay – Selma
David Fincher – Gone Girl
Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu – Birdman

  • BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A MOTION PICTURE – DRAMA

**Julianne Moore – Still Alice**
Jennifer Aniston – Cake
Felicity Jones – The Theory of Everything
Rosamund Pike – Gone Girl
Reese Witherspoon – Wild

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  • BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A MOTION PICTURE – DRAMA

**Eddie Redmayne – The Theory of Everything**
Steve Carell – Foxcatcher
Benedict Cumberbatch – The Imitation Game
Jake Gyllenhaal – Nightcrawler
David Oyelowo – Selma

  • BEST MOTION PICTURE – COMEDY OR MUSICAL

**The Grand Budapest Hotel (Fox Searchlight)**
Birdman (Fox Searchlight)
Into the Woods (Walt Disney Pictures)
Pride (CBS Films)
St. Vincent (The Weinstein Company)

  • BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A MOTION PICTURE – COMEDY OR MUSICAL

**Amy Adams – Big Eyes**
Emily Blunt – Into the Woods
Helen Mirren – The Hundred-Foot Journey
Julianna Moore – Maps to the Stars
Qhvenzhane Wallis – Annie

  • BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A MOTION PICTURE – COMEDY OR MUSICAL

**Michael Keaton – Birdman**
Ralph Fiennes – The Grand Budapest Hotel
Bill Murray – St. Vincent
Joaquin Phoenix – Inherent Vice
Christoph Waltz – Big Eyes

  • BEST ANIMATED FEATURE FILM

**How to Train Your Dragon 2 (DreamWorks Animation)**
Big Hero Six (Walt Disney Pictures)
The Book of Life (20th Century Fox)
The Boxtrolls (Focus Features)
The LEGO Movie (Warner Bros. Pictures)

  • BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM

**Leviathan – Russia (Sony Pictures Classics)**
Force Majeure – Sweden (Magnolia Pictures)
Gett: The Trial of Vivianne – Israel (Music Box Films)
Ida – Poland (Music Box Films)
Tangerines Mandariinid – Estonia

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  • BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE IN A MOTION PICTURE

**Patricia Arquette – Boyhood**
Jessica Chastain – A Most Violent Year
Keira Knightley – The Imitation Game
Emma Stone – Birdman
Meryl Streep – Into the Woods

  • BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE IN A MOTION PICTURE

**J.K. Simmons – Whiplash**
Robert Duvall – The Judge
Ethan Hawke – Boyhood
Edward Norton – Birdman
Mark Ruffalo – Foxcatcher

  • BEST SCREENPLAY –MOTION PICTURE

**Alejandro Inarritu, Nicolas Gabon, Armando Bo, Alexander Dinelaris – Birdman**
Wes Anderson – The Grand Budapest Hotel
Gillian Flynn – Gone Girl
Richard Linklater – Boyhood
Graham Moore – The Imitation Game

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  • BEST ORIGINAL SCORE – MOTION PICTURE

**Johann Johannsoon – The Theory of Everything**
Alexander Desplat – The Imitation Game
Trent Reznor, Atticus Ross – Gone Girl
Antonio Sanchez – Birdman
Hans Zimmer – Interstellar

  • BEST ORIGINAL SONG – MOTION PICTURE

**“Glory” – Selma (Music and Lyrics by John Legends, Common)**
“Big Eyes” – Big Eyes (Music and Lyrics by Lana Del Rey)
“Mercy Is” – Noah (Music and Lyrics by Patti Smith, Lenny Kaye)
“Opportunity – Annie (Music and Lyrics by Greg Kurstin, Sia Furler, Will Gluck)
“Yellow Flicker Beat” – The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1 (Music and Lyrics by Lorde)

  • BEST TELEVISION SERIES – DRAMA

**The Affair (Showtime)**
Downton Abbey (PBS)
Game of Thrones (HBO)
The Good Wife (CBS)
House of Cards (Netflix)

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  • BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A TELEVISION SERIES – DRAMA

**Ruth Wilson – The Affair**
Claire Danes – Homeland
Viola Davis – How to Get Away with Murder
Juliana Margulies – The Good Wife
Robin Wright – House of Cards

  • BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A TELEVISION SERIES – DRAMA

**Kevin Spacey – House of Cards**
Clive Owen – The Knick
Liev Schreiber – Ray Donovan
James Spader – The Blacklist
Dominic West – The Affair

  • BEST TELEVISION SERIES – COMEDY OR MUSICAL

**Transparent (Amazon)**
Girls (HBO)
Jane the Virgin (The CW)
Orange is the New Black (Netflix)
Silicon Valley (HBO)

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  • BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A TELEVISION SERIES – COMEDY OR MUSICAL

**Gina Rodriguez – Jane the Virgin**
Lena Dunham – Girls
Edie Falco – Nurse Jackie
Julia Louis-Dreyfus – Veep
Taylor Schilling – Orange is the New Black

  • BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A TELEVISION SERIES – COMEDY OR MUSICAL

**Jeffrey Tambor – Transparent**
Louis C.K. – Louie
Don Cheadle – House of Lies
Ricky Gervais – Derek
William H. Macy – Shameless

  • BEST MINI-SERIES OR MOTION PICTURE MADE FOR TELEVISION

**Fargo (FX)**
The Missing (Starz)
The Normal Heart (HBO)
Olive Kitteridge (HBO)
True Detective (HBO)

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  • BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A MINI-SERIES OR MOTION PICTURE MADE FOR TELEVISION

**Maggie Gyllenhaal – The Honorable Woman**
Jessica Lange – American Horror Story: Freak Show
Frances McDormand – Olive Kitteridge
Frances O’Connor – The Missing
Allison Tolman – Fargo

  • BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A MINI-SERIES OR MOTION PICTURE MADE FOR TELEVISION

**Billy Bob Thornton – Fargo**
Martin Freeman – Fargo
Woody Harrelson – True Detective
Matthew McConaughey – True Detective
Mark Ruffalo – The Normal Heart

  • BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE IN A SERIES, MINI-SERIES OR MOTION PICTURE MADE FOR TELEVISION

**Joanne Froggat – Downton Abbey**
Uzo Adoba – Orange is the New Black
Kathy Bates – American Horror Story: Freak Show
Allison Janney – Mom
Michelle Monaghan – True Detective

  • BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE IN A SERIES, MINI-SERIES OR MOTION PICTURE MADE FOR TELEVISION

**Matt Bomer – The Normal Heart**
Alan Cumming – The Good Wife
Colin Hanks – Fargo
Bill Murray – Olive Kitteridge
Jon Voight – Ray Donovan

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Last Updated: January 12, 2015

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