Richard Linklater’s directorial Boyhood won three trophies here Sunday night at the 72nd Annual Golden Globe Awards ceremony, which was attended by Hollywood’s biggies like Meryl Streep, George Clooney, Oprah Winfrey and Reese Witherspoon.
Boyhood, which was shot intermittently over 12 years to encapsulate the life of a boy from the tender age of five to 18, was named the Best Motion Picture - Drama and Best Director. Patricia Arquette was handed over Best Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture trophy for her performance in the film. Boyhood was closely followed by The Theory of Everything, which received Golden Globes for Best Original Score - Motion Picture (Johann Johannsson) and Best Lead Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama (Eddie Redmayne) at the event, which saw a glamorous turnout of celebrities at The Beverly Hilton hotel.
Birdman, which was nominated in seven categories, also bagged two awards at the ceremony, hosted by Tina Fey and Amy Poehler. It won for Best Screenplay and Best Lead Actor in a Motion Picture- Comedy or Musical (Michael Keaton).
The Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical title went to Amy Adams, who became emotional with the honour. Eddie Redmayne for The Theory of Everything and Julianne Moore for Still Alice were lauded as the Best Actor and Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama.
In the Best Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical category, The Grand Budapest Hotel -- a story about theft and recovery of a priceless Renaissance painting and the battle for an enormous family fortune, took away the accolades.
Also, Dean DeBlois’s directorial How to Train Your Dragon 2 was felicitated with the Best Animated Feature Film trophy, and the Best Foreign Film went to Russia’s Leviathan, which tells the story of a man who struggles against a corrupt mayor who wants his piece of land.
India stood no chance of winning a Golden Globe this year after two films Fandry and Liar’s Dice from the country, couldn’t make it to the final nominations despite being among the 53 movies considered for the foreign film category. In the television categories, Fargo won big. It was honoured for Best Actor - TV Mini-series or Movie (Billy Bob Thornton) and Best TV Mini-series or Movie.