Envelope please. And the Golden Globe goes to... A matter of minutes stands between Hollywood's finest actors and actresses as they primp and prepare for this year's prestigious Golden Globe ceremony. Hosted, once again, by the explosive dynamic duo of Tina Fey and Amy Poehler, the three-hour event hopes to honor the best, most-gripping, most daring among the nominees. Films such as The Theory of Everything, The Imitation Game and Selma had theatre goers all across the country in tears, precisely hitting the heart of cold hard truth. Elsewhere, we were moved to song with Into The Woods and maybe, just maybe, finding ourselves on the silver screen.
Of course, the Golden Globes also honor the best on the small screen. Such shows as Netflix's own Orange is the New Black broke through the streaming barrier with wild acclaim, while political drama Homeland continues to deliver a remarkable performance with Claire Danes. Other notables include The Affair, House of Cards, The Blacklist and American Horror Story, among so many others. You can check out the full list of nominees below. Popdust will be covering the entire night and will be updated this list to note the deserved winners.
On the music side of things, Lana Del Rey, Lorde and Sia scored nominations for their work on original tracks for Big Eyes (the title song), Hunger Games, Mockinjay Part 1 (for "Yellow Flicker Beat") and Annie ("Opportunity," with Greg Kurstin and Will Gluck), respectively. Will one of Popdust's faves walk away with their first-ever Golden Globe? The Best Original Song is rounded out by John Legend and Common ("Glory" in Selma); and Patti Smith and Lenny Kaye ("Mercy Is" in Noah).
Julianna Marguilles and Don Cheadle will be honoring George Clooney with the Cecil B. DeMille Award. The Hollywood Press hands the honor out each year "to an individual of demontstrated outstanding achievement in film and television entertainment."
The 2015 Golden Globes go live on NBC at 8/7c. Check your local listings for more, and tune in right here for a live blog of all the night's highlights and low lights. We will also be updating with any acceptance speeches as they become available.
[8:00] You know why I love this show? Actors drink.
Amy Poehler and Tina Fey (looking like the bombshells they are) take the stage in their finest. "Welcome...you minimally talented brats!" quips Tina. Ha. This is the last time they'll be hosting...because they want to be able to talk without worry.
Oh. North Korea jokes. "Forcing us all to pretend we wanted to see it," Amy referencing The Interview. (AMEN!)
Oprah is here! Reese Witherspoon - "she did all of her own walking. So great!"
Big Eyes joke! There's one hanging around here tonight. Cue: camera on Emma Stone! "It's so cute!" "It's creepy!"
[8:04] "Cakes is like a fluffy dessert they eat on their birthday," sorry Jennifer Aniston.
Drop of names, jokes, oh my! Seriously. No one, NO ONE is better than Tina and Amy.
Since this is their last time hosting, they wanna play a game. "We never think the same men are attractive," as they launch into Who'd You Rather... OMG Colin Firth.
"I'll take Mark, because everyone knows I like it Ruffalo." I CAN'T.
[8:10] "Sleeping Beauty just thought she was getting coffee with Bill Cosby." (!!!)
Then Amy and Tina are prompted that they are running out of the time. Awww. They could just host the entire night with jokes. Why can't they??? Haters...
Benedict Cumberbatch (!!!) and Jennifer Aniston (after complimenting each other 100X) hand out: Best Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture...J.K. Simmons in Whiplash! Congrats!
To his wife: "Thank you for our adorable...above average children!" Ha.
[8:17] 50 Shades of Grey's Dakota Johnson and Jamie Dornan (OMG!!! HUNK!!!) hand out: Best Supporting Actress in a Series, Mini-Series, TV Movie...Joanne Froggatt in Downton Abbey!
She shares a touching story of fan letters and meeting Kathy Bates! "Thank you Kathy Bates!" Aww.
[8:22] Jennifer Lopez and Jeremy Renner hand out: Best Mini-Series or TV Movie...Fargo on FX!
Cast and producers take the stage! "We're going back to the frozen tundra, and we're going to do it again!"
Best Actor in a Min-Series or TV Movie...Billy Bob Thorton in Fargo!
"These days you get into a lot of trouble, no matter what you say. I know this for a fact. I'm just gonna say THANK YOU!"
[8:26] Naomi Watts stuns in yellow and intros a clip of Birdman, starring Michael Keaton and Emma Stone. A truly captivating, but completely bizarre film...that serves as commentary on celebrity, art and our culture in 2015.
[8:32] Tina and Amy are back! Movies Wow is added to THP association...another North Korea joke. The "editor-in-chief" wants a photo with Meryl Streep and the magazine. Uh. Ok. That joke was lame...
Theo Kingma, The Hollywood Press president, takes the stage to talk about the cinema and freedom of artistic expression. Talks about the tragic bloodshed in Paris and what it could mean for freedom of press. Standing ovation.
[8:35] Colin Firth intros another award nominee clip, from The Imitation Game. Benedict Cumberbatch's performance restores Alan Turing's groundbreaking work during WWII. If you haven't seen it, it's a must-watch. (Grab your tissues!"
[8:38] Kerry Washington (BOW DOWN) and Bryan Cranston hand out Best Actress in a TV Series (Comedy or Musical)...Gina Rodriguez for Jane the Virgin!
She's clearly overwhelmed! She can barely get out her thanks, to her cast mates, the network, her president. She's in tears. Wow. Truly deserving.
Best TV Series (Comedy or Musical): Transparent!
(I admit: I've never seen this show. Looks like I need to!) "Maybe we'll be able to teach the world something about authenticity, truth and love."
[8:47] Melissa McCarthy introduces another nominee clip, St. Vincent, in which she stars, too.
[8:49] Sienna Miller and Vince Vaughn (he's always everywhere at all times) hand out: Best Original Score...Johann Johannsson for The Theory of Everything!
This is his first nomination and first win! He thanks the script for having something so great to work with!
[8:50] Prince (!!!) hands out: Best Original Song..."Glory," written by John Legend and Common, in Selma!
VERY NICE! It's their first-ever nomination, too! It's most definitely deserving; it added such a powerful track to the civil rights-centric film.
[8:58] Katie Holmes (ahhhh! I've missed you!) and Seth Meyers hand out: Best Supporting Actor in a Series, Mini-Series or TV Movie...Matt Bomer in The Normal Heart!
"You are the best actor anyone could ever ask for in a scene partner," Matt to co-star Mark Ruffalo. He also thanks the network for making stories that need to be heard.
[9:02] Clive Owen introduces a cinema clip, The Theory of Everything. (An earth-shattering story about Stephen Hawking, so inspiring. It should win...er...everything.)
"Where there is life, there is hope."
[9:05] Ricky Gervais (what is his appeal?!) jokes about celebrity life...famous people...blah. He hands out: Best Actress in a Motion Picture (Comedy or Musical)....Amy Adams in Big Eyes! YES! One of her finest performances yet!
"To say I'm ill-prepared for this moment is an...understatement. I didn't even reapply my lip gloss."
[9:13] Salma Hayek and Kevin Hart (no. no. no.) introduces Awkward star Greer Grammer for no real reason. Best Animated Film...How To Train Your Dragon 2!
[9:17] Kate Hudson introduces another nominee clip, Into the Woods! (Fun fact: my favorite musical of all time!)
[9:19] Jared Leto hands out: Best Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture...Patricia Arquette in Boyhood!
"Sorry, I'm the only nerd with a piece of paper." Ha. Wow. So deserved. To have 12 years of her life go to such a truly great piece of art...Congrats!
[9:25] Tina and Amy return with the North Korean magazine writer. (Please, stop. This is the one joke that is getting...tired.)
Kristen Wiig and Bill Hader hand out: Best Screenplay...Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu, Nicolas Giacobone, Alexander Dinelaris, Armando Bo for Birdman!
"Everything was about that eagle, guys!"
[9:32] Jack Black (WHAT?!?!) introduces a Boyhood clip. "It took 12 weeks over the course of 12 years." But still, the feat is remarkable.
(Note: I can't oversell Boyhood. The BEST film of the year. Hands down. See it for yourself.)
[9:35] Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin hand out: Best Actor in a TV Comedy or Musical Series...Jeffrey Tambor in Transparent!
"Oh, this is big, much bigger than me," he says. "Thank you for making people aware of our story." Emotional speech. " I would like to dedicate my performance and this award to the transgender community. Thank you for your courage."
[9:43] Lupita N'ongo and Colin Farrel hand out: Best Foreign Language Film: Leviathan, Russia!
[9:46] Kate Beckinsale and Adrien Brody hand out: Best Actress in a Mini-Series or TV Movie....Maggie Gyllenhaal in The Honorable Woman!
"What I see is women who are sometimes strong and sometimes not. Sometimes sexy, sometimes not."
[9:54] Paul Rudd and Adam Levine (!!) hand out: Best TV Series (Drama)...The Affair! (Hmm. Haven't seen it. Oops)
[9:57] Catherine Zeta-Jones introduces a Pride clip. (One of the films I desperately need to see!)
[9:59] Katherine Heigl and David Duchovny hand out: Best Actor in a TV Series Drama...Kevin Spacey in House of Cards!
His 8th nomination and FIRST win! Congrats! "This is just the beginning of my revenge!"
[10:06] Julianna Margulies and Don Cheadle take the stage to hand out the Cecil B. DeMille Award to "great friend" George Clooney.
"I kiss him," says Julianna, referencing ER. "Who hasn't?" Don fires back. Ha. "We all want to be a FOG...friend of George."
Julianna: "He has never been anything but real." Cue: footage of GC's long, impressive career and his biggest films.
[10:13] After taking the stage to accept the honor, he gives a humbling speech. "I thought they were gonna roast me. It's been an unbelievable honor to watch Jules and Don grow and mature."
"Thank you for keeping small films alive."
[10:22] Owen Wilson introduces a The Grand Budapest Hotel clip, starring Ralph Fiennes.
[10:23] Harrison Ford hands out: Best Director...Richard Linklater for the incredible Boyhood!
"We are all flawed in this world. We're not perfect."
[10:25] Chris Pratt and Anna Faris hand out: Best Actress in a TV Series (Drama)...Ruth Wilson in The Affair!
AHHHH. Viola Davis and Claire Danes were robbed!!! (Seriously. How to Get Away With Murder and Homeland are exceptional storytelling)
But, congrats, regardless. :)
"Don [Cheadle], you are something of great beauty..." Aww.
[10:32] Amy Adams (!!!) hands out: Best Actor in a Motion Picture (Comedy or Musical)...Michael Keaton in Birdman!
Typically not a fan of his work, but he pulled out all the stops for this film. Much deserved.
"It's been a ride. The cast is tremendous. The crew is tremendous."
"Never whine. Never complain. Keep a sense of humor," Keaton shares the family values he learned growing up.
[10:37] Oprah introduces a Selma clip. "It depicts a defining moment in the civil rights movement." (Heartbreaking movie)
[10:42] Channing Tatum (burning love...) introduces a Foxcatcher clip. (I was pretty surprised at how good this was!)
[10:45] Robert Down Jr hands out: Best Motion Picture (Comedy/Musical)...The Grand Budapest Hotel!
Into the Woods was robbed! (I kid...)
Director Wes Anderson takes the mic. His thanks roll off his tongue like an auctioneer. WHAT?!
[10:50] Matthew CcConaughey hands out: Best Actress in a Motion Picture (Drama)...Julianne Moore in Still Alice!
BEST, MOST DESERVED WIN OF THE NIGHT!
She's like a giddy schoolgirl. "My mother told me a happy person is someone who had work and love."
[10:54] Gwyneth Paltrow hands out: Best Actor in a Motion Picture (Drama)...Eddie Redmayne for The Theory of Everything!
ANOTHER DESERVED WIN! A GREAT PERFORMANCE!
(They're running out of time for these speeches. AHHHH!)
[11:00] Meryl Streep hands out the big one: Best Motion Picture (Drama)...Boyhood!
WOW. It was certainly the underdog going into the night, but as the evening progressed, I had a hunch it could sweep in and take it all. A down-to-earth story about real people and real problems. Good stuff.
And THAT'S A WRAP!
The winners are as follows:
Best Motion Picture – Drama
The Imitation Game
The Theory of Everything
Best Actor in a Motion Picture – Drama
Steve Carell – Foxcatcher
Benedict Cumberbatch – The Imitation Game
Jake Gyllenhaal – Nightcrawler
David Oyelowo – Selma
Eddie Redmayne – The Theory of Everything--WINNER!
Best Actress in a Motion Picture- Drama
Jennifer Aniston – Cake
Felicity Jones – The Theory of Everything
Julianne Moore – Still Alice--WINNER!
Rosamund Pike – Gone Girl
Reese Witherspoon – Wild
Best Motion Picture – Comedy or Musical
The Grand Budapest Hotel--WINNER!
Into the Woods
Best Actor in a Motion Picture- Comedy or Musical
Ralph Fiennes – Grand Budapest Hotel
Michael Keaton – Birdman--WINNER!
Bill Murray – St. Vincent
Joaquin Phoenix – Inherent Vice
Christoph Waltz – Big Eyes
Best Actress in a Motion Picture- Comedy or Musical
Amy Adams – Big Eyes--WINNER!
Emily Blunt – Into the Woods
Helen Mirren – The Hundred Foot Journey
Julianne Moore – Maps to the Stars
Quvenzhané Wallis – Annie
Wes Anderson – Grand Budapest Hotel
David Fincher – Gone Girl
Ava DuVernay – Selma
Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu – Birdman
Richard Linklater – Boyhood--WINNER!
Best Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture
Robert Duvall – The Judge
Ethan Hawke – Boyhood
Edward Norton – Birdman
Mark Ruffalo – Foxcatcher
J.K. Simmons – Whiplash--WINNER!
Best Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture
Patricia Arquette – Boyhood--WINNER!
Jessica Chastain – A Most Violent Year
Keira Knightley – The Imitation Game
Emma Stone – Birdman
Meryl Streep – Into the Woods
Wes Anderson – The Grand Budapest Hotel
Gillian Flynn – Gone Girl
Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu, Nicolas Giacobone, Alexander Dinelaris, Armando Bo – Birdman--WINNER!
Richard Linklater – Boyhood
Graham Moore – The Imitation Game
Best Animated Feature
Big Hero 6
The Book of Life
How to Train Your Dragon 2--WINNER!
The Lego Movie
Best Foreign Film
Force Majeure (Turist), Sweden
Gett: The Trial of Viviane Amsalem Gett, Israel
Tangerines (Mandariinid), Estonia
Best Original Song – Motion Picture
Big Eyes – Big Eyes (Lana Del Ray)
Glory – Selma (John Legend, Common)--WINNER!
Mercy Is – Noah (Patti Smith, Lenny Kaye)
Opportunity – Annie (Greg Kurstin, Sia Furler, Will Gluck)
Yellow Flicker Beat – Hunger Games, Mockingjay Part 1 (Lorde)
Best Original Score – Motion Picture
Alexandre Desplat – The Imitation Game
Johann Johannsson – The Theory of Everything--WINNER!
Trent Reznor, Atticus Ross – Gone Girl
Antonio Sanchez – Birdman
Hans Zimmer – Interstellar
Best TV Drama
Game of Thrones
The Good Wife
House of Cards
Best Actor – TV Drama
Clive Owen – The Knick
Liev Schreiber – Ray Donovan
Kevin Spacey – House of Cards--WINNER!
James Spader – The Blacklist
Dominic West – The Affair
Best Actress – TV Drama
Claire Danes – Homeland
Viola Davis – How to Get Away with Murder
Julianna Margulies – The Good Wife
Ruth Wilson – The Affair--WINNER!
Robin Wright – House of Cards
Best TV Miniseries or Movie
The Normal Heart
Best Actor – TV Miniseries or Movie
Martin Freeman – Fargo
Woody Harrelson – True Detective
Matthew McConaughey – True Detective
Mark Ruffalo – The Normal Heart
Billy Bob Thornton – Fargo--WINNER!
Best Actress – TV Miniseries or Movie
Maggie Gyllenhaal – The Honorable Woman--WINNER!
Jessica Lange – American Horror Story: Freak Show
Frances McDormand – Olive Kitteridge
Frances O’Connor – The Missing
Alison Tolman – Fargo
Best TV Comedy
Jane the Virgin
Orange Is the New Black
Best Actor – TV Comedy
Don Cheadle – House of Lies
Ricky Gervais – Derek
Jeffrey Tambor – Transparent--WINNER!
Louis C.K. – Louie
William H. Macy – Shameless
Best Actress – TV Comedy
Lena Dunham – Girls
Edie Falco – Nurse Jackie
Gina Rodriguez – Jane the Virgin--WINNER!
Julia Louis Dreyfus – Veep
Taylor Schilling – Orange Is the New Black
Best Supporting Actor – Series, Miniseries, or TV movie
Matt Bomer – The Normal Heart--WINNER!
Alan Cumming – The Good Wife
Colin Hanks – Fargo
Bill Murray – Olive Kitteridge
Jon Voight – Ray Donovan
Best Supporting Actress – Series, Miniseries, or TV movie
Uzo Aduba – Orange Is the New Black
Kathy Bates – American Horror Story: Freak Show
Joanne Froggatt – Downton Abbey--WINNER!
Allison Janney – Mom
Michelle Monaghan – True Detective
[PHOTO CREDIT: Handout/Kevin Winter/Getty]
Breaking down the bias of comfort films.
With the constant onslaught of complicated news that 2020 has brought, sometimes you just want to be able to shut off your brain, relax, and feel happy.
Enter comfort films. These are the feel-good movies that feel like a warm hug when you finish them, the ones that allow you to escape for a short while. We often turn to these types of films in times of trouble or extreme stress, and when we're not sure what films of this nature we should watch, we turn to the Internet for options.
25 years ago, pop stars and rappers were were expected to stay in their respective lanes. But Mariah Carey proved that hip-hop and pop were a match made in heaven—changing popular music as we know it.
Hip-Hop is pop—not in sound, but rather in terms of influence and authority.
Certainly pure pop—pasteurized and whipped into its ultimate peak in the early 2010s—is still breathing, though despite its name, the genre's reign as the chieftain of popular music has ended.
Drake and Bad Bunny are as much of pop stars in 2020 as Carly Rae Jepsen and Kesha were in 2012. Spotify reports that, at this very moment, Cardi B and Megan Thee Stallion's "WAP" is the most-streamed song in the United States. Immediately following that is trap-pop cut "Mood," a TikTok-famous summer bop by 24kGoldn and Iann Dior, two of many rising zoomer rappers who have embraced Hip-Hop's guidance in most melodic forms, like trap-pop, emo rap, alternative hip-hop, and pop-rap. And if that's not enough to give Hip-Hop a throne, Nielsen Music has confirmed that eight of the top 10 artists of 2020 so far are, of course, rappers.