Award Season / Movies / Television

2015 Golden Globe Awards Live Blog


The first major award show of the year is here with the Golden Globe Awards from Hollywood. Tina Fey and Amy Poehler return for their third and final turn as hosts of the award show as the Oscar race begins to heat up.

As I’ve done in previous years, below will be a live-blog of the telecast and there will be a wrap-up report later on this evening. So whether you’ve spent the day watching a couple of great playoff football games or seemingly endless hours of red carpet arrival footage, sit back, relax and enjoy the 72nd annual Golden Globe Awards beginning at 5 p.m. PST.

5:00 p.m. – Tina Fey and Amy Poehler take the stage to host the “72nd and final” Golden Globe Awards. They kick off with jokes about The Interview, introduce Oprah, Reese Witherspoon (“she did all her own walking and Andy Serkis was great as her backpack”), J.K. Simmons, Christoph Waltz, Amy Adams (they make a joke about their movie Big Eyes and cut to Emma Stone “it’s cute but creepy”), Joaquin Phoenix, Steve Carell, Frances McDormand, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Jennifer Aniston, Wes Anderson (“he arrived on a scooter made of recycled tuba parts”) and George Clooney. They then play a game of Who Would You Rather of the men in the audience before moving on to some of the nominated movies like The Theory of Everything, Selma, Into the Woods and Gone Girl. Bill Cosby jokes then follow with some Cosby impersonations to trump the uneasiness of the topic.


5:11 p.m. – Jennifer Aniston and Benedict Cumberbatch (chosen in the audience) present the first award of the night – Best Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture. J.K. Simmons wins it for Whiplash.


5:14 p.m. – Dakota Johnson and Jamie Dornan from Fifty Shades of Grey present the Best Supporting Actor for Series, Mini-Series or TV Movie. Joanne Froggat wins it for Downton Abbey.

5:22 p.m. – Jeremy Renner and Jennifer Lopez are paired for the nominees of Best Mini-Series or TV Movie. The award goes to Fargo from FX, which beats out three HBO nominees. Renner and Lopez return for Best Actor in Mini-Series or TV Movie. Billy Bob Thornton wins it for Fargo. “You can get in trouble for saying anything these days, so I’m just going to say ‘Thank You.'”


5:26 p.m. – Naomi Watts appears to introduce one of the Best Picture nominees – Birdman.

5:32 p.m. – Fey and Poehler return to the stage to introduce a stern looking woman they call a “North Korean Army general.” (It’s really comedian Margaret Cho impersonating Kim Jong-un.) The character wants her picture taken with Meryl Streep who is sitting nearby and Michael Keaton takes the picture. The duo then introduce the real HFPA President.


5:35 p.m. – Colin Firth is introduced to present Best Picture nominee, The Imitation Game.

5:36 p.m. – Kerry Washington and Bryan Cranston take the stage to present two awards. First, Best Actress in a TV Series – Musical or Comedy. Gina Rodriguez takes the award for Jane the Virgin. The second award is for Best TV Comedy or Musical and it goes to the Amazon series Transparent starring Jeffrey Tambor.


5:46 p.m. – Melissa McCarthy takes the stage to introduce the Best Picture nominee St. Vincent.

5:48 p.m. – Sienna Miller and Vince Vaughn present the award for Best Original Score in a Motion Picture. Johan Johansson wins it for The Theory of Everything.


 5:50 p.m. – Prince appears on stage to a thunderous applause to present Best Original Song in a Motion Picture. “Glory” from Selma wins the award. The song is written and performed by John Legend and Common.

5:58 p.m. – Katie Holmes and Seth Meyers take the stage with a series of lame jokes about losers getting a gift certificate for “L.A.’s only eight star hotel,” the Beverly Hilton. Matt Bomer wins Best Actor in a Mini-Series or TV Movie. Holmes mispronounces this last name as “Bomber.”


6:02 p.m. – Clive Owen appears on stage to present Best Picture nominee The Theory of Everything.

6:04 p.m. – Ricky Gervais appears on stage to make jokes about his previous hosting stints and jabbing at famous people that goes on too long, giggling uncomfortably throughout it. When he’s done, he presents the nominees for Best Actress in a Motion Picture, Comedy or Musical. Amy Adams wins it for Big Eyes.


6:13 p.m. – Salma Hayek and Kevin Hart take the stage and Hart asks the audience to applaud Hayek for looking pretty. Hollywood. Then after promoting his new movie, he introduces Kelsey Grammar’s daughter, Greer Grammer, this year’s Miss Golden Globe. Then they move on to present the award for Best Animated Film. How To Train a Dragon 2 upsets Big Hero 6 and The LEGO Movie for the award.

6:16 p.m. – Kate Hudson presents the Best Picture nominee Into the Woods.

6:18 p.m. – Jared Leto takes the stage to address the people of France before presenting the nominees for Best Supporting in a Motion Picture. Patricia Arquette wins the award for Boyhood.

6:25 p.m. – Fey and Poehler return the stage and return with Cho as the North Korean general who makes a series of jokes about Orange Is the New Black and how it should be categorized as a drama.


6:27 p.m. – Kristen Wiig and Bill Hader take the stage to present Best Screenplay.  Before the nominees are presented, they do re-takes on famous movie lines, capped by Wiig’s hilarious Robert De Niro impression. Birdman wins the award.


6:32 p.m. – Jack Black appears on stage to present Best Picture nominee, Boyhood.

6:34 p.m. – Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin take the stage to present Best Actor in a TV Comedy or Musical. Jeffrey Tambor wins for Transparent. It’s the Amazon series’ second award of the night and Tambor’s first Golden Globe win.

6:43 p.m. – Lupita N’yongo and Colin Farrell present the nominees for Best Foreign Language Film. Leviathan from Russia wins the award.

6:45 p.m. – Kate Beckinsale and Adrian Brody present the nominees for Best Actress in a TV Mini-Series or Movie. Maggie Gyllenhaal wins her first Golden Globe for The Honorable Woman. This was her third Golden Globe nomination.


6:53 p.m. – Paul Rudd and Adam Levine present the award for Best TV Series – Drama. Showtime series The Affair wins it over Game of Thrones and House of Cards, among other nominees.

6:56 p.m. – Catherine Zeta-Jones introduces the Best Picture nominee, Pride.

6:58 p.m. – NBC TV stars Katherine Heigl and David Duchovny present the nominees for Best Actor – TV Series Drama. Kevin Spacey wins it for House of Cards. It’s his first win in eight nominations.


 7:06 p.m. – Julianna Marguiles and Don Cheadle present the Cecil B. DeMille Award, George Clooney. Marguiles starred with Clooney on ER while Cheadle co-starred with him in the Ocean’s movies. The obligatory career highlight reel rolls which is then followed by Clooney taking the stage to accept his award.


After the customary thank you’s, he addresses the Sony hack and then his not-so-successful history at the Golden Globes. Clooney says, “I don’t remember what kind of hardware Lauren Bacall took home, I just remember her saying, ‘You don’t know how to whistle? Put your lips together and blow,'” and honors Robin Williams as well. He then addresses his wife, “It’s humbling when you find someone to love. When you’ve been waiting 53 years, whatever alchemy it was that brought us together, I love you.” He closed by addressing the march of solidarity in Paris.

7:21 p.m. – Owen Wilson appears on stage to introduce Best Picture nominee The Grand Budapest Hotel.

7:23 p.m. – Harrison Ford presents the nominees for Best Director of a Motion Picture. Richard Linklater wins it for Boyhood. It is his first Golden Globe win from two nominations, both from Boyhood (the other nomination is for Best Screenplay.)

7:26 p.m. – Chris Pratt and Anna Faris present Best Actress for a TV Drama. Ruth Wilson wins the award for The Affair.


7:33 p.m. – Amy Adams presents the nominees for Best Actor in a Motion Picture Comedy or Musical. Michael Keaton takes it for BirdmanKeaton got choked up when he thanked his son.


7:37 p.m. – Fey and Poehler (finally) return to the stage to introduce Oprah Winfrey. Oprah presents the Best Picture nominee Selma.

7:43 p.m. – Channing Tatum presents the Best Picture nominee, Foxcatcher. Clearly, this wasn’t spaced out properly.

7:45 p.m. – Robert Downey Jr. takes the stage to present the nominees for Best Motion Picture Comedy or Musical. The Grand Budapest Hotel wins the award.

7:51 p.m. – Matthew McConaughey presents the nominees for Best Actress – Motion Picture, Drama. Julianne Moore wins the award for Still Alice.


7:54 p.m. – Gwyneth Paltrow presents the nominees for Best Actor – Motion Picture, Drama. Eddie Redmayne wins the award for The Theory of Everything.

Redmayne8:01 p.m. – Meryl Streep presents the final award of the evening – Best Picture for Motion Picture, Drama. Boyhood wins the award, as expected.

That’s a wrap on the 72nd Golden Globe Awards.

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