This year marked the 72nd annual Golden Globes ceremony; the louder, ruder and cruder pre-curser to the Oscars. This year for the third – and sadly final – time, comedy actresses Amy Poehler and Tina Fey hosted the ceremony in Beverly Hills, California where stars gathered to celebrate another triumphant year in television and cinema. We’ve taken a look at some the winners, the losers, the one-liners and the best dressed stars on the Red carpet in this weeks’ Style File…
Amy Poehler and Tina Fey were a duo contend with at the Golden Globes and despite having served two previous years’ as presenters, the pair showed that they still had plenty of gags in the bag. The pair didn’t hold back and kicked off their opening monologue by poking fun at The Interview – the film which was pulled after North Korea allegedly hacked Sony due to the films’ ‘insulting’ plot against the country’s leader Kim Jong Un.
“Good evening and welcome you bunch of despicable, spoiled, minimally-talented brats,” quipped Fey in the opening, hilariously alluding to the leaked comments producer Scott Rudin made against Angelina Jolie.
“North Korea referred to The Interview as absolutely intolerable and a wanton act of terror. Even more amazing? Not the worst review the movie got.”
The Interview wasn’t the only flick in the firing line as Poehler and Fey joked about Gone Girl, Selma and Foxcatcher which were all up for awards as well as playing a game of ‘Would You Rather?’ mid-ceremony. Naturally with the Queens of Comedy, no one was safe from their fun-filled jibes. A controversial Bill Cosby joke even made it into the foray.
Joaquin Phoenix, Wes Anderson, Emma Stone and Matthew McConaughey all fell pray to some wicked albeit light-hearted zingers however, the best joke of the night went to their continuation of poking fun at George Clooney.
Tina started: “George Clooney married Amal Alamuddin this year. Amal is a human rights lawyer who worked on the Enron case, was an adviser to Kofi Annan regarding Syria, and was selected to a three-person U.N. commission investigating rules of war violations in the Gaza Strip….So tonight, her husband is getting a lifetime achievement award!”
The Clooney’s took the joke in good faith as at the 2014 Award ceremony Tina Fey’s gag about Gravity got huge laughs as they playfully teased him for dating younger women…
“Gravity is nominated for Best Film. It’s the story of how George Clooney would rather float off into space and die than spend one more minute with a woman his own age.”
View their hilarious opening speech here:
The ceremony itself went off without a hitch as Richard Linklaters’ Boyhood picked up Best Motion Picture in the Drama category whilst Wes Andersons’ The Grand Budapest Hotel snapped up Best Musical or Comedy. Other big winners of the night included Amy Adams for Best Actress in Tim Burton’s Big Eyes, Michael Keaton for Birdman, Julianne Moore in Still Alice and newcomer Eddie Redmayne for his transformation into Professor Stephen Hawking in Theory Of Everything.
Whilst popular contenders Gone Girl, Foxcatcher, The Imitation Game and Into The Woods missed out, one long-awaited award finally went to Kevin Spacey for his performance in House of Cards.
Letting an F-Bomb slip, the 55 year-old actor said: “‘This is just the beginning of my revenge … This is the eighth time I’ve been nominated. I can’t f***ing believe I won,’.
Spacey’s performance as Frank Underwood in the political drama has garnered plenty of attention and applause in spite of missing out on the Golden Globe the previous two years. He also famously lost the gong in 1999 for his role as highly lauded performance as Lester Burnham in American Beauty.
Billy Bob Thornton also accepted an award for Best Actor in Fargo (TV Series) whilst Downton Abbey star Joanne Froggatt walked away with Best Supporting Actress. Top contenders Orange Is The New Black, Game of Thrones, Girls and The Good Wife surprisingly lost out to extramarital drama ‘ The Affair and progressive comedy Transparent in the Best Series category.
As for the red carpet, not a sequin was spared as the stars rolled out in their best threads for the event.
Undoubtedly it was Amy Adams, George and Amal Clooney, Emma Stone and Sienna Miller who topped our best dressed lists’ this year. Adams’ sported a breath-taking powder blue gown and channeled 1940s glamour in Versace whilst Sienna Miller’s embellished Miu Miu gown shimmered its’ way into our good books.
The recently married Clooneys’ also wowed in Armani. Whilst George had slick ‘Cary Grant’ style down to a tee in his tux, his stunning wife Amal donned white operata gloves with her floor length black gown. Emma Stone decided to play it a little differently in contrast to her peers and opted for a detailed pants-suit by Lanvin which added just the right amount of sparkle and sophistication.
Worthy mentions also included Jennifer Aniston in a Saint Laurent sparkly number, Kate Hudson in Versace, the McConaughey’s and Hollywood’s darling comedy couple Anna Faris and Chris Pratt. See below for all our favourite designer looks and a full list of winners!
There’s nothing we love more than award season and this spectacular show has us geared up for the Oscars. We’re ready for you!
Downton Abbey’s Joanne Froggatt in Marchesa
Girls’ Alison Williams in Armani
Best Actress Winner Amy Adams in Versace
Host Amy Poehler in Stella McCartney
Winner for Best Actor and Theory of Everything star Eddie Redmayne with his wife in Gucci
Into The Woods star Emily Blunt in custom Michael Kors
Birdman actress Emma Stone in Lanvin
Theory of Everything actress Felicity Jones in Dior
Dame Helen Mirren wows in Chopard jewels
Jessica Chastain in Versace
Award winner Julianne Moore in Givenchy
Kate Hudson in Versace
Keira Knightley in Chanel pictured here with husband James Righton
Last years’ biggest winner Lupita N’yongo in Giambattista Valli
Winner Maggie Gyllenhaal in Miu Miu
Naomi Watts in Gucci
Reese Witherspoon in Calvin Klein
Gone Girl actress Rosamund Pike in Vera Wang
Salma Hayek in Alexander McQueen
Sienna Miller in Miu Miu
Orange Is The New Black actress Taylor Schilling in custom Ralph Lauren
George Clooney and his wife Amal Alamuddin Clooney in Armani
Jennifer Aniston in Saint Laurent with fiance Justin Theroux
Images sourced from Vogue and Getty
Who Won at This Years’ Golden Globes 2015
Best Director – Richard Linklater, Boyhood
Best Motion Picture Drama – Boyhood
Best Actress in a Motion Picture Drama – Julianne Moore, Still Alice
Best Actor in a Motion Picture Drama – Eddie Redmayne, Theory Of Everything
Best Motion Picture: Comedy or Musical – The Grand Budapest Hotel
Best Actor in a Motion Picture Comedy or Musical – Michael Keaton, Birdman
Best Actress in a TV Drama – Ruth Wilson, The Affair
Best Actress in a Mini-Series of TV Movie – Maggie Gyllenhaal, The Honourable Woman
Best Supporting Actress In A Motion Picture – Patricia Arquette, Boyhood
Best TV Drama – The Affair
Best Actor in a TV Comedy – Kevin Spacey, House of Cards
Best Screenplay – Alejandro González Iñárritu, Nicolás Giacobone, Alexander Dinelaris, and Armando Bo for Birdman
Best Animated Feature Film – How To Train Your Dragon 2
Best Supporting Actor in a TV Series, mini-series or TV Movie – Matt Bomer, The Normal Heart
Best Actress in a Motion Picture Comedy or Musical – Amy Adams, Big Eyes
Best Original Song – ‘Glory’ John Legend and Common for Selma
Best Original Score – Jóhann Jóhannsson, The Theory of Everything
Best TV Comedy – Transparent
Best Actress in a TV Comedy – Gina Rodriguez, Jane the Virgin
Best Mini-series or TV Movie – Fargo
Best Supporting Actor in A Motion Picture – J.K Simmons, Whiplash
Best supporting actress in a series, miniseries or TV movie – Joanne Froggatt, Downton Abbey
Best Foreign Language Film – Leviathan (Russia)