Golden Globes Honour LGBT Themes With Awards

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There was a whole host of LGBT winners at the 2015 Golden Globe Awards last night, including Amazon’s Transparent and HBO’s The Normal Heart.


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Hosted by the dastardly duo Amy Poehler and Tina Fey, last night’s 2015 Golden Globe ceremony was filled with the usual glitz, glamour and a side of uncomfortable jokes that would never work at the Oscars. It was a night of surprise losses and some not-so-surprising wins, which included great representation of the LGBT community – from the 1980s Aids pandemic to trans-identifying parents.

Transparent took home the Golden Globe for Best TV Comedy – beating out Orange is the New Black – while Jeffrey Tambor received the Best Actor accolade for his role of Maura Pfefferman. In her acceptance speech, Transparent creator Jill Solloway mentioned her own trans-parent, whom Tambor’s character is based upon, and dedicated the award to Leelah Alcorn – the trans teen who recently look her own life.

“This award is dedicated to the memory of Leelah Alcorn and too many trans people who die too young. And it’s dedicated to you, my trans parent, my moppa. You’re watching at home right now. I just want to thank you for coming out because in doing so you made a break for freedom, you told your truth, you taught me how to tell my truth and make this show. And maybe we’re going to be able to teach the world something about authenticity and truth and love. To love.”

Out actor Matt Bomer won Best Supporting Actor for his role as Felix Turner in HBO’s The Normal Heart. His turn as a New York Times reporter diagnosed with Aids won him the Golden Globe and beat out acting heavyweights such as Bill Murray and Jon Voigt. Bisexual Alan Cumming also lost out for his role in The Good Wife. Bomer dedicated his award to those the film portrayed and to his husband and children, in a moving speech.

“To the generation that we lost and the people we continue to lose to this disease, I just want to say we love you. We remember you.”

The Imitation Game – the Alan Turing biopic starring Benedict Cumberbatch – lost out in all five categories for which it was nominated. Fellow Brit Eddie Redmayne acquired the Golden Globe award for Best Actor over Cumberbatch for his portrayal of another gifted scientist, Stephen Hawking, in The Theory of Everything. Boyhood picked up Best Motion Picture while Patricia Arquette beat out Keira Knightley for Best Supporting Actress in the same film.

Netflix’s Orange is the New Black also lost out in every category; Gina Rodriguez tipped Taylor Schilling for her role in Jane the Virgin, while Joanne Froggatt beat Uzo Aduba for Best Support Actress in Downton Abbey.

British film Pride – about the gay supporters of the miners’ strike – lost out in the Best Comedy category to The Grand Budapest Hotel.


Full list of winners below:


Best Motion Picture – Drama



The Imitation Game


The Theory of Everything

Best Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy

The Grand Budapest Hotel


Into the Woods


St Vincent

Best Director

Richard Linklater (Boyhood)

Wes Anderson (The Grand Budapest Hotel)

Ava DuVernay (Selma)

David Fincher (Gone Girl)

Alejandro González Iñárritu (Birdman)

Best Actress – Drama

Julianne Moore (Still Alice)

Jennifer Aniston (Cake)

Felicity Jones (The Theory of Everything)

Rosamund Pike (Gone Girl)

Reese Witherspoon (Wild)

Best Actor – Drama

Eddie Redmayne (The Theory of Everything)

Steve Carrell (Foxcatcher)

Benedict Cumberbatch (The Imitation Game)

Jake Gyllenhaal (Nightcrawler)

David Oyelowo (Selma)

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Best Actress – Musical or Comedy

Amy Adams (Big Eyes)

Emily Blunt (Into The Woods)

Helen Mirren (The Hundred-Foot Journey)

Julianne Moore (Maps to the Stars)

Quvenzhané Wallis (Annie)

Best Actor – Musical or Comedy

Michael Keaton (Birdman)

Ralph Fiennes (The Grand Budapest Hotel)

Bill Murray (St. Vincent)

Joaquin Phoenix (Inherent Vice)

Christoph Waltz (Big Eyes)

Best Supporting Actress

Patricia Arquette (Boyhood)

Jessica Chastain (A Most Violent Year)

Keira Knightley (The Imitation Game)

Emma Stone (Birdman)

Meryl Streep (Into The Woods)


Best Supporting Actor

JK Simmons (Whiplash)

Robert Duvall (The Judge)

Ethan Hawke (Boyhood)

Edward Norton (Birdman)

Mark Ruffalo (Foxcatcher)

Best Screenplay

Alejandro González Iñárritu, Nicolás Giacobone, Alexander Dinelaris, Armando Bo (Birdman)

Gillian Flynn (Gone Girl)

Richard Linklater (Boyhood)

Graham Moore (The Imitation Game)

Best Foreign Language Film

Leviathan (Russia)

Force Majeure (Sweden)

Gett: The Trial of Vivian Amsalem (Israel)

Ida (Poland/Denmark)

Tangerines (Estonia)

Best Animated Feature

How to Train Your Dragon 2

Big Hero Six

The Book of Life

The Boxtrolls

The Lego Movie

Best Original Score

Jóhann Jóhannsson (Theory of Everything) – WINNER

Alexandre Desplat (The Imitation Game)

Trent Reznor, Atticus Ross (Gone Girl)

Antonio Sanchez (Birdman)

Hans Zimmer (Interstellar)

Best Original Song

Glory (Selma)

Big Eyes (Big Eyes)

Mercy Is (Noah)

Opportunity (Annie)

Yellow Flicker Beat (The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1)


Best Drama Series

The Affair 

Downton Abbey

Game of Thrones

The Good Wife

House of Cards

Best Comedy Series



Jane the Virgin

Orange is the New Black

Silicon Valley

Best Miniseries or TV Movie


True Detective

The Normal Heart

Olive Kitteridge

The Missing

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Best Actress in a Drama Series

Ruth Wilson (The Affair)

Claire Danes (Homeland)

Viola Davis (How to Get Away with Murder)

Julianna Marguiles (The Good Wife)

Robin Wright (House Of Cards)

Best Actor in a Drama Series

Kevin Spacey (House of Cards)

Clive Owen (The Knick)

Liev Schreiber (Ray Donovan)

James Spader (The Blacklist)

Dominic West (The Affair)

Best Actress in a Comedy Series

Gina Rodriguez (Jane the Virgin)

Lena Dunham (Girls)

Edie Falco (Nurse Jackie)

Julia Louis-Dreyfus (Veep)

Taylor Schilling (Orange is the New Black)

Best Actor in a Comedy Series

Jeffrey Tambor (Transparent)

Louis CK (Louie)

Don Cheadle (House of Lies)

Ricky Gervais (Derek)

William H. Macy (Shameless)


Best Actor in a Limited Series

Billy Bob Thornton (Fargo) 

Martin Freeman (Fargo)

Woody Harrelson (True Detective)

Matthew McConaughey (True Detective)

Mark Ruffalo (The Normal Heart)

Best Actress in a Limited Series

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 Supporting Actress

Joanne Froggatt (Downton Abbey)

Uzo Aduba (Orange is the New Black)

Kathy Bates (American Horror Story: Freak Show)

Allison Janney (Mom)

Michelle Monaghan (True Detective)

Best Supporting Actor

Matt Bomer (The Normal Heart)

Alan Cumming (The Good Wife)

Colin Hanks (Fargo)

Bill Murray (Oliver Kitteridge)

Jon Voight (Ray Donovan)

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