‘Boyhood’, ‘The Grand Budapest Hotel’ take top prizes at Golden Globe Awards

Eddie Redmayne, Julianne Moore, Michael Keaton and Amy Adams all take home acting trophiess

Boyhood and The Grand Budapest Hotel took home the top film prizes at the Golden Globe Awards last night (January 11).

Boyhood, which director Richard Linklater shot in three-to-four day bursts over a period of 12 years, won the Best Motion Picture (Drama) award, while Wes Anderson’s The Grand Budapest Hotel was named Best Motion Picture (Musical or Comedy).

Boyhood also scored two more big wins in the film categories: Best Director for Linklater and Best Supporting Actress for Arquette.

British actor Eddie Redmayne took home the Best Actor (Drama) prize for his performance as Stephen Hawking in The Theory of Everything, while Michael Keaton won the Best Actor (Musical or Comedy) award for his depiction of a faded Hollywood actor on the comeback trail in Birdman.

Julianne Moore collected the Best Actress (Drama) trophy for her portrayal of a woman battling Alzheimer’s in Still Alice. Amy Adams won the Best Actress (Musical or Comedy) gong for her performance as downtrodden artist Margaret Keane in Tim Burton’s Big Eyes.

John Legend and Common’s ‘Glory’, taken from the film Selma, won the Best Original Song prize, beating off strong competition from Lorde’s ‘Yellow Flicker Beat’, Lana Del Rey’s ‘Big Eyes’, Sia’s ‘Opportunity’ and Patti Smith and Kronos Quartet’s ‘Mercy Is’.

In the TV categories, The Affair won the Drama Series prize and British actress Ruth Wilson was honoured for her starring role as a woman embarking on an extramarital affair. Amazon Studios’ Transparent won the Comedy or Musical Series prize and its star, Jeffrey Tambor, was lauded for his portrayal of a father who comes out as transgender to his family.

Fargo collected the TV Movie or Miniseries gong and Billy Bob Thornton’s lead performance in the 10-part drama inspired by the Coen Brothers’ film of the same name was honoured too.

House of Cards‘ Kevin Spacey, Downton Abbey‘s Joanne Froggatt and The Honourable Woman‘s Maggie Gyllenhaal also took home acting prizes in the TV categories. The 72nd Golden Globe Awards were held in Los Angeles last night (January 11), hosted by Tina Fey and Amy Poehler. Check out the full list of winners here.