Well, the Globes gave us some surprises and snubs tonight, namely in awarding The Grand Budapest Hotel Best Picture Comedy/Musical, while giving Birdman screenplay and actor trophies. They also gave Boyhood what was expected of them, tapping it for Picture Drama, Director and Supporting Actress, and handed some unexpected wins to Leviathan and How to Train Your Dragon 2 in Animated and Foreign Language Film. I only went 7 for 14 this year, which I believe is worse than I fared last time. I'm sorry, but I just refuse to accept that anyone could possibly see The Theory of Everything as a good movie and give it two undeserved, horrible wins.
BEST PICTURE- DRAMA: Boyhood
BEST PICTURE- COMEDY/MUSICAL: The Grand Budapest Hotel
BEST DIRECTOR: Richard Linklator, Boyhood
BEST ACTOR- DRAMA: Eddie Redmayne, The Theory of Everything
BEST ACTRESS- DRAMA: Julianne Moore, Still Alice
BEST ACTOR- COMEDY/MUSICAL: Michael Keaton, Birdman
BEST ACTRESS- COMEDY/MUSICAL: Amy Adams, Big Eyes
BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR: J.K. Simmons, Whiplash
BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS: Patricia Arquette, Boyhood
BEST SCREENPLAY: Birdman
BEST ANIMATED FEATURE: How to Train Your Dragon 2
BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM: Leviathan
BEST SONG: "Glory" John Legend & Common, Selma
BEST SCORE: The Theory of Everything
What this means for the Oscars is that our four acting winners are practically locked unless one of them gets snubbed on nomination morning. Expect to see Simmons, Arquette, Keaton and Moore stroll to the various podiums between now and Oscar night. I also don't see how Boyhood loses Picture or Director, but the Producers Guild award is the best signifier for that race. Basically, the top six Oscars are already set in stone, which is going to make this a very boring awards season going forward. As for the show tonight, it was okay, but it was Tina and Amy's weakest hosting stint by far, and as usual, the TV winners were all more exciting, since they went for a lot of first season shows. If I learned one thing about the Globes tonight, it's that the new HFPA thinks it has to pick the critics favorite in Drama, but may very well go with their heart in Comedy, so that's something to remember next year.