The civil-rights drama which received several nominations for its director Ava DuVernay and star David Oyelowo took home just one trophy, winning best original song for John Legend and Common’s song “Glory.” The Oprah Winfrey and Brad Pitt produced film, which documents Martin Luther King Jr.’s historic march from Selma to Montgomery in 1965 earned four major nominations, but lost in the best drama category, which went to “Boyhood.”
Oyelowo, who was nominated for best actor in a drama lost to Eddie Redmayne for the film “The Theory of Everything” and DuVernay lost in the directing category to “Boyhood” helmer Richard Linklater. The annual Golden Globes which kick starts award season was held at he Beverly Hilton hotel in Beverly Hills, CA and co-hosted by comedians Amy Poehler and Tina Fey for the third consecutive time. The duo wasted no time in joking about Hollywood’s most sensitive subjects: the hacking of Sony Pictures over “The Interview,” and the sexual assault allegations against Bill Cosby and also mocked several celebrities in the audience.
Lupita at the Golden Globes
Golden Globe co-hosts Tina and Amy
Actor J. K. Simmons earned a best supporting actor accolade his portrayal of a ruthless music instructor in “Whiplash.” Julianne Moore won the best actress in a drama prize for her work in “Still Alice,” about a woman afflicted with Alzheimer’s disease and Amy Adams earned the best actress accolade in a movie comedy for “Big Eyes.” The DreamWorks sequel “How to Train Your Dragon 2″ took best animated film over “The Lego Movie” while the Russian film “Leviathan” took best foreign language film.
Director Ava DuVernay
Common and John Legend on stage at the Beverly Hilton – Paul DrinkwaterNBC
The Cecil B. DeMille Award, an honorary Golden Globe Award bestowed by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association for outstanding contributions to the world of entertainment, went to 53-year-old George Clooney for his lifetime service to entertainment. Produced annually by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, last year’s Golden Globes award drew 20.9 million viewers, the most since 2004.
Samantha Ofole-Prince is an entertainment industry specialist and contributes to Trendy Africa Magazine from Los Angeles. photos courtesy of Royalty Image/Paul Drinkwater/NBC