Eddie Redmayne wins Best Actor at Golden Globes

Eddie Redmayne and wife, Hannah

Eddie Redmayne and wife, Hannah

'Boyhood', 'The Affair' and 'Transparent' are the big winners at the Golden Globe Awards, with Eddie Redmayne also winning the Best Actor (Drama) prize for 'The Theory of Everything'.

'Boyhood', 'The Affair' and 'Transparent' were the big winners at the Golden Globe Awards in Los Angeles last night (11.01.15).

The coming-of-age drama film, 'Boyhood', beat off competition from 'The Theory of Everything' and 'Foxcatcher' to be named Best Motion Picture (Drama), with Richard Linklater scooping the prize for Best Director and Patricia Arquette for Best Supporting Actress thanks to their involvement in the movie.

Eddie Redmayne, 33, won the Best Actor (Drama) award for his moving portrayal of Professor Stephen Hawking in 'The Theory of Everything' - which also won in the Best Original Score category - which he described as "a huge privilege."

He said: "Stephen, Jane, Jonathan and the Hawking family allowed us into their lives and entrusted us with their story, and getting to spend time with Stephen Hawking, who despite all of the obstacles put in his way has lived passionately and fully and with great humour, was one of the great, great honours of my life.

"Hannah, my wife, of about, a couple of weeks ago, we had to cut our honeymoon short to come to Los Angeles so I promised the sunshine, I thank you."

Elsewhere in the ceremony - which was presented by Tina Fey and Amy Poehler - 'Birdman' received two nods, with the writers being praised with the Best Screenplay award, and Michael Keaton, 63, winning Best Actor (Musical or Comedy).

In the television categories, drama 'The Affair' scooped the prize for Best TV Series (Drama) from fellow nominees 'House of Cards' and 'Game of Thrones', while Ruth Wilson picked up the Best Actress in a TV Series (Drama) award for her role in the show.

Comedy series 'Transparent' also received two wins, one for Best TV Series (Musical or Comedy), and a second award for Jeffrey Tambor who was praised with the Best Actor in a TV Series (Musical or Comedy) title.

One of the most unpredictable outcomes of the night came in the Best Actress in a TV Series (Musical or Comedy) in which 30-year-old star Gina Rodriguez picked up the prize for 'Jane the Virgin', beating off competition from Taylor Schilling and Lena Dunham.

In her emotional acceptance speech, in which she held back her tears, she said: "This award is so much more than myself. It represents a culture that wants to see themselves as heroes. My father used to tell me to say every morning: 'Today is going to be a great day. I can and I will.' Well, Dad. Today is a great day. I can and I did."

The full winners list from the Golden Globe Awards 2015:


Best Motion Picture (Drama)


Best Motion Picture (Musical or Comedy)

'The Grand Budapest Hotel'

Best Actor (Drama)

Eddie Redmayne - 'The Theory of Everything'

Best Actor (Musical or Comedy)

Michael Keaton - 'Birdman'

Best Actress (Drama)

Julianne Moore - 'Still Alice'

Best Actress (Musical or Comedy)

Amy Adams - 'Big Eyes'

Best Director

Richard Linklater - 'Boyhood'

Best Supporting Actor

JK Simmons - 'Whiplash'

Best Supporting Actress

Patricia Arquette - 'Boyhood'

Best Foreign Language Film


Best Screenplay

Alejandro González Iñárritu, Nicolás Giacobone, Alexander Dinelaris, Armando Bo - 'Birdman'

Best Original Score

Jóhann Jóhannsson - 'The Theory of Everything'

Best Original Song

'Glory' - 'Selma'

Best Animated Feature Film

How to Train Your Dragon 2


Best TV Series (Drama)

'The Affair'

Best Actress in a TV Series (Drama)

Ruth Wilson - 'The Affair'

Best Actor in a TV Series (Drama)

Kevin Spacey - 'House of Cards'

Best TV Series (Musical or Comedy)


Best Actress in a TV Series (Musical or Comedy)

Gina Rodriguez - 'Jane the Virgin'

Best Actor in a TV Series (Musical or Comedy)

Jeffrey Tambor - 'Transparent'

Best TV Movie or Mini-Series


Best Actress in a Mini-Series or TV Movie

Maggie Gyllenhaal - 'The Honorable Woman'

Best Actor in a Mini-Series or TV Movie

Billy Bob Thornton - 'Fargo'

Best Supporting Actress in Series (Mini-Series or TV Movie)

Joanne Froggatt - 'Downton Abbey'

Best Supporting Actor in a Series (Mini-Series or TV Movie)

Matt Bomer - 'The Normal Heart'

The Cecil B. DeMille Lifetime Achievement Award

George Clooney

The Theory of Everything

  • 3 stars
  • 2014
  • US/UK
  • 123 min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: James Marsh
  • Cast: Eddie Redmayne, Felicity Jones, Tom Prior
  • UK release: 1 January 2015

Stephen Hawking (Redmayne) and Jane Wilde (Jones) lock eyes at a university party, but their budding love affair is given a blow by his diagnosis of motor neurone disease. Redmayne is astonishingly good and Jones inspires sympathy and admiration, but the script is never really convincing.


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