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The Best Bits From Last Night’s Golden Globes!!

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It was another star studded night in Beverly Hills for the 2015 Golden Globes ceremony, celebrating the best in movie and tv over the past year. Hosted by Amy Poehler and Tina Fey again, there was plenty to love about the shindig, not least of all the opening speech by the duo, back by popular demand after their previous stint at hosting.

With most of the bookies favourites scooping the big awards, there were very few surprises on the night for the best movies of 2014. The big upsets came for some of the tv series that were expected to do well, with True Detective a notable entrant that was overlooked. Matthew McConaughey was hotly tipped to continue his McConnaissance, but lost out to Billy Bob Thornton for Fargo in the best actor in a miniseries or television film, while Fargo itself beat out the likes of True Detective and The Missing.

Maggie Gyllenhaal, Joanne Froggatt and Matt Bomer also picked up awards for their work in tv, as did Kevin Spacey for House of Cards and Ruth Wilson for The Affair in the drama categories. The Affair won a very strong tv drama category that also had Game of Thrones, House of Cards, The Good Wife and Downton Abbey shortlisted.

George Clooney melted a few more hearts when he accepted the Cecile B DeMille lifetime achievement award and seemed to only have eyes for his new bride Amal Almuddin who looked stunning in her Dior gown.

SoSueMe had our own Sam staying up til all hours live blogging the red carpet fashion, which you can check out on the Facebook page. (Spoiler alert, the big winners were J-Lo, Channing and Jenna Tatum, Kate Hudson and Sienna Miller)

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Boyhood scooped the coveted double of best movie (drama), along with best director for Richard Linklater. It also bagged an award for best supporting actress for Patricia Arquette, and the movie will now surely be the odds on favourite come Oscars night.

Bill Hader and Kristen Wiig made a strong case for hosting the show next year with the few minutes they had of screentime for presenting the award for best screenplay which went to Birdman.

Speaking of Birdman, Michael Keaton made an emotional speech thanking his son when he won the award for best actor in a musical or comedy for the movie, incredibly just his second live-action role since 1992, when he last donned the cape and cowl for Batman Returns.

Eddie Redmayne and Julianne Moore won for the awards for acting in dramatic roles for The Theory of everything and Still Alice respectively. Amy Adams won best actress in a musical or comedy for Big Eyes, the latest Tim Burton movie (shockingly, not starring Johnny Depp), while The Grand Budapest Hotel won for best musical or comedy outright.


Finally, JK Simmons, who most of you know as that guy from that thing, won best supporting actor in a dramatic role for Whiplash, one of the finest movies of the year (check out my review during the week!)

That was it, a controversy-free (mostly…we can overlook the Bill Cosby comments) Golden Globes that has put us firmly in the mood for Oscars night in a few weeks time. Let us know wwhat your highs and lows were from the ceremony, and catch all the highlights tonight on RTE 2 at 8.10pm!


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