2015 Golden Globes

Tuesday, February 3rd, 2015

The 72nd Golden Globes took place in Los Angeles a few weeks ago with hosts Amy Poehler and Tina Fey. Since it was the comedians supposedly last time hosting the awards, most viewers expected it to go out with a bang. Overall, most Americans and fellow CHS students thought that the award show did, in fact, go out with a bang. From the hostesses’ hysterical and political jokes to moving speeches made by the winners, it is clear that this year’s Golden Globes was something to remember.

At CHS, students watch award shows like the Golden Globes and find the speeches and the actor’s hard work truly inspiring. Avery Pedell, an aspiring actress and sophomore, says, “seeing the acceptance speeches definitely inspires me to not only want to be a better actress, but also to appreciate other actors and their work.” Even when she was younger, the award shows led her imagination run wild with how her future may turn out, “like any young artist, I used to make up acceptance speeches for the day I hoped to win a big award.” Avery continues by talking about how the actor’s real personality shines through in their speeches and how this year at the Golden Globes did that, “Amy Adams' [speech] at this year's Golden Globes for Big Eyes...really stuck out to me and and I [continue] to remember them because they show how real the actors are.” She adds, “I hope that someday I get the chance to deliver a speech like that for myself among a community of people who have all worked very hard and are all well deserving of recognition for their work,” these speeches remind Avery of her dream to become a successful actress and what the award shows are really about behind the entertaining hosts and high fashion, recognizing dedicated actors and actresses in work they are genuinely passionate about.

Winners of the big night include:

Best Drama Motion Picture- Boyhood

Best Musical or Comedy Motion Picture- The Grand Budapest Hotel

Best Actor in a Drama Motion Picture- Eddie Redmayne (The Theory of Everything)

Best Actress in a Drama Motion Picture- Julianne Moore (Still Alice)

Best Actor in a Comedy or Musical Picture- Michael Keaton (Birdman)

Best Actress in a Comedy or Musical Picture- Amy Adams (Big Eyes)

Best Television Series (Drama)- The Affair

Best Television Series (Comedy or Musical)- Transparent

Golden globes