Golden Globes Winners: Early Technical Glitch Led to Much Ado About Nothing

Golden Globes Julianne Moore Still AliceGolden Globes 2015: Julianne Moore in 'Still Alice.'

Golden Globes 2015 winners: Double nominee Julianne Moore tops Best Actress - Drama

The 2015 Golden Globes, held on Sunday, Jan. 11, were hosted by Tina Fey and Amy Poehler. Scroll down for the full list of Golden Globes 2015 nominations and winners.

The text below was posted prior to the announcement of the 2015 Golden Globe winners.

Golden Globes snafu

Now, following a snafu at the Golden Globes' website, some have been betting on Ava DuVernay's Selma for Best Picture - Drama and Rob Marshall's Into the Woods for Best Picture - Comedy or Musical. Even though the tech company handling the site's graphics has taken full responsibility for the glitch, asserting that the 2015 “winners” were chosen randomly from the pool of Golden Globe nominees. They just weren't supposed to go live online.

Those with short memories – and that's most people and news outlets out there – apparently don't recall that something similar happened in early 2009, when Anne Hathaway's name was found on the Golden Globes site as the year's Best Actress - Drama winner for her performance in Jonathan Demme's Rachel Getting Married. Much ado was made in the media about the technical snafu.

Much ado about nothing, as it turned out. The 2009 Golden Globe winner in that category was Kate Winslet for Sam Mendes' Revolutionary Road.

Julianne Moore: Golden Globes 2015 shoo-in

According to Ernst & Young LLP, the company that tabulates the Hollywood Foreign Press Association's ballots, only they know the identity of the winners of the 2015 Golden Globes. Fine. But expect Julianne Moore to take home at least one Golden Globe, anyways.

Moore has been nominated in the two Best Actress categories for Richard Glatzer and Wash Westmoreland's Still Alice (Drama) and David Cronenberg's Maps to the Stars (Comedy or Musical). The former also features Kristen Stewart, Kate Bosworth, Hunter Parrish, and Alec Baldwin; in the latter, Moore's co-stars are Robert Pattinson, Mia Wasikowska, John Cusack, and Carrie Fisher.

Golden Globes 2015 presenters

The long list of Golden Globes 2015 presenters includes eight-time Golden Globe winner Meryl Streep (in various categories):

  • Kramer vs. Kramer (1979).
  • The French Lieutenant's Woman (1981).
  • Sophie's Choice (1982).
  • Adaptation (2002).
  • Angels in America (2003).
  • The Devil Wears Prada (2006).
  • Julie & Julia (2009).
  • The Iron Lady (2011).

Plus veteran Jane Fonda, Best Actress - Drama Golden Globe winner for:

Other Golden Globes 2015 presenters:

Amy Adams. Paul Rudd. Channing Tatum. Naomi Watts. Colin Firth. Jamie Dornan. Jennifer Aniston. David Duchovny. Kristen Wiig. Lupita Nyong'o. Benedict Cumberbatch. Clive Owen. Harrison Ford (Cecil B. DeMille Award winner in 2002).

Bill Hader. Katie Holmes. Salma Hayek. Chris Pratt. Jeremy Renner. Katherine Heigl. Kate Hudson. Kate Beckinsale. Dakota Johnson. Adrien Brody. Anna Faris. Sienna Miller. Jared Leto. Adam Levine. Melissa McCarthy.

Gwyneth Paltrow. Lily Tomlin. Owen Wilson. Bryan Cranston. Vince Vaughn. Colin Farrell. Jennifer Lopez. Jack Black. Matthew McConaughey. Oprah Winfrey. Catherine Zeta-Jones. Seth Meyers. Robert Downey Jr. Kevin Hart. Former Golden Globes host Ricky Gervais.

Much ado about nothing

Update: As it turned out, Richard Linklater's Boyhood – not Selma – was selected as the year's (English-language) Best Motion Picture - Drama. Wes Anderson's The Grand Budapest Hotel – not Into the Woods – was the year's Best Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical.

Expect much more ado about nothing when absolutely nothing of any significance happens – but media pundits create a furore anyhow because, well, they need them eyeballs and clicks.

Golden Globes Amy Adams Big EyesGolden Globes 2015 winner: Amy Adams in 'Big Eyes.'

Golden Globes 2015 winners and nominations - Motion Pictures

Best Motion Picture - Drama
* Boyhood, directed by Richard Linklater.
Foxcatcher, directed by Bennett Miller.
The Imitation Game, directed by Morten Tyldum.
Selma, directed by Ava DuVernay.
The Theory of Everything, directed by James Marsh.

Best Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical
Birdman, directed by Alejandro González Iñárritu.
Into the Woods, directed by Rob Marshall.
* The Grand Budapest Hotel, directed by Wes Anderson.
Pride, directed by Matthew Warchus.
St. Vincent, directed by Theodore Melfi.

Best Foreign Language Film
Force Majeure / Turist (Sweden), directed by Ruben Östlund.
Gett: The Trial of Viviane Amsalem (Israel), directed by Ronit Elkabetz and Shlomi Elkabetz.
Ida (Poland / Denmark), directed by Pawel Pawlikowski.
* Leviathan (Russia), directed by Andrey Zvyagintsev.
Tangerines / Mandarinid (Estonia), directed by Zaza Urushadze.

Best Director
Wes Anderson, The Grand Budapest Hotel.
Ava DuVernay, Selma.
David Fincher, Gone Girl.
Alejandro González Iñárritu, Birdman.
* Richard Linklater, Boyhood.

Best Actress in a Motion Picture Drama
Jennifer Aniston, Cake.
Felicity Jones, The Theory of Everything.
* Julianne Moore, Still Alice.
Rosamund Pike, Gone Girl.
Reese Witherspoon, Wild.

Best Actor in a Motion Picture Drama
Steve Carell, Foxcatcher.
Benedict Cumberbatch, The Imitation Game.
Jake Gyllenhaal, Nightcrawler.
David Oyelowo, Selma.
* Eddie Redmayne, The Theory of Everything.

Best Actress in a Motion Picture Comedy or Musical
* Amy Adams, Big Eyes.
Emily Blunt, Into the Woods.
Helen Mirren, The Hundred-Foot Journey.
Julianne Moore, Maps to the Stars.
Quvenzhané Wallis, Annie.

Best Actor in a Motion Picture Comedy or Musical
Ralph Fiennes, The Grand Budapest Hotel.
* Michael Keaton, Birdman.
Bill Murray, St. Vincent.
Joaquin Phoenix, Inherent Vice.
Christoph Waltz, Big Eyes.

Best Supporting Actress
* Patricia Arquette, Boyhood.
Jessica Chastain, A Most Violent Year.
Keira Knightley, The Imitation Game.
Emma Stone, Birdman.
Meryl Streep, Into the Woods.

Best Supporting Actor
Robert Duvall, The Judge.
Ethan Hawke, Boyhood.
Edward Norton, Birdman.
Mark Ruffalo, Foxcatcher.
* J.K. Simmons, Whiplash.

Best Screenplay
Wes Anderson, The Grand Budapest Hotel.
Gillian Flynn, Gone Girl.
* Alejandro González Iñárritu, Nicolás Giacobone, Alexander Dinelaris, Armando Bo, Birdman.
Richard Linklater, Boyhood.
Graham Moore, The Imitation Game.

Best Animated Feature
Big Hero 6, directed by Don Hall and Chris Williams.
The Book of Life, directed by Jorge R. Gutierrez.
The Boxtrolls, directed by Graham Annable and Anthony Stacchi.
The Lego Movie, directed by Phil Lord and Christopher Miller.
* How to Train Your Dragon 2, directed by Dean DeBlois.

Best Original Score
* Jóhann Jóhannsson, The Theory of Everything.
Alexandre Desplat, The Imitation Game.
Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross, Gone Girl.
Antonio Sanchez, Birdman.
Hans Zimmer, Interstellar.

Best Song
“Big Eyes,” by Lana Del Ray, Big Eyes.
* “Glory,” by John Legend and Common, Selma.
“Mercy Is,” by Patti Smith and Lenny Kaye, Noah.
“Opportunity,” by Greg Kurstin, Sia Furler and Will Gluck, Annie.
“Yellow Flicker Beat,” by Lorde, The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1.

Cecil B. DeMille Award: George Clooney.

Golden Globes 2015 winners and nominations - Television

Best Made-for-Television Movie or Miniseries
The Normal Heart, directed by Ryan Murphy.
True Detective, directed by Cary Joji Fukunaga and Justin Lin.
Olive Kitteridge, directed by Lisa Cholodenko.
* Fargo, directed by various.
The Missing, directed by Tom Shankland.

Best Actress in a Made-for-Television Movie or Miniseries
* Maggie Gyllenhaal, The Honorable Woman.
Jessica Lange, American Horror Story: Freak Show.
Frances McDormand, Olive Kitteridge.
Frances O'Connor, The Missing.
Allison Tolman, Fargo.

Best Actor in a Made-for-Television Movie or Miniseries
Martin Freeman, Fargo.
Woody Harrelson, True Detective.
Matthew McConaughey, True Detective.
Mark Ruffalo, The Normal Heart.
* Billy Bob Thornton, Fargo.

Best Television Series - Comedy or Musical
Orange Is the New Black.
* Transparent.
Silicon Valley.
Jane the Virgin.

Best Actor in a Television Series - Comedy or Musical
Louis C.K., Louie.
Don Cheadle, House of Lies.
Ricky Gervais, Derek.
William H. Macy, Shameless.
* Jeffrey Tambor, Transparent.

Best Actress in a Television Series - Comedy or Musical
Lena Dunham, Girls.
Edie Falco, Nurse Jackie.
* Gina Rodriguez, Jane the Virgin.
Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Veep.
Taylor Schilling, Orange Is the New Black.

Best Television Series - Drama
* The Affair.
Downton Abbey.
Game of Thrones.
The Good Wife.
House of Cards.

Best Actress in a Television Series - Drama
Claire Danes, Homeland.
Viola Davis, How to Get Away with Murder.
Julianna Margulies, The Good Wife.
* Ruth Wilson, The Affair.
Robin Wright, House of Cards.

Best Actor in a Television Series - Drama
Clive Owen, The Knick.
Liev Schreiber, Ray Donovan.
* Kevin Spacey, House of Cards.
James Spader, The Blacklist.
Dominic West, The Affair.

Best Supporting Actress in a Series, Miniseries, or Motion Picture Made for Television
Uzo Aduba, Orange Is the New Black.
Kathy Bates, American Horror Story: Freak Show.
* Joanne Froggatt, Downton Abbey.
Allison Janney, Mom.
Michelle Monaghan, True Detective.

Best Supporting Actor in a Series, Miniseries, or Motion Picture Made for Television
* Matt Bomer, The Normal Heart.
Alan Cumming, The Good Wife.
Colin Hanks, Fargo.
Bill Murray, Olive Kitteridge.
Jon Voight, Ray Donovan.


List of Golden Globes 2015 nominees via the Golden Globes website.

Image of Golden Globes 2015 double nominee Julianne Moore in Still Alice: Sony Pictures Classics.

Golden Globes winner Amy Adams Big Eyes image: The Weinstein Company.

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