2015 Golden Globes winners

By Melissa Platero, CCNN Writer

Celebrities gathered for the Golden Globes at The Beverly Hilton in Los Angeles.

At the 2015 Golden Globes on Sunday, co-hosts Tina Fey and Amy Poehler returned for a third round of award-worthy jokes, before top television and movie honors went to the likes of Birdman, Amy Adams, and How to Train Your Dragon 2.

Following last month’s Sony Pictures hack over the action-comedy movie The Interview, where comedians Seth Rogen and James Franco assassinate North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un, Fey and Poehler poked fun at the Golden Globes for honoring “all the movies North Korea was OK with”. They also congratulated George Clooney for receiving that lifetime achievement award that night, not for his acting talent but because he was lucky enough to marry human-rights lawyer Amal Alamuddin.

The awards for Best Drama, Best Director, and Best Supporting Actress in motion pictures were all won by Boyhood, a coming-of-age drama actually filmed over a 12-year period as a young boy and his older sister grow up. Amy Adams scored Best Actress for her performance in Tim Burton’s Big Eyes, a true story comedy-drama where she plays American artist Margaret Keane, who accused then-husband Walter Keane (Christoph Waltz) of stealing credit for her paintings. Best Actor was given to Eddie Redmayne for his portrayal of physicist Stephen Hawking in The Theory of Everything. Then, Best Animated Feature went to How to Train Your Dragon 2, the DreamWorks sequel about Viking teen Hiccup and his adventures with Toothless the dragon.

In television, the political drama House of Cards continued its yearly domination, with Kevin Spacey snagging Best Actor in a TV Drama. Crime comedy thriller Fargo won for Best Miniseries or TV Show, and its lead Billy Bob Thornton was crowned Best Actor in the same category.

Images courtesy of Golden Globes Facebook.