LOS ANGELES – “Boyhood,” Richard Linklater’s coming-of-age drama about the childhood of a Texas boy, emerged as the big winner Sunday night at the 72nd Golden Globe Awards, taking the prizes for best picture, director and supporting actress.
The movie, shot one week annually for 12 years, has already won countless awards from film critics groups. Linklater noted how personal the film became for him over that time, voicing appreciation that moviegoers have connected to the film’s subject of family and parenting. He dedicated his director award to his parents and “to parents that are evolving everywhere, and families that are just passing through this world and doing their best.”
“I was just trying to make a film about growing up and parenting and it had to cover all those years to get what I wanted to express out of it,” Linklater said backstage. “To tell the story properly took 12 years.”
Wes Anderson’s “The Grand Budapest Hotel” won the award for best picture, comedy/musical. Surrounded by members of his cast, Anderson reeled off the foreign names of his collaborators on the largely German production after thanking the Hollywood Foreign Press Assn. members — another list of very foreign-sounding names — to much laughter.
Tina Fey and Amy Poehler, hosting for the third and what they maintain was the final time, skewered Hollywood vanity, ageism and the film “The Interview,” saving their most cutting jokes for last when they laid into Bill Cosby in a bit that began with an “Into the Woods” riff (“Sleeping Beauty just thought she was getting coffee with Bill Cosby”) and ended with the two imitating the embattled comedian’s trademark cadence. (“I put the pills in the people!”)