An Aussie movie, singer-songwriter and actress were hoping to take Golden Globes down under but were “robbed” on all three occasions.
The Lego Movie, made by Sydney-based Animal Logic and filmed almost entirely in Australia, hoped to win best animated feature film but lost to How To Train Your Dragon 2. Fans following the ceremony on Twitter were outraged.
The Lego movie got robbed
— BEST COAST (@best_coast) January 12, 2015
Sorry #TheLegoMovie, no #GoldenGlobes love pic.twitter.com/tNAB4Z8hPp — Aaron Couch (@AaronCouch) January 12, 2015
Aussie singer-songwriter Sia Furler missed out on the Globe for best original song in a motion picture for her tune ‘Opportunity’ in American musical comedy-drama remake, Annie. The film stars Australia’s Rose Byrne alongside Cameron Diaz and Jamie Foxx. The Globe went instead to John Legend and Common’s song, ‘Glory’ from the fim Selma instead.
‘I’ve got thick skin and an Elastic Heart’ – @Sia pic.twitter.com/RMC83YNUpe
— Sia Furler Source (@SiaFurlerSource) January 12, 2015
Perth-raised actress Frances O’Connor was nominated for best actress in a miniseries or TV movie for her performance as a mother destroyed by the abduction of her son, in The Missing. The award went instead to Maggie Gyllenhaal for The Honourable Woman.
@9NewsAUS @nbnnews ‘Not one big Aussie in sight.’ ? Frances O’Connor being nominated for best actress in a tv miniseries is a start. — Lelia (@lelial) January 12, 2015
The 72nd Golden Globes took place in Los Angeles on Sunday night, with hosts Tina Fey and Amy Poehler conducting proceedings for the third consecutive year. It was, the comics say, their last.
Richard Linklater’s film, Boyhood, won the coveted Golden Globe for best drama motion picture. The movie snatched two more Globes with Linklater winning best director and Patricia Arquette winning best supporting actress.
Less than 100 journalists from the Hollywood Foreign Press Association select the Golden Globe winners. A win at the Globes can provide a boost for an Oscars campaign. Approximately 6,000 members of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences vote on the Oscars.
Oscar nominations will be announced on 16 January.