Of this year’s six film winners in the Golden Globe acting categories, two were first-time nominees — Best Drama Actor Eddie Redmayne (“The Theory of Everything“), and Supporting Actor J.K. Simmons (“Whiplash) — and two more — Supporting Actress Patricia Arquette (“Boyhood“) and Comedy/Musical Actor Michael Keaton (“Birdman“) — had contended only on the TV side
This was the second overall competitive win for both leading actresses — Julianne Moore (“Still Alice“) on the drama side and Amy Adams (“Big Eyes“) for comedy/musical. Moore also shared in a special prize for the cast of “Short Cuts” in 1993.
Below, 10 more facts, stats and records regarding the film categories at Sunday’s ceremony.
Two in a row
Adams has now won Best Comedy/Musical Actress two years running. She prevailed last time for “American Hustle.” The last time an actress won this category two years in a row was 30 years ago: Kathleen Turner (“Romancing the Stone,” 1984; “Prizzi’s Honor,” 1985).
Three studios led with three apiece — Fox Searchlight, IFC Films and Sony Classics. Other winners were Focus Featuers (2), Paramount (1), Twentieth Century Fox (1), and The Weinstein Company (1).
Drama Actor & Oscars
Eddie Redmayne should feel great about his Academy Awards chances. In the past 70 years, only three men have prevailed here as Best Drama Actor here and failed to reap an Oscar bid: Anthony Franciosa (Career,” 1959); Omar Sharif (“Doctor Zhivago,” 1965) and Jim Carrey (“The Truman Show,” 1998). And eight of the past 14 Globe champs in this category — including Matthew McConaughey (“Dallas Buyers Club” last year — went on to win the Oscar.
Drama Actress & Oscars
The same goes for Moore as only two Globe Drama Actress champs were then snubbed by academy voters. There were unusual circumstances, however. In 1988, Shirley MacLaine (“Madame Sousatzka) tied at the Globes with two other actresses (Jodie Foster, Sigourney Weaver) that did earn Oscar nominations. And in 2008, Kate Winslet (“Revolutionary Road”) won the Oscar for “The Reader” instead. Nine of the previous 14 Globe winners in this category triumphed at the Academy Awards, including last year’s Cate Blanchett (“Blue Jasmine”). This should be excellent news for Sunday’s champ Julianne Moore.
Supporting Actor & Oscars
And good news for Simmons too. While the early days of the Golden Globes did not predict Supporting Actor very well, the past 38 Globe champs have earned Oscar bids. The most recent seven winners – Javier Bardem, Heath Ledger, Christoph Waltz (twice), Christian Bale, Christopher Plummer, and Jared Leto – all repeated at the Oscars.
Supporting Actress & Oscars
Likewise, for Arquette. Four of the first 34 Supporting Actress champs were spurned by the Oscars but the last 37 Globe winners have gone on to contend at the Oscars. Five of the past six (Winslet in lead, Mo’Nique, Melissa Leo, Octavia Spencer, and Anne Hathaway) also prevailed at the Academy Awards. Last year’s champ Jennifer Lawrence (“American Hustle”) lost out to Lupita Nyong’o (“12 Years a Slave”) but did receive a nomination.
End of a streak
Christoph Waltz had never lost at the Globes before Sunday. He had won Best Supporting Actor twice: “Inglourious Basterds” (2009) and “Django Unchained” (2012). He contended this year for Best Comedy/Musical Actor for “Big Eyes.”
Most nominations/wins (and losses)
Meryl Streep is the all-time Globe winner with eight trophies and the all-time leader in acting nominations with 29. Her defeat this year for her supporting role in “Into the Woods” also gives her the most losses at 21.
These film nominees are still looking for their first Globe wins: Benedict Cumberbatch, Ralph Fiennes, Jake Gyllenhaal, Ethan Hawke, Felicity Jones, Keira Knightley, David Oyelowo, Rosamund Pike, Mark Ruffalo, Emma Stone, and Quvenzhane Wallis.