Where You Can Watch The Golden Globe Winners On VOD
The biggest Hollywood party of the year, the Golden Globe Awards, took place in the early hours of this morning UK time. The event saw a number of 2014’s most popular movies and TV shows walk away with awards including the 12-year-long production Boyhood, the all-star comedy The Grand Budapest Hotel and the gripping political TV drama House Of Cards. Many of the winners are available to watch right now on video-on-demand via places like Sky, Amazon, Netflix and Tesco. Here is a list of where you can find them and see what all the fuss is about.
Richard Linklater’s Boyhood won the Golden Globe for Best Drama and Best Director on Sunday night. The remarkable film follows the youngest boy of a Texan family and his parents as they grow up and evolve throughout the noughties. It was shot over 12 years using the same cast (including Patricia Arquette, who also won the Best Supporting Actress award) to authentically capture the process of ageing. UK viewers can watch it right now on iTunes, Amazon and Tesco’s Blinkbox. They will also be able to buy and rent the film from Film 4oD, Virgin, EE, TalkTalk and from Monday January 19th.
The Grand Budapest Hotel
Wes Anderson’s Best Comedy winner tells the story a hotel concierge during the outbreak of war who becomes involved in a caper involving murder and stolen piece of art. You can watch the all-star cast of Ralph Fiennes, Owen Wilson, Bill Murray, Jeff Goldblum, Adrian Brody and many more in action on Sky Movies Premiere and NOW TV. The film is also available to buy and rent on all the major VOD providers such as Amazon, iTunes and Blinkbox as well as DVD and Blu Ray.
How To Train Your Dragon 2
Many people were surprised to see the Dreamworks animation beat out the acclaimed The Lego Movie to the Best Animated Film award. You can find out if the high-flying dragon adventure was really worth the Globe today by renting or purchasing it from iTunes, Amazon Prime Instant Video or Blinkbox. It is also available on DVD and Blu Ray.
The controversial Russian film about a family struggling to keep their home amid government corruption was a smash hit on the film festival circuit. Last night, it won the Golden Globe for Best Foreign Language Film. It’s currently available on the Curzon On Demand site and Tesco’s Blinkbox.
Picking up the Best Comedy Series award at the Golden Globes, Transparent was the endearing, sensitive and humorous story of a family in crisis when its patriarch played by Jeffrey Tambor, who won the Best Actor In A Comedy award, announces he’s a woman. The series was produced and released by Amazon Prime Instant Video and you can watch it in its entirety as a subscriber.
Fargo, the Best Mini-Series winning remake of the classic Coen Brothers movie of the same name, was shown on Sunday nights on Channel 4 in the United Kingdom earlier this year. If you missed it, and its actor Billy Bob Thornton’s Best Actor In A Mini-Series winning performance, you can currently find it on iTunes, Amazon and Blinkbox.
House Of Cards
Kevin Spacey walked away with the Best Actor In A TV Drama award for his calculated and menacing portrayal of Francis Underwood in House Of Cards. The series was made by Netflix, one of the very first shows ever produced by a VOD service, and is available to stream on there in full.
The Honorable Woman
BBC and Sundance co-produced this political drama that aired on BBC2 over the summer. Maggie Gyllenhaal stars and won the Golden Globe for Best Actress In A Mini-Series. Amazon has the series available to buy, as do Tesco via their Blinkbox service and Apple on their iTunes.
Joanne Froggatt’s tragic storyline in this season of Downton Abbey was a very emotional one and won her a Best Supporting Actress award. You can see it for yourself by checking out the British drama on iTunes, Amazon or Blinkbox. You can also stream this season’s Christmas special on ITV Player.
The Normal Heart
Downton Abbey wasn’t the only tragic storyline to win its actor a Golden Globe award this year. Matt Bomer’s heartbreaking turn as a dying AIDS activist won him the a gong for his turn in The Normal Heart. The TV movie starring Mark Rufallo, Julia Roberts and Jim Parsons showed on Sky Atlantic this summer. You can still see it on iTunes, Amazon and Blinkbox.