Italian director Paolo Sorrentino picked up the Golden Globe for Best Foreign Language Film for ‘La Grande Belleza’.
After thanking the Hollywood Foreign Press and his friends and family, the director concluded his acceptance speech by saying: “Thank you to Italy. That’s a crazy country, but beautiful. Thank you very much.”
An exploration of the contradictions and beauty of Rome, ‘La Grande Bellezza’ was the big winner of last year’s European Film Awards, taking home four gongs – for best European director, actor, editor and best film.
Spike Jonze won Best Screenplay for his quirky romance ‘Her’, the story of a man who falls in love with the voice of his computer’s operating system, a critically acclaimed performance by Scarlett Johansson.
Meanwhile, Disney’s ‘Frozen, the adaptation of Hans Christian Andersen’s fairytale ‘The Snow Queen’, won Best Animated Film.
In the TV category, ‘Breaking Bad’ won the Golden Globe for Best Drama Series while ‘Brooklyn Nine-Nine’ took the gong in the comedy category.