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Broadway's Big Golden Globe Wins Include Best Actress Awards for Maggie Gyllenhaal and Ruth Wilson

Disney’s adaptation of Stephen Sondheim’s ”Into the Woods” went home empty-handed.

Maggie Gyllenhaal was among the theater veterans recognized at the 72nd annual Golden Globe Awards.
Maggie Gyllenhaal was among the theater veterans recognized at the 72nd annual Golden Globe Awards.
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Tonight's 72nd annual Golden Globe Awards recognized a host of artists for excellence in the film industry. The event, which was broadcast live on NBC beginning at 8pm this evening, was hosted by comedians Amy Poehler and Tina Fey for the third year running. Due to the overlap in the theater and film worlds, several of our Broadway favorites were on the list of winners.

Broadway veterans recognized for their film work in the past year included several actors who have appeared on the Great White Way during the 2014-15 season, such as Maggie Gyllenhaal (The Real Thing), who won the award for Best Actress in a TV Miniseries or Movie for The Honorable Woman, and Ruth Wilson (Constellations), who won the Lead Actress in a TV Drama award for The Affair.

Other theater favorites who took home awards included Amy Adams (Shakespeare in the Park's Into the Woods), winning Best Actress in a Comedy for Big Eyes; J.K. Simmons (Laughter on the 23rd Floor), winning Best Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture for Whiplash; Tony winner Kevin Spacey (A Moon for the Misbegotten), winning Best Lead Actor in a TV Drama for House of Cards; Tony winner Eddie Redmayne (Red), winning Lead Actor in a Motion Picture Drama for The Theory of Everything; and Julianne Moore (The Vertical Hour), winning Best Lead Actress in a Motion Picture Drama for Still Alice. In addition, Broadway veteran Jeffrey Tambor (Glengarry Glen Ross) won Lead Actor in a TV Comedy for Transparent, with the Amazon comedy also snagging the Best TV Comedy or Musical award.

The television adaptation of Larry Kramer's The Normal Heart was recognized with one award, for Matt Bomer, who won for Best Supporting Actor in a Series, Miniseries, or TV Movie. Another theater-adjacent film, Birdman, which follows a movie star who hopes to revive his career with a stint on the Great White Way, had a good night, taking home the award for Best Screenplay and Best Actor for Michael Keaton.

Disney's Into the Woods, a film adaptation of Stephen Sondheim's Tony-winning musical lost in all three of the categories for which it was nominated, including nods for lead actress Emily Blunt and supporting actress Meryl Streep as well as Best Comedy or Musical.

For the full list of 2015 Golden Globe Award winners, click here.