Richard Linklater and IFC’s Jonathan Sehring took the stage Sunday night beaming as they accepted the Golden Globe for Best Picture, Drama for Boyhood – the passion project Linklater called “the biggest leap of faith in film history.”
Linklater wrote and directed the coming-of-age tale over the course of 12 years, tapping youngster Ellar Coltrane to anchor the unusual film. Sunday night the little indie that could won Patricia Arquette the Golden Globe for Best Supporting Actress, while Linklater also took home Best Director honors. Co-star Ethan Hawke, in attendance with Boyhood stars Coltrane and Lorelai Linklater, was also nominated for Best Supporting Actor.
Boyhood beat out Foxcatcher (Sony Classics), The Imitation Game (The Weinstein Co.), Selma (Paramount), and The Theory Of Everything (Focus Features) for the top honor Sunday night. Coincidentally, all four of its competitors are fact-based films in a year that’s seen a number of true tale…
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