Golden Globes show opens, 'Birdman' eyes glory

LOS ANGELES: The 72nd Golden Globes show opened Sunday with dark comedy “Birdman” leading nominations but many other contenders in the running at the first major show of Hollywood’s annual awards season.

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Comedy duo Tina Fey and Amy Poehler were hosting the show at the Beverly Hilton hotel, attended by Tinseltown’s finest, for the third straight year.

“Birdman” has the most nominations with seven, followed by coming-of-age drama “Boyhood” and Nazi code-breaking thriller “The Imitation Game” with five apiece.

Simmons wins best supporting film actor for ‘Whiplash’

J.K. Simmons won the first award handed out at the Golden Globes Sunday, the best supporting film actor prize for his turn as a brutal music teacher in “Whiplash.”

Simmons beat Robert Duvall (“The Judge”), Ethan Hawke (“Boyhood”), Edward Norton (“Birdman”) and Mark Ruffalo (“Foxcatcher”).

Simmons paid tribute to co-star Miles Teller, calling him “a young actor of such maturity and brilliance that he inspired me every day to want to scream at him and hit him in the face.”

“Whiplash” tells the story of a young jazz drummer (Teller) enrolled at a music conservatory, where he is mentored by an extremely demanding instructor (Simmons)- AFP

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Golden Globes show opens, 'Birdman' eyes glory

by Anees Hanif