Of the actresses nominated for the 2015 Golden Globe for Best Actress in a Comedy or Musical, all have won at least one Golden Globe with the exception of Quvenzhané Wallis — and she's only 11 years old, so I'm gonna give her a break on this one. While those nominated for comedies and musicals at the Golden Globes tend to be passed over when it comes to the big acting awards at the Oscars, this is obviously a very talented set of women. So, who took home the gold? Amy Adams won the Golden Globe for Best Actress in a Comedy or Musical for her work in Big Eyes.
Up against Adams in the running was Emily Blunt for Into the Woods, Helen Mirren for The Hundred-Foot Journey, Julianne Moore for Maps to the Stars, and Quvenzhané Wallis for Annie. There wasn't a clear front-runner in this category as there was in some of the others, but according to Indie Wire, the race was between Blunt and Adams. Newsday went along with that idea explaining, "Blunt will come out on top, if only because Adams — who plays Margaret Keane with subtlety and sensitivity — won this very category last year for American Hustle," while Vegas oddsmakers, Bovada, suggested Adams would win back in December. There were strong arguments to be made for both of these women, but in the end Adams came out on top.
Accepting the award, Adams made a point to thanks all of the women nominated along with her in a perfectly feminist and inspiring speech. She called her fellow nominees "wonderful female role models" for her four-year-old daughter. And also brought up her character from Big Eyes saying,
I feel so fortunate to be here, and fortunate to play Margaret Keane, a woman who had such a quiet voice and such a strong heart and such a strong artistic vision and ultimately was able to use her voice. I’m lucky because I get to stand here tonight with a man who stands besides me, Darren, who would never silence my voice.
Check out Amy Adams' full speech below: