Los Angeles: Richard Linklater's coming of age story 'Boyhood', which took 12-long years to complete, walked away with three major trophies at the 72nd Golden Globes -- including best motion picture- drama, director and supporting actress for Patricia Arquette.
In 'Boyhood', Linklater follows the growing up journey of a boy from the age seven to eighteen. The director wanted his film to be a reflection on childhood.
"This is a very personal film for me, but it became very personal to everybody who worked on it," he said, thanking the 450 cast members, who stuck with the project over the years.
Wes Anderson's quirky tale about a hotel concierge in 'The Grand Budapest Hotel' saw off competition from more recent releases like 'Birdman', 'Into The Woods', 'Pride' and 'St Vincent' to win the best film - musical or comedy trophy.
The Globes are a major indicator of how the Oscar winners list will play out, though unlike the former, best picture and actors nominees will fight it out in single categories for Hollywood's biggest awards.
Newly married Eddie Readmyne beat fan favourite Benedict Cumberbatch's portrayal of World War II British code breaker Alan Turing, to win the best actor - drama for playing famous physicist Stephen Hawking in 'The Theory of Everything'.
The actor thanked Hawking, director James Marsh and his wife Hannah Bagshawe, whom he apologised for cutting short their honeymoon to attend the awards.
Other nominees were Steve Carell (Foxcatcher), Jake Gyllenhaal (Nightcrawler) and David Oyelowo (Selma).
Julianne Moore's touching portrayal of a linguistics professor suffering with early onset of Alzheimer's disease won her the best actress - drama trophy.
"When she (Lisa Genova) wrote this book, she told me that no one wanted to make it into a movie because no one wanted to see a movie about a middle-aged woman. I want to thank the people that actually made the woman," she said.
Amy Adams walked away with her second consecutive Globe for her role as painter Margaret Keane in Tim Burton's real-life inspired film 'Big Eyes' in the comedy or musical category. She won last year for 'American Hustle'.
Michael Keaton won best actor (comedy or musical) award for playing a former Hollywood star, known for his superhero roles, trying to recapture his lost glory by directing a Broadway play.
This year saw a hattrick appearance by popular hosts Tina Fey and Amy Poehler.