Italian director Paolo Sorrentino picked up the Golden Globe for Best Foreign Language Film for “La Grande Belleza”.
“Thank you. Thank you to the Hollywood Foreign Press.Thank you to my friends, Nicola, Umberto, Toni, Viola,
Daria, Davide, Luca. And thank you to my wife, Daniela and my children, Anna and Carlo. Thank you to Italy.
That’s a crazy country, but beautiful. Thank you very much,” said the director.
An exploration of the contradictions and beauty of Rome, “La Grande Bellezza” was the big winner of last year’s European Film Awards, taking home four gongs – for best European director, actor, editor and best film.
In other awards, Spike Jonze won Best Screenplay for his quirky romance “Her”, the story of a man who falls in love with the voice of his computer’s operating system, brilliantly performed by Scarlett Johansson.
Meanwhile, Disney’s “Frozen”, the adaptation of Hans Christian Andersen’s fairytale “The Snow Queen”, won Best Animated Film.
In the TV category, “Breaking Bad” won the Golden Globe for Best Drama Series while “Brooklyn Nine-Nine” took the gong in the comedy category.