Golden Globes: 'Whiplash's' J.K. Simmons Captures the Night's First Award

January 12, 2015 1:24 AM

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Golden Globes: 'Whiplash's' J.K. Simmons Captures the Night's First Award

J. K. Simmons took home the first trophy at the 2015 Golden Globe Awards, earning best supporting actor in a motion picture for Whiplash, in which he plays a tyrannical music teacher. He thanked the movie's young director, Damien Chazelle, "for the opportunity to be this guy" and the movie's star Miles Teller, who "inspired me every day to want to scream at him and hit him in the face."

Tina Fey and Amy Poehler, as the returning hosts, kicked off the evening, with Fey noting, "Tonight we celebrate all the great TV shows that we know and love as well as all the movies North Korea was OK with," as Poehler cracked that Into the Woods includes Sleeping Beauty, who "just thought she was...

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