CalArts’ alumni earned top honors at the 70th Annual Golden Globes ceremony Sunday night in Beverly Hills, with the journalists of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association celebrating the work of film and television actors, writers, directors and composers.
Two School of Theater alumni — Ed Harris (Theater BFA 75) and Don Cheadle (Theater BFA 86) — both won awards for their acting performances on television; and the winning Animated Feature Film, Brave, was directed by Mark Andrews (Film/Video BFA 93) and Brenda Chapman (Film/Video BFA 87).
Ed Harris won the Golden Globe for the Best Performance by an actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for Television for his work in Game Change, the HBO movie that tracked John McCain’s (Harris) and Sarah Palin’s (Julianne Moore) 2008 White House bid. This was Harris’ second win. He took home a Golden Globe in 1999 for Best Supporting Actor in a movie for The Truman Show.
Because of the expansive nature of the category, Harris was in a diverse set of nominees, including Max Greenfield (New Girl), Danny Huston (Magic City), Mandy Patinkin (Homeland) and Eric Stonestreet (Modern Family).
Don Cheadle, who stars in the Showtime series House of Lies, won the Golden Globe for Best Actor in a Comedy Series, beating out other cable and network performers Jim Parsons (Big Bang Theory), Alec Baldwin (30 Rock), Matt LeBlanc (Episodes) and Louis C.K. (Louis).
In the Best Animated Feature category, four of the five films were directed by CalArts alumni: In addition to Brave, the category’s nominees included Frankenweenie by Tim Burton (Film/Video 79); Hotel Transylvania by Genndy Tartakovsky (Film/Video 92); and Wreck-It Ralph by Rich Moore (Film/Video BFA 87).