Julianne Moore won a Golden Globe award for Best Actress in a Drama for her role in Still Alice. In the film, Moore plays a professor at Columbia University with diagnosed early onset Alzheimer’s disease. Still Alice was based on Lisa Genova’s novel from 2007. The film was called “magisterial” by the Telegraph’s film critic.
Moore, 54, beat fellow nominees Felicity Jones, Rosamund Pike, Jennifer Aniston and Reese Witherspoon for the award. Moore was also nominated for the Best Actress in a Comedy or Musical category for her role in Maps to the Stars, but she was defeated by Amy Adams for her role in Big Eyes.
In her speech, Moore thanked the film’s cast and crew.
“My mother always told me that a happy person was someone who had work and love,” she said.
She also said that Lisa Genova, the book’s author, told her during their first meeting that “no one wanted to make a movie about a middle-aged woman.”
Julianne Moore also won a Golden Globe for Best Performance by an Actress in a Mini-Series or a Motion Picture Made for Television back in 2013, for her role in Game Change. She also took part in the Best Ensemble Cast award for Short Cuts by Robert Altman, released in 1994, according to the special citation from the Hollywood Foreign Press Association. This is second Golden Globe award for Moore.
The Telegraph’s film critic Tim Robey wrote a five-star review of Still Alice.
“Her close-ups are minutely calibrated, even by this actress’s celebrated, unshowy standards. The increments of the performance are tiny marvels. It’s these that make the precipitous then-and-now [of this scene] shattering to behold,” he said.
“Their film will mean a lot to a lot of people – not just anyone whose life Alzheimer’s has affected, but anyone whom it could affect, ever,” he concluded.
In the backstage, Julianne Moore shared how she is going to celebrate her win.
“I’m going to eat a lot of potato chips. I have a couple of bags in my hotel room,” she said.
The award for the Best Actress in a Motion Picture – Drama went to Cate Blanchett last year for her performance in Blue Jasmine.
Who else won a Golden Globe besides great Julianne Moore, you can find out here on Huffington Post.