12 years later, ‘boyhood’ takes home the golden globes’ top prize

Richard Linklater’s dedication is beginning to pay off.

“Boyhood” nabbed the top prize of the 2015 Golden Globes, taking home the award for Best Motion Picture, Drama. The film, which was filmed over a span of 12 years, was nominated alongside “Foxcatcher,” “The Imitation Game,” “The Theory of Everything,” and frontrunner “Selma.”

“When [Linklater] came to us 14 years ago with this project we said yes because the man is such humanity,” said Jonathan Searing, president of IFC Films, accepting the Globe. “He’s so humble. He put so much of his own life into this movie. It’s all Richard.”

“Boyhood” has been praised for its innovative and beautifully nuanced approach to storytelling. The film focuses primarily on Mason, played by Ellar Coltrane, who was 7-years-old when filming began. Through Mason, we peer in to the lives of his sister and divorced parents, played by Ethan Hawke and Patricia Arquette, as they live their ordinary lives.

Most impressively, Linklater worked on the film for over 12 years, three to four days at a time. This may be one of the reasons it edged out the politically powerful film “Selma” during the big show.

Now, let’s all celebrate and listen to Family of the Year’s “Hero” on repeat! Okay? Okay.