The film’s director, Wes Anderson, accepted the award from presenter Robert Downey Jr. on behalf of the film’s cast. Some of the adventure/comedy’s stars joined him on stage during the NBC ceremony. In true comedy form, Anderson promised to avoid naming names during his acceptance speech only to do just that. The award-winning director earned audible laughs for his schtick.
“The Grand Budapest Hotel” follows the story of a concierge named M. Gustave (Ralph Fiennes) working at a European hotel in the functional land of Zubrowka ahead of World War II. In the film, he befriends the lobby boy, played by Alfred Hänel. The film stars dozens of Hollywood A-listers including Adrien Brody, F. Murray Abraham, Willem Dafoe, Jeff Goldblum, Jude Law, Bill Murray and Tilda Swinton.
The film was nominated in four categories by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association. Ralph Fiennes was recognized for Best Actor in a Comedy or Musical. He lost to “Birdman” star Michael Keaton. Anderson was also nominated or Best Screenplay and Best Director in a Motion Picture. Richard Linklater won the directing award for “Boyhood.” Linklater's film, which also took home the win for Best Drama, secured the Best Screenplay award.
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