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Huge congratulations to The Revenant on three wins at the Golden Globes! Best Picture, Best Director, and Best Actor for Leonardo DiCaprio! 

Leo gave a gracious speech, saying he wanted to share his award with all the First Nations people represented in the film and all the indigenous communities around the world, and thanking his director and co-stars, in particular Tom Hardy.

“I really want to thank the actors that I got to stand shoulder to shoulder with in this film, in particular my good friend Tom Hardy who is a beast, an unbelievable talent who was there every single day, who I know in real life would never bury me alive and leave me out in the cold to die like that.”

Filmed Over 12 Years, ‘Boyhood’ Follows A Kid’s Coming Of Age

'Boyhood’ is nominated for Golden Globes in the categories of Best Motion Picture, Drama and Best Director (Ethan Hawke and Patricia Arquette are also nominated.) 

Director Richard Linklater on planning for scenes years in advance:

“Even as I structured [the film] and knew the trajectories of the characters and all the physicality — they’re moving here, there’s a divorce, you get your degree, you move again … I kind of had all that worked out, but I was kind of looking forward to the new ideas that would emerge in the process.

I had notes that I knew I wanted to hit later in the film that I knew I couldn’t even articulate yet. I knew, 'Oh, that will be eight or nine years before I truly will know the right tone for that scene, but there it sits as a placeholder way into the future.’”

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Celebrate black history month by watching the works of these 10 history-making directors

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Amma Asante 

Best Known For: Winning a BAFTA award for Best Debut Feature for A Way of Life, directing indie hit Belle 10 years later. 

Notable Works: Belle (2014)

Forthcoming: A United Kingdom (2016)

Ava DuVernay 

Best Known For: Being the first black woman to win Best Director at Sundance, the first black woman to be nominated for a Golden Globe for Best Director and being the first black woman to direct a movie nominated for Best Picture at the Oscars. 

Notable Works: Middle of Nowhere (2012), Selma (2014)

Forthcoming: Queen Sugar (TV), Untitled Hurricane Katrina Movie

Julie Dash 

Best Known For: Being the first black American woman to have a feature length film be theatrically distributed in the U.S.

Notable Works: Daughters of the Dust (1991)

Forthcoming: Travel Notes of a Geechee Girl (2016)

Safi Faye 

Best Known For: This Senagalese woman became the first Sub-Saharan woman to have a film be commercially distributed in 1976. 

Notable Works: Letter From My Village (1976), Mossane (1996)

Forthcoming: N/A.

Kasi Lemmons 

Best Known For: With all four of her feature films released theatrically in the U.S. she currently holds the record as the black woman director with the most commercially distributed films. 

Notable Works: Eve’s Bayou (1997) 

Forthcoming: Agaat, On Beauty

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Congratulations to all the Sundance supported 2015 Golden Globe nominees, including Ava DuVernay for Selma.  DuVernay becomes the first African-American women to receive the director nomination.

DuVernay premiered Middle of Nowhere during the 2012 Sundance Film Festival, where she won the Dramatic Directing Award.  Actor David Oyelowo, who starred in Middle of Nowhere, is also nominated for a Golden Globe for his portrayal of Martin Luther King Jr. in Selma.

Check out a 2012 interview with DuVernay discussing Middle of Nowhere and find out more on the 2015 Golden Globe nominees here.

Photo by Clayton Chase / WireImage

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Congratulations to Jill Soloway for winning the 2015 Golden Globe for Best Television Series - Comedy or Musical for Transparent.  

Before creating the critically acclaimed series, Soloway premiered a short film, Una Hora Por Favora, during the 2012 Sundance Film Festival and then her feature debut, Afternoon Delight, during the 2013 Festival, where she won the U.S. Dramatic Directing Award.  Kathryn Hahn and Juno Temple (pictured above with Soloway) both starred in Afternoon Delight and Hahn went on to star in Transparent.

Check out a 2013 interview with Jill Soloway discussing her feature debut here.

Photos by Jason Merritt / WireImage and Fred Hayes / WireImage