The Revenant and The Martian were among the big winners at the 2016 Golden Globe Awards on Sunday (10Jan16) after landing the top film honours.
Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu earned Best Motion Picture – Drama and Best Director for The Revenant, while Leonardo DiCaprio’s portrayal as a 19th century frontiersman who survives a bear attack scored him the Best Actor in a Motion Picture – Drama accolade.
Sir Ridley Scott‘s The Martian claimed the titles of Best Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy and Best Actor in a Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy for Matt Damon.
There were also acting accolades for Room’s Brie Larson (Best Actress in a Motion Picture – Drama) and Joy’s Jennifer Lawrence (Best Actress in a Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy), while Sylvester Stallone was given a standing ovation as he was named Best Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture for Rocky spin-off Creed in only his second time at the Golden Globes. He had previously attended the Los Angeles ceremony for the original 1976 Rocky release.
Biopic Steve Jobs was another double winner, taking home Best Screenplay for Aaron Sorkin and Best Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture for Kate Winslet, as were hit TV series Mr. Robot and Mozart in the Jungle.
It was also a big night for pop stars Lady Gaga (Best Actress in a Mini-Series or TV Movie for American Horror Story: Hotel) and Sam Smith (Best Original Song for Spectre theme tune Writing’s on the Wall).
Comedian Ricky Gervais returned for his fourth stint as ceremony host, and he was in fine form as he poked fun at the likes of Caitlyn Jenner, Roman Polanski, Mel Gibson, and Ben Affleck, who he criticised with a tongue-in-cheek comment about his June (15) split from wife Jennifer Garner.
As he introduced Affleck’s best pal, Matt Damon, to the stage to present a clip of his film The Martian, Gervais quipped, “He’s also the only person Ben Affleck’s not been unfaithful to!”, a reference to tabloid rumours of his infidelity.
Other guest presenters at the Beverly Hilton Hotel event included Jamie Foxx, Amber Heard, Jennifer Lopez, Jim Carrey, and Tom Hanks, who honoured pal Denzel Washington for his career achievements with the Cecil B. DeMille Award.
The full list of winners at the 73rd Golden Globes is as follows:
Best Motion Picture – Drama: The Revenant
Best Actor in a Motion Picture – Drama: Leonardo DiCaprio – The Revenant
Best Actress in a Motion Picture – Drama: Brie Larson – Room
Best Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy: The Martian
Best Actor in a Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy: Matt Damon – The Martian
Best Actress in a Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy: Jennifer Lawrence – Joy
Best Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture: Sylvester Stallone – Creed
Best Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture: Kate Winslet – Steve Jobs
Best Director: Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu – The Revenant
Best Screenplay: Aaron Sorkin – Steve Jobs
Best Original Score: Ennio Morricone – The Hateful Eight
Best Original Song: Writing’s on the Wall by Sam Smith – Spectre
Best Animated Feature Film: Inside Out
Best Foreign Language Film: Son of Saul (Hungary)
Best TV Series – Drama: Mr. Robot
Best Actor in a TV Series – Drama: Jon Hamm – Mad Men
Best Actress in a TV Series – Drama: Taraji P. Henson – Empire
Best TV Series – Comedy: Mozart in the Jungle
Best Actor in a TV Series – Comedy: Gael Garcia Bernal – Mozart in the Jungle
Best Actress in a TV Series – Comedy: Rachel Bloom – Crazy Ex-Girlfriend
Best TV Miniseries or Movie: Wolf Hall
Best Actor in a Mini-Series or TV Movie: Oscar Isaac – Show Me a Hero
Best Actress in a Mini-Series or TV Movie: Lady Gaga – American Horror Story: Hotel
Best Supporting Actor in a Series, Mini-Series or TV Movie: Christian Slater – Mr. Robot
Best Supporting Actress in a Series, Mini-Series, or TV Movie: Maura Tierney – The Affair
Cecil B. DeMille Award: Denzel Washington.