Oh What a Night! – 2016 Golden Globe Awards

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Ricky Gervais

Last night, Hollywood came out in droves to drink support their peers at the Golden Globe awards.  Hosted by Golden Globe winner Ricky Gervais, the night got off to an auspicious start.  Gervais promised to not pull any punches while hosting, and his monologue proved that he meant it.  Ribbing everyone from Caitlyn Jenner to Jennifer Lawrence, the monologue began to feel like Gervais didn’t care about being funny so much as seeing how many tasteless jokes he could tell.  Melissa McCarthy’s face said it all:

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Melissa McCarthy, we know how you feel…

Regardless, this year’s Globes kept us on the edge of our seats.  Many of the awards that were given were surprises to award forecasters and even some of the stars themselves.  The big winners of the night were The Revenant and The Martian (which apparently is a comedy?). Both films won Best Motion Picture and Best Lead Actor awards.  For all of you Leonardo DiCaprio lovers, this does not automatically mean that Leo is going to win the Oscar.  Please note: This is Leo’s third Golden Globe win.  While the Hollywood Foreign Press loves him, their voting body does not have any crossover with the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.  The Revenant also won Best Director for last year’s Oscar winning director, Alejandro G. Iñárritu.

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Leonardo DiCaprio wins for The Revenant

Indie favorite Brie Larson won Best Lead Actress – Motion Picture Drama for her beautiful work in Room.  During her acceptance speech, she mentioned her 9 year-old costar and fellow nominee, Jacob Tremblay, stating that the award was half his.  Jennifer Lawrence continued her love affair with the Globes by winning her third Golden Globe for her performance in David O. Russell’s Joy.  Of the films Lawrence has made with Russell, Joy has been the biggest under-achiever, so it will be interesting to see if Lawrence’s name is called on Thursday morning when the Oscar nominations are announced.

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Kate Winslet accepting her award for Steve Jobs

In a surprise turn, Kate Winslet won Best Supporting Actress for her work in Steve Jobs.  Winslet herself was in shock, for when her name was called, she turned to her husband, Ned Rocknroll, and quite obviously said, “Oh my God!”  She also was part of one of the best moments of the evening, at least for women/girls who saw Titanic 75,000 times: KATE AND LEO SHARED A HUG ON LIVE TV!!!!!!!!  Let me just say, Twitter exploded and Celine Dion wept.

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The hug felt round the world…

The perennial underdog, Rocky Balboa, finally got his due as Sylvester Stallone won Best Supporting Actor for his portrayal of the Philly boxer in Creed. Very sweetly, Stallone thanked Rocky during his acceptance speech.  “Most of all, I want to thank my imaginary friend Rocky Balboa for being the best friend I’ve ever had,” he said.  After playing him in seven films, I would say you guys are BFF, Sly.

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Sylvester Stallone with his award for Creed

The Golden Globes that were awarded for television were some of the most surprising I have ever seen.  Please know, I found this surprising even while knowing that this voting body has given surprise awards to Keri Russell for “Felicity”, Jenna Elfman for “Dharma and Greg”, and Andy Samberg for “Brooklyn Nine-Nine”, to name a few.

By far, the most surprising awards were for Amazon Video’s “Mozart in the Jungle” as Best Television Series – Musical or Comedy and Gael García Bernal for Best Lead Actor in a Television Series – Musical or Comedy for the same show.  Even nominee Aziz Ansari had a prop book made up called Losing to Jeffrey Tambor with Dignity. 

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Aziz Ansari prepares for the Globes

The other big surprise was that Rachel Bloom won for Best Actress in a Television Series – Musical or Comedy for her show “Crazy Ex-Girlfriend”.  Her elation was palpable, as she fist pumped her new Golden Globe in the air before leaving the stage.  Lady Gaga also surprised everyone by showing up in a dress that was not made of meat.  She also won the award for Best Actress in a Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television for her work on “American Horror Story: Hotel”.  She very humbly thanked her cast saying that their talent allowed for her to work harder, thus winning this award.

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Rachel Bloom and her award for “Crazy Ex-Girlfriend”

Even with all of the surprises there were several sure things in the television categories. Jon Hamm won Best Actor in a Television Series – Drama for the final season of “Mad Men”. Taraji P. Henson handed out cookies after winning the award for Best Actress in a Television Series – Drama for her work on “Empire” where she plays a character named…Cookie.  The PBS version of Wolf Hall was also honored as Best Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television.

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Taraji P. Henson channels Cookie after winning the award for “Empire”

Finally, I must mention the triumph of the USA series “Mr. Robot”, for if I don’t, I believe that Moviefied’s managing editor will find me and text me within an inch of my life.  “Mr. Robot” won the award for Best Television Series – Drama and Christian Slater (yes, that Christian Slater) won Best Supporting Actor in a Series, Limited Series, or Motion Picture Made for Television for his work on the show.

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“Mr. Robot” wins Best Television Series – Drama

What were your favorite moments of the evening?  Let us know on Twitter or Facebook!

-Ariadne Ansbro

Full List of Winners below:

MOVIES

Best Motion Picture, Drama
Carol
Mad Max: Fury Road
WINNER: The Revenant
Room
Spotlight

Best Motion Picture, Musical, or Comedy
The Big Short
Joy
WINNER: The Martian
Spy
Trainwreck

Best Performance By an Actress in a Motion Picture, Drama
Cate Blanchett, Carol
WINNER: Brie Larson, Room
Rooney Mara, Carol
Saoirse Ronan, Brooklyn
Alicia Vikander, The Danish Girl

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Jennifer Lawrence

Best Performance By an Actress in a Motion Picture, Musical or Comedy
WINNER: Jennifer Lawrence, Joy
Melissa McCarthy, Spy
Amy Schumer, Trainwreck
Maggie Smith, The Lady in the Van
Lily Tomlin, Grandma

Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture, Drama
Bryan Cranston, Trumbo
WINNER: Leonardo DiCaprio, The Revenant
Michael Fassbender, Steve Jobs
Eddie Redmayne, The Danish Girl
Will Smith, Concussion

Best Performance By an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture
Paul Dano, Love
Idris Elba, Beast of No Nation
Mark Rylance, Bridge of Spies
Michael Shannon, 99 Homes
WINNER: Sylvester Stallone, Creed

Best Performance by Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture
Jane Fonda, Youth
Jennifer Jason Leigh, The Hateful Eight
Helen Mirren, Trumbo
Alicia Vikander, Ex Machina
WINNER: Kate Winslet, Steve Jobs

 

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Alejandro G. Inarritu

Best Director, Motion Picture
Todd Haynes, Carol
WINNER: Alejandro González Iñárritu, The Revenant
Tom McCarthy, Spotlight
George Miller, Mad Max: Fury Road
Ridley Scott, The Martian

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Matt Damon

Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture, Musical, or Comedy
Christian Bale, The Big Short
Steve Carell, The Big Short
WINNER: Matt Damon, The Martian
Al Pacino, Danny Collins
Mark Ruffalo, Infinitely Polar Bear

Best Screenplay, Motion Picture
Emma Donoghue, Room
Tom McCarthy, Josh Singer, Spotlight
Charles Randolph & Adam McKay, The Big Short
WINNER: Aaron Sorkin, Steve Jobs
Quentin Tarantino, The Hateful Eight

Original Score, Motion Picture
Carter Burwell, Carol
Alexander Desplat, The Danish Girl
WINNER: Ennio Morricone, The Hateful Eight
Daniel Pemberton, Steve Jobs
Ryuchi Sakamoto, The Revanant

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Inside Out

Best Motion Picture, Animated
Anomalisa
The Good Dinosaur
WINNER: Inside Out
The Peanuts Movie
Shaun the Sheep Movie

Best Original Song, Motion Picture
“Love Me Like You Do,” Fifty Shades of Grey
“One Kind of Love,” Love & Mercy
“See You Again,” Furious 7
“Simple Song #3,” Youth
WINNER: “Writing’s on the Wall,” Spectre

Son of Saul

Son of Saul

Best Motion Picture, Foreign Language
The Brand New Testament
The Club
The Fencer 
Mustang
WINNER: Son of Saul

TELEVISION

Best Television Series, Drama
Empire, Fox
Game of Thrones, HBO
WINNER: Mr. Robot, USA
Narcos, Netflix
Outlander, Starz

Mozart

“Mozart in the Jungle”

Best Television Series, Musical or Comedy
Casual, Hulu
WINNER: Mozart in the Jungle, Amazon Video
Orange Is the New Black, Netflix
Silicon Valley, HBO
Transparent, Amazon Video
Veep, HBO

Best Television Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television
American Crime, ABC
American Horror Story: Hotel, FX
Fargo, FX
Flesh and Bone, Starz
WINNER: Wolf Hall, PBS

Best Performance By an Actor in a Television Series, Drama
WINNER: Jon Hamm, Mad Men
Rami Malek, Mr. Robot
Wagner Moura, Narcos 
Bob Odenkirk, Better Call Saul
Liev Schreiber, Ray Donovan

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Gael Garcia Bernal

Best Performance By an Actor in a Television Series, Musical, or Comedy
Aziz Ansari, Master of None
WINNER: Gael García Bernal, Mozart in the Jungle
Rob Lowe, The Grinder
Patrick Stewart, Blunt Talk
Jeffrey Tambor, Transparent

Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Series, Limited Series, or Motion Picture Made for Television
Idris Elba, Luther
WINNER: Oscar Isaac, Show Me a Hero
David Oyelowo, Nightingale
Mark Rylance, Wolf Hall
Patrick Wilson, Fargo

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Christian Slater

Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, Limited Series, or Motion Picture Made for Television
Alan Cumming, The Good Wife
Damian Lewis, Wolf Hall
Ben Mendelson, Bloodline
Tobias Menzies, Outlander
WINNER: Christian Slater, Mr. Robot

Best Performance by an Actress in a TV Series, Drama
Caitriona Balfe, Outlander
Viola Davis, How to Get Away With Murder
Eva Green, Penny Dreadful
WINNER: Taraji P. Henson, Empire
Robin Wright, House of Cards

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Maura Tierney

Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Actress in a Series, Limited Series, or Motion Picture Made for Television
Uzo Aduba, Orange Is the New Black
Joanne Froggatt, Downton Abbey
Regina King, American Crime
Judith Light, Transparent
WINNER: Maura Tierney, The Affair

Gaga

Lady Gaga

Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Series, Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television
Kirsten Dunst, Fargo
WINNER: Lady Gaga, American Horror Story: Hotel
Sarah Hay, Flesh and Bone
Felicity Huffman, American Crime
Queen Latifah, Bessie

Best Performance By an Actress in a Television Series, Musical, or Comedy
WINNER: Rachel Bloom, Crazy Ex-Girlfriend
Jamie Lee Curtis, Scream Queens
Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Veep
Gina Rodriguez, Jane the Virgin
Lily Tomlin, Grace and Frankie 

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