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2016 Golden Globe WINNERS (Film) – The Revenant, The Martian Win Big

 

The Revenant upsets Spotlight for Best Motion Picture (Drama) at the Golden Globes
The Revenant upsets Spotlight for Best Motion Picture (Drama) at the Golden Globes

 

In one of the most shock-filled Golden Globe ceremonies in recent memory, The Revenant and The Martian won big, taking home wins for Best Picture and Best Actor in the Drama and Comedy categories respectively, and with The Revenant taking home Best Director in a surprise win. The wins for The Revenant mark the movie’s first big wins in this year’s awards race, which until now has looked like an also-ran to supposedly stronger contenders like Spotlight and The Big Short. Incidentally, both of those movies went home empty-handed tonight, further hurting the former’s already waning frontrunner status and hurting the latter’s stance as a potential usurper in the race. In an already unpredictable awards season, the Best Picture continues to be anyone’s game.

The surprises did not end with the major categories. Right at the beginning of the night another supposed also-ran took home a trophy, with Kate Winslet winning Best Supporting Actress for her performance in Steve Jobs. It proved to be a good night for that movie overall, which also took a surprise win in Best Screenplay, making it the only movie outside of the the Best Picture winners to win multiple awards tonight despite missing a Best Picture nomination itself. Sylvester Stallone took home Best Supporting Actor, a win that further complicates that category not only because Stallone missed nominations at SAG and BAFTA, but also because his win elicited one of only two standing ovations for the night (the other being for DiCaprio after his win), indicating a strong sense of supporting from Hollywood for the legendary star. In the often-complicated Best Original Song category, Sam Smith’s Bond theme “Writing on the Wall” took home the trophy despite mixed reactions to the song and competition from hit songs like “See You Again” and “Love Me Like You Do,” and songs from the more acclaimed films Love & Mercy and Youth.

The night did have some moments of more expected, easily explainable wins. Best Original Score went to music legend Ennio Morricone for his The Hateful Eight score, who continues to look like a frontrunner in that weak category (especially with Tarantino accepting the award on Morricone’s behalf and basically giving a “give him an Oscar already” speech). The weak, mostly insignificant Best Actress in a Comedy or Musical went to Jennifer Lawrence for Joy, while Brie Larson took home Best Actress in a Drama. That gives her a leg up on her competitor Saoirse Ronan, but that race is far from over. Best Animated Feature and Best Foreign Language Film went to Inside Out and Son of Saul respectively, further strengthening their frontrunner status in those categories.

Best Motion Picture (Drama)
Carol
Mad Max: Fury Road
The Revenant *WINNER*
Room
Spotlight

Best Motion Picture (Musical or Comedy)
The Big Short
Joy
The Martian *WINNER*
Spy
Trainwreck

Best Actor (Drama)
Bryan Cranston, Trumbo
Leonardo DiCaprio, The Revenant *WINNER*
Michael Fassbender, Steve Jobs
Eddie Redmayne, The Danish Girl
Will Smith, Concussion

Best Actor (Musical or Comedy)
Christian Bale, The Big Short
Steve Carell, The Big Short
Matt Damon, The Martian *WINNER*
Al Pacino, Danny Collins
Mark Ruffalo, Infinitely Polar Bear

Best Actress (Drama)
Cate Blanchett, Carol
Brie Larson, Room *WINNER*
Rooney Mara, Carol
Saoirse Ronan, Brooklyn
Alicia Vikander, The Danish Girl

Best Actress (Musical or Comedy)
Jennifer Lawrence, Joy *WINNER*
Melissa McCarthy, Spy
Amy Schumer, Trainwreck
Maggie Smith, The Lady in the Van
Lily Tomlin, Grandma

Best Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture
Paul Dano, Love & Mercy
Idris Elba, Beasts of No Nation
Mark Rylance, Bridge of Spies
Michael Shannon, 99 Homes
Sylvester Stallone, Creed *WINNER*

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

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

Best Screenplay
Room
Spotlight
The Big Short
Steve Jobs *WINNER*
The Hateful Eight

Best Original Score
Carol
The Danish Girl
The Hateful Eight *WINNER*
The Revenant
Steve Jobs

Best Original Song
Fifty Shades of Grey – “Love Me Like You Do”
Love & Mercy – “One Kind of Love”
Furious 7 – “See You Again”
Youth – “Simple Song #3”
Spectre – “Writings on the Wall” *WINNER*

Best Foreign Language Film
The Brand New Testament (Belgium/France/Luxembourg)
The Club (Chile)
The Fencer (Finland/Germany/Estonia)
Mustang (France)
Son of Saul (Hungary) *WINNER*

Best Animated Feature
Anomalisa
The Good Dinosaur
Inside Out *WINNER*
The Peanuts Movie
Shaun the Sheep

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