Revenant Wins Top Prizes at Golden Globes

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British comedian Ricky Gervais was the host of the 73rd annual Golden Globes Awards in Los Angeles.  And, as expected, he started off the show Sunday night with insults for the star-studded audience, calling them «disgusting, pill-popping deviant scum.»  Gervais fans and celebrities in the audience understand that he is known for a very irreverent style of comedy.

The Revenant, a film about a frontiersman’s quest for survival in the 1820s after being mauled by a bear, won the prize for the best dramatic film.  The film’s director/writer/producer Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu thanked the «Native Americans who helped make this film possible.»

Leonardo DiCaprio won the best dramatic actor award for his role in The Revenant.  «I never had an experience like this in my entire life,» the actor said about the making of the film. He thanked Gonzalez Inarritu who also won a globe for directing the film.

Sylvester Stallone, who dusted off the Rocky film franchise once again to play a boxing trainer, won a best supporting actor award for his turn in the critically acclaimed movie Creed.  «I want to thank my imaginary friend Rocky Balboa for being the best friend I ever had,» Stallone said. Creed is the seventh installment of the boxing film franchise.

The Martian won for best comedic film, a category that director Ridley Scott found befuddling.  Upon accepting the globe for the film about a presumed dead astronaut who survives a mission to Mars, Scott said «Comedy?»

Martian star Matt Damon took home the award for best comedic actor.  He did not seem to mind the comedy category, saying he knew «how lucky I am to do this for a living.»

Brie Larson won the best dramatic actress prize for Room, in which she portrays a mother in captivity with her young son.  Larson beat out Cate Blanchett for Carol and Alicia Vikander in The Danish Girl.

Jennifer Lawrence won for best comedic actress for her turn in Joy, about a woman who becomes the founder and matriarch of a powerful family business dynasty.

Mr. Robot won the globe for best television drama series, while Mozart in the Jungle won best musical or comedy series.

Mozart star Gael Garcia Bernal won the best comedic actor award, beating out Jeffrey Tambor of Transparent and Patrick Stewart of Blunt Talk.

Mad Men’s Jon Hamm won best TV dramatic actor prize.  Best dramatic actress prize went to Taraji P. Henson for her role as Cookie on Empire.  Henson handed out cookies to the audience on her way to the stage.

Denzel Washington was the recipient of the Cecil B. DeMille Award given annually to an artist for outstanding contributions to the world of entertainment.  Washington brought his wife and three of his four children on stage with him.  He had trouble reading his speech and his wife told him he needed his glasses.  He asked her to read the speech for him, but she did not have her glasses, either.  Other recipients of the DeMille Award in the past include George Clooney, Woody Allen, Morgan Freeman, Steven Spielberg, Martin Scorsese and Barbra Streisand.

The winners for the 73rd annual Golden Globe awards have been announced in Los Angeles.

Film categories

Best motion picture – drama

Winner: The Revenant

Carol

Mad Max: Fury Road

Room

Spotlight

Best motion picture – comedy or musical

Winner: The Martian

The Big Short

Joy

Spy

Trainwreck

Best performance by an actor in a motion picture – drama

Winner: Leonardo DiCaprio, The Revenant

Bryan Cranston, Trumbo

Michael Fassbender, Steve Jobs

Eddie Redmayne, The Danish Girl

Will Smith, Concussion

Best performance by an actress in a motion picture – drama

Winner: Brie Larson, Room

Cate Blanchett, Carol

Rooney Mara, Carol

Saoirse Ronan, Brooklyn

Alicia Vikander, The Danish Girl

Best performance by an actor in a motion picture – comedy or musical

Winner: Matt Damon, The Martian

Christian Bale, The Big Short

Steve Carell, The Big Short

Al Pacino, Danny Collins

Mark Ruffalo, Infinitely Polar Bear

Best performance by an actress in a motion picture – comedy or musical

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 supporting role in a motion picture

Winner: Sylvester Stallone, Creed

Paul Dano, Love & Mercy

Idris Elba, Beasts of No Nation

Mark Rylance, Bridge of Spies

Michael Shannon, 99 Homes

Best performance by an actress in a supporting role in a motion picture

Winner: Kate Winslet, Steve Jobs

Jane Fonda, Youth

Jennifer Jason Leigh, The Hateful Eight

Helen Mirren, Trumbo

Alicia Vikander, Ex Machina

Best director – motion picture

Winner: Alejandro G Inarritu, The Revenant

Todd Haynes, Carol

Tom McCarthy, Spotlight

George Miller, Max Max: Fury Road

Ridley Scott, The Martian

Best screenplay – motion picture

Winner: Steve Jobs

The Big Short

The Hateful Eight

Room

Spotlight

Best animated feature film

Winner: Inside Out

Anomalisa

The Good Dinosaur

The Peanuts Movie

Shaun the Sheep Movie

Best foreign language film

Winner: Son of Saul

The Brand New Testament

The Club

The Fencer

Mustang

Best original score – motion picture

Winner: The Hateful Eight

Carol

The Danish Girl

The Revenant

Steve Jobs

Best original song – motion picture

Winner: Writing’s On the Wall, Sam Smith – Spectre

Love Me Like You Do, Ellie Goulding – Fifty Shades of Grey

One Kind of Love, Brian Wilson – Love & Mercy

See You Again, Wiz Khalifa featuring Charlie Puth – Fast & Furious 7

Simple Song #3, Sumi Jo – Youth

Television categories

Best television series – drama

Winner: Mr Robot

Empire

Game of Thrones

Narcos

Outlander

Best television series – comedy or musical

Winner: Mozart in the Jungle

Casual

Orange is the New Black

Silicon Valley

Transparent

Veep

Best mini-series or motion picture made for television

Winner: Wolf Hall

American Crime

American Horror Story: Hotel

Fargo

Flesh and Bone

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

Best performance by an actress in a television series – drama

Winner: Taraji P Henson, Empire

Caitriona Balfe, Outlander

Viola Davis, How to Get Away with Murder

Eva Green, Penny Dreadful

Robin Wright, House of Cards

Best performance by an actor in a television series – comedy or musical

Winner: Gael Garcia Bernal, Mozart in the Jungle

Aziz Ansari, Master of None

Rob Lowe, The Grinder

Patrick Stewart, Blunt Talk

Jeffrey Tambor, Transparent

Best performance by an actress in a television series – comedy or musical

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

Best performance by an actor in a mini-series or motion picture made for television

Winner: Oscar Isaac, Show Me a Hero

Idris Elba, Luther

David Oyelowo, Nightingale

Mark Rylance, Wolf Hall

Patrick Wilson, Fargo

Best performance by an actress in a mini-series or motion picture made for television

Winner: Lady Gaga, American Horror Story: Hotel

Kirsten Dunst, Fargo

Felicity Huffman, American Crime

Sarah Hay, Flesh and Bone

Queen Latifah, Bessie

Best performance by an actor in a supporting role in a series, mini-series or motion picture made for television

Winner: Christian Slater, Mr Robot

Alan Cumming, The Good Wife

Damian Lewis, Wolf Hall

Ben Mendelsohn, Bloodline

Tobias Menzies, Outlander

Best performance by an actress in a supporting role in a series, mini-series or motion picture made for television

Winner: Maura Tierney, The Affair

Uzo Aduba, Orange is the New Black

Joanne Froggatt, Downton Abbey

Regina King, American Crime

Judith Light, Transparent