It’s the first big awards show of 2016, the 73rd Annual Golden Globe Awards. Once again hosted by Ricky Gervais (who is sure to insult anyone and everyone), the Hollywood Foreign Press Association will hand out awards in 25 categories for both film and television.
For film, it could be a preview of what’s to come at the Oscars (last year, all four acting Oscar winners also won at the Golden Globes). For television, the HFPA always loves honoring cool, new shows, which is why there are so many unusual first-time nominees like Outlander, Mr. Robot and Mozart in the Jungle.
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For television, the big winners were USA’s Mr. Robot and Amazon’s Mozart in the Jungle, which each took home two awards, including top honors for Drama and Comedy. However, the Golden Globes spread the love. Out of 11 categories, they awarded nine different shows from nine different networks. The big losers would definitely be Netflix (8 nominations) and Starz (6 nominations), which didn’t win anything.
On the film side, The Revenant was the big winner with three awards, including honors for Film, Director and Lead Actor. The Martian and Steve Jobs each picked up two awards. The big losers would have to be Carol (5 nominations), The Big Short (4 nominations) and Spotlight and The Danish Girl (3 nominations each), none of which won any awards.
Ricky Gervais: The host opens with his standard monologue insulting the stars. He starts with jokes about Sean Penn and the fact that NBC, the network hosting the awards, received zero nominations. He pulls no punches, saying Roman Polanski called Spotlight, about the Catholic church’s sexual abuse scandal, the best date movie of the year. He also has some great jokes about pay inequity between male and female actors, claiming he’s getting paid the same amount as previous hosts Amy Poehler and Tina Fey combined.
Film Supporting Actress: Kate Winslet, Steve Jobs
This is her fourth win out of 11 nominations. She seems genuinely surprised and gushes over the other women in her category and co-star Michael Fassbender. She says she’d happily end her life having been allowed to read Aaron Sorkin’s words, which see,ms a bit extreme.
TV Supporting Actress: Maura Tierney, The Affair
Wow, this is odd. Last year The Affair won for Best Drama and Lead Actress, but this year Tierney is the show’s only nominee. The HFPA is definitely a weird group.
TV Comedy Lead Actress: Rachel Bloom, Crazy Ex-Girlfriend
The Golden Globes REALLY love the CW. This is the second year in a row the network won this award, following Jane the Virgin‘s Gina Rodriguez. She gushes over CW president Mark Pedowitz, which could go a long way in helping the lowest-rated show on network TV get renewed for season 2. She hilariously talks as fast as she can to get everyone in.
TV Comedy: Mozart in the Jungle
I’m just gonna assume you’ve never heard of this show from Amazon, cuz no one has. But the Globes once again prove that they LOVE anything new that no one else has given an award to. It’s about the New York symphony.
TV Movie/Limited Series: Wolf Hall
Of course the fancy British series beats American ones like Fargo, American Crime and American Horror Story. After all, it’s the Hollywood FOREIGN Press Association.
TV Movie/Limited Series Lead Actor: Oscar Isaac, Show Me a Hero
Kudos to Poe from Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Clearly he’s having a great month.
TV Supporting Actor: Christian Slater, Mr. Robot
Hell yeah, finally a winner I can get behind. This USA show is fantastic and it’s great to see Slater finally have a good TV show after so many failures.
Film Score: The Hateful Eight
The score is by Ennio Morricone, who gets a ton of nominations. Director Quentin Tarantino accepts and goes crazy. He uses the word “ghetto” and presenter Jamie Foxx seems annoyed by it.
TV Drama Lead Actor: Jon Hamm, Mad Men
He gets a second Golden Globe for the final season. The upcoming SAG Awards will be his last time being nominated for playing Don Draper.
Film Comedy Actor: Matt Damon, The Martian
I know people mock this film competing as a Comedy, but Damon was pretty funny throughout. Surprisingly, this is actually his first acting win at any major awards show. Sure, he won for writing Good Will Hunting, but he’s never won for acting..
Film Animated Feature: Inside Out
This is the 10th year the award has been given out and the seventh time Pixar has won it. In fact, there’s only been one year where Pixar had a nominated film that didn’t win: Cars 2.
Film Supporting Actor: Sylvester Stallone, Creed
Almost 40 years ago, he received his first and only other Golden Globe nominations for the original Rocky. He’s sweet and thanks Rocky Balboa for being the best friend he’s ever had.
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Film Screenplay: Steve Jobs
Aaron Sorkin wins his second Globe after being nominated for the screenplays of six different movies. In fact, 1993’s Malice is the only movie screenplay he’s ever written that DIDN’T get nominated for a Golden Globe.
TV Comedy Lead Actor: Gael Garcia Bernal, Mozart in the Jungle
Obviously the Globes really love this show. I’ve seen both seasons and I will admit that Bernal’s performance is the only great thing about it.
Film Foreign Language: Son of Saul (Hungary)
That reminds me, I haven’t eaten dinner yet. Bazinga!
TV Movie/Limited Series Lead Actress: Lady Gaga, American Horror Story: Hotel
Seriously? Ricky Gervais is right, these awards don’t really mean anything. She looks great in the show, but doesn’t do that much and you can’t really compare her “acting” to that of Fargo‘s Kirsten Dunst, American Crime‘s Felicity Huffman or Bessie‘s Queen Latifah. She’s thankful, but kind of awkward.
Film Original Song: “Writing’s on the Wall,” Spectre
Sam Smith wins for a Bond song, just like Adele did. Between this and Gaga, am I watching the Golden Globes or the Grammys?
TV Drama: Mr. Robot
Awesome! It’s a shame Rami Malek didn’t win too, but two awards is huge for this USA drama with a weird title. And it continues the Golden Globes streak where any TV show that wins Best Series also wins an acting award.
Cecil B. DeMille Award: As presenter Tom Hanks says, the recipient only needs one name: Denzel. He definitely has an impressive body of work, though at 61, I feel like he still has another 20 great years of work left. I’m disappointed they don’t include his TV work from St. Elsewhere. He doesn’t have his speech, so he just kind of rambles.
Film Director: Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu, The Revenant
I assume this is partially to make up for the fact that he didn’t win last year for Birdman, even though he went on to win the Oscar for it.
TV Drama Lead Actress: Taraji P. Henson, Empire
Hell yeah, Cookie Lyon! She definitely kicks butt and it’s a big boost to broadcast television that it won both Lead Actress awards tonight over cable and streaming services. She’s an absolute riot in her speech.
Film Comedy Lead Actress: Jennifer Lawrence, Joy
Sorry, J-Law’s BFF Amy Schumer. This is the third time in a row Lawrence has won a Golden Globe for starring in a David O. Russell film (following Silver Linings Playbook and American Hustle).
Film Comedy: The Martian
Seeing as how this is one of the only nominated movies I’ve actually seen, I’m all for it. And as I wrote with Damon, I’m OK with it being a Comedy since it’s quite funny. He’s a space pirate!
Film Drama Lead Actress: Brie Larson, Room
Her movie looks quite good, and I like the fact that the actress who played the daughter on Showtime’s United States of Tara is now a critically-acclaimed film star.
Film Drama Lead Actor: Leonardo DiCaprio, The Revenant
This is his third Golden Globe win, and hopefully it will finally lead to his first Oscar. Who doesn’t love Leo? He’s freaking Jack Dawson! And the kid from Growing Pains!
Film Drama: The Revenant
That makes it the big winner tonight with three huge awards for Best Film, Director and Lead Actor. Now I really want to see it.
(Image courtesy of NBC)