2016 Golden Globe Awards Winners - 'The Revenant' & Iñárritu Win

January 10, 2016

Golden Globes Winners

The winners of the HFPA's 73rd Annual Golden Globe Awards, the precursor to the Academy Awards, have been announced tonight at a ceremony held at The Beverly Hilton hotel, hosted by the always hilarious Ricky Gervais. Hopefully he makes this night go by fast, as the HFPA can always be a bit boring. Our list below will be updated with all film-related winners as they're revealed during the live broadcast. The nominees featured a number of great films from 2015, but they had a few odd picks thrown in as usual, and I'm intrigued to find out which stories/actors the HFPA fell for this time. Find out who took home Globes!

The 73rd Annual Golden Globe Awards are being held at The Beverly Hilton hosted by Ricky Gervais with a live telecast airing on NBC. The full list of 2016 winners below. Winners highlighted in BOLD.

Mad Max: Fury Road
Winner! The Revenant

Thoughts: Well, there you go. Personally, I would've chosen Mad Max: Fury Road, but I think all of these films would've been deserving winners. I actually like The Revenant, it's a helluva film, but I'm not so sure it's the Best Film of the Year.

The Revenant - Best Film - Winner

Bryan Cranston - Trumbo
Winner! Leonardo DiCaprio - The Revenant
Michael Fassbender - Steve Jobs
Eddie Redmayne - The Danish Girl
Will Smith - Concussion

Thoughts: Go Leo! Hey, he gets a nice win (he also won for Wolf of Wall Street). I really think he's fantastic in this film and I'm glad he ended up winning, though I have to say - every other performance here was worthy of winning, too.

Cate Blanchett - Carol
Winner! Brie Larson - Room
Rooney Mara - Carol
Saoirse Ronan - Brooklyn
Alicia Vikander - The Danish Girl

Thoughts: Brie is a very talented actress, and I hope this gives her the chance to go on to so much more.

Brie Larson - Room - Winner

The Big Short
Winner! The Martian

Thoughts: It's a good film, so it's fine to win this (I would've been happy to see The Big Short win as well). First thing Ridley Scott said when he got to the mic was: "Comedy?" Even he's wondering why that is the HFPA's category for this, but since it won he'll take it.

Christian Bale - The Big Short
Steve Carell - The Big Short
Winner! Matt Damon - The Martian
Al Pacino - Danny Collins
Mark Ruffalo - Infinitely Polar Bear

Thoughts: Well, there you go, Damon it is. He's fun in the movie, so it's no surprise he won this one.

Matt Damon - The Martian - Winner

Winner! Jennifer Lawrence - Joy
Melissa McCarthy - Spy
Amy Schumer - Trainwreck
Maggie Smith - The Lady in the Van
Lily Tomlin - Grandma

Thoughts: Haven't seen the film yet, but I prefer other comedic performances this year.

The Brand New Testament
The Club
The Fencer
Winner! Son of Saul

Thoughts: Incredible film. Hope it goes on to win the Oscar next because it's one of the best films of 2015.

The Good Dinosaur
Winner! Inside Out
The Peanuts Movie
Shaun the Sheep

Thoughts: Hooray to Pixar! A deserving win, this is one truly unforgettable film and I'm happy for Pixar.

Paul Dano - Love and Mercy
Idris Elba - Beasts of No Nation
Mark Rylance - Bridge of Spies
Michael Shannon - 99 Homes
Winner! Sylvester Stallone - Creed

Thoughts: Hell yes! Go Sly! Onwards to the Oscars next? We'll see. He's soooo damn good in Creed!

Sylvester Stallone - Creed - Winner

Jane Fonda - Youth
Jennifer Jason Leigh - The Hateful Eight
Helen Mirren - Trumbo
Alicia Vikander - Ex Machina
Winner! Kate Winslet - Steve Jobs

Thoughts: Surprise! She's wonderful in the movie! I'm fine with this, or Vikander. No complaints here.

Todd Haynes - Carol
Winner! Alejandro Gonzalez Iñárritu - The Revenant
Tom McCarthy - Spotlight
George Miller - Mad Max: Fury Road
Ridley Scott - The Martian

Thoughts: As much as I enjoyed The Revenant, I really think George Miller (or Ridley) should've won this.

The Big Short
Winner! Steve Jobs
The Hateful Eight

Thoughts: I should say I'm not surprised it was Aaron Sorkin. The script is extraordinary, no doubt about that, but so are the other scripts. Especially The Big Short, which is a brilliant film (same with Ex Machina).

The Danish Girl
Winner! The Hateful Eight
Steve Jobs
The Revenant

Thoughts: It's Ennio Morricone! How can anyone argue with him? It's an excellent score, I quite like it.

Golden Globes

"Love Me Like You Do" from Fifty Shades of Grey
"One Kind of Love" from Love and Mercy
"See You Again" from Furious 7
"Simple Song #3" from Youth
Winner! "Writing's On the Wall" from Spectre

Thoughts: Wow. The worst choice from the HFPA so far. Really? This song is awful, doesn't deserve to win, and I'm not even sure how it won. Every other song nominated here is better. Oh well.

Winner! Denzel Washington

Final Thoughts: I was not expecting The Revenant, but I don't mind, I think it's a great film. However, it's not really the best film of the year, and I think most know that. This is just typical HFPA wackiness, they always choose some weird winners and that's certainly the case again this year. My favorite winners: Sylvester Stallone for Creed, because he's outstanding in the film and it's the only award this film will (probably) get and I love it; and Matt Damon in The Martian, since it's such an entertaining film and they had to give it love in some category, so why not musical or comedy (despite not being a comedy). Other than that, my least favorites are the Best Song winner and Brie Larson being chosen over Saoirse Ronan. Oh well.

What do you think of the 2016 winners? How is the show this year with Ricky Gervais? Is it funny? Are these winners an early indicator for Oscars, or not? What favorite movies from 2015 are you rooting for?

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  • bat0u
    Way to go Sly!! Also, am I the only one who really didn't like Carol that much?
    • No, I am one of the few... I wasn't that big of a fan of Carol. It's a beautiful film, with some great performances, but I didn't feel a thing, ehhhh. There's a few of us, but so many critics/friends I know love it, so I don't say much. I'm expecting someone to say we're wrong here very soon. :)
      • bat0u
        Haha, I wouldn't mind hearing different opinions. I mean, I definitely didn't completely hate it. The performances were pretty good, but I never felt any real chemistry between the 2. Maybe it was meant to be like that based on the time period the film takes place. Something like that was just very different, Rooney's character just didn't know what to do/feel. That aside, up until THE scene, it just felt too slow, almost no tension leading up to it. Just awkwardness. I will, however, say that the 2nd half of the film after that turning point, so to speak, was quite nice. I actually felt more emotion from the 2 mains. And like you said, it was definitely beautifully shot.
  • Jameson
    No one cares about the golden globes. Ricky was right, they are worthless. I wish the oscars would move up to January, put the foreign press out of business.
    • bat0u
      Or just do away with awards altogether?
      • Jameson
        No, I think awards are effective at promoting excellence. And while the Oscars aren't perfect, I'm happy with their nominations and winners most of the time. But the golden globes are more about jumping on band wagons and promoting what's already popular rather than what has artistic excellence.
    • Truth. Always get it out of the way, then on to Oscars.
  • Have Hope
    How Sly did not thank Coogler and Jordan....strange. Good one for Ridley.
  • Ricardo_PT
    So glad to see Brie Larson recognized for the amazing work in Room. I hope the Oscars do it as well. Martian was overrated imo and it's sad to see it win in those categories
  • TK
    Glad Sly won too and totally agree with original song. Can't stand that song lol. Should have been "See you again" at least that's all I can really remember from FF7. Oh man The Martian as a comedy rofl. Someone has lost their minds. Best Director was a bit odd, yeah should have been Miller or Scott.




Alex's Top 10 of 2015
1. Mad Max: Fury Road
2. Son of Saul
3. Victoria
4. Creed
5. Sherpa
6. The End of the Tour
7. Sicario
8. The Revenant
9. The Martian
10. Beasts / No Nation
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Jeremy's Top 10 - 2015
1. Anomalisa
2. Creed
3. Mad Max: Fury Road
4. Ex Machina
5. Room
6. The Hateful Eight
7. Spring
8. White God
9. Montage of Heck
10. Spy
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