2016 Golden Globe Awards Winners - 'The Revenant' & Iñárritu Win
by Alex Billington
January 10, 2016
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
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.
Bryan Cranston - Trumbo
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
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.
BEST MUSICAL OR COMEDY
The Big Short
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.
ACTOR (MUSICAL OR COMEDY)
Christian Bale - The Big Short
Steve Carell - The Big Short
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.
ACTRESS (MUSICAL OR COMEDY)
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.
FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM
The Brand New Testament
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
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
Sylvester Stallone - Creed
Thoughts: Hell yes! Go Sly! Onwards to the Oscars next? We'll see. He's soooo damn good in Creed!
Jane Fonda - Youth
Jennifer Jason Leigh - The Hateful Eight
Helen Mirren - Trumbo
Alicia Vikander - Ex Machina
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
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
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
The Hateful Eight
Thoughts: It's Ennio Morricone! How can anyone argue with him? It's an excellent score, I quite like it.
"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
"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.
CECIL B. DEMILLE LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT
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?