And your 2016 Golden Globe winners are…

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Just as Craig spoke about a few days ago, the movie Awards Season is officially upon us. And as usual, the Big Three got kicked off last night with the 73rd annual Golden Globes Awards (the other two being the BAFTAs and Oscars, of course). The event was held at the Beverly Hilton in Beverley Hills, California and saw British funnyman Ricky Gervais returning to hosting duties for a fourth time where he was unsurprisingly his usual dry-witted, unapologetic self.

But really, we’re not here for just Gervais jokes (well, most of us at least). We’re here to see which movies, TV series, actors and actresses the Hollywood Foreign Press Association chose to honour with some gold statues this year. And much like Gervais’ performance, there were only a few surprises this year. And for once, that’s a really good thing.

Well, not a good thing if you’re the two main surprised parties, Mad Max: Fury Road and Carol, which both went home empty handed. Mad Max fans – and I include myself here – should still take solace in the fact that come Thursday, it is sure to be noted in the Oscar nominations and is at least a huge favourite to take the major technical awards. Carol fans however, can feel pretty heartbroken as the film got five noms – including both leads Cate Blanchett and Rooney Mara in the same category – and didn’t come through on any of them.

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Lady Gaga also shocked a few audience members – and no it wasn’t because of a meat based fashion choice this time. The song diva turned occasional actress actually won the award for Best Actress in a TV Limited Series for American Horror Story: Hotel. Beating out acting heavyweights like Kirsten Dunst and Felicity Huffman, the six time Grammy winner called this “one of the greatest moments of my life.”

The other major surprise though is Sam Smith’s Spectre theme song “Writing’s On the Wall” taking Best Original Song – Motion Picture. Not only was the latest Bond theme song completely poo-pooed by fans and critics alike almost universally (although personally I actually kind of liked it, even though it wasn’t the best Bond song), but it was up against the brilliant and emotionally charged “See You Again” from Furious 7, which I was 100% convinced would take it. I guess my prediction skills need some work.

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But enough about the surprises, as just as predicted, Alejandro González Iñárritu’s brutal survivalist masterpiece The Revenant picked up Best Picture – Drama as well as Best Director. Most importantly, Leonardo DiCaprio also took Best Actor – Drama. Whoo hoo! Now I know that’s not quite the ever-elusive DiCaprio Oscar, but it is a good portent for things to come. Meanwhile, if you didn’t think it after walking out of the cinema, you can definitely be convinced now that Ridley Scott is back to form, as his brilliantly entertaining The Martian scooped up Best Picture – Comedy or Musical as well as a Best Actor – Comedy or Musical statue for Matt Damon.

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And in a award that just makes you want to run up a flight of steps and fist pump in triumph, Sylvester Stallone picked up the Best Supporting Actor gold for Creed, and he is fully deserving of it thanks to a heartbreaking performance. And speaking of deserving wins, breakout TV series of the year in 2015, Mr Robot, also grabbed Best Television Series – Drama and Best Supporting Actor in a TV Limited Series for Christian Slater. Unfortunately lead Rami Malek, who I was sure was a shoe-in, lost out the Best Actor statue to veteran Jon Hamm for Mad Men. See? There are those faulty prediction skills again.

Here’s the full list of nominees and winners (winners are in red):

  • BEST MOTION PICTURE – DRAMA

THE REVENANT

CAROL

MAD MAX: FURY ROAD

ROOM

SPOTLIGHT

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  • BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A MOTION PICTURE – DRAMA

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 – DRAMA

LEONARDO DICAPRIO – THE REVENANT

BRYAN CRANSTON – TRUMBO

MICHAEL FASSBENDER – STEVE JOBS

EDDIE REDMAYNE – THE DANISH GIRL

WILL SMITH – CONCUSSION

  • BEST MOTION PICTURE – MUSICAL OR COMEDY

THE MARTIAN

THE BIG SHORT

JOY

SPY

TRAINWRECK

 

  • BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A MOTION PICTURE – MUSICAL OR COMEDY

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 MOTION PICTURE – MUSICAL OR COMEDY

MATT DAMON – THE MARTIAN

CHRISTIAN BALE – THE BIG SHORT

STEVE CARELL – THE BIG SHORT

AL PACINO – DANNY COLLINS

MARK RUFFALO – INFINITELY POLAR BEAR

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  • BEST MOTION PICTURE – ANIMATED

INSIDE OUT – Pixar Animation Studios; Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures

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ANOMALISA – Starburns Industries; Paramount Pictures

THE GOOD DINOSAUR – Pixar Animation Studios; Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures

THE PEANUTS MOVIE – Blue Sky Studios; Twentieth Century Fox

SHAUN THE SHEEP MOVIE – Aardman; Lionsgate / Studiocanal

 

  • BEST MOTION PICTURE – FOREIGN LANGUAGE

SON OF SAUL (HUNGARY)

THE BRAND NEW TESTAMENT (BELGIUM / FRANCE / LUXEMBOURG)

THE CLUB  (CHILE)

THE FENCER (FINLAND / GERMANY / ESTONIA)

MUSTANG (FRANCE)

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  • BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE IN ANY MOTION PICTURE

KATE WINSLET – STEVE JOBS

JANE FONDA – YOUTH

JENNIFER JASON LEIGH – THE HATEFUL EIGHT

HELEN MIRREN – TRUMBO

ALICIA VIKANDER – EX MACHINA

 

  • BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE IN ANY MOTION PICTURE

SYLVESTER STALLONE – CREED

PAUL DANO – LOVE & MERCY

IDRIS ELBA – BEASTS OF NO NATION

MARK RYLANCE – BRIDGE OF SPIES

MICHAEL SHANNON – 99 HOMES

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BEST DIRECTOR – MOTION PICTURE

ALEJANDRO G. IÑÁRRITU – THE REVENANT

TODD HAYNES – CAROL

TOM MCCARTHY – SPOTLIGHT

GEORGE MILLER – MAD MAX: FURY ROAD

RIDLEY SCOTT – THE MARTIAN

 

  • BEST SCREENPLAY – MOTION PICTURE

AARON SORKIN – STEVE JOBS

EMMA DONOGHUE – ROOM

TOM MCCARTHY, JOSH SINGER – SPOTLIGHT

CHARLES RANDOLPH, ADAM MCKAY – THE BIG SHORT

QUENTIN TARANTINO – THE HATEFUL EIGHT

 

  • BEST ORIGINAL SCORE – MOTION PICTURE

ENNIO MORRICONE – THE HATEFUL EIGHT

CARTER BURWELL – CAROL

ALEXANDRE DESPLAT – THE DANISH GIRL

DANIEL PEMBERTON – STEVE JOBS

RYUICHI SAKAMOTO, ALVA NOTO – THE REVENANT

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BEST ORIGINAL SONG – MOTION PICTURE

“WRITING’S ON THE WALL” — SPECTRE

Music by: Sam Smith, Jimmy Napes. Lyrics by: Sam Smith, Jimmy Napes

“LOVE ME LIKE YOU DO” — FIFTY SHADES OF GREY

Music by: Max Martin, Savan Kotecha, Ali Payami, Ilya Salmanzadeh. Lyrics by: Max Martin, Savan Kotecha, Ali Payami, Ilya Salmanzadeh

“ONE KIND OF LOVE” — LOVE & MERCY

Music by: Brian Wilson, Scott Bennett. Lyrics by: Brian Wilson, Scott Bennett

“SEE YOU AGAIN” — FURIOUS 7

Music by: Justin Franks, Andrew Cedar, Charlie Puth, Cameron Thomaz. Lyrics by: Justin Franks, Andrew Cedar, Charlie Puth, Cameron Thomaz

“SIMPLE SONG #3” — YOUTH

Music by: David Lang. Lyrics by: David Lang

 

  • BEST TELEVISION SERIES – DRAMA

MR. ROBOT – USA NETWORK

EMPIRE – FOX

GAME OF THRONES – HBO

NARCOS – NETFLIX

OUTLANDER – STARZ

 

  • BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A TELEVISION SERIES – DRAMA

TARAJI P. HENSON – EMPIRE

CAITRIONA BALFE – OUTLANDER

VIOLA DAVIS – HOW TO GET AWAY WITH MURDER

EVA GREEN – PENNY DREADFUL

ROBIN WRIGHT – HOUSE OF CARDS

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  • BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A TELEVISION SERIES – DRAMA

JON HAMM – MAD MEN

RAMI MALEK – MR. ROBOT

WAGNER MOURA – NARCOS

BOB ODENKIRK – BETTER CALL SAUL

LIEV SCHREIBER – RAY DONOVAN

 

  • BEST TELEVISION SERIES – MUSICAL OR COMEDY

MOZART IN THE JUNGLE – AMAZON VIDEO

CASUAL – HULU

ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK – NETFLIX

SILICON VALLEY – HBO

TRANSPARENT – AMAZON VIDEO

VEEP – HBO

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  • BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A TELEVISION SERIES – MUSICAL OR COMEDY

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 TELEVISION SERIES – MUSICAL OR COMEDY

GAEL GARCÍA BERNAL – MOZART IN THE JUNGLE

AZIZ ANSARI – MASTER OF NONE

ROB LOWE – THE GRINDER

PATRICK STEWART – BLUNT TALK

JEFFREY TAMBOR – TRANSPARENT

 

  • BEST TELEVISION LIMITED SERIES OR MOTION PICTURE MADE FOR TELEVISION

WOLF HALL – PBS

AMERICAN CRIME – ABC

AMERICAN HORROR STORY: HOTEL – FX

FARGO – FX

FLESH & BONE – Starz

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  • BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A LIMITED SERIES OR MOTION PICTURE MADE FOR TELEVISION

LADY GAGA – AMERICAN HORROR STORY: HOTEL

KIRSTEN DUNST – FARGO

SARAH HAY – FLESH & BONE

FELICITY HUFFMAN – AMERICAN CRIME

QUEEN LATIFAH – BESSIE

 

  • BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A LIMITED SERIES OR MOTION PICTURE MADE FOR TELEVISION

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 SUPPORTING ROLE IN A SERIES, LIMITED SERIES OR MOTION PICTURE MADE FOR TELEVISION

MAURA TIERNEY – THE AFFAIR

UZO ADUBA – ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK

JOANNE FROGGATT – DOWNTON ABBEY

REGINA KING – AMERICAN CRIME

JUDITH LIGHT – TRANSPARENT

  • BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE IN A SERIES, LIMITED SERIES OR MOTION PICTURE MADE FOR TELEVISION

CHRISTIAN SLATER – MR. ROBOT

ALAN CUMMING – THE GOOD WIFE

DAMIAN LEWIS – WOLF HALL

BEN MENDELSOHN – BLOODLINE

TOBIAS MENZIES – OUTLANDER

Last Updated: January 11, 2016

Kervyn Cloete

A man of many passions - but very little sleep - I've been geeking out over movies, video games, comics, books, anime, TV series and lemon meringues as far back as I can remember. So show up for the geeky insight, stay for the delicious pastries.

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