The night is finally here. The Golden Globes winners were announced. The Golden Globes are known for being more of a party than other award shows. Winning a Golden Globe doesn’t have the same prestige as getting an Oscar or an Emmy, but the award ceremony itself is often more entertaining for one huge reason: it’s unpredictable.
When the award show started, you could already tell the stars were boozed up and the atmosphere was informal. Everyone was way more relaxed here then they would be at the Oscars, but that could be the alcohol talking. This year’s host, Ricky Gervais, started the show by basically telling the crowd to “shut up,” so he could start his monologue. It is always expected for the host to crack jokes about the celebrity attendees and even the people who weren’t there. For example, he had some directed toward Caitlyn Jenner. Gervais also spent a good five minutes discussing Jennifer Lawrence’s essay about unequal pay amongst women and men, saying that there is going to be more all female remakes because their salaries are cheaper.
To explain how relaxed this award show is, the first presenter, Channing Tatum, announced that the bear from “The Revenant,” who was Jonah Hill in a bear costume, was going to announce the award with him. Andy Samberg even made a Bill Cosby joke while presenting. Let’s be honest here; it’s not an award show without making a least one joke about Donald Trump. When announcing America Ferrera and Eva Longoria onto stage, he joked that when Trump becomes president, he will deport these actresses.
The president of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association came out to say a couple words on how this is a night to celebrate everyone’s accomplishments but to remind everyone in the room that they should use their status to make the world a better place.
An ongoing pun of the night was that the movie “The Martian” was nominated for Best Motion Picture, Comedy where this movie is nowhere near being a comedy. Even the star of the film, Matt Damon laughed when presenting a clip of the film. Yet, “The Martian” took away wins for Best Motion Picture, Comedy and Best Actor in a Motion Picture, Musical or Comedy.
Some highlights of the night are that after four decades, Sylvester Stallone won a Golden Globe for Best Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture, Drama. Rachel Bloom won her first Golden Globe with her first nomination for Best Actress in a TV Series, Comedy. Jon Hamm won Best Actor in a TV Series, Drama for “Mad Men,” which was the only nomination the show received. And, it will be the last, since the show ended last May. Lady Gaga took away the win for Best Actress in a Limited-Series or TV Movie and had a moving speech about how she always dreamed about becoming an actress. Another excellent win was Brie Larson, who received Best Actress in a Motion Picture, Drama. The video montage they played while handing Denzel Washington his Cecil B. Demille Award was one of the most touching parts of the award show.
The best joke of the night was when Gervais presented Kevin Hart and Ken Jeong to the stage, saying, “When Brad (Pitt) and Angelina (Jolie) see these next two presenters, they are going to want to adopt them.” When Hart and Jeong took the stage, they took the joke to another level by lowering the microphone, so it was the perfect height for them.
As a host, Gervais did a great job, but I constantly found myself wishing Amy Poehler and Tina Fey were hosting. The biggest winner of the night was the movie “The Revenant” with a total of three wins. “The Martian,” “Steve Jobs,” “Mr. Robot” and “Mozart in the Jungle” came in second with two awards each. Even though the Golden Globes aren’t at the same caliber as the Oscars or the Emmy’s, it was still an entertaining award show full of excellent movies and television series while also supplying some hilarious comedy.
Below is the complete list of winners.
Best Motion Picture, Drama: “The Revenant”
Best Motion Picture, Comedy: “The Martian”
Best Director – Motion Picture: Alejandro Inarritu, “The Revenant”
Best Actress in a Motion Picture, Drama: Brie Larson, “Room”
Best Actress in a Motion Picture, Comedy: Jennifer Lawrence, “Joy”
Best Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture, Drama: Kate Winslet, “Steve Jobs”
Best Actor in a Motion Picture, Drama: Leonardo DiCaprio, “The Revenant”
Best Actor in a Motion Picture, Musical or Comedy: Matt Damon, “The Martian”
Best Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture: Sylvester Stallone, “Creed”
Best Screenplay – Motion Picture: Aaron Sorkin, “Steve Jobs”
Best Animated Feature Film: “Inside Out”
Best Original Song: “Writing’s on the Wall” from “Spectre,” performed by Sam Smith
Best Original Score: Ennio Morricone, “The Hateful Eight”
Best Motion Picture, Foreign Language: “Son of Saul (Hungary)”
Cecil B. Demille Award: Denzel Washington
Best TV Series, Drama: “Mr. Robot”
Best TV Series, Comedy: “Mozart in the Jungle”
Best TV Movie or Limited-Series: “Wolf Hall”
Best Actor in a TV Series, Drama: Jon Hamm, “Mad Men”
Best Actress in a TV Series, Drama: Taraji P. Henson, “Empire”
Best Actor in a TV Series, Comedy: Gael Garcia Bernal, “Mozart in the Jungle”
Best Actress in a TV Series, Comedy: Rachel Bloom, “Crazy Ex Girlfriend”
Best Supporting Actress in a Series, Limited-Series or TV Movie: Maura Tierney, “The Affair”
Best Supporting Actor in a Series, Limited-Series or TV Movie: Christian Slater, “Mr. Robot”
Best Actor in a Limited-Series or TV Movie: Oscar Isaac, “Show Me a Hero”
Best Actress in a Limited-Series or TV Movie: Lady Gaga, “American Horror Story: Hotel”