The glitz and glamour of film and television came together for last night’s 73rd Annual Golden Globe Award ceremony.
On the film side of things, the big winner on the night was Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu’s historical epic The Revenant which scooped three gongs including the coveted Best Film (Drama) award. It overcame stern competition from Carol, Mad Max: Fury Road, Room and Spotlight to triumph.
Inarritu also landed Best Director while leading man Leonardo DiCaprio clinched his third Globe win in Best Actor (Drama) for his role as vengeful explorer Hugh Glass. The success gives him a strong chance of finally ending his Oscar voodoo with the nominations due out on Thursday.
Elsewhere, despite controversy over its category placement, the sci-fi blockbuster The Martian secured Best Film (Comedy/Musical) ahead of the likes of The Big Short, Joy and Trainwreck. Main man Matt Damon was named Best Actor (Comedy/Musical) for his performance as stranded astronaut Mark Watney.
There were also two wins on the night for the biopic drama Steve Jobs which landed Best Screenplay for Aaron Sorkin as well as a third Globe success for British star Kate Winslet as she was named Best Supporting Actress.
There was also a hat-trick of Globe victories for Jennifer Lawrence as the Hollywood superstar clinched Best Actress (Comedy/Musical) for her leading role in the biopic Joy while Brie Larson won Best Actress (Drama) for her powerful performance as a mother held captive with her son for years in the indie drama Room.
The biggest standing ovation on the night went to veteran Sylvester Stallone after he was surprisingly named Best Supporting Actor for reprising his iconic role as legendary boxer Rocky Balboa in the upcoming sports drama Creed.
Another shock win on the night was for British singer Sam Smith as he received the Best Original Song award for his theme song “Writing’s On the Wall” from the James Bond blockbuster Spectre. He overcame stiff competition from Lady Gaga (who would go on to land Globe success elsewhere) and veteran songwriter Brian Wilson.
Composing legend Ennio Morricone landed Best Original Score for his work on Quentin Tarantino’s The Hateful Eight while Pixar’s Inside Out won the Best Animated Film category.
Finally, two-time Oscar-winning actor Denzel Washington was the recipient of this year’s Cecile B. DeMille Award for her services to film over the past four decades which included roles in Glory (1989), Malcolm X (1992), Philadelphia (1992), The Hurricane (1999), Training Day (2001) and Flight (2012).
Once again, British comedian actor Ricky Gervais courted controversy during his presenting duties and took great pleasure in poking fun at Caitlin Jenner, Roman Polanski, Ben Affleck and Mel Gibson.
The full list of Globe (film) winners can be seen below:
BEST MOTION PICTURE (DRAMA)
BEST MOTION PICTURE (COMEDY/MUSICAL)
Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu, THE REVENANT
BEST ACTOR (DRAMA)
Leonardo DiCaprio, THE REVENANT
BEST ACTOR (COMEDY/MUSICAL)
Matt Damon, THE MARTIAN
BEST ACTRESS (DRAMA)
Brie Larson, ROOM
BEST ACTRESS (COMEDY/MUSICAL)
Jennifer Lawrence, JOY
BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR
Sylvester Stallone, CREED
BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS
Kate Winslet, STEVE JOBS
Aaron Sorkin, STEVE JOBS
BEST ORIGINAL SCORE
Ennio Morricone, THE HATEFUL EIGHT
BEST ORIGINAL SONG
SPECTRE, “Writing’s on the Wall”
BEST ANIMATED FEATURE
BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM
SON OF SAUL (Hungary)
In the television awards, USA Network’s Mr Robot overcame the likes of Game of Thrones and Outlander to win Best Television Series (Drama) as well as a Best Supporting Actor triumph for Christian Slater.
Another bold success on the night was for Amazon’s Mozart in the Jungle which landed Best Television Series (Comedy/Musical) and Best Actor in a Comedy/Musical for leading man Gael Garcia Bernal.
Elsewhere, former singer turned actress Lady Gaga pulled off an unlikely win in Best Actress in a Mini/Series for her role in American Horror Story: Hotel ahead of the much-fancied Kirsten Dunst (Fargo).
Jon Hamm clinched Best Actor (Drama Series) for his farewell performance as Don Draper in Mad Men while Taraji P. Henson landed Best Actress (Drama Series) for Fox’s Empire.
The other big winners on the night included a shock Best Actress (Comedy Series) triumph for newcomer Rachel Bloom (Crazy Ex-Girlfriend) as she beat off the likes of Jamie Lee Curtis, Julie Louis-Dreyfus and Lily Tomlin while Maura Tierney secured Best Supporting Actress for her role in The Affair.
Finally, the BBC programme Wolf Hall was named Best Mini-Series made for Television while Star Wars: The Force Awakens star Oscar Isaac won Best Actor in a Mini-Series for his role in Show Me a Hero.
The full list of Globe (television) winners can be seen below:
BEST TELEVISION SERIES (DRAMA)
BEST PERFORMANCE BY ACTOR IN A TELEVISION SERIES (DRAMA)
Jon Hamm, MAD MEN
BEST PERFORMANCE BY ACTRESS IN A TELEVISION SERIES (DRAMA)
Taraji P. Henson, EMPIRE
BEST TELEVISION SERIES (COMEDY/MUSICAL)
MOZART IN THE JUNGLE
BEST PERFORMANCE BY ACTOR IN A TELEVISION SERIES (COMEDY/MUSICAL)
Gael Garcia Bernal, MOZART IN THE JUNGLE
BEST PERFORMANCE BY ACTRESS IN A TELEVISION SERIES (COMEDY/MUSICAL)
Rachel Bloom, CRAZY EX GIRLFRIEND
BEST MINI-SERIES OR MOTION PICTURE MADE FOR TELEVISION
BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A MINI-SERIES OR MOTION PICTURE MADE FOR TELEVISION
Oscar Isaac, SHOW ME A HERO
BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A MINI-SERIES OR MOTION PICTURE MADE FOR TELEVISION
Lady Gaga, AMERICAN HORROR STORY: HOTEL
BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE IN A SERIES, MINI-SERIES OR MOTION PICTURE MADE FOR TELEVISION
Christian Slater, MR ROBOT
BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE IN A SERIES, MINI-SERIES OR MOTION PICTURE MADE FOR TELEVISION
Maura Tierney, THE AFFAIR