The Golden Globes were on last night and aside from Ricky Gervais killing it again with some real top notch jokes, it was a great night overall.
The Revenant led the way with 3 wins followed by The Martian, Steve Jobs, Mozart in the Jungle and Mr. Robot with 2. There were definitely some surprises last night in terms of winners, but what’s really great about some of these surprises is that, they were films or shows that no one really knows about or maybe have heard of them, but have yet to give them a try. Surely, winning a Golden Globe could convince more people to watch it.
Let’s breakdown each category and winner. (Winner in bold)
Best motion picture, drama
“Mad Max: Fury Road”
One of the biggest awards of the night and rightfully so, The Revenant takes it home. All the nominees could have easily won, but this truly is the year for Leonardo DiCaprio to finally win that Oscar. Although, you should definitely make time in your day to watch all the nominees. Truly, a great list of films for 2015.
Best motion picture, musical or comedy
“The Big Short”
You’re probably wondering why The Martian is in this category. Don’t worry, you’re not the only one and Ricky Gervais made sure not to miss this one. Was The Martain the best “comedy”? No. But, was it the best film on that list? Yes. However, The Big Short comes a very close second.
Best performance by an actress in a motion picture, drama
Saoirse Ronin, “Brooklyn”
Cate Blanchett, “Carol”
Rooney Mara, “Carol”
Brie Larson, “Room”
Alicia Vikander, “The Danish Girl”
While I’ve heard great things about Brooklyn and Carol as a whole, I heard even more great things about Brie Larson for her role in Room, so there’s no real surprise she takes home the Globe here.
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”
Well, there was no Kata Mara/Jessica Chastain/Kristen Wiig for their roles in The Martian, so this one was an obvious winner.
Best performance by an actor in a motion picture, drama
Bryan Cranston, “Trumbo”
Leonardo DiCaprio, “The Revenant”
Michael Fassbender, “Steve Jobs”
Eddie Redmayne, “The Danish Girl”
Will Smith, “Concussion”
It’s Leo’s year, baby!
Best performance by an actor in a supporting role in a motion picture
Paul Dano,” Love”
Idris Elba, “Beasts of No Nation”
Mark Rylance, “Bridge of Spies”
Michael Shannon, “99 Homes”
Sylvester Stallone, “Creed”
I can’t help but think this list of nominees could’ve been a bit better… but rightfully so, Sylvester Stallone deserves it. It was great seeing him accept the award. Fun fact: It was 40 years since he last won a Golden Globe, which of course, was for Rocky. Also, you need to see Creed if you have yet to watch it.
Best performance by actress in a supporting role in a motion picture
Jane Fonda, “Youth”
Jennifer Jason Leigh, “Hateful Eight”
Helen Mirren, “Trumbo”
Alicia Vikander, “Ex Machina”
Kate Winslet, “Steve Jobs”
For me, it was a toss up between Jennifer Jason Leigh, Helen Mirren and Kate Winslet, but Winslet was the lead dog in that one and she ended up winning it. This, along with the best screenplay award, should make more people give Steve Jobs a shot.
Best director, motion picture
Alejandro González Iñárritu, “The Revenant”
Todd Haynes, “Carol”
Tom McCarthy, “Spotlight”
George Miller, “Mad Max: Fury Road”
Ridley Scott, “The Martian”
Again, this was a toss up for me between Alejandro González Iñárritu, George Miller and Ridley Scott, but Iñárritu was in the lead. The Revenant really won the biggest awards of the night and hopefully the Oscars go the same way, for the sake of Leo.
Best performance by an actor in a motion picture, 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”
No surprise here really. As stated earlier, The Martian shouldn’t really be here, but if it’s going to be, it’s going to win.
Best screenplay, motion picture
Emma Donoghue, “Room”
Tom McCarthy and Josh Singer, “Spotlight”
Charles Randolph and Adam McKay, “The Big Short”
Aaron Sorkin, “Steve Jobs”
Quentin Tarantino, “The Hateful Eight”
When you look at all the nominees and the award goes to Steve Jobs, that’s got to say something and the reason why I’m supporting Steve Jobs so much is because a lot of people wrote it off when they made Jobs starring Ashton Kutcher and that wasn’t so great. But, you simply can’t go wrong with a cast of Michael Fassbender and Kate Winslet with Aaron Sorkin in charge of writing.
Best original score, motion picture
Carter Burwell, “Carol”
Alexander Desplat, “The Danish Girl”
Ennio Morricone, “The Hateful Eight”
Daniel Pemberton, “Steve Jobs”
Ryuchi Sakamoto, “The Revanant”
At least The Hateful Eight didn’t go home empty handed.
Best motion picture, animated
“The Good Dinosaur”
“The Peanuts Movie”
“Shaun the Sheep Movie”
Inside Out had to of won by a land slide. I couldn’t see it any other way.
Best original song, motion picture
“Love Me Like You Do,” “Fifty Shades of Grey”
“One Kind of Love,” “Love & Mercy”
“See You Again,” “Furious 7”
“Simple Song #3,” “Youth”
“Writing’s on the Wall,” “Spectre”
I’m not a fan of “Writing’s on the Wall”, but it definitely stands out a lot more compared to the rest of the nominees.
Best motion picture, foreign language
“The Brand New Testament”
“Son of Saul”
Best television series, drama
“Game of Thrones,” HBO
* “Mr. Robot,” USA
This is huge! I try to stay away from “!”, but I couldn’t help it. I binged watched Mr. Robot after the first season ended and I absolutely love the show. This win will surely convince more people to give it a try.
Best television series, musical or comedy
* “Mozart in the Jungle,” Amazon Video
“Orange Is the New Black,” Netflix
“Silicon Valley,” HBO
“Transparent,” Amazon Video
You know, I don’t know much about Mozart in the Jungle, but if it can take down some of those power house shows, then it must be doing something right.
Best television limited series or motion picture made for television
“American Crime,” ABC
“American Horror Story: Hotel,” FX
“Flesh and Bone,” Starz
“Wolf Hall,” PBS
Same thoughts as above. Never heard of Wolf Hall, but to beat out the top 3 (I’ve never heard of Flesh and Bone), that’s something special.
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”
Anyone else glad Mad Men won’t be winning anymore awards? I know, I’m sour. I would’ve loved to see Rami Malek win here for Mr. Robot.
Best performance by an actor in a television series, musical or comedy
Aziz Ansari, “Master of None”
Gael García Bernal, “Mozart in the Jungle”
Rob Lowe, “The Grinder”
Patrick Stewart, “Blunt Talk”
Jeffrey Tambor, “Transparent”
Another win here for Mozart in the Jungle. Very surprising because I thought Jeffrey Tambor was going to win for sure. Again, Mozart in the Jungle must be doing something right.
Best performance by an actor in a leading role in a series, limited series or motion picture made for television
Idris Elba, “Luther”
Oscar Isaac, “Show Me a Hero”
David Oyelowo, “Nightingale”
Mark Rylance, “Wolf Hall”
Patrick Wilson, “Fargo”
Yeah, Oscar Isaac! Note the “!”.
Best performance by an actor in a supporting role in a series, limited series or motion picture made for television
Alan Cumming, “The Good Wife”
Damian Lewis, “Wolf Hall”
Ben Mendelson, “Bloodline”
Tobias Menzies, “Outlander”
Christian Slater, “Mr. Robot”
Mr. Robot with another win. Need I say more?
Best performance by an actress in a TV series, drama
Caitriona Balfe, “Outlander”
Viola Davis, “How to Get Away With Murder”
Eva Green, “Penny Dreadful
Taraji P. Henson, “Empire”
Robin Wright, “House of Cards”
I’ll be honest with all of you. I watch Empire and I love it. Taraji P. Henson brings so much energy to the show, it’s hard not to love her.
Best performance by an actress in a supporting role in a series, limited series or motion picture made for television
Uzo Aduba, “Orange Is the New Black”
Joanna Froggatt, “Downton Abbey”
Regina King, “American Crime”
Judith Light, “Transparent”
Maura Tierney, “The Affair”
Maura Tierney was surprised when she won and so were all of us.
Best performance by an actress in a leading role in a series, limited series or motion picture made for television
Kirsten Dunst, “Fargo”
Lady Gaga, “American Horror Story: Hotel”
Sarah Hay, “Flesh and Bone”
Felicity Huffman, “American Crime”
Queen Latifah, “Bessie”
Blah. That’s all I have to say.
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”
Damn, no one takes down Julia Louis-Dreyfus. Except for Rachel Boom, that is.
There you have it. It’s certainly going to be an interesting night at the Oscars. The nominees will be announced on January 14 and I’ll have them posted on here, so stay tuned.
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