The Golden Globes may not have the prestige of the Oscars, but you can always count on it to bring nearly as much glitz and glamour. The stars came out tonight in full force to celebrate some of the best films of the year, including some — like Trainwreck or Spy — that might otherwise be overlooked at the more serious-minded Oscars.
This year’s ceremony is hosted by Ricky Gervais, who previously emceed for three consecutive years from 2009 to 2011. His very presence promises some naughty, off-color jokes, while the strong list of contenders suggests we’re in for some major ups and downs. So buckle up, strap in, and click through to join us as we live-blog our way through the 2016 Golden Globes winners.
8:00: That full glass of beer says Ricky Gervais is ready.
8:01: … And there’s the requisite Sean Penn El Chapo joke.
8:02: … And there’s the requisite Caitlyn Jenner joke.
Odds on the 1st actor to point at Ricky Gervais and give him the “oooh I’m mad at you” look J-Law 3-2, Matt Damon 7-1, Idris Elba 50-1.
— Meredith Woerner (@MdellW) January 11, 2016
Best Performance By an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture
Jane Fonda, Youth
Jennifer Jason Leigh, The Hateful Eight
Helen Mirren, Trumbo
Alicia Vikander, Ex Machina
* Kate Winslet, Steve Jobs
Thoughts: Steve Jobs hasn’t been getting a ton of buzz in the awards race, so this is a nice early win for them. Then again, Kate Winslet wasn’t really up against anyone who felt like a shoo-in.
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
Joanne Froggatt, Downton Abbey
Regina King, American Crime
Judith Light, Transparent
* Maura Tierney, The Affair
Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series – Comedy or Musical
* Rachel Bloom, Crazy Ex-Girlfriend
Jamie Lee Curtis, Scream Queens
Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Veep
Gina Rodriguez, Jane the Virgin
Lily Tomlin, Grace and Frankie
Thoughts: Gina Rodriguez won this prize last year, so it seems appropriate that Rachel Bloom — Rodriguez’s successor to the “breakout star of a critically acclaimed but criminally underseen freshman CW series” mantle — should take it this year.
Best Television Series – Comedy or Musical
* Mozart in the Jungle
Orange Is the New Black
Thoughts: Mozart in the Jungle may not be the obvious pick here, but the HFPA does love shiny new things.
Best Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television
American Horror Story
Flesh and Bone
* Wolf Hall
— Angie J. Han (@ajhan) January 11, 2016
Best Performance By an Actor in a 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
Thoughts: It truly is a great time to be Oscar Isaac.
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
Damien Lewis, Wolf Hall
Ben Mendelsohn, Bloodline
Tobias Menzies, Outlander
* Christian Slater, Mr. Robot
Thoughts: Christian Slater is officially no longer a “show killer.”
Best Original Score
Carter Burwell, Carol
Alexandre Desplat, The Danish Girl
* Ennio Morricone, The Hateful Eight
Daniel Pemberton, Steve Jobs
Ryuichi Sakamoto and Alva Noto, The Revenant
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
Thoughts: Jon Hamm’s win for Mad Men is well deserved. He did call Don Draper a “horrible person,” a few months after Daniel Craig said similar things about James Bond. Is disowning one’s signature character the hot new trend?
— Natalie Abrams (@NatalieAbrams) January 11, 2016
Best Performance By an Actor in a Motion Picture – Comedy or Musical
Christian Bale, The Big Short
Steve Carell, The Big Short
* Matt Damon, The Martian
Al Pacino, Danny Collins
Mark Ruffalo, Infinitely Polar Bear
Thoughts: The Martian‘s miscategorization as a comedy still bugs, but Matt Damon truly did stellar work. It’s tough to argue he doesn’t deserve it.
Best Animated Feature Film
The Good Dinosaur
* Inside Out
The Peanuts Movie
Shaun the Sheep Movie
— Entertainment Weekly (@EW) January 11, 2016
Best Performance By an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture
Paul Dano, Love & Mercy
Idris Elba, Beasts of No Nation
Mark Rylance, Bridge of Spies
Michael Shannon, 99 Homes
* Sylvester Stallone, Creed
Thoughts: Maybe even better than watching Sylvester Stallone win for Creed, is watching how happy everyone else in the room looks to see Sylvester Stallone win for Creed. He literally got a standing ovation.
9:22: Didn’t even notice in the moment, but…
Did Sly Stallone not thank Ryan Coogler or Michael B. Jordan?
— Doree Shafrir (@doree) January 11, 2016
— Ava DuVernay (@AVAETC) January 11, 2016
Winners make these oversights all the time in the madness of the moment, but it still seems bizarre that Stallone would forget to recognize two of the men who made his win possible.
9:27: Scandal averted: word is Stallone went back to correct his mistake.
During the commercial break, Sly Stallone returned to thank Ryan Coogler and the cast of CREED. #GoldenGlobes
— Matt Dentler (@MattDentler) January 11, 2016
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
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
Thoughts: Gael García Bernal gets the statue, but Aziz Ansari wins the ceremony.
— Dan Kois (@dankois) January 11, 2016
Best Motion Picture – Foreign Language
The Brand New Testament
* Son of Saul
Best Performance By an Actress in a 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
— Lauren Bradshaw (@flickchickdc) January 11, 2016
Best Original Song – Motion Picture
“Love Me Like You Do” from Fifty Shades of Grey
“One Kind of Love” from Love & Mercy
“See You Again” from Furious 7
“Simple Song #3” from Youth
* “Writing’s On the Wall” from Spectre
9:54: … And there’s the Bill Cosby joke. Who has bingo?
Best Television Series – Drama
Game of Thrones
* Mr. Robot
The TV drama win for Mr. Robot is the fourth time in six years that a freshman series has won the category #GoldenGlobes
— Steven Zeitchik (@ZeitchikLAT) January 11, 2016
Cecil B. DeMille Award: Denzel Washington
Best Director – Motion Picture
Todd Haynes, Carol
* Alejandro González Iñárritu, The Revenant
Tom McCarthy, Spotlight
George Miller, Mad Max: Fury Road
Ridley Scott, The Martian
Thoughts: The Revenant‘s awards season strategy of emphasizing the film’s super-difficult shoot is paying off. The Revenant is a beautiful movie, but for my money it’s the least deserving one in this category. (YMMV, obviously.)
Best Performance By an Actress in a Television Series – Drama
Viola Davis, How to Get Away With Murder
Caitrona Balfe, Outlander
Eva Green, Penny Dreadful
* Taraji P. Henson, Empire
Robin Wright, House of Cards
Best Performance By an Actress in a Motion Picture – Comedy or Musical
* Jennifer Lawrence, Joy
Melissa McCarthy, Spy
Amy Schumer, Traiwreck
Maggie Smith, Lady in the Van
Lily Tomlin, Grandma
Thoughts: Jennifer Lawrence did genuinely excellent work in a less-than-stellar movie. But again, it feels wrong to see Joy categorized as a comedy, while more straightforward examples of the genre get shoved aside.
Best Motion Picture – Comedy or Musical
The Big Short
* The Martian
Thoughts: Apparently not even Ridley Scott believes The Martian is a comedy. That said, it’s an excellent movie, arguably the best in its category. There’s nothing we can do about the fact that the HFPA have decided this movie is a comedy, so let’s just be glad a good film took home the prize.
Best Performance By an Actress in a Motion Picture – Drama
Cate Blanchett, Carol
* Brie Larson, Room
Rooney Mara, Carol
Saoirse Ronan, Brooklyn
Alicia Vikander, The Danish Girl
Thoughts: This is one of those categories where almost any outcome would feel like a snub to the others. Brie Larson undoubtedly deserves high praise for Room, and it’s hard to begrudge her the win — but it also stings that Cate Blanchett and Saoirse Ronan are going home emptyhanded.
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
Thoughts: Leo’s been campaigning hard this season. We’ve still got a long ways to go before the Oscars, but this is a good start for him.
Best Motion Picture – Drama
Mad Max: Fury Road
* The Revenant
Thoughts: After wins for Best Director and Best Actor, The Revenant‘s win for Best Picture comes as no surprise.Cool Posts From Around the Web: