2016 Golden Globe Awards Winners: Full List

2016 Golden Globes winners

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.

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
Silicon Valley

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 Crime
American Horror Story
Flesh and Bone
* Wolf Hall

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?

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

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…

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.

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.

Best Motion Picture – Foreign Language

The Brand New Testament
The Club
The Fencer
* 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

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

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.

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