The nineteenth century frontier survival story The Revenant has set itself up as the one to beat for the Oscars, taking three of the top awards at the Golden Globes in Los Angeles.
At the first major awards ceremony of the year, the Hollywood Foreign Press Association named the film the Best Motion Picture Drama, and gave its star Leonardo DiCaprio the corresponding Best Actor prize. Its director Alejandro González Iñárritu also picked up an award, a year after his previous film, Birdman, lost out to Boyhood at the Golden Globes, before going on to scoop the Oscars. The Best Actress in a Drama was Brie Larson, for Room.
The Martian won the Best Comedy Film award and its star Matt Damon picked up the Best Actor in a Comedy prize, noting how nice it was to be in a film that people actually enjoyed. Best Actress in a Comedy was Jennifer Lawrence, in Joy.
The highest profile British winner was Kate Winslet, honoured for her supporting role in Danny Boyle’s episodic biopic of the Apple co-founder, Steve Jobs, which also won the Best Screenplay award for Aaron Sorkin. The award for the Best Supporting Actor in a film went to the veteran Sylvester Stallone, who resurrected Rocky Balboa in Creed.
The Best Score went to another veteran, Ennio Morricone, who rose to prominence more than fifty years ago, composing the music for Sergio Leone’s spaghetti westerns, for The Hateful Eight. And the Best Original Song went to Sam Smith’s Bond theme, Writing’s On The Wall, from SPECTRE, evidently loved more by the HFPA than some critics.
The Golden Globes honour television as well as film.
Amazon’s Mr Robot was the leading Drama show, winning Best Drama Series and Best Supporting Actor, for Christian Slater. Mozart in the Jungle, and its star Gael García Bernal, won in the Best Comedy Series category. The Best Drama Actor was Mad Men’s Jon Hamm, in its final series. Taraji P Henson was the Best Actress in a Drama, for Empire, while Rachel Bloom was the Best Actress in a Comedy, for Crazy Ex-Girlfriend and Maura Tierney was named the Best Supporting Actress for The Affair.
The full list of winners at the 73rd Annual Golden Globes:
Best Picture, Drama: The Revenant
Best Picture, Musical or Comedy: The Martian
Best Actress, Drama: Brie Larson – Room
Best Actor, Drama: Leonardo DiCaprio – The Revenant
Best Actress, Musical or Comedy: Jennifer Lawrence – Joy
Best Actor, Musical or Comedy: Matt Damon – The Martian
Best Supporting Actress: Kate Winslet – Steve Jobs
Best Supporting Actor: Sylvester Stallone – Creed
Best Director: Alejandro González Iñárritu – The Revenant
Best Original Score: Ennio Morricone – The Hateful Eight
Best Original Song – Motion Picture: Sam Smith & Jimmy Napes for Writing’s On The Wall (SPECTRE)
Best Series, Drama: Mr Robot
Best Series, Musical or Comedy: Mozart in the Jungle
Best Actress, Drama: Taraji P. Henson – Empire
Best Actor, Drama: Jon Hamm – Mad Men
Best Actress, Musical or Comedy: Rachel Bloom – Crazy Ex-Girlfriend
Best Actor, Musical or Comedy: Gael García Bernal – Mozart in the Jungle
Best Limited Series or TV Movie: Wolf Hall
Best Actress, Limited Series or TV Movie: Lady Gaga – American Horror Story
Best Actor, Limited Series or TV Movie: Oscar Isaac – Show Me a Hero
Best Supporting Actress: Maura Tierney – The Affair
Best Supporting Actor: Christian Slater – Mr. Robot