Hollywood’s brightest actors and filmmakers once again fought for survival, success and recognition at last night’s 73rd Golden Globe Awards. The ceremony, which was broadcast live from The Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills, California on NBC, marked the fourth time actor Ricky Gervais took over the hosting duties since 2010. The Hollywood Foreign Press Association once again choose the winners at this year’s ceremony.
The acclaimed drama, ‘The Revenant,’ was the top winner of the night, as the film was honored with the Best Motion Picture – Drama award. The film’s celebrated win closed the ceremony, after the filmmakers were presented with the trophy by Harrison Ford. Alejandro González Iñárritu, who won last year’s Oscar for Best Director for ‘Birdman,’ was once again recognized this year, for his helming duties on ‘The Revenant.’ The thriller’s lead actor, Leonardo DiCaprio, was awarded his third Golden Globe for his portrayal of Hugh Glass, who miraculously survived a bear attack.
The popular sci-fi movie, ‘The Martian,’ was also heavily celebrated. Matt Damon was presented the Best Performance in a Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy – Actor award, for his performance as Mark Watney, an astronaut who fights to return home after being stranded on Mars. The actor previously won a Golden Globe in 1998 for Best Screenplay – Motion Picture for ‘Good Will Hunting.’ Jim Carrey also presented the film’s director, Ridley Scott, with the award for Best Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy.
Brie Larson won her first Golden Globe Award for her role of Joy “Ma” Newsome in the acclaimed film, ‘Room.’ The actress, who received her first nomination this year, was awarded with the Best Performance in a Motion Picture – Drama – Actress trophy. Jennifer Lawrence won her third Golden Globe Award, for her portrayal of the title character in writer-director David O. Russell’s ‘Joy,’ in the Best Performance in a Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy – Actress category. She previously won Golden Globes for her proceeding collaborations with the filmmaker, ‘Silver Linings Playbook’ and ‘American Hustle.’
In the Best Supporting Performance in a Motion Picture categories, Sylvester Stallone won his first Golden Globe Award for his portrayal of Rocky Balboa in the acclaimed sports drama, ‘Creed.’ The actor was previously nominated for the same role in 1977 in the boxing series’ original entry, ‘Rocky.’ Actress Kate Winslet won her fourth Golden Globe for her supporting role as Joanna Hoffman in the biographical drama, ‘Steve Jobs.’ Writer Aaron Sorkin was also honored for the film, having been awarded with the Best Screenplay trophy.
The Golden Globe Awards also celebrated the top talent in television. The Best Series – Drama was given to USA’s thriller series, ‘Mr. Robot.’ The Hollywood Foreign Press also honored Christian Slater for his portrayal of the title character in the Best Supporting Performance in a Series, Miniseries or Television Film – Supporting Actor category.
The Best Series – Musical or Comedy trophy was given to Amazon’s ‘Mozart in the Jungle,’ which was also honored in the Best Performance in a Television Series – Musical or Comedy – Actor category. Gael García Bernal was awarded with his first Golden Globe for his role of Rodrigo de Souza. The Best Performance in a Television Series – Musical or Comedy – Actress was given to fellow first-time winner, Rachel Bloom. She was honored for her portrayal of Rebecca Bunch in The CW’s freshman series, ‘Crazy Ex-Girlfriend.’
Jon Hamm won his second Golden Globe for his role of Don Draper in the final season of AMC’s Mad Men,’ in the Best Performance in a Television Series – Drama – Actor category. Taraji P. Henson was honored with her first Golden Globe in the Best Performance in a Television Series – Drama – Actress category. She was recognized for her role of Loretha “Cookie” Lyon in Fox’s musical drama, ‘Empire
The Best Performance in a Miniseries or Television Film -Actor and Actress categories were presented to first-time Golden Globe winners, Oscar Isaac and Lady Gaga. The ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ actor won for his turn as Nick Wasicsko in the HBO miniseries, ‘Show Me a Hero.’ The six-time Grammy Award-winning singer was celebrated for her role as Elizabeth Johnson / The Countess in the fifth season of FX’s hit anthology series, ‘American Horror Story: Hotel.’
The Best Supporting Performance in a Series, Miniseries or Television Film – Actress was presented to first-time nominee, Maura Tierney, for her role as Helen Solloway in Showtime’s ‘The Affair.’ The The Hollywood Foreign Press also presented the Best Miniseries or Television Film trophy to the BBC’s ‘Wolf Hall.’
Written by: Karen Benardello