January 11, 2016


Golden Globes 2016: 'The Revenant,' 'The Martian' Win Big


The Revenant and The Martian among the big winners at the 2016 Golden Globe Awards, held at the Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills on Sunday night (Jan. 10). 

In the drama and musical/comedy categories, respectively, The Revenant and The Martian were the films to beat. The Revenant was named Best Motion Picture, Drama, while star Leonardo DiCaprio and director Alejandro Iñárritu also won Golden Globes. Meanwhile, The Martian and star Matt Damon took home trophies on Sunday night, setting up a potential clash at the Academy Awards between the two films.

Other film winners included Jennifer Lawrence for Joy, Brie Larson for Room and Sylvester Stallone for Creed; the latter first portrayed Rocky Balboa in Rocky nearly four decades ago. Ennio Morricone won the Best Original Score award, but not before some trickery by presenter Jamie Foxx.

In the TV categories, two newbies, Mozart in the Jungle and Mr. Robot, won the top prizes for comedy and drama, respectively. Jon Hamm was rewarded for his work on the final season of Mad Men, and he made a Chumbawamba reference in his acceptance speech, which wasn't as good as the final season as Mad Men but was still pretty good.

Meanwhile, GRAMMY darlings Lady Gaga and Sam Smith both won their first Golden Globes -- the former for her role on American Horror Story: Hotel, the latter for his Spectre theme song, "The Writing's On The Wall." "I'm truly speechless," a tearful Gaga said after thanking AHS creator Ryan Murphy and her "wonderful" cast.

As for the telecast itself, Ricky Gervais was predictably off-color, with jokes about women being underpaid and Ben Affleck's infidelity. His most outrageous moment came midway through the show, when Gervais brought out Mel Gibson and asked him an off-color question involving the phrase "sugar tits." Gervais wrapped up the evening with the kiss-off, "From myself and Mel Gibson: Shalom!"

Click here for the full Golden Globes winners' list, and tell us your takeaways from the big show!