Awards Season 2016 kicked off with a bang last night at the 76th Golden Globe Awards in Los Angeles. Former host Ricky Gervais returned to take the podium back from three time hosts Tina Fey and Amy Poehler, and we bring you all the movie winners from the night.
‘The Revenant’ and ‘The Martian’ were the big winners on the night, with both Matt Damon and Leonardo DiCaprio taking home acting gongs for their roles in the films. Elsewhere, Jennifer Lawrence carried on her winning streak, as did Disney Pixar’s animated cry-fest ‘Inside Out’. Irish film triumphed with a win for Brie Larson in ‘Room’, and Cannes darling ‘Son of Saul’ scooped the award for best foreign language film The rest of the winners are listed below…
BEST MOTION PICTURE, DRAMA – ‘The Revenant’
Alejandro González Iñárritu’s bleak, hard hitting and engrossing drama, starring Leonardo Di Caprio, took home the big award on the night. ‘The Revenant’ is released in Irish cinemas on January 15th.
BEST MOTION PICTURE, MUSICAL OR COMEDY – ‘The Martian’
Ridley Scott’s space thriller beat ‘Joy’, ‘Spy’, ‘The Big Short’ and Amy Schumer’s ‘Trainwreck’ to scoop the gong for best motion picture, musical or comedy.
BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A MOTION PICTURE, DRAMA – Brie Larson, ‘Room’
Our own Saoirse Ronan lost out to Brie Larson for her hearbreaking performance in ‘Room’, but this is also good news for Irish film, since ‘Room’ is directed by Irish director Lenny Abrahamson. ‘Room’, the story of a woman and her son held captive in a tiny garden shed for many years, is released in Irish cinemas on January 15th.
BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A MOTION PICTURE, MUSICAL OR COMEDY – Jennifer Lawrence, ‘Joy’
Awards darling Jennifer Lawrence scooped the gong for best actress, musical or comedy for her role as the woman who invented the first self-wringing mop, and took on those who tried to steal her idea for their own.
BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A MOTION PICTURE, DRAMA – Leonardo DiCaprio, ‘The Revenant’
Leonardo DiCaprio must hope that this Golden Globes win for his stunning performance in ‘The Revenant’ will surely lead to Oscar glory later in the year. The performance is engaging and multi-layered, and although DiCaprio has minimal dialogue, incredibly expressive.
BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE IN A MOTION PICTURE – Sylvester Stallone, ‘Creed’
BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE IN A MOTION PICTURE – Kate Winslet, ‘Steve Jobs’
BEST DIRECTOR, MOTION PICTURE – Alejandro González Iñárritu, ‘The Revenant’
BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A MOTION PICTURE, MUSICAL OR COMEDY – Matt Damon, “The Martian”
BEST SCREENPLAY, MOTION PICTURE – Aaron Sorkin, “Steve Jobs”
BEST ORIGINAL SCORE, MOTION PICTURE – Ennio Morricone, “The Hateful Eight”
BEST MOTION PICTURE, ANIMATED – ‘Inside Out’
BEST ORIGINAL SONG, MOTION PICTURE – “Writing’s on the Wall,” ‘Spectre’
BEST MOTION PICTURE, FOREIGN LANGUAGE – ‘Son of Saul’