‘The Revenant’ and ‘The Martian’ Win Top Honors at 73rd Annual Golden Globes

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The Revenant” and “The Martian” were the two big winners at the 73rd annual Golden Globes awards last night, with the former taking home Best Motion Picture (Drama), Best Actor in a Motion Picture (Drama) for Leonardo DiCaprio, and Best Director for Alejandro González Iñárritu; and the latter Best Motion Picture (Comedy) and Best Actor in a Motion Picture (Comedy) for Matt Damon.

The winners list for film actors this year also included Brie Larson (“Room”) for Best Actress in a Motion Picture (Drama), Jennifer Lawrence (“Joy”) for Best Actress in a Motion Picture (Comedy), and Kate Winslet (“Steve Jobs”) for Best Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture.

And while we did love seeing Sylvester Stallone take home his first trophy since his one and only Golden Globe nomination for “Rocky” 40 years ago, there were admittedly few major surprises across the film categories. Last night, as in years’ past, it was in the television categories that the Hollywood Foreign Press really shook things up.

In one of the most touching moments of the night, “Crazy Ex-Girlfriend” co-creator and star Rachel Bloom won for Best Actress in a TV Series (Comedy) and gave an honest, candid speech about the struggles she’d been through to get the show made.

“Guys, guys, guys—I’m just gonna talk to you, like, as people, and I’m going to pretend like I’m not on TV. We almost didn’t have a show,” Bloom said. “We made a pilot for another network, and they rejected it, and we sent the pilot to every other network in Hollywood. We got six rejections in one day and we felt like crap. But we knew it was good.”

It was a shining, genuine moment in last night’s three-hour ceremony that showed how hard work and determination can pay off in an unrelenting business.

Another surprise in TV was Lady Gaga’s win for Best Actress in a Limited-Series or TV Movie for her fiery vampire matriarch, The Countess, in Ryan Murphy’s “American Horror Story: Hotel.” Gael Garcia Bernal won Best Actor in a TV Series (Comedy) for “Mozart in the Jungle,” which also won Best TV Series (Comedy); Maura Tierney earned the Best Supporting Actress award for her work on “The Affair”; Christian Slater won Best Supporting Actor for “Mr. Robot,” which also nabbed Best TV Series (Drama); “Empire’s” Taraji P. Henson took home the award for Best Actress in a TV Series (Drama); and Jon Hamm deservedly won Best Actor in a TV Series (Drama) for his final season of “Mad Men.”

Find the full list of last night’s big winners below. Congrats to all!

Best Director – Motion Picture

Todd Haynes, Carol
***Alejandro G. Iñárritu, The Revenant
Tom McCarthy, Spotlight
George Miller, Mad Max: Fury Road
Ridley Scott, The Martian

Best Motion Picture, Drama

Carol
Mad Max: Fury Road
***The Revenant
Room
Spotlight

Best Motion Picture, Comedy

The Big Short
Joy
***The Martian
Spy
Trainwreck

Best Actress in a Motion Picture, Drama

Cate Blanchett, Carol
***Brie Larson, Room
Rooney Mara, Carol
Saoirse Ronan, Brooklyn
Alicia Vikander, The Danish Girl

Best Actress in a Motion Picture, Comedy

***Jennifer Lawrence, Joy
Melissa McCarthy, Spy
Amy Schumer, Trainwreck
Maggie Smith, Lady in the Van
Lily Tomlin, Grandma

Best Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture

Jane Fonda, Youth
Jennifer Jason Leigh, The Hateful Eight
Helen Mirren, Trumbo
Alicia Vikander, Ex Machina
***Kate Winslet, Steve Jobs

Best Supporting Actor 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

Best 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

Best Actor in a Motion Picture, Musical or Comedy

Christian Bale, The Big Short
Steve Carell, The Big Short
***Matt Damon, The Martian
Al Pacino, Danny Collins
Mark Ruffalo, Infinitely Polar Bear

Best Screenplay – Motion Picture

Emma Donoghue, Room
Tom McCarthy, Josh Singer, Spotlight
Charles Randolph and Adam McKay, The Big Short
***Aaron Sorkin, Steve Jobs
Quentin Tarantino, The Hateful Eight

Best Animated Feature Film

Anomalisa
The Good Dinosaur
***Inside Out
The Peanuts Movie
Shaun the Sheep Movie

Best TV Series, Drama

Empire
Game of Thrones
***Mr. Robot
Narcos
Outlander

Best Actress in a TV Series, Drama

Caitriona Balfe, Outlander
Viola Davis, How to Get Away With Murder
Eva Green, Penny Dreadful
***Taraji P. Henson, Empire
Robin Wright, House of Cards

Best Actor in a TV Series, Drama

***Jon Hamm, Mad Men
Rami Malek, Mr. Robot
Wagner Moura, Narcos
Bob Odenkirk, Better Call Saul
Liev Schreiber, Ray Donovan

Best TV Series, Comedy

Casual
***Mozart in the Jungle
Orange Is the New Black
Silicon Valley
Transparent
Veep

Best Actress in a TV Series, Comedy

***Rachel Bloom, Crazy Ex Girlfriend
Jamie Lee Curtis, Scream Queens
Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Veep
Gina Rodriguez, Jane the Virgin
Lilly Tomlin, Grace & Frankie

Best Actor in a TV Series, Comedy

Aziz Ansari, Master of None
***Gael Garcia Bernal, Mozart in the Jungle
Rob Lowe, The Grinder
Patrick Stewart, Blunt Talk
Jeffrey Tambor, Transparent

Best TV Movie or Limited-Series

American Crime
American Horror Story: Hotel
Fargo
Flesh and Bone
***Wolf Hall

Best Actress in a Limited-Series or TV Movie

Kirsten Dunst, Fargo
***Lady Gaga, American Horror Story: Hotel
Sarah Hay, Flesh & Bone
Felicity Huffman, American Crime
Queen Latifah, Bessie

Best Supporting Actress in a Series, Limited-Series, or TV Movie

Uzo Aduba, Orange Is the New Black
Joanne Froggatt, Downton Abbey
Regina King, American Crime
Judith Light, Transparent
***Maura Tierney, The Affair

Best Actor in a Limited-Series or TV Movie

Idris Elba, Luther
***Oscar Isaac, Show Me a Hero
David Oyelowo, Nightingale
Mark Rylance, Wolf Hall
Patrick Wilson, Fargo

Best Supporting Actor in a Series, Limited-Series or TV Movie

Alan Cumming, The Good Wife
Damian Lewis, Wolf Hall
Ben Mendelson, Bloodline
Tobias Menzies, Outlander
***Christian Slater, Mr. Robot

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