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‘The Revenant’ Wins Big At The 2016 Golden Globes Awards, Taking Best Picture, Director & Actor

'The Revenant' Wins Big At The 2016 Golden Globes Awards, Taking Best Picture, Director & Actor

You might have noticed this week that we didn’t do a Golden Globes winners prediction piece because, well, they don’t really matter in the overall Oscar race. The Hollywood Foreign Press Association event tends to be more of a celebrity hang than a serious look at the year’s best achievements in cinema. That’s why it’s generally more fun to watch than the Oscars (though, admittedly, that’s a pretty relative measuring stick).

However, for movie obsessives like ourselves, we’re still committed to find out who won, cursing our favorites who didn’t get a trophy, delighting in those that did, and of course, shouting at the TV about all the terrible fashion choices. Basically, it’s like spring training for the Oscars. And while, again, these awards don’t have much bearing on how the Academy will go, it’s clear from the response in the room tonight, the industry really likes “The Revenant.”

READ MORE: Review: Alejandro G. Iñárritu’s Fierce And Unremitting ‘The Revenant’ Starring Leonardo DiCaprio And Tom Hardy

Alejandro G. Iñárritu‘s film took home three big prizes, winning Best Picture, Best Director, and Best Actor (in the Drama categories). But let’s not forget that “The Martian” is still in play too, with the film earning Best Director and Best Actor in, uh, the comedy category. As you might’ve noticed on Twitter, there was some hurt feelings that “Mad Max: Fury Road” and “Carol” walked away empty handed, but they are still likely to see nominations from Oscars on Thursday, so their narrative isn’t over yet.

Below, see who won, and in the comments section, let us know your thoughts on the night. 

Best Film – Drama
WINNER: The Revenant

Mad Max: Fury Road

Best Film – Comedy/Musical
WINNER: The Martian
The Big Short


Best Director
WINNER: Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu – The Revenant
Todd Haynes – Carol
Tom McCarthy – Spotlight
George Miller – Mad Max Fury Road
Ridley Scott – The Martian

Best Actor – Drama
WINNER: Leonardo DiCaprio – The Revenant
Bryan Cranston – Trumbo

Michael Fassbender – Steve Jobs
Eddie Redmayne – The Danish Girl
Will Smith – Concussion

Best Actress – Drama
WINNER: Brie Larson – Room
Cate Blanchett – Carol

Rooney Mara – Carol
Saoirse Ronan – Brooklyn
Alicia Vikander – The Danish Girl

Best Actor – Comedy/Musical
WINNER: Matt Damon – The Martian
Christian Bale – The Big Short

Steve Carell – The Big Short
Al Pacino – Danny Collins
Mark Ruffalo – Infinitely Polar Bear

Best Actress – Comedy/Musical
WINNER: Jennifer Lawrence – Joy
Melissa McCarthy – Spy
Amy Schumer – Trainwreck
Maggie Smith – The Lady In The Van
Lily Tomlin – Grandma

Best Supporting Actor
WINNER: Sylvester Stallone – Creed
Paul Dano – Love & Mercy

Idris Elba – Beasts Of No Nation
Mark Rylance – Bridge Of Spies
Michael Shannon – 99 Homes

Best Supporting Actress
WINNER: Kate Winslet – Steve Jobs
Jane Fonda – Youth

Jennifer Jason Leigh – The Hateful Eight
Helen Mirren – Trumbo
Alicia Vikander – Ex Machina

Best Screenplay
WINNER: Aaron Sorkin – Steve Jobs
Adam McKay & Charles Randolph – Big Short

Quentin Tarantino – The Hateful Eight
Emma Donoghue – Room
Thomas McCarthy – Spotlight

Best Animated Feature

WINNER: Inside Out

The Good Dinosaur
The Peanuts Movie
Shaun The Sheep Movie

Original Song
WINNER: Writing’s On The Wall – Spectre
Love Me Like You Do – 50 Shades Of Grey

One Kind Of Love – Love & Mercy
See You Again – Furious 7
Simple Song No. 3 – Youth

Best Original Score
WINNER: Ennio Morricone – The Hateful Eight
Carter Burwell – Carol

Alexandre Desplat – The Danish Girl
Daniel Pemberton – Steve Jobs
Ryuichi Sakamoto & Alva Noto – The Revenant

Best Foreign Language Film
WINNER:  Son Of Saul
The Brand New Testament

The Club
The Fencer

Musical/Comedy Series
WINNER: Mozart In The Jungle

Orange Is The New Black
Silicon Valley

Drama Series
WINNER: Mr. Robot

Game Of Thrones

Actor In A Drama
WINNER: Jon Hamm – Mad Men
Rami Malek – Mr. Robot
Wagner Moura – Narcos
Bob Odenkirk – Better Call Saul
Liev Schreiber – Ray Donovan

Actress In A Drama
WINNER: Taraji P Henson – Empire
Caitriona Balfe – Outlander

Viola Davis  – How To Get Away With Murder
Eva Green – Penny Dreadful 
Robin Wright – House Of Cards

Actor In A Comedy Series
WINNER: Gael Garcia Bernal – Mozart 
Aziz Ansari – Master Of None

Rob Lowe – The Grinder
Patrick Stewart – Blunt
 Jeffrey Tambor – Transparent

Actress In A Comedy Series
WINNER: Rachel Bloom – Crazy Ex-Girlfriend
Jamie Lee Curtis – Scream Queens
Julia Louis-Dreyfus – Veep
Gina Rodriguez – Jane The Virgin
Lily Tomlin – Grace & Frankie

Supporting Actress – TV
WINNER: Maura Tierney – The Affair
Uzo Aduba – Orange Is The New Black
Joanne Froggatt – Downton Abbey
Regina King – American Crime
Judith Light – Transparent

Supporting Actor – TV
WINNER: Christian Slater – Mr. Robot
 Alan Cumming – The Good Wife

Damian Lewis – Wolf Hall
Ben Mendelsohn – Bloodline
Tobias Menzies – Outlander

Limited Series/TV Movie
WINNER: Wolf Hall
American Crime

American Horror Story: Hotel
Flesh & Bone

Actress – Limited Series/TV Movie
WINNER: Lady Gaga – American Horror Story: Hotel
Kristen Dunst – Fargo

Sarah Hay – Flesh & Bone
Felicity Huffman – American Crime
Queen Latifah – Bessie

Actor – Limited Series/TV Movie
WINNER: Oscar Isaac – Show Me A Hero
Idris Elba – Luther

David Oyelowo – Nightingale
Mark Rylance – Wolf Hall
Patrick Wilson – Fargo

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