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Some are saying that last nights Golden Globes were the worst yet. And while it certainly had its fair share of awkwardness, there were some big—even emotional—wins as well. Let’s look at some of the highlights from the Golden Globes.
Epic Western movie The Revenant took three awards last night at the prestigious Golden Globes ceremony.
The winning categories were Best Actor in a Drama, which went to Leonardo DiCaprio; Best Dramatic film, and Best Direction, which went to Alejandro G Inarritu.
The Revenant tells the partly true story of the survival of legendary explorer Hugh Glass, who is left for dead by his own hunting team after being seriously attacked by a bear.
It seems movies with a survival theme are popular at the moment, with The Martian also being successful at the 73rd Golden Globes.
Matt Damon’s witty dialogue in the space survival story earned the accolade of Best Actor in a Film Comedy. The movie also took the award for Best Motion Picture – Comedy or Musical. Many, including director Ridley Scott, were confused by the film’s ‘Comedy’ category but the film still walked away with two awards.
Steve Jobs was another multiple award winner, with Kate Winslet picking up the Best Supporting Actress award, and Aaron Sorkin taking the award for Best Screenplay. Aaron was genuinely pleasantly surprised by the win after the movie’s recent demise at the box office.
Best Original Score went to Ennio Morricone for Hateful Eight.
Rocky and Rambo star Sylvester ‘Sly’ Stallone received not only an award for Best Supporting Actor for the movie Creed, but also a touching standing ovation and message from Expendables co-star and buddy Arnold Schwarzenegger.
An emotional Sly ended his acceptance speech by saying, “Most of all I wanna thank my imaginary friend Rocky Balboa for being the best friend I ever had.” It was touching until you realized that he failed to thank the Creed director, Ryan Coogler, or his co-star, Michael B. Jordan.
Other winners included Inside Out for Best Animated Feature Film; Jon Hamm for Best Television Series Actor (Drama) for Mad Men; Mr Robot for Best Television Series (Drama) and Jennifer Lawrence for Best Actress in a Motion Picture – Comedy or Musical for Joy.
Lady Gaga won Best Actress in a Leading Role in a Series for American Horror Story: Hotel.
While walking up to the stage to accept her award she brushed passed and startled Leo – creating one of the most ‘Gifable’ moments from the show.
— Entertainment Weekly (@EW) January 11, 2016
Some of the nights most awkward moments came at the hands of Ricky Gervais and his offensive humor. He relied on old jokes and distasteful comments that received pained laughter from the audience.
BFFs J.Law and A.Shu took the stage and made an impression – perhaps they will be next year’s hosts?
Ryan Gosling and Brad Pitt were also a good pairing; Ryan apparently wasn’t pleased that he had to share the spotlight with Brad but you could tell it was all in good fun.
Channing Tatum’s “bizarre” hair nearly broke the internet but it was later explained that it’s for his upcoming role as Gambit.