The first major film award of 2016, the 73rd Golden Globes, which took place on Sunday, might have set a tone of film awards to follow.
The big winner of the night, “The Revenant,” stole the show, carting Globes for best drama, best actor (Leonardo DiCaprio) and best direction (Alejandro G. Iñárritu).
“I cannot say how surprised I am,” Mr. Iñárritu said while collecting the night’s top prize.
The event which took place in the ballroom of the Beverly Hilton hotel returned Ricky Gervais as host waxed heavily on humour.
“The Martian” won two Globes – best picture, comedy or musical while Matt Damon was named best actor in a film comedy or musical.
HBO, which was nominated for seven awards only clinched one — Oscar Isaac won best actor, mini-series or television movie for “Show Me a Hero”.
Amazon’s “Mozart in the Jungle” won best comedy and Gael García Bernal won best comedic actor.
USA’s fledgling “Mr. Robot” won best drama while Christian Slater won best supporting actor for the series.
Kate Winslet won supporting actress for her portrayal of an Apple marketing executive in “Steve Jobs” while Aaron Sorkin collected the Globe for best screenplay for the same movie.
Taraji P. Henson, a winner for best actress in a television drama. (She plays Cookie on Fox’s “Empire.”) Jon Hamm won best actor for “Mad Men,” which concluded its celebrated run last year.
Jennifer Lawrence won best comedic actress for her role in “Joy”.
And Brie Larson won best actress in a drama for playing a mother and kidnapping victim in “Room.”
Sylvester Stallone won best supporting actor for playing an aging Rocky in “Creed”.
Lady Gaga won best actress in a limited series or TV movie for the latest incarnation of FX’s “American Horror Story” while the Globe for the best animated film went to “Inside Out.”
Hungary’s “Son of Saul” was awarded best foreign film while “The Hateful Eight” took the Globe for best score by Ennio Morricone and the best song Globe went to Sam Smith and Jimmy Napes for “Writing’s on the Wall,” from “Spectre,” the latest James Bond movie.
For his efforts over the years, Denzel Washington clinched the Cecil B. DeMille lifetime achievement prize. The best television movie or mini-series went to “Wolf Hall” by PBS, Maura Tierney won supporting actress, mini series or television movie for her role in “The Affair” and Rachel Bloom won best actress, comedy or musical for her role in “Crazy Ex-Girlfriend.”
The Nation understands that Globes are given by the 83-member Hollywood Foreign Press Association, a group of mostly freelance journalists.