The 73rd Golden Globes honored the best in film and television tonight in a show that was littered with celebrities, drinks, and speeches. Last week’s People’s Choice Awards seemed tame in comparison and it’s the Golden Globes that begins to give everyone a sense of what nominees we might expect from the Oscars, at least in the film category. The Golden Globes are nice in the fact that they honor both TV and film and there are enough drinks in the room to make for some truly entertaining moments.

Ricky Gervais hosted this year’s festivities, which is coordinated by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA). The show took place at the The Beverly Hilton Hotel in Los Angeles and boasted several familiar faces as presenters. Denzel Washington was honored with the Cecil B. DeMille Award in honor of his long career and his contributions to the entertainment industry.

“The Revenant” went home with three awards, non-broadcast TV got some love with winners “Mr. Robot” and Amazon’s “Mozart in the Jungle,” and Jennifer Lawrence won her third Golden Globe in a row for “Joy.” And oh, Ricky Gervais kept bringing his drinks onstage. Oh, Golden Globes.

Whether or not you missed the show, you can check out a list of highlights, takeaways, and/or weird moments from the show below.

  • NBC is “the only network with zero nominations,” quipped Gervais.
  • Gervais pokes fun of women’s equal pay by saying that he is “getting paid the same as Tina and Amy together” when they hosted the awards last year.
  • Jonah Hill, dressed in a bear hat, joked that Alejandro Iñárritu took a chance on him for “The Revenant,” but that he hadn’t done any press for it.
  • Ryan Gosling being mad at Brad Pitt because he thought he was presenting alone.
  • Sylvester Stallone’s speech. He is “the sum total of everyone I’ve ever met.” He thanked his imaginary friend, Rocky Balboa, for being the best friend he’s ever had. He didn’t thank Michael B. Jordan or Ryan Coogler, though. Fail.
  • Rachel Bloom’s exceptionally fast-paced acceptance speech for her award for “Crazy Ex-Girlfriend.”
  • Eva Longoria and America Ferrera making sure no one mistakes them for Eva Mendes and Gina Rodriguez.
  • Aziz Ansari holding up the book, “Losing to Jeffrey Tambor with Dignity.” The both of them were nominated in the same category.
  •  “When Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie see the next two little adorable presenters, they’re going to want to adopt them,” quipped Ricky Gervais before Ken Jeong and Kevin Hart graced the stage. On point!
  • Taraji P. Henson passed out cookies to everyone in honor of her character on “Empire,” for which she won best actress. “Cookies for everyone! My treat!”
  • It should be noted that Jason Statham should do more comedies, as he used comedy during his presentation with Melissa McCarthy and his voice just makes everything sound funnier.
  • The music trying to cut people off got really annoying after awhile. Most everyone were still able to finish their speeches undeterred though.
  • Brie Larson gave the most articulate and thoughtful speech all night.
  • Leonardo DiCaprio dedicated his award to the “first-nation’s people” and other indigenous groups who appeared in “The Revenant.”

For the full list of winners, check them out in bold below!

Best Actor in a TV Series, Comedy
Aziz Ansari, Master of None
Gael García Bernal, Mozart in the Jungle
Rob Lowe, The Grinder
Patrick Stewart, Blunt Talk
Jeffrey Tambor, Transparent

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 Motion Picture, Musical or Comedy
The Big Short
The Martian

Best TV Series, Drama
Empire, Fox
Game of Thrones, HBO
Mr. Robot, USA Network
Narcos, Netflix
Outlander, Starz

Best Actor in a Motion Picture, Musical or Comedy
Christian Bale, The Big Short
Steve Carrell, The Big Short
Matt Damon, The Martian
Al Pacino, Danny Collins
Mark Ruffalo, Infinitely Polar Bear

Best Director – Motion Picture
Todd Haynes, Carol
Alejandro González Iñárritu, The Revenant
Tom McCarthy, Spotlight
George Miller, Mad Max: Fury Road
Ridley Scott, The Martian

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 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 Redymane, The Danish Girl
Will Smith, Concussion

Best Actress in a Motion Picture, Musical or Comedy
Jennifer Lawrence, Joy
Melissa McCarthy, Spy
Amy Schumer, Trainwreck
Maggie Smith, The Lady in the Van
Lily Tomlin, Grandma

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 Motion Picture, Drama
Mad Max: Fury Road
The Revenant

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 Original Score – Motion Picture
Carter Burwell, Carol
Alexandre Desplat, The Danish Girl
Ennio Morricone, The Hateful Eight
Daniel Pemberton, Steve Jobs
Ryuichi Sakamoto, Alva Noto, Bryce Dessner, The Revenant

Best Foreign Language Film
The Brand New Testament, Belgium, France and Luxembourg
The Club, Chile
The Fencer, Estonia
Mustang, Colombia
Son of Saul, Hungary

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 TV Series, Musical or Comedy
Casual, Hulu
Mozart in the Jungle, Amazon Video
Orange Is the New Black, Netflix
Silicon Valley, HBO
Transparent, Amazon Video
Veep, HBO

Best Animated Feature Film
The Good Dinosaur
Inside Out
The Peanuts Movie
Shaun the Sheep Movie

Best Actress in a Limited-Series or TV Movie
Kirsten Dunst, Fargo
Lady Gaga, American Horror Story: Hotel
Sarah Hay, Flesh and Bone
Felicity Huffman, American Crime
Queen Latifah, Bessie

Best Supporting Actor in a Series, Limited-Series or TV Movie
Alan Cumming, The Good Wife
Damien Lewis, Wolf Hall
Ben Mendelsohn, Bloodline
Tobias Menzies, Outlander
Christian Slater, Mr. Robot

Best Original Song – Motion Picture
“Love Me Like You Do,” Fifty Shades of Grey
“One Kind of Love,” Love & Mercy
“See You Again,” Furious 7
“Simple Song #3,” Youth
“Writings on the Wall,” Spectre

Best TV Movie or Limited-Series
American Crime, ABC
American Horror Story: Hotel, FX
Fargo, FX
Flesh and Bone, Starz
Wolf Hall, PBS

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
Lily Tomlin, Grace and Frankie

Best Screenplay – Motion Picture
Emma Donoghue, Room
Tom McCarthy, Josh Singer, Spotlight
Charles Randolph, Adam McKay, The Big Short
Aaron Sorkin, Steve Jobs
Quentin Tarantino, The Hateful Eight


About Author

Mae is a Washington, DC-based film critic, entertainment journalist and Weekend Editor at Heroic Hollywood. A member of the Washington, DC Area Film Critics Association (WAFCA), she's a geek who loves discussing movies and TV. She is also a voting member of the Black Reel Awards. If she's not at the movies, she's catching up on her superhero TV-watching, usually with a glass of wine in hand.

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