DiCaprio, Damon, JLaw shine at Golden Globes
The Revenant and The Martian win big at the 73rd Golden Globes Awards; Little Monsters go Gaga
The winners are crowned, and the Golden Globes are home. ‘The Revenant’ and ‘The Martian’ dominated this year’s Globes with three and two awards respectively. So are they set for Oscar glory next month? Only time will tell.
Leonardo DiCaprio, who starred in the historical drama, took home Best Actor while Alejandro González Iñárritu was awarded for Best Director. 'The Revenant' also took the biggest award of the night as it was named the Best Picture Drama, beating out 'Carol', 'Mad Max: Fury Road', 'Room', and highly touted 'Spotlight'. Moreover, Iñárritu's movie ‘Birdman’ had won four Oscars last year including for best picture and best director, hence there are speculations of the Mexican director going home with the Oscar trophy as well.
When DiCaprio, 41, was named Best Actor, he was visibly emotional as he took the stage. “What an incredible honour,” he said. “Wow, that meant a lot.” But not many were surprised. Well, eating raw bison hearts and risking hypothermia at least paid back as an award! He even got a standing ovation. This is his third Golden Globe after ‘The Aviator’ and ‘The Wolf of Wall Street’. Brie Larson also cemented her front-runner status by winning the Best Actress award for 'Room', in which she plays a young woman who's raised her young son in total captivity after being kidnapped.
Matt Damon took home Best Actor in Comedy for his role in Ridley Scott’s ‘The Martian’, the tale of an astronaut stranded alone on Mars. It also won the award for the Best Comedy film. Jennifer Lawrence’s role as Joy Mangano in David O Russell’s ‘Joy’ won the actress her third Golden Globe award (she's won earlier for ‘Silver Linings Playbook’ and ‘American Hustle’). She beat out bestie Amy Schumer, Melissa McCarthy, Maggie Smith and Lily Tomlin to take home her Globe.
Kate Winslet and Sylvester Stallone also found glory as supporting cast with their roles in 'Steve Jobs' and 'Creed' respectively. Unfortunately, favourites like Cate Blanchett ('Carol'), George Miller ('Mad Max: Fury Road') and Ben Mendelsohn ('Bloodline') lost out in their categories. Also, hopefuls like Eddie Redmayne ('The Danish Girl'), Helen Mirren ('Trumbo') and Maggie Smith ('The Lady in the Van') missed out.
In television, ‘Mozart in the Jungle’, won the Globes for best comedy series and best actor (Gael García Bernal) in a comedy series, while Rachel Bloom beat bigger names for best actress in a comedy series. ‘Mr Robot’ upset several high-profile shows like ‘Game of Thrones’ and ‘Empire’ for best TV series, drama. Best Actor in a TV Series, Drama went to (well, no surprises here!) Jon Hamm for ‘Mad Men’. Best Actress in the same category went to Taraji P Henson for ‘Empire’. The internet's favourite Oscar Isaac nabbed a Globe for his run as the mayor of a corrupt Yonkers, NY in ‘Show Me a Hero’.
But the biggest surprise of the evening was a win for ‘American Horror Story: Hotel’ star Lady Gaga. She won Best Actress for her TV series debut playing a bloodthirsty character known as The Countess. Gaga was up against a number of strong performances, including Kirsten Dunst in the most recent season of the 'Fargo', Sarah Hay in 'Flesh & Bone', and Felicity Huffman in 'American Crime'. No doubt, the Little Monsters are going gaga over the surprise win.