The Martian and Matt Damon win big awards as a comedy film, Lady Gaga has outperformed Kirsten Dunst, and Sylvester Stallone beats out ferocious competition in his first ever win. Carol didn't get a single win, neither did The Big Short. There's a surprising lack of love for Mad Men's final series and a bunch of wins which show that reputation wins awards in the game - except for in the case of Brie Larson's early career win for Room.
I wasn't expecting much from Ricky Gervais' return, I just wanted next year to happen to see Fey and Poehler back. But his scathing hosting was a new level of cutthroat and darkly divisive. Many thought he spoke out of turn making jokes about Ben Affleck's infidelity, the Globes' drug habits, and standing off with Mel Gibson and host network, NBC, about the zero nominations it received.
There was a confusing bit of awkwardness between Lady Gaga and Leonardo DiCaprio for no reason at all and yet it's the biggest news ever...
In our list we go through who won and, in some cases, who should've won:
Best Motion Picture - Drama
Best Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy
Who should've won: The Big Short. This signifies the intrinsic flaw in the Globes' selection system. Not only did they give a nomination to The Martian, which is by no means a comedy, over another bonafide comedy such as Inside Out (even Mad Max: Fury Road nominated as a drama is more comedic), they gave it the award. They gave it an award because none of the other films gripped us as much as they made out sides split. Doubled over in pain I was, honestly.
Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama
Leonardo DiCaprio for The Revenant
Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama
Brie Larson for Room
Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy
Matt Damon for The Martian
Who should've won: Steve Carell for The Big Short. Despite an underwhelming list here, Steve Carell shines bright. Matt Damon does give a good performance, but it is not funny. I shudder at the fact that he even allowed himself to utter the awful line: "In your face, Neil Armstrong."
Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy
Jennifer Lawrence for Joy
Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture
Sylvester Stallone for Creed
Who should've won: Mark Rylance for Bridge of Spies. Now, I like to put my money on the underdog, which Sly is here. But he just didn't perform remotely like Rylance, or indeed, like Elba, either.
Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture
Kate Winslet for Steve Jobs
Who should've won: Alicia Vikander for Ex Machina. Winslet gives a good performance, but not quite good enough to justify why she seems to be the frontrunner in this race this year along with Leigh. Her performance is stock and one dimensional and has a wobbly accent, too. Vikander's robot, Ava, is a special and original character and does has a strong accent, too.
Best Director - Motion Picture
Alejandro González Iñárritu for The Revenant
Best Screenplay - Motion Picture
Aaron Sorkin for Steve Jobs
Best Original Song - Motion Picture
Spectre - 'Writing's On The Wall' Sam Smith, James Napier
Best Original Score - Motion Picture
The Hateful Eight - Ennio Morricone
Best Animated Film
Best Foreign Language Film
Saul fia (Son of Saul) - Hungary
Cecil B. DeMille Lifetime Achievement Award
Best Television Series - Drama
Best Television Series - Musical or Comedy
Mozart in the Jungle
Best Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for Television
Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - Drama
Jon Hamm for Mad Men
Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series - Drama
Taraji P. Henson for Empire
Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - Musical or Comedy
Gael García Bernal for Mozart in the Jungle
Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series - Musical or Comedy
Rachel Bloom for Crazy Ex-Girlfriend
Best Performance by an Actor in a Mini-Series or a Motion Picture Made for Television
Oscar Isaac for Show Me a Hero
Who should've won: Patrick Wilson for Fargo. A ferociously underrated actor is Wilson and gives a deeply complex performance in Fargo. Fargo is under-appreciated this year when the standard from last series has not dropped.
Best Performance by an Actress in a Mini-Series or a Motion Picture Made for Television
Lady Gaga for American Horror Story
Who should've won: Kirsten Dunst for Fargo. I'm not being biased to Fargo. Its acting is just simply better than most any other mini-series on TV. Lady Gaga's win continues a trend of over-appreciating appreciable performances by other types of performers.
Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for Television
Christian Slater for Mr. Robot
Who should've won: this one is not who should've won. This is who deserves to win it just as much: Damian Lewis for Wolf Hall.
Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Series, Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for Television
Maura Tierney for The Affair
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