Golden Globes 2016: Winners

This year's Golden Globes were full of surprises. While regularly, awards ceremony surprises evoke a reaction of: 'Mm, interesting…' this year's boggle and annoy.

Golden Globes 2016: Winners

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.

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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...

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In our list we go through who won and, in some cases, who should've won:

Best Motion Picture - Drama

The Revenant

Best Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy

The Martian

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

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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.

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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

Inside Out

Best Foreign Language Film

Saul fia (Son of Saul) - Hungary

Cecil B. DeMille Lifetime Achievement Award

Denzel Washington

Best Television Series - Drama

Mr. Robot

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Best Television Series - Musical or Comedy

Mozart in the Jungle

Best Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for Television

Wolf Hall

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

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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.

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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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2 Comments

  • Emily Steer

    On 12 January 2016, 16:51 Emily Steer Voice Team commented:

    So many weird wins! Do you think they were going for controversy? I am pleased about Mr Robot though, just started watching it and it's very enjoyable.

  • Bhavesh Jadva

    On 13 January 2016, 14:04 Bhavesh Jadva Voice Team commented:

    Yeah I'm not sure they were going for controversy but it seems more like they were going for the most popular wins as opposed to arguably better but lower-profile alternatives. Hence Stallone and Gaga over Rylance and Dunst.

    I've heard great things about Mr. Robot, too but it serves as a point of discussion that both Best Television Series awards went to Netflix - the other going to Mozart In the Jungle!

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