73rd Annual Golden Globe Awards Results and Commentary
- Date of Ceremony: Sunday, January 10, 2016
- For films released in: 2015
Welcome to our coverage of the 2016 Golden Globe Awards! The 73rd Globes were handed out on January 10th, 2016.
Ricky Gervais takes to the stage. “I’m going to do this monologue and go into hiding. Not even Sean Penn will find me,” he said, referring to the actor/activist Sean Penn’s Rolling Stone interview with then-fugitive El Chapo.
Take a jab at the Hollywood Foreign Press Association and the suggestion that Gervais hadn’t hosted in some time because of the threat of actors not showing up to avoid his barbs: “As if film stars would stay away from a chance at winning a Golden Globe — particularly if their film company has already paid for it.”
On the HFPA’s bizarre choice to classify The Martian as a comedy: “The Martian was a lot funnier than Pixels. But so was Schindler’s List.”
Gervais introduces the first two presenters, Channing Tatum and Jonah Hill. Jonah comes up dressed as the bear from The Revenant. Hill tosses quite a few expletives around as the sound drops out frequently.
They’re presenting the award for Best Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture. And the Golden Globe goes to Kate Winslet for Steve Jobs.
“Michael Fassbender, you are a legend. I would watch you every day. I still don’t know how you did it. We were all so impressed by you and overwhelmed by your talent, and you set the bar so high for everybody. Thank you for being such an incredible colleague and friend. Danny Boyle, I wish you were in this room. You’ve made an incredible film that we’re all so proud to be a part of. Thank you for being so wonderful with incredible energy every single day. Aaron Sorkin, you’re crazy. I don’t know why you would write that amount of dialogue for me to say. It’s really quite hard, and I would happily end my life knowing that I’ve spoken your words.” – Kate Winslet
Jennifer Lopez and Dwayne Johnson are out next to present Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Series, Limited Series or Motion Picture made for Television. And the Golden Globe goes to Maura Tierney for The Affair.
“I want to thank the writers so much for finding my sweet spot this year. And Sarah Treem and Anya Epstein, the showrunners, who created this character and let me play her, and my cast, who I love so very, very much. All of them, Dominic West deserves his own character ‑‑ category, best performance by a male role that makes every woman hate him, and he handles it with grace.” – Maura Tierney
Andy Samberg is the next presenter saying this is the last award. He’s actually here to present Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series – Musical or Comedy. And the Golden Globe goes to Rachel Bloom. She’s terribly excited and surprised to win.
“We almost didn’t have a show. We made a pilot for another network, and they rejected it, and we sent the pilot to every other network in Hollywood and we got six rejections in one day and we felt like crap. But we knew it was good, and Mark Pedowitz from The CW picked it out and he’s the one who saved us. And he is the reason that there is a musical comedy on network television right now. And I can’t believe I’m saying that.” – Rachel Bloom
Empire’s Taraji P. Henson and Terrence Howard are up next to present Best Television Series – Musical or Comedy. And the Golden Globe goes to Mozart in the Jungle.
“We’re so lucky that we get to do a show that honors musicians. An orchestra is like a family, sometimes a dysfunctional family, of people who harness their individuality to become one big instrument.” – Executive producer Paul Weitz
The superb Viola Davis is out next. She’s introducing a clip from one of the Best Picture – Drama nominees, Carol.
Gervais is back out. “We don’t have an In Memoriam to get you all depressed. Instead we have the HFPA President come out to speak.”
Ricky says, “Our next presenter is the star of the hilarious comedy The Martian. He’s also the only person Ben Affleck hasn’t been unfaithful to.” Matt Damon strolls out to present a clip from The Martian.
Orlando Bloom and Bryce Dallas Howard are presenting Best Limited Series or Motion Picture made for Television. And the Golden Globe goes to Wolf Hall.
“But let me thank all of the key people involved in “Wolf Hall,” Hilary Mantel for her remarkable books; Peter Straughan for his extraordinary scripts; Peter Kosminsky, the director, a wonderful director; Mark Rylance and Damian Lewis, two extraordinary actors; my producing partner, Mark Pybus; Rebecca Eaton from Masterpiece on PBS; and last, but not least, Ben Stephenson and Polly Hill from the BBC, who made this happen. Without the BBC, quality programmings like this wouldn’t happen, and I urge David Cameron and the British government to do everything they can to protect the BBC and ensure its future.” – Executive producer Colin Callender
A gorgeous presenting duo of Amber Heard and Jaimie Alexander are here to present Best Performance by an Actor in a Limited Series or Motion Picture made for Television. And the Golden Globe goes to Oscar Isaac for Show Me a Hero.
“This means so much to me. I’m just going to make it very quick. I want to thank David Simon for telling this story as truthfully as he possibly could no matter what. And getting an incredible group of people together. And really, I want to thank Nay Wasicsko, who shared so much of her life and her pain and her joy, and without her generosity, I would be standing here. So this is for you Nay and the memory of Nick.” – Oscar Isaac
Jason Statham, Melissa McCarthy and Paul Feig introduce the clip for Spy.
Lady Gaga and designer Tom Ford are out next. Gaga Looks great in a slinky black velvet dress. The pair are presenting Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, Limited Series or Motion Picture made for Television. And the Golden Globe goes to Christian Slater for Mr. Robot.
“Thank you Sam Esmail for writing such a wonderful character and being such a creative and brilliant genius. Thank you, Steve Golin, Chad Hamilton, Bonnie Hammer, Chris McCumber, Jeff Wachtel, my agents and publicists. I know they’re backstage freaking out. Darren Boghosian, Evelyn Karamanos, I love you guys. Thank you for your loyalty. And my wife ‑‑ oh, my God ‑‑ thank you for making me the happiest man alive, and you make all my dreams come true. And thank you, Hollywood, for letting me do what I love to do for the last four decades.” – Christian Slater
Jamie Foxx and Lily James are presenting the Golden Globe for Best Score. Jamie jokes that the winner is Straight Outta Compton and then makes jokes ragging on Steve Harvey’s Miss Universe mistake. The actual winner is Ennio Morricone for The Hateful Eight. The award is accepted by the film’s director Quentin Tarantino.
“Do you realize that Ennio Morricone, who, as far as I am concerned, is my favorite composer ‑‑ and when I say “favorite composer,” I don’t mean movie composer, that ghetto. I’m talking about Mozart. I’m talking about Beethoven. I’m talking about Schubert. That’s who I’m talking about. And Ennio Morricone has never won an award for any one individual movie that he has done. He has in Italy, but not in America. And this is, I know, not America. It’s the Hollywood Foreign Press Association. But I have to say ‑‑ please wrap it up. I will. I have to say that I directed the movie that the great Ennio Morricone at 87 years of age did an original score for and won the Golden Globe. For Ennio and his wife, I say thank you, and grazie, grazie.” – Quentin Tarantino
After the award, Jamie Foxx introduces tonight’s Miss Golden Globe, his daughter, Corrine Foxx.
Ricky Gervais introduces Eva Longoria and America Ferrera saying that Trump would deport them. The pair then jokes about all the Latina actresses they get confused with. The women then present Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series – Drama. And the Golden Globe goes to Jon Hamm for Mad Men.
“But thank you to Lionsgate and AMC for supporting our show and making sure it got on the air and stayed on the air. And thanks to Mr. Weiner, who wrote this horrible person all the way through to the end of this incredible ride and picked me to play him. And also, thank you for not taking my suggestion and ending the entire series on ‘Chumbawamba.’ You picked the right song.” – Jon Hamm
Gervais welcomes us back. “Joy and Trainwreck…not the names of Charlie Sheen’s favorite hookers, but the films of our next two presenters.” Amy Schumer and Jennifer Lawrence riff on celebrity couple names before presenting clips from their films.
The lovely and talented Amy Adams is presenting Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series – Musical or Comedy. And the Golden Globe goes to Matt Damon for The Martian. He pays tribute to director Ridley Scott.
“Look, I was here 18 years ago. It’s literally been 18 years since I’ve been here doing this. With a little more context, I know how lucky I am and how lucky I am to do this for a living. When people go see movies, it’s just — it’s kind of rare. I’ve made a lot of movies that people just didn’t go see. So to make one that everyone enjoyed this much ‑‑ we had this incredible crew, this incredible cast. It really all came down to Ridley Scott. And, Ridley ‑‑ I literally ‑‑ to get this award, I walked past, like, Fassbender. I walked past Leo. I walked past all these people who have worked with you and who love you. And I just, on their behalf and ours and everybody who worked on this movie, thank you, thank you, thank you.” – Matt Damon
Kurt Russell and Kate Hudson are presenting Best Animated Feature Film. And the Golden Globe goes to Inside Out.
“You know, when I was in junior high, literally, my goal was to make it through the day with no one noticing me. Obviously, something went horribly wrong tonight. But the point is we felt like growing up is really hard, and that’s a worthy subject to make a movie about.” – Director Pete Docter
Ryan Gosling and Brad Pittt are out now to present a clip from The Big Short. Ryan pouts that he was supposed to present alone.
Patricia Arquette and J.K. Simmonds are presenting Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture. And the Golden Globe goes to Sylvester Stallone, who gets an emotional standing ovation.
“I’m going to try not to get emotional, because I am the sum total of everyone I’ve ever met and sort of lucky that I’ve absorbed some of it. I just want to say thank you to the Hollywood Foreign Press. This is incredible. Last time I was here, that was 1977. I was kind of hit by tumbleweed. It was a long time ago. It’s like a different, different situation and the view is so beautiful now.” – Sylvester Stallone
Daddy’s Home stars Mark Wahlberg and Will Ferrell talk about screenplays while wearing novelty 2016 glasses. Ferrell gets upset about talking in the room and blames it on the TV actors. They’re presenting Best Screenplay. And the Golden Globe goes to Aaron Sorkin for Steve Jobs.
“Honest to God, I thought I had as much chance of winning the screenplay award as I had of winning best actress in a musical. Thank you so much to the members of the HFPA.” – Aaron Sorkin
Melissa Benoist and Grant Gustin present Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series – Musical or Comedy. And the Golden Globe goes to Gael García Bernal for Mozart in the Jungle.
“I want to dedicate this to music, to all of the people that find there, in the music, common ground for communication, for justice, for happiness. And to Lasero and Libertad for the music I hear every morning. Thank you so much.” – Gael García Bernal
Helen Mirren and Gerard Butler are presenting Best Foreign Language Film. And the Golden Globe goes to Hungary’s Son of Saul.
“The Holocaust has become over the years an instruction. For me, it’s more a face, a human face. Let us not forget this face. Thank you very much.” – Director László Nemes
“This is way too long,” moans Gervais. “When Brad and Angelina see our next two little presenters, they’ll want to adopt them.” He’s introducing Ken Jeong and Kevin Hart. They’re presenting Best Performance by an Actress in a Limited Series or Motion Picture made for Television. And the Golden Globe goes to American Horror Story: Hotel’s Lady Gaga.
“I could go through the entire cast because you’re all so talented. Because of you, I was able to shine, I guess. So thank you for sharing your talent with me. I wanted to be an actress before I wanted to be a singer, but music worked out first.” – Lady Gaga
Katy Perry is presenting Best Song. And the Golden Globe goes to Sam Smith and Jimmy Napes for “Writing’s on the Wall” from Spectre.
“Honestly, on a real level, I genuinely didn’t think we were going to get this. Thank you so much, guys. And this has been the most interesting night of my life. This is amazing. I hope you are having a good time because we are.” –
“Thank you so much. This is a dream come true, and to get to write a song for James Bond is just unbelievable.” – Jimmy Napes
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Ricky tells everyone to “Ssh” and mentions his jokes about Mel Gibson drinking the last time he hosted. Then he announces he has to introduce Mel again. “I’d rather have a drink with Mel in his hotel room than Bill Cosby.” Mel introduces a clip from the Best Picture nominee Mad Max: Fury Road.
Olivia Wilde and John Krasinski are presenting Best Television Series – Drama. And the Golden Globe goes to Mr. Robot.
“I’ve got to thank the Hollywood Foreign Press. I mean, they just gave the best drama series award to a show called “Mr. Robot,” and that took a lot of courage, so thank you.” – Writer/producer/director Sam Esmail
I assuming that the next presenter, Tom Hanks, won’t add to the swearing content so far in this show. He’s here to present the Cecil B. DeMille Award to Denzel Washington. We see clips from Denzel’s great career.
Denzel takes to the stage as his fellow filmmakers give him an ovation. He brings his wife and family up with him.
“I thank the Hollywood Foreign Press. Freddie Fields, who first — some of you may know Freddie Fields. He invited me to the first Hollywood Foreign Press luncheon. He said, ‘They’re going to watch the movie. We’re going to feed them. They’re going to come over. You’re going to take pictures with everybody. You’re going to hold the magazines, take the pictures, and you’re going to win the award.’ I won that year.” – Denzel Washington
Chris Pine introduces the clip for the Best Picture nominee Spotlight.
Ricky Gervais says, “He’s the most respected actor in the room. Which isn’t saying much. Morgan Freeman.” Freeman is presenting Best Director. And the Golden Globe goes to Alejandro González Iñárritu for The Revenant.
“Well, I have to say that there is no — it’s not about the budget or the general or the mission or the size of the film. Every film is so difficult to make, but I have to tell you that, in my experience, this has been the most difficult journey that I have embarked myself. But I was lucky to be saved and rescued by the incredible crew, cast, producers that we struggled for so many months long and perilous in very difficult conditions to make this film happen, but we all in this room know very well that pain is temporary, but a film is forever. Right? So who cares.” – Alejandro González Iñárritu
Kate Bosworth and Sophia Bush are presenting Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series – Drama. And the Golden Globe goes to Taraji P. Henson for Empire.
“Hollywood Foreign Press, thank you. I mean, who knew that playing an ex‑convict would take me all around the globe. It just goes to show. I thought it would be Queenie. Will, I thought it would be my character from Karate Kid. But it’s Cookie, who spent 17 years in jail for selling crack. OK. So the world loves real. Thank you.” – Taraji P. Henson
Michael Keaton is out next to present Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture – Musical/Comedy. And the Golden Globe goes to Amy Schumer’s best friend, Jennifer Lawrence, for Joy.
“Where are you, David [O. Russell]? I was just there. Every time I’m up here, it is because of you. Thank you for choosing me. Thank you for your brilliance. Thank you for teaching me so much professionally, personally. I don’t know. Your love of cinema is so pure, and you’re so untainted by all of this that you make movies like you don’t even care if anyone ever sees them. And your heart — I mean that as a compliment. I just heard it, and — But really it’s such a good, pure thing.” – Jennifer Lawrence
Maggie Gyllenhaal is now presenting a clip from Room.
Tobey Maguire walks out to present the clip for The Revenant.
Jim Carrey, sporting a full beard, is here to present Best Motion Picture – Musical/Comedy. And the Golden Globe goes to The Martian, which has had jokes made about a miscategorization all night. Even Ridley Scott said, “Comedy?”
“Thank you, Hollywood Foreign Press and — where have you been? I was beginning to think this was posthumous — posthumous. I wanted to receive this award. Secondly, when I look at the work of my fellow nominees, there have been some excellent movies this year and some that really raised the bar. Also, I saw the box office this year was the highest ever. I think there were a few bombs, but, actually, we did great. It’s great for the business, and so it’s terrific. I was just quietly enjoying The Martian’s cume when along came a juggernaut called Star Wars. I was left in the dust, except we did pretty good. That put everything into perspective because, you know, our business is like a sport, and that kind of success — we had success, and Star Wars’s majestic success, actually, it’s inspiring. You’ve got to stay hungry and keep bouncing the ball. That’s me.” – Ridley Scott
Scott then paid tribute to his late brother, director Tony Scott by saying, “Tony, who would have been here tonight for sure. I know many of you knew and loved him. I miss you, Tony.”
Gervais introduces Eddie Redmayne. Eddie’s presenting Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture – Drama. And the Golden Globe goes to Brie Larson for Room.
“This movie means so much to me and so I need to start at the beginning with Emma Donoghue, who wrote the novel that inspired all of us. She has such an incredible mind, and I’m so appreciative to the fact that she saw what Lenny Abrahamson saw in this film and allowed him to be the one to take over and turn this into a film.” – Brie Larson
Moving right along, Julianne Moore now presents Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture – Drama. And the Golden Globe goes to Leonardo DiCaprio for The Revenant.
“Two years ago we found ourselves submerged deep in nature with all of its complications and all the beauty that it gave us cinematically. This film was about survival. It was about adaptation. It was about the triumph of the human spirit. But more than anything, it was about trust. And there’s no one more deserving of that trust than our director Alejandro Iñárritu. Thank you for allowing me to be a part of this journey with you. Your leadership, your vision, your acute attention to making every day so visceral and real for us, I’ve never had an experience like this in my entire life. The depths to which he and Chivo and the entire crew went through was unfathomable.” – Leonardo DiCaprio
DiCaprio, who also singled out co-star Tom Hardy and makeup artist Sean Grigg, also said it was time we recognized First Nations people and their history and “protect your indigenous lands from corporate interests and people that are out there to exploit them.”
Harrison Ford is presenting Best Motion Picture – Drama. And the Golden Globe goes to The Revenant. Alejandro González Iñárritu accepts. He spends the first few seconds onstage hugging his production team before DiCaprio urges him t speak.
“Sorry. There’s a lot of kissing here. I forgot to say thanks to Mark L. Smith, Mike O’Reilly, Parner, all of the Native Americans who helped us make this film possible. And I don’t know. I want somebody — guys, please jump — to do something. I cannot say how surprised I am and how proud I am to have survived this film with all of these fellows.” – Alejandro González Iñárritu
Gervais ends with “Myself and Mel Gibson, ‘Shalom!’”