The Revenant Takes 3 Major Awards At The 2016 Golden Globes

Last night, the Golden Globes took place in LA and as it’s one of film’s most prestigious awards ceremonies, why wouldn’t I be interested in it…you can check out my predictions from the nominees here but this post will be discussing the winners…so let’s go…

Best Motion Picture (Drama) – The Revenant

I said that I couldn’t pick this category when the nominations were released but I still kind of wanted Mad Max to win just because it would be something different…but I’m still pretty happy The Revenant won (even if it still only comes out here on Friday).

Best Motion Picture (Musical or Comedy) – The Martian

I knew there’d be no contest in this one…it was clear to me that The Martian was going to win here from the start and would you look at that…it did.

Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture (Drama) – Leonardo DiCaprio 

Another prediction correct…very happy for Leo DiCaprio…he really seems to deserve every award he may get this year.

Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture (Drama) – Brie Larson

I really did think Cate Blanchett would come away with this one…perhaps I’ll have to rethink my BAFTA predictions now…but still, I can’t not be happy for Brie Larson…she did give everything towards that role…congratulations Brie!

Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture (Musical or Comedy) – Matt Damon

Another obvious one for me and another prediction correct. I like how he seems so delighted at this win…that’s what it’s all about. Happy for Matt Damon, he was excellent in The Martian.

Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture (Musical or Comedy) – Jennifer Lawrence

This was a tight one and I couldn’t choose between J-Law and Amy Schumer (or A-Schu as she might say now – watch the video at the end of this post for context) but I’m glad Jennifer won it because I love her as an actress and as a person…and as @SchmoesJTE said on Twitter ‘she’s the new Meryl Streep of awards shows’. Congratulations Jen.

Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture – Sylvester Stallone

Yeeesssssss!! I’m unbelievably happy for Stallone…hopefully this is one step closer to him getting the Oscar too. I really wanted him to get this one and I love how he seems so delighted about it.

Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture – Kate Winslet

This was the one that I really wasn’t expecting. I originally thought Alicia Vikander would get it for Ex Machina…you know, one of the year’s most talked about films. Or perhaps Jennifer Jason Leigh for The Hateful Eight but it went to Kate Winslet and to be honest, I think she was as surprised as most…congratulations though Kate!!

Best Director – Alejandro Inarritu

Another prediction correct and it’s not hard to see why he won. The effort and attention he put into The Revenant was extraordinary and he speaks so passionately about it. I can’t wait till I see it on Friday now. I really can’t.

Best Screenplay – Aaron Sorkin

I really wanted Tarantino to win this…like I said in a previous post, his screenplay for The Hateful Eight is arguably his best since Pulp Fiction but it’s true that the writer everyone was talking about this year was Aaron Sorkin and his screenplay was definitely more ‘awards friendly’ than Quentin’s.

Best Original Score – Ennio Morricone

But here’s the win for The Hateful Eight and another that I predicted. Mr. Morricone, you are a legend and Mr. Tarantino, my god man, you’d think you’d know your film history better…that was the most surprising thing about last night’s awards…QT’s ill-knowledge of Morricone’s awards history.

Best Animated Film – Inside Out

Predicted correctly by myself, obvious and correct was Inside Out’s win here. I think there would have been riots if it hadn’t. By far the best animation of the year…probably the past few years.

Well, those are just my thoughts on the winners…I guess we can now look forward to the Oscar Noms which will be released on Thursday Jan 14…so look out on here then for my thoughts on those.

This is worth a watch too…

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