The 2016 Golden Globes

Who hasn’t heard about the Golden Globes award? This year’s show, hosted by Ricky Gervais, was definitely one to watch with amazing movies, new actors and actresses, and the humor we all enjoy. For those of you poor souls who have not had the chance to view the Golden Globes this year, fear not. The Survey has you covered in what you care about most: who won?!

Let’s see who got to take home Globes this year.

Best Motion Picture: Drama

Nominees → Mad Max: Fury Road, Room, Spotlight, and Carol

Winner→ The Revenant Starring Leonardo DiCaprio, Directed by Alejandro Gonzalez, Story by Michael Punke

This thriller movie was about an injured frontiersman, Hugh Glass (DiCaprio) who was left by his own men for the dead. However, Hugh manages to beat the odds by surviving in the daunting and unforgiving wilderness by using his survival skills and his undying need for vengeance against a former ally, John Fitzgerald (Hardy), who had betrayed Glass in the end and also left him.

Best Motion Picture: Musical or Comedy

Nominees → Joy, Spy, The Big Short, and Trainwreck

Winner→ The Martian Starring Matt Damon, Directed by Ridley Scott, Screenplay by Drew Goddard.

This was an amazing fantasy/sci-fi movie which told of astronaut, Mark Watney (Damon), was left behind on Mars as his fellows astronauts left without realizing their mistake. Now stuck on a red planet right next to his home, Watney must utilize his wits and gather his spirit in order to find a way out. On the other side of the planet, back on Earth, members from NASA and other international scientists work together restlessly to bring him home, while a small group of astronauts decide to have a little rescue mission of their own. 

Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture: Drama

Nominees → Saoirse Ronan, Cate Blanchett, Rooney Mara, Alicia Vikander

Winner→ Brie Larson for her performance in Room

Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture: Drama

Nominees → Will Smith, Michael Fassbender, Eddie Redmayne, Bryan Cranston

Winner→ Leonardo DiCaprio for his performance in The Revenant (was there ever any doubt about this one?)

Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture: Musical or Comedy

Nominees → Lily Tomlin, Melissa McCarthy, Maggie Smith, Amy Schumer

Winner→ Jennifer Lawrence for her performance in Joy

Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture: Musical or Comedy

Nominees → Al Pacino, Mark Ruffalo, Christian Bale, Steve Carell

Winner→ Matt Damon for his performance in The Martian (how is this a musical/comedy?)

Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in any Motion Picture

Nominees → Jennifer Jason Leigh, Helen Mirren, Jane Fonda, Alicia Vikander

Winner→ Kate Winslet for her performance in Steve Jobs

Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in any Motion Picture

Nominees → Michael Shannon, Idris Elba, Mark Rylance, Paul Dano

Winner→ Sylvester Stallone for his performance in Creed

Best Director: Motion Picture

Nominees → Todd Hayes, George Miller, Tom McCarthy, Ridley Scott

Winner→ Alejandro Inarritu for his work in The Revenant

Best Screenplay: Motion Picture

Nominees → Emma Donoghue, Tom McCarthy/ Josh Singer, Charles Randolph/ Adam Mckay, Quentin Tarantino

Winner→ Aaron Sorkin for his work in Steve Jobs

Best Motion Picture: Animated

Nominees → Shaun the Sheep Movie, The Good Dinosaur, The Peanuts Movie, Anomalisa

Winner→ Inside Out

In this fun and exciting movie, we see the inside of a young girl’s mind as she adapts to her new home. We meet the five main emotions, Joy, Sadness, Anger, Fear, and Disgust as they allband together to make Riley happy again. Things take an unexpected turn as Joy and Sadness are whisked away from the other emotions and taken to Riley’s memories. Join them and Riley as they discover that you can’t always have true happiness without a little bit of sadness

Best Motion Picture: Foreign Language

Nominees → Mustang, The Brand New Testament, El Club, The Fencer

Winner→ Hungary for the film Son of Saul

Best Original Score: Motion Picture

Nominees → Carter Burwell, Daniel Pemberton, Alexandre Desplat, Ryuichi Sakamoto/ Alva Noto

Winner→ Ennio Morricone for his work in The Hateful Eight

Best Original Song: Motion Picture

Nominees → Love Me Like You Do, See You Again, One Kind of Love, Simple Song # 3

Winner→ Writing’s on the Wall in Spectre

Best Television Series: Drama

Nominees → Game Of Thrones, Narcos, Outlander, Empire

Winner→ Mr. Robot

Best Television Series: Musical or Comedy

Nominees → Casual, Orange is the New Black, Silicon Valley, Transparent, Veep

Winner→ Mozart in the Jungle

Congratulations to all of these winners and to those not mentioned in this article; their efforts did not go unnoticed!

Now, let’s look forward to the Academy Awards, airing on February 28, 2016.

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