The Golden Globes Awards: 2016

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Amy Schumer and Jennifer Lawrence presenting the award for Best Motion Picture Comedy at the Golden Globes 2016. Photo courtesy of Flickr

The 73rd Annual Golden Globes ceremony was held on January 10 at the Beverly Hilton. Ricky Gervais hosted the event and it was certainly full of laughs.

However, many of the nominees and winners also caused viewers to laugh— in utter disbelief. The most shocking announcement was the Best Motion Picture for a Musical or Comedy. Previous winners included successful musicals such as Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street and Les Miserables, or comedies such as The Hangover or The Grand Budapest Hotel. This year, however, The Martian, a suspenseful thriller with lots of comic relief, beat out comedy heavyweights such as Spy and Trainwreck.

One of the most controversial moments came well before the night of the ceremony, when the nominations were released. The story about the inception of NWA, Straight Outta Compton, wasn’t nominated for best picture, none of its actors was nominated, and it didn’t even get a nod for best score or song. (NWA officially stands for N*&!z Wit Attitudes, offered in its PC version as No Whites Allowed,) Many consider this a gross snub, and some even consider it borderline racism.

Some good news: Leonardo diCaprio won Best Actor for his starring role in The Revenant, making him a favorite for the same award in the Oscars, a prize  which has infamously eluded him.

Golden Globe Awards:

Motion picture, drama:  Carol, Mad Max: Fury Road, Room, Spotlight. WINNER: The Revenant

Motion picture, comedy: The Big Short, Joy, Spy, Trainwreck. WINNER: The Martian

Actress in a motion picture, drama: Cate Blanchett, Carol, Rooney Mara, Carol,  Saoirse Ronan, Brooklyn, Alicia Vikander, The Danish Girl. WINNER: Brie Larson, Room.

Actress in a motion picture, comedy: Melissa McCarthy, Spy, Amy Schumer, Trainwreck, Maggie Smith, The Lady in the Van, Lily Tomlin, Grandma. WINNER: Jennifer Lawrence, Joy.

Actor in a motion picture, drama: Bryan Cranston, Trumbo, Michael Fassbender, Steve Jobs, Eddie Redmayne, The Danish Girl, Will Smith, Concussion. WINNER: Leonardo DiCaprio, The Revenant

Actor in a motion picture, comedy: Christian Bale, The Big Short, Steve Carell, The Big Short, Al Pacino, Danny Collins, Mark Ruffalo, Infinitely Polar Bear. WINNER: Matt Damon, The Martian

TV series, drama: Empire, Game of Thrones, Narcos, Outlander. WINNER: Mr. Robot

TV series, comedy: Casual, Orange Is the New Black, Silicon Valley, Veep, Transparent. WINNER: Mozart in the Jungle

Actress in a TV series, comedy: Jamie Lee Curtis, Scream Queens, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Veep, Gina Rodriguez, Jane the Virgin, Lily Tomlin, Grace and Frankie. WINNER: Rachel Bloom, Crazy Ex-Girlfriend

Actress in a TV series, drama: Caitriona Balfe, Outlander, Viola Davis, How to Get Away with Murder, Eva Green, Penny Dreadful, Robin Wright, House of Cards. WINNER: Taraji P. Henson, Empire

Actor in a TV series, drama: Rami Malek, Mr. Robot, Wagner Moura, Narcos, Bob Odenkirk, Better Call Saul, Liev Schreiber, Ray Donovan. WINNER: Jon Hamm, Mad Men

Actor in a TV series, comedy: Aziz Ansari, Master of None, Rob Lowe, The Grinder, Patrick Stewart, Blunt Talk, Jeffrey Tambor, Transparent. WINNER: Gael García Bernal, Mozart in the Jungle.

Actress in a supporting role in a motion picture: Jane Fonda, Youth, Jennifer Jason Leigh, The Hateful Eight, Helen Mirren, Trumbo, Alicia Vikander, Ex Machina. WINNER: Kate Winslet, Steve Jobs.

Actor in a supporting role in a motion picture: Paul Dano, Love & Mercy, Idris Elba, Beasts of No Nation, Mark Rylance, Bridge of Spies, Michael Shannon, 99 Homes. WINNER: Sylvester Stallone, Creed.

TV movie or miniseries: American Crime, American Horror Story: Hotel, Fargo, Flesh and Bone. WINNER: Wolf Hall

Actress in a TV movie or limited series: Kirsten Dunst, Fargo, Queen Latifah, Bessie, Felicity Huffman, American Crime, Sarah Hay, Flesh and Bone. WINNER: Lady Gaga, American Horror Story: Hotel

Actor in a TV movie or limited series: Patrick Wilson, Fargo, Idris Elba, Luther, David Oyelowo, Nightingale, Mark Rylance, Wolf Hall. WINNER: Oscar Isaac, Show Me a Hero.

Supporting actor in a TV series, limited series or TV movie: Alan Cumming, The Good Wife, Damian Lewis, Wolf Hall, Ben Mendelsohn, Bloodline, Tobias Menzies, Outlander. WINNER: Christian Slater, Mr. Robot.

Supporting actress in a TV series, limited series or TV movie: Uzo Aduba, Orange Is the New Black, Joanne Froggatt, Downton Abbey, Regina King, American Crime, Judith Light, Transparent. WINNER: Maura Tierney, The Affair

Animated feature film: Anomalisa, The Good Dinosaur, The Peanuts Movie, Shaun the Sheep Movie. WINNER: Inside Out

Director: Todd Haynes, Carol, Tom McCarthy, Spotlight, George Miller, Mad Max: Fury Road, Ridley Scott, The Martian. WINNER: Alejandro G. Iñárritu, The Revenant.

Screenplay: Tom McCarthy and Josh Singer, Spotlight, Quentin Tarantino, The Hateful Eight, Emma Donoghue, Room, Charles Randolph and Adam McKay, The Big Short. WINNER: Aaron Sorkin, Steve Jobs.

Original song: Love Me Like You Do (50 Shades of Grey), One Kind of Love (Love & Mercy), See You Again (Furious 7), Simple Song #3 (Youth). WINNER: Writing’s on the Wall (Spectre).

Foreign language film: The Brand New Testament (Belgium/France/Luxembourg), The Club (Chile), The Fencer (Finland/Germany/Estonia), Mustang (France). WINNER: Son Of Saul (Hungary).

Score: Carter Burwell, Carol, Alexandre Desplat, The Danish Girl, Daniel Pemberton, Steve Jobs, Ryuichi Sakamoto and Alva Noto, The Revenant. WINNER: Ennio Morricone, The Hateful Eight

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Luke, a senior at Lick, is the Arts and Leisure editor for the Hyphen as well as a writer for the Paper Tiger. This is his first year with the journalism team and he is really excited to write for the Hyphen and the Paper Tiger. He first began writing fictional stories in pre-school, creating picture books and comics. He loves watching, talking, and writing about movies and his favorite director is Quentin Tarantino. He is really excited to bring his passion for cinema to the Paper Tiger and Hyphen.

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