‘The Revenant’

The Golden Globes aren’t so much a bellwether for the Oscars as they are a kind of checklist that tells us what we maybe should put on our radar. (Nominating for the Oscars ends Monday, and the nominees will be announced Thursday morning.) And there ceremony is often a trainwreck of bad pacing, stale jokes (host Ricky Gervais touched on Caitlyn Jenner and gender pay inequality, but also resurrected old saws about Schindler’s List and Roman Polanski — jokes from the millennium work too, Ricky). And the way the voters in the Hollywood Foreign Press Association cozy up to nominees means there are often unusual (though not necessary wrong) choices … but best comedy to The Martian?! The unexpected win for Lady Gaga, star of American Horror Story: Hotel, seemed to be a genuine surprise, even though the competition wasn’t insignificant; the same was true of Sly Stallone’s sentimental victory for Creed.

Here, then, the winners:


Best Picture (Drama): The Revenant

Best Actress (Drama): Brie Larson. Room

Best Actor (Drama): Leonardo DiCaprio, The Revenant

Best Picture (Comedy): The Martian

Best Actress (Comedy): Jennifer Lawrence, Joy


Best supporting actor winner Sylvester Stallone, right, in ‘Creed’

Best Actor (Comedy): Matt Damon, The Martian

Best Supporting Actress: Kate Winslet, Steve Jobs

Best Supporting Actor: Sylvester Stallone, Creed

Best Director: Alejandro G. Inarritu, The Revenant

Best Animated Film: Inside Out

Best Foreign Language Film: Soul of Saul (Hungary)

Best Screenplay: Aaron Sorkin, Steve Jobs

Best Score: Ennio Morricone, The Hateful Eight

Best Song: “Writing’s on the Wall,” Spectre


Best Series (Comedy): Mozart in the Jungle

Best Actress (Comedy): Rachel Bloom, Crazy Ex-Girlfriend

Best Actor  (Comedy): Gael Garcia Bernal, Mozart in the Jungle

Best Series (Drama): Mr. Robot


Winner Taraji P. Henson, left, from ‘Empire’

Best Actress (Drama): Taraji P. Henson, Empire

Best Actor (Drama): Jon Hamm, Mad Men

Best Miniseries or Special: Wolf Hall

Best Actress (Miniseries): Lady Gaga, American Horror Story: Hotel

Best Actor (Miniseries): Oscar Isaac, Show Me a Hero

Best Supporting Actress: Maura Tierney, The Affair

Best Supporting Actor: Christian Slater, Mr. Robot

Cecil B. DeMille Award: Denzel Washington