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2016 Golden Globes: The Winners and Best Moments

As you’re probably already aware, the Golden Globes happened last night.

And just as exciting as the award presentations, of course, is all the crazy stuff that happens before, during and after. Indeed, a boozy night of ego-stroking among the best and brightest in film and television is bound to produce some captivating material.

This year was no exception – but we’ll get to that in a minute. First, the winners.


Best motion picture, drama
“Mad Max: Fury Road”
*”The Revenant”

Best motion picture, musical or comedy
“The Big Short”
* “The Martian”

Best performance by an actress in a motion picture, drama
Saoirse Ronin, “Brooklyn”
Cate Blanchett, “Carol”
Rooney Mara, “Carol”
* Brie Larson, “Room”
Alicia Vikander, “The Danish Girl”

Best performance by an actress in a motion picture, musical or comedy
* Jennifer Lawrence, “Joy”

Melissa McCarthy, “Spy”
Amy Schumer, “Trainwreck”
Maggie Smith, “The Lady in the Van”
Lily Tomlin, “Grandma”

Best performance by an actor in a motion picture, drama
Bryan Cranston, “Trumbo”
* Leonardo DiCaprio, “The Revenant”
Michael Fassbender, “Steve Jobs”
Eddie Redmayne, “The Danish Girl”
Will Smith, “Concussion”

Best performance by an actor in a supporting role in a motion picture
Paul Dano,” Love”
Idris Elba, “Beasts of No Nation”
Mark Rylance, “Bridge of Spies”
Michael Shannon, “99 Homes”
* Sylvester Stallone, “Creed”

Best performance by actress in a supporting role in a motion picture
Jane Fonda, “Youth”
Jennifer Jason Leigh, “Hateful Eight”
Helen Mirren, “Trumbo”
Alicia Vikander, “Ex Machina”
* Kate Winslet, “Steve Jobs”

Best director, motion picture
* Alejandro González Iñárritu, “The Revenant”

Todd Haynes, “Carol”
Tom McCarthy, “Spotlight”
George Miller, “Mad Max: Fury Road”
Ridley Scott, “The Martian”

Best performance by an actor in a motion picture, musical or comedy
Christian Bale, “The Big Short”
Steve Carell, “The Big Short”
* Matt Damon, “The Martian”
Al Pacino, “Danny Collins”
Mark Ruffalo, “Infinitely Polar Bear”

Best screenplay, motion picture
Emma Donoghue, “Room”
Tom McCarthy and Josh Singer, “Spotlight”
Charles Randolph and Adam McKay, “The Big Short”
* Aaron Sorkin, “Steve Jobs”
Quentin Tarantino, “The Hateful Eight”

Best motion picture, foreign language
“The Brand New Testament”
“The Club”
“The Fencer”
* “Son of Saul”

Best television series, drama
“Empire,” Fox
“Game of Thrones,” HBO
* “Mr. Robot,” USA
“Narcos,” Netflix
“Outlander,” Starz

Best television series, musical or comedy
“Casual,” Hulu
* “Mozart in the Jungle,” Amazon Video
“Orange Is the New Black,” Netflix
“Silicon Valley,” HBO
“Transparent,” Amazon Video
“Veep,” HBO

Best performance by an actor in a television series, drama
* Jon Hamm, “Mad Men”

Rami Malek, “Mr. Robot”
Wagner Moura, “Narcos”
Bob Odenkirk, “Better Call Saul”
Liev Schreiber, “Ray Donovan”

Best performance by an actress in a TV series, drama
Caitriona Balfe, “Outlander”
Viola Davis, “How to Get Away With Murder”
Eva Green, “Penny Dreadful
* Taraji P. Henson, “Empire”
Robin Wright, “House of Cards”

So, what else happened? Well…

Host Ricky Gervais, beer in hand, told some hella great – and less-than-PC – jokes, the best of which you can find here.

“To be fair The Martian was a lot funnier than Pixels, but then again, so was Schindler’s List.”
– Ricky Gervais on The Martian‘s designation as a comedy.

Paul Drinkwater/NBCUniversal via Getty Images
Paul Drinkwater/NBCUniversal via Getty Images

Lady Gaga’s mere existence terrified Leonardo DiCaprio…

…whose Oscar expectations rose yet again to astronomical levels after he was crowned the best actor in a motion picture (drama).

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Jennifer Lawrence’s unnecessary unpleasantry towards a reporter was certifiably awkward.

Jamie Foxx brought a joke about Steven Harvey’s Miss Universe mixup out of retirement when he announced Straight Outta Compton as the winner of ‘best score’, for which it wasn’t even nominated:

Aziz Ansari, who was nominated but didn’t win for his performance in ‘Master of None’, had better things to do:

We were witness to arguably the worst fist bump in Hollywood history:

And Jonah Hill appeared on stage as the bear from The Revenant.

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Cover photos: Kevin Winter/Getty Images

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