By: Zenab Saeed ~Staff Writer~
The Golden Globes, which took place in The Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills, California, has existed since 1944 to honor each year’s best contributions to both film and television.
This past Sunday, the Hollywood Foreign Press Association in collaboration with Dick Clark Productions presented the 73rd annual Golden Globe Awards. Nominations for this year’s Golden Globe Awards were announced a month prior to the ceremony on December 10.
English comedian and actor Ricky Gervais, who has won Golden Globe awards in the past for his portrayal of David Brent in the British version of “The Office,” hosted the awards for the fourth time and continued to uphold his tradition of profane and controversial humor throughout the show.
The recently released film, “The Revenant,” a film based on the novel by Michael Punke that details the experiences of American frontiersman and fur trapper Hugh Glass in the early 19th century, received great acclaim and won the most awards at the ceremony.
“The Revenant” won in the Best Motion Picture Drama category against “Carol,” “Mad Max: Fury Road,” “Room” and “Spotlight.” Actor Leonardo DiCaprio, who portrayed Glass won the award for Best Performance in a Motion Picture by an actor, and the film’s director Alejandro González Iñárritu took the award for Best Director for the film.
Though the film was also nominated in the Best Original Score category, the award went to Italian composer and musician Ennio Morricone for his music in “The Hateful Eight.”
“The Martian,” a science fiction film based on Andy Weir’s novel by the same name also received multiple awards, including Best Motion Picture Musical or Comedy. Best Performance in a Musical or Comedy Motion Picture went to the film’s lead, Matt Damon.
“Steve Jobs” won for Best Supporting Performance in a Motion Picture by an actress, which went to Kate Winslet, and Best Screenplay, which went to Aaron Sorkin. Other notable wins included “Inside Out” for Best Animated Feature Film and “Joy,” which won Best Performance in a Motion Picture Musical or Comedy for Jennifer Lawrence’s performance.
In the television category, USA Network’s drama thriller “Mr. Robot” won two awards: Best Series Drama and Best Supporting Actor for Christian Slater’s performance. Amazon Studios’ “Mozart in the Jungle” also won two awards for Best Series Musical or Comedy and Best Performance in a Television Series Musical or Comedy, which went to Mexican actor Gael Garcia Bernal.