Sunday, January 10, 2016

Golden Globes 2016 Winners

The 2016 Golden Globes winners have been announced, and I'm going to do a quick analysis of some of the winners.

First, The Revenant won Best Picture Drama and Leonardo DiCaprio's performance in the film also took home Best Actor Drama. Alejandro Inarritu also won best director, which is hard to argue with his amazing vision.

The snub was Mad Max: Fury Road but now that I think about it, it is going to be hard for an action movie to win. The Revenant could go on to win the Academy Award but I hold out hope for Mad Max.

The other big winner of the night was for Best Picture Comedy. The Martian took home the award as well as Matt Damon for Best Actor Comedy.

For Best Actress Comedy, Jennifer Lawrence took home her performance for Joy, I thought it was enjoyable, the best part of a lackluster film. Best Actress Drama went to Brie Larson for her role as the kidnap victim in Room. Hers was a powerful performance, and I'm glad that it is receiving recognition. I thought Saoirse Ronan might pull out a surprise but her performance didn't get enough attention.

The Supporting Actor categories went to Sylvester Stallone's Rocky in Creed and Kate Winslet from the Steve Jobs biopic, both worthy performances. I would've liked to have seen Alicia Vikander and Idris Elba win but both winners did a great job and deserved their globes. Best Screenplay for Steve Jobs was a bit of a surprised but that was the source of most of the tension. The Hateful Eight score winning was also a great choice. It's a shame Minion couldn't get an animated feature nod and I've heard a lot of great stuff about Anomalisa but Inside Out was always a critical darling.

In television Mr. Robot took home the Best Drama Series globe and Mozart in the Jungle from the Amazon took Best Comedy Series. 

I am currently enjoying Mr. Robot and haven't seen Mozart yet but I guess Gael Garcia Bernal is good enough to win best actor in a comedy series. Jon Hamm continued to receive recognition for his final performance as Don Draper and Taraji P. Henson took home glove for her role in Empire. Oscar Isaac won for Show Me a Hero and Lady Gaga took home the spot for the replacement she made in Jessica Lange. Christian Slater and Maura Tierney taking home supporting actor and actress wins are two performance I enjoyed immensely. 

Overall I was decent at making picks but struck out in the major categories with my Mad Max pick but the Hollywood Foreign Press went with The Revenant. The Martian also through me off guard but I didn't think of it as a comedy even though it was pretty funny. These awards hint at who will take home the bigger awards at the Oscars!

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