'The Revenant', 'The Martian' named top films at Golden Globes
Leonardo DiCaprio and Matt Damon could be on a collision course for the Oscars.
DiCaprio’s revenge drama “The Revenant” and Damon’s space adventure “The Martian” took the top film awards at Sunday’s Golden Globes.
“The Revenant” won three awards including best drama film, best drama actor and best director. Damon won best comedy actor for “The Martian,” about an astronaut stranded on Mars, and the film also won the best comedy/musical movie category.
DiCaprio beat “The Danish Girl” star Eddie Redmayne and “Concussion” lead Will Smith to win his award. Despite an accomplished film career, the 41-year-old DiCaprio is still looking for his first Oscar.
The Golden Globes, handed out by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, are the first major film honors of the Hollywood awards season that culminates with the Oscars on Feb. 28th.
Ricky Gervais returned to host the awards show for the fourth time. The popular funny man sipped beer and took shots took shots at everyone from Jennifer Lawrence to Matt Damon and at one of his favorite targets, the Golden Globes themselves.
“Listen, if you do win tonight, remember no one cares about that award as much as you do,” he said.
Gervais and Mel Gibson had an awkward moment on stage halfway through the evening. Gervais said he had been trying to think about something nice to say about Gibson, who had a famous booze-filled rant after a DUI bust a decade ago. Gervais said that he’d much rather have a drink with Gibson than with Bill Cosby.
Gibson hugged Gervais when he walked onstage, then made a joke of his own: “I love seeing Ricky every three years, because it reminds me to get a colonoscopy.”
Gervais then came back onstage and asked,”What the f**k does sugar t*ts mean?” a reference to Gibson’s drunken tirade against a female L.A. sheriff’s sergeant who arrested him for DUI in 2006. Gervais’ comment was bleeped out on television.
The mood in the room was much better when 69-year-old Sylvester Stallone received a standing ovation as best supporting film actor for reprising his iconic role as boxer Rocky Balboa in “Creed.”
In the television categories, USA Network’s “Mr. Robot,” a cyber-security expert with social anxiety, surprised some by winning best TV drama series while Amazon’s musical show “Mozart in the Jungle” won best TV comedy series.