Golden Globe Awards 2016: winners

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“Shut up” Ricky Gervais told the “disgusting pill-popping crowd” at the Golden Globe Awards.

“I want to do this monologue and then go into hiding. Even Sean Penn will never find me,” he said.

With a crowd laughing throughout, and beer on the podium, Gervais let loose once again. Amongst a barrage of targets he suggested:

“NBC is the only network with zero nominations.

“I’m going to be nice tonight. I’ve changed,” he said before targetting Caitlyn Jenner. “She’s become a role model for trans people everywhere. Showing great bravery in breaking down stereotypes. She didn’t do a lot for women drivers. But you can’t have everything. Not at the same time.”

He also referred to the President of the HFPA coming on stage and “pulling me off.”

Responding to a suggestion that studios might ban actors from attending with him as host, “As if a film company would stop a star from winning a Golden Globe, particularly if their film company has already paid for it.”

“I’m getting paid the same as Tina and Amy did last year … there’s two of them it’s not my fault they want to share the money.”

And he even described uses for Golden Globe Award as, “One is a doorstop, one I use to hit burglars and the third sits by my bed because … well, it doesn’t matter what I do with it, it’s mine,” before adding another useful as shoving it “up my a*se…. and they wanted me to host 4 times!”

In the TV categories there were surprising wins, including for titles on streaming players in Australia Mr Robot (Presto) and Mozart in the Jungle (Stan).

Winners in bold:

Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Series, Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television
Uzo Aduba, Orange Is the New Black
Joanne Froggatt, Downton Abbey
Regina King, American Crime
Judith Light, Transparent
Maura Tierney, The Affair

“I want to thank the writers for finding my sweet spot this year,” said Tierney and thanked Dominic West for “best performance by an actor who is so good every woman hates him.”

Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series – Comedy or Musical
Rachel Bloom, My Crazy Ex-Girlfriend
Jamie Lee Curtis, Scream Queens
Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Veep
Gina Rodriguez, Jane the Virgin
Lily Tomlin, Grace and Frankie

“We almost didn’t have a show. We made the pilot for another network and they rejected it,” she said before explaining it was rejected by every network until The CW picked up the show. “We knew we had a good show.”

Best Television Series – Comedy or Musical
Casual (Hulu)
Mozart in the Jungle (Amazon)
Orange Is the New Black (Netflix)
Silicon Valley (HBO)
Transparent (Amazon)
Veep (HBO)

“An orchestra is like a family, sometimes a dysfunctional family,” said the executive producer. “If there are any actors here who play an instrument, Jason here has a sign up sheet.”

Best Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television
American Crime (ABC)
American Horror Story: Hotel (FX)
Fargo (FX)
Flesh and Bone (Starz)
Wolf Hall (BBC)

Executive producer noted Mark Rylance and Damian Lewis as two extraordinary actors. “Without the BBC quality productions like this couldn’t happen,” before urging David Cameron and the UK govt to support the BBC.

Best Performance by an Actor in a Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television
Idris Elba, Luther
Oscar Isaac, Show Me a Hero
David Oyelowo, Nightingale
Mark Rylance, Wolf Hall
Patrick Wilson, Fargo

“I want to thank David Simon for telling the story as truthfully as he possibly could, no matter what,” said Issac, noting the award was for “the memory of Nick.”

Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television
Alan Cumming, The Good Wife
Damian Lewis, Wolf Hall
Ben Mendelsohn, Bloodline
Tobias Menzies, Outlander
Christian Slater, Mr. Robot

Bummer, no win by Ben!

“I couldn’t be more grateful. Thank you Sam Esmail for writing such a wonderful character and being such a creative genius,” said Slater. “Thank you Hollywood for letting me do what I love to do for the last 4 decades.”

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

“Thank you for including me in this insanely talented group of actors, who I am humbled to be with,” said Hamm. “Thanks to Mr. Weiner who wrote this horrible person all the way through to the end of the ride and picking me to play it.”

Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series – Comedy or Musical
Aziz Ansari, Master of None
Gael Garcia Bernal, Mozart in the Jungle
Rob Lowe, The Grinder
Patrick Stewart, Blunt Talk
Jeffrey Tambor, Transparent

“This is incredible. This is really a big surprise,” he said. “I want to dedicate this to music and all the people who find common ground in music and justice.”

Best Performance by an Actress in a Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television
Kirsten Dunst, Fargo
Lady Gaga, America Horror Story: Hotel
Sarah Hay, Flesh and Bone
Felicity Huffman, American Crime
Queen Latifa, Bessie

“This is one of the greatest moments of my life,” said Gaga. “I have to thank Ryan Murphy, you are sucha  wonderful human being.” She thanked the cast noting, “because of you I was able to shine, I guess.” She added that she wanted to be an actress before being a singer. “Music worked out first.”

Best Television Series – Drama
Empire (Fox)
Game of Thrones (HBO)
Mr. Robot (USA)
Narcos (Netflix)
Outlander (Starz)

Writer Sam Esmail thanked cast and “Our amazing cast led by the brilliant performance of Rami Malek” and family in Egypt.

Best Performance by an Actress in a Television 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

“Who knew that playing an ex-convict would take me all around the world?” said Henson. “I’m nothing without the cast and crew. I’m taking this home for the entire Empire.”

Cecil B. DeMille lifetime achievement award: Denzel Washington

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  1. Most the winners I’m happy with but how did Gaga win? Her win makes me thing it was planned because she can’t act, and mr robot was good but not even close to best show. Rami should of won tho

  2. Funniest bit of the night for me was Aziz Ansari pretending to read a book called ‘Losing to Jeffrey Tambor With Dignity’ when he was on screen for his nomination. Can’t believe Fargo got snubbed. Hopefully the Emmy’s are more fruitful.

  3. I always enjoy the Golden Globes because they seem much looser than other awards shows. Having said that, there were a number of strange wins imo.
    I’m not bothered by GaGa’s win, she’s good in the role, but I agree with chatter that Dunst was good too…
    Gael Garcia Bernal’s win was out of the blue, although he is good in Mozart In The Jungle, it’s just that the charming Ansari is so natural and the consistently sweet/delicate/tough role of Maura in Transparent is a thing to behold by Tambor, especially in the season 2 episodes I’ve seen so far…
    Besides Outlander, I loved all of the Drama category nominees so I wasn’t fussed by who won, however after seeing Mr. Robot win it, I was particularly stoked and figured my heart was with it, but my head was with Game Of Thrones…
    Wolf Hall being Fargo was bizarre, Slater winning for Mr. Robot was also bizarre (I didn’t think he…

    • Wolf Hall was an amazing piece of TV. Brilliantly adapted, acted and filmed. S2 of Fargo was a better TV show than S1, but it lacked the impact and novelty that Thornton’s performance gave S1.

      All Christian Slater did was mumble anti-capitalist platitudes and unconvincingly pretend to be real. I’d have picked Cummings.

      As the HFPA members have attacked GOT for gratuitous nudity, rape of a loved major character and the John Snow lies, they were unlikely to suddenly give it Best Drama Series in S5.

  4. Didn’t really think Christian Slater in Mr. Robot was that great, Rami Malek acted rings around him and lost, however just shows what I know. Plus hey Mad Men was in it’s last season, hopefully Rami Malek will pick one up in the coming years as will Bob Odenkirk (especially with him embracing his dark side going by the season 2 trailer)

  5. A few surprises already.
    Disappointed that Bob Odenkirk didn’t win best actor in a TV series.
    He was outstanding in Better Call Saul.
    Also thought Lady Ga Ga was the wrong choice for best actress as she was nothing special in Hotel. Kirsten Dunst was far more deserving for her role in Fargo.

    • Secret Squïrrel

      Agree about Odenkirk altho’ I can’t fault them for picking Hamm again.

      Can’t comment on Gaga as I haven’t bothered with AHS this time around but I thought that Dunst was great in Fargo and definitely good enough for a gong.

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