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Golden Globes 2016: The Revenant emerges as big winner

The Revenant

Story by Jack Foley

THE Revenant has emerged as the big winner at this year’s Golden Globes, winning three of the night’s top prizes, including best dramatic film.

Leading man Leonardo DiCaprio was also named best actor in a drama, while filmmaker and co-writer Alejandro G Inarritu won for its direction.

The survival thriller will now be viewed as a hot Oscar favourite ahead of the nominations for this year’s Academy Awards.

Other notable winners on the night came from Ridley Scott, whose hit film The Martian, was named best comedy or musical film, while its leading man, Matt Damon, took best performance by an actor in a motion picture comedy or musical.

Room star Brie Larson was named best actress in a drama, while Jennifer Lawrence won the equivalent best comedy actress for miracle mop comedy-drama Joy.

In addition to Scott, British successes on the night came from Kate Winslet, who picked up the best supporting actress award for her role in Danny Boyle’s Steve Jobs; singer Sam Smith, for his Bond track Writing’s On The Wall, and the BBC’s adaptation of Wolf Hall, which was named best mini-series.

But other British hopefuls, such as Eddie Redmayne, Dame Helen Mirren, Dame Maggie Smith and Mark Rylance, missed out.

Rylance had been nominated twice going into the evening – once for his performance as best supporting actor in Steven Spielberg’s Bridge of Spies and for his leading performance in Wolf Hall. But in the film category, he lost out to Sylvester Stallone, who received a standing ovation after being named best supporting actor for his role in Rocky spin-off Creed.

A further award came for Pixar’s Inside Out, which won best animated film, while veteran Italian composer Ennio Morricone won his third Golden Globe for Quentin Tarantino’s The Hateful Eight.

Steve Jobs also won a second prize for Aaron Sorkin’s screenplay – making the biopic the only other multiple film winner of the night beyond The Revenant and The Martian.

And Hungary’s Holocaust drama Son Of Saul was named best foreign language film.

Of the night’s biggest snubs, Todd Haynes’s critically acclaimed love story Carol and Tom McCarthy’s Spotlight both left empty-handed, as did George Miller’s Mad Max reboot Fury Road and financial comedy-drama The Big Short.

TV categories

In the television categories, it was Amazon that emerged as the big overall winner, securing two wins apiece for the streaming services’ original dramas, Mr Robot and Mozart in the Jungle.

Mexican actor Gael Garcia Bernal was named best actor in a comedy or musical TV series for his role as brash conductor Rodrigo in Mozart in the Jungle, while Christian Slater won the best supporting actor in a series for Mr Robot.

Empire star Taraji P Henson was named best actress in a TV drama series, while Mad Men‘s Jon Hamm picked up his second best actor Golden Globe for the final series of the show – eight years after winning his first at the start of its critically-acclaimed run.

Former ER luminary Maura Tierney was named best supporting actress in a TV series or mini-series for her role in The Affair, while Oscar Isaac picked up the equivalent prize in the male category for his performance in Show Me A Hero, beating British actors Idris Elba, Mark Rylance and David Oyelowo in the process.

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