These Are The Highlights Of The 2016 Golden Globe Awards

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Yesterday was a very important day for the film industry, as the 73rd annual Golden Globe Awards presented the best of the best in television and film for the previous year. The show was hosted by Ricky Gervais, who made sure to break the ice by cracking a few controversial jokes as the program began.

Best Director was presented by Morgan Freeman and the award went to Alejandro Inarritu for “The Revenant.” Inarritu was also nominated last year but, unfortunately, did not manage to score an award in 2015. The director thanked DiCaprio for his performance in his movie, calling him “his hero.” Expectedly, the film also won the Best Picture – Drama award.

Best Actress in a TV series – Drama went to Taraji P Henson for her role as Cookie in “Empire” while Best Actress in a Motion Picture Drama award went to Brie Larson for “Room,” which really wasn’t that unexpected when you take a look at just how stunning her performance was. She took her time to thank her co-star, 9-year-old Jacob Tremblay, who happened to be in the audience.

As for the award for Best Picture – Musical or Comedy, it was only fair that “The Martian” won. Ridley Scott took the stage to give a touching acceptance speech that was almost cut off. Just before leaving the stage, he gave a shoutout to Star Wars, saying that he thought the movie was great. “The Martian” scooped up another award, though – Matt Damon managed to land an award for Best Actor in a Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy. Damon was overwhelmed with joy and made a comical remark how he’s made a lot of movies that “people just didn’t go see.” He made sure to thank the director, Ridley Scott, explaining how none of it would’ve been possible without him.

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Channing Tatum and Jonah Hill presented the Best Supporting Actress award, but not before Hill put on a little act, pretending to be the bear from “The Revenant.” He had a plush bear head on and a green ribbon for “honey” awareness. The award went to Kate Winslet for her performance in ”Steve Jobs.”

The Golden Globe for Best Supporting Actress in a TV Series went to Helen Solloway for her performance in “The Affair,” which was also her very first nomination.

The Best Actress in a TV Series award was presented by Andy Samberg, which went to Rachel Bloom, who could barely contain her excitement. She teared up completely and dearly thanked CW for giving “Crazy Ex-Girlfriend” a chance.

Next to present the Best Television Series – Musical or Comedy award were Taraji P. Henson and Terence Howard of “Empire,” who called Gael Garcia Bernal and Jason Schwartzman up to the stage to accept the award together.

The President of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association then took the stage to address the audience and say that Hollywood “has the influence to shine on violence on injustice and intolerance” and that “in doing so we can make our world a more hopeful and a better place.” Gervais then returned to welcome Matt Damon to the stage for him to talk about “The Martian” and even jokingly called Damon “the only person Ben Affleck hasn’t been unfaithful to.”

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The prize for Best Television Limited Series went to “Wolf Hall,” after which it was time for Amber Heard and Jaimie Alexander to present Oscar Isaac with the Best Actor In A TV Movie or Miniseries award for his performance in “Show Me A Hero.” This was the actor’s second nomination and first award ever.

Jason Statham And Melissa McCarthy then took the stage with Paul Feig of “Spy” to talk about the film while Statham claimed that he was, in fact, the star of the movie and played the main character, Susan Cooper.

However, maybe the most touching moment of the entire evening was DiCaprio’s modesty in accepting his Best Actor In A Motion Picture – Drama award, which he received for his role in “The Revenant.” The actor made sure to let everybody know just how overwhelmed he is by the honor he’s been given, as well as to thank literally everyone who made the film possible, along with his friends and family, of course.

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