Posted January 12, 2016 by Ica Hontiveros-Cheng in Entertainment

I love ‘Golden Globe’ Monday Mornings: A Recap and Thoughts on the 73rd GOLDEN GLOBES




One of the few advantages of working the night shift is getting to watch award shows live.

Would love to have some kind of Golden Globe Viewing Party someday.

This post is not only a list of the winners (and nominees) of the recently concluded 73rd Golden Globe Awards but contains some of my insights and thoughts as well.

It is one of Hollywood’s biggest nights as the Hollywood Foreign Press honor the best in movies and television from the previous year.

I think that Award Shows work in different ways as it, not only acknowledges the work that actors, actresses, directors, writers and musicians put into a movie or television but it also lets the audience know what they could add to their to-watch list or what they should look forward to.




Leo gets his Oscar Early. Leonardo Di Caprio with Oscar Isaac (Poe Dameron) from Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens. Isaac, won Best Actor in a TV/Movie or Mini Series for “Show Me A Hero”.

Best Motion Picture — Drama

“Mad Max: Fury Road”
“The Revenant”

Best Motion Picture — Musical or Comedy

“The Big Short”
“The Martian”

Best Actor — Motion Picture, Drama

Bryan Cranston, “Trumbo”
Leonardo DiCaprio, “The Revenant”
Michael Fassbender, “Steve Jobs”
Eddie Redmayne, “The Danish Girl”
Will Smith, “Concussion”



The Martian: A Comedy?! That’s hilarious! 

A lot of people have been adamant that ‘The Martian’ is not a comedy! Even Director Ridley Scott, waved a hand in front of his face, as a gesture of annoyance maybe? at the thought that his now-award winning work would be considered a comedy.

Honestly, I think The Martian is too light of a movie to not be considered as a comedy. I’d like to think that sometimes, a movie is too good that it actually bends categories. Whatever the Hollywood Foreign Press was thinking when they included The Martian under the Comedy/Musical category, I’m just happy that it won as many awards as it did.

Best Actor — Motion Picture, Musical or Comedy

Christian Bale, “The Big Short”
Steve Carell, “The Big Short”
Matt Damon, “The Martian”
Al Pacino, “Danny Collins”
Mark Ruffalo, “Infinitely Polar Bear”

Best Actress — Motion Picture, Drama

Cate Blanchett, “Carol”
Brie Larson, “Room”
Rooney Mara, “Carol”
Saoirse Ronan, “Brooklyn”
Alicia Vikander, “The Danish Girl”



Best Actress — Motion Picture, Musical or Comedy

Jennifer Lawrence, “Joy”
Melissa McCarthy, “Spy”
Amy Schumer, “Trainwreck”
Maggie Smith, “The Lady in the Van”
Lily Tomlin, “Grandma”

Best Supporting Actor

Paul Dano, “Love & Mercy”
Idris Elba, “Beasts of No Nation”
Mark Rylance, “Bridge of Spies”
Michael Shannon, “99 Homes”
Sylvester Stallone, “Creed”

Best Supporting Actress

Jane Fonda, “Youth”
Jennifer Jason Leigh, “The Hateful Eight”
Helen Mirren, “Trumbo”
Kate Winslet, “Steve Jobs”
Alicia Vikander, “Ex Machina”


So, one of my 2015 regrets was missing out on CREED when it was in cinemas. The movie came out in December and between the MMFF and Star Wars: The Force Awakens, the movie had to bow down, a little too early if you asked me. Now, Sylvester Stallone, just won Best Supporting Actor for reprising his iconic Rocky Balboa character. I cried a bit when the audience gave him a standing ovation.

Best Director

Todd Haynes, “Carol”
Alejandro González Iñárritu, “The Revenant”
Tom McCarthy, “Spotlight”
George Miller, “Mad Max: Fury Road”
Ridley Scott, “The Martian”

Best Screenplay

Emma Donoghue, “Room”
Tom McCarthy and Josh Singer, “Spotlight”
Charles Randolph and Adam McKay, “The Big Short”
Aaron Sorkin, “Steve Jobs”
Quentin Tarantino, “The Hateful Eight”

Best Original Score

Carter Burwell, “Carol”
Alexandre Desplat, “The Danish Girl”
Ennio Morricone, “The Hateful Eight”
Daniel Pemberton, “Steve Jobs”
Ryuichi Sakamoto and Alva Noto, “The Revenant”

Best Original Song

“Love Me Like You Do” (from “50 Shades of Grey”)
“One Kind of Love” (from “Love & Mercy”)
“See You Again” (from “Furious 7″)
“Simple Song #3″ (from “Youth”)
“Writing’s on the Wall” (from “Spectre”)



Even inanimate objects stole the show, as shown in the above photo of Best Actor in a Television Comedy, Gael Garcia Bernal was seen reading a very appropriate book, moments before he was awarded a Golden Globe for his work in “Mozart in the Jungle”.

Best Foreign Language Film

“The Brand New Testament”
“The Club”
“The Fencer”
“Son of Saul”

Best Animated Feature Film

“The Good Dinosaur”
“Inside Out”
“The Peanuts Movie”
“Shaun the Sheep Movie”

Cecil B. DeMille Award – Denzel Washington


Surprise! Surprise! J.Law wins (once again) the Best Actress Award for her role in “Joy”. Do you think it has something to do with the magic team, Russell. Lawrence. Cooper? Should Jennifer try to work with other directors and actors?

Joy is in local cinemas on February 17.


Best Drama Series

“Game of Thrones”
“Mr. Robot”

Best 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”

Best 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”


It can’t be hard to guess what emotion we’re feeling right now, over Inside Out’s win for Best Animated Feature.


Best Comedy Series

“Mozart in the Jungle”
“Orange Is the New Black”
“Silicon Valley”oldg

Best Actor in a Television Series, Comedy

Aziz Ansari, “Master of None”
Gael Garcia Bernal, “Mozart in the Jungle”
Rob Lowe, “The Grinder”
Patrick Stewart, “Blunt Talk”
Jeffrey Tambor, “Transparent”

Best Actress in a Television Series, Comedy

Rachel Bloom, “Crazy Ex-Girlfriend”
Jamie Lee Curtis, “Scream Queens”
Julia Louis-Dreyfus, “Veep”
Gina Rodriguez, “Jane the Virgin”
Lily Tomlin, “Grace and Frankie”

Best Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for Television

“American Crime”
“American Horror Story: Hotel”
“Flesh and Bone”
“Wolf Hall”

Best Actor in a Mini-Series 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”

Best Actress in a Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for Television

Kirsten Dunst, “Fargo”
Lady Gaga, “American Horror Story: Hotel”
Sarah Hay, “Flesh and Bone”
Felicity Huffman, “American Crime”
Queen Latifah, “Bessie”


Mr. Robot  wins big at the Golden Globes. Did you know that you can stream the (now) award winning series on iflix? :)


Best Supporting Actor in a Series, Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for Television

Alan Cumming, “The Good Wife”
Damien Lewis, “Wolf Hall”
Ben Mendelsohn, “Bloodline”
Tobias Menzies, “Outlander”
Christian Slater, “Mr. Robot”

Best Supporting Actress in a Series, Mini-Series 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”



The Revenant wins big during the Golden Globe. Leonardo DiCaprio wins Best Actor for the film. Does this mean an Oscar is finally next?


THE REVENANT is in local cinemas on Feb. 3.


Were you surprised that Lady Gaga won for her roles as The Countess in American Horror Story: Hotel? The now, Golden Globe winner gave an emotional acceptance speech, calling the moment ‘one of the greatest in my life’. She has also announced that she is coming out with a new album in 2016. If Lady Gaga does pursue her career in acting, what other roles would you like to see her in?

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TV Darlings Melissa Benoist (Supergirl) and Grant Gustin (The Flash) present together during ‘The Golden Globes’


Award Season is in full swing and now, The Oscars are up next!

Ica Hontiveros-Cheng

Geek mom to a little Jedi. Freelance writer. Writes and vlogs thoughts, and reviews on movies, series and pop culture.