Did last year’s highly successful sci-fi thriller “The Martian” just bag a Golden Globes award in the comedy category? For real? Why yes, yes it did.

It surprised even the film’s director, Ridley Scott, who looked nothing short of shell-shocked as he picked up the statue.

“The Martian” beat out “The Big Short”, “Joy”, “Spy”, and “Trainwreck” to win the award.

In his acceptance speech, he thanked “The Martian” star Matt Damon for “bringing his special brand of humour and grace” to the movie. Of course, Matt Damon was also recognised, bagging a “Best Actor in a Comedy” statue for his work as the stranded astronaut.

A couple of well-deserved wins also went to 2015 American epic biographical Western film “The Revenant”, helmed by director Alejandro G. Inarritu with Leonardo DiCaprio as lead.

The Revenant
Source: 20th Century Fox

The film beat out “Carol”, “Mad Max: Fury Road”, “Room”, and “Spotlight” for the “Best Motion Picture – Drama” statue. In his acceptance speech, Alejandro confessed, “I cannot say how surprised I am and how proud I am to have survived this film with all these fellows.”

Let’s not forget that Leonardo DiCaprio, too, picked up a Golden Globe for his role in “The Revenant” – “Best Actor in a Motion Picture – Drama”. Watch Leo’s acceptance speech below:

Unsurprisingly, “Inside Out“, Disney-Pixar’s story of a young girl’s warring emotions, scored “Best Animated Feature Film”, while on the TV front, hacker thriller “Mr. Robot” bagged “Best TV Series – Drama”.

The awards, held at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in the US, was hosted by Ricky Gervais for the 4th time. Check out the winners list for this year’s Golden Globes below:

  • Best Motion Picture – Drama: “The Revenant”
  • Best Motion Picture – Comedy or Musical: “The Martian”
  • Best Director – Motion Picture: Alejandro G. Inarritu (“The Revenant”)
  • Best Actor in a Motion Picture – Drama: Leonardo DiCaprio (“The Revenant”)
  • Best Actress in a Motion Picture – Drama: Brie Larson (“Room”)
  • Best Actress in a Motion Picture – Comedy: Jennifer Lawrence (“Joy”)
  • Best Actor in a Motion Picture – Comedy or Musical: Matt Damon (“The Martian”)
  • Best Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture: Sylvester Stallone (“Creed”)
  • Best Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture: Kate Winslet (“Steve Jobs”)
  • Best Motion Picture – Foreign Language: “Son of Saul”
  • Best Screenplay – Motion Picture: Aaron Sorkin (“Steve Jobs”)
  • Best Original Score: Ennio Morricone (“The Hateful Eight”)
  • Best Original Song: “Writing’s on the Wall” from “Spectre”
  • Best Animated Feature Film: “Inside Out”
  • Best TV Series – Drama: “Mr. Robot”
  • Best TV Series – Comedy: “Mozart in the Jungle”
  • Best TV Movie or Limited-Series: “Wolf Hall”
  • Best Actress in a TV Series – Drama: Taraji P. Henson (“Empire”)
  • Best Actor in a TV Series – Drama: Jon Hamm (“Mad Men”)
  • Best Actor in a TV Series – Comedy: Gael Garcia Bernal (“Mozart in the Jungle”)
  • Best Actress in a TV Series – Comedy: Rachel Bloom (“Crazy Ex Girlfriend”)
  • Best Actress in a Limited-Series or TV Movie: Lady Gaga (“American Horror Story: Hote“)
  • Best Actor in a Limited-Series or TV Movie: Oscar Isaac (“Show Me a Hero”)
  • Best Supporting Actress in a Series, Limited-Series, or TV Movie: Maura Tierney (“The Affair”)
  • Best Supporting Actor in a Series, Limited-Series or TV Movie: Christian Slater (“Mr. Robot”)

Sources: Reuters via CNA, Golden Globes Twitter. / Featured image from Variety.

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