The 73rd Golden Globe Awards

Tonight was the night that the 73rd Golden Globe Awards took place. The ceremony was hosted By Ricky Gervais, who turned out to be a decent host. He was able to make me crack up a few times with his smart humor. Although I still have yet to see most of the winning films, I feel urged to right now, and I feel glad for all the winners because of how much I love the stars and filmmakers who won tonight. Here is the list of winners for the film categories:

Best Picture – Drama: The Revenant

Best Picture – Comedy: The Martian

Best Director: Alejandro Gonzalez  Inarritu – The Revenant

Best Actor – Drama: Leonardo DiCaprio – The Revenant

Best Actress – Drama: Brie Larson – Room

Best Actor – Comedy: Matt Damon – The Martain

Best Actress – Comedy: Jennifer Lawrence – Joy

Best Supporting Actor: Sylvester Stallone – Creed

Best Supporting Actress: Kate Winslet – Steve Jobs

Best Screenplay: Aaron Sorkin – Steve Jobs

Best Original Score: Ennio Morricone – The Hateful Eight

Best Original Song: “Writing’s on the Wall” by Sam Smith – Spectre

Best Animated Feature Film: Inside Out

Best Foreign Language Film: Son of Saul (Hungary)

I couldn’t have been more thrilled by these winners. I feel more urged to see these films now, not that I didn’t want to before. When DiCaprio won the award, he received such a standing ovation, and I could tell that he knew the Oscar was finally coming his way. Sly’s won also received a standing ovation, having won an Oscar for the same role 40 years ago, so it felt great to see him win for a character spread across generations. My only disappointment is the song “Writing’s on the Wall” winning over “See You Again” (from Furious 7), because I feel like that award belongs to the late and great Paul Walker (to whom “See You Again” was made for and dedicated to), and besides, the latest James Bond theme wasn’t that great. I am surprised that The Revenant won as much as it did, and I hope it does just as well at the Oscars. Let’s hope this year’s Oscars are just as rewarding, and hopefully I’ll see all the winning movies from tonight by then!

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