Deadline's 2016 Golden Globes Live Blog

The 73rd annual Golden Globes went for big names on the film side and continued its tradition of honoring newbies on the TV side tonight, while Ricky Gervais played his best version of Ricky Gervais. Here’s how it all went down at the Beverly Hilton with Deadline’s co-Editors In Chief Mike Fleming Jr. and Nellie Andreeva providing commentary.

Mike Fleming January 10, 20165:02 pm

Well, Ricky Gervais seems to have lost nothing off his fastball. And he’s got his pint. Good sign. And he’s quickly brought up Sean Penn, NBC’s lack of noms and Bruce Jenner in less than two minutes.

Mike Fleming January 10, 20165:03 pm

The crowd shots are priceless. Like deer in the headlights?

Mike Fleming January 10, 20165:08 pm

Gervais has perfectly summed up what everybody says about The Globes, and its shaky cred, and the actors who take the requisite selfies with stars. Still, he wasn’t nearly as cutting as he was years past.

Mike Fleming January 10, 20165:10 pm

We’re getting bleeped here on the East Coast. I heard half of what the bear said.

Patrick Hipes January 10, 20165:11 pm

WINNER: BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE IN ANY MOTION PICTURE: Kate Winslet, Steve Jobs

Mike Fleming January 10, 20165:13 pm

Not a surprise here that Kate Winslet won. What a wonderful performance in Steve Jobs. This ought to firmly establish her as frontrunner for the Oscars. Even though that movie didn’t find a big mainstream audience, the film crackled with intelligence and the ending was as touching as any in this lot.

Nellie Andreeva January 10, 20165:14 pm

Big focus on equal pay by Gervais — from tweaking Jennifer Lawrence for earning $52 million, to the studios’ penchant for female remakes (“they don’t have to spend as much on the cast) to saying he was paid the same as hosts Amy Poehler and Tina Fey were last year (“They were two but it’s not my fault they wanted to share”

 

Patrick Hipes January 10, 20165:14 pm

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE IN A SERIES, LIMITED SERIES OR MOTION PICTURE MADE FOR TELEVISION: Maura Tierney, The Affair

Nellie Andreeva January 10, 20165:15 pm

Big focus on the equal pay issue by Gervais — from tweaking Jennifer Lawrence for earning $52 million, to the studios’ penchant for female remakes (“they don’t have to spend as much on the cast) to saying he was paid the same as hosts Amy Poehler and Tina Fey were last year (“They were two but it’s not my fault they wanted to share”)

 

Patrick Hipes January 10, 20165:15 pm

WINNER: BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE IN A SERIES, LIMITED SERIES OR MOTION PICTURE MADE FOR TELEVISION: Maura Tierney, The Affair

Nellie Andreeva January 10, 20165:17 pm

‘The Affair’s streak continues. Despite landing only one nomination this year, for Tierney, the show extended its winning ways from last year when it won best drama series and best actress, Ruth Wilson.

Nellie Andreeva January 10, 20165:18 pm

Nice recognition for Tierney who is well respected by her peers and really shined on the second season of ‘The Affair’

Mike Fleming January 10, 20165:18 pm

I am surprised that The Affair didn’t get more nominations. I nearly kicked it to the curb a couple times in the first season because I found the premise off-putting. So glad I hung in. It is the most surprising, emotionally raw show I watch on television and the second season was just smashing. Why so few noms, do you think, Nellie?

Nellie Andreeva January 10, 20165:19 pm

The Globes are notoriously fickle, especially on the drama side. They move on to new favorites very quickly after they recognize a newcomer.

Nellie Andreeva January 10, 20165:22 pm

Andy Samberg is using some hosting skills he’d acquired for hosting the Emmys last year with an intro that took some shots, including at Cosby.

Patrick Hipes January 10, 20165:22 pm

WINNER: BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A TELEVISION SERIES – MUSICAL OR COMEDY: Rachel Bloom, Crazy Ex-Girlfriend

Nellie Andreeva January 10, 20165:24 pm

This is the shot in the arm for ‘Crazy Ex-Girlfriend’ the CW’s president had been hoping for after admitting just this morning that the show’s ratings are very low but he stands firmly behind it.

Nellie Andreeva January 10, 20165:25 pm

Great, emotional speech by Rachel, who heaped praise at Pedowitz – “He saved us!” — for picking up the busted pilot six other networks had rejected. 

Mike Fleming January 10, 20165:25 pm

Rachel Bloom is a natural for any auction of Hollywood memorabilia. She thanked everyone she ever met and didn’t go over.

Patrick Hipes January 10, 20165:25 pm

WINNER: BEST TELEVISION SERIES – MUSICAL OR COMEDY: Mozart In The Jungle, Amazon Video

Nellie Andreeva January 10, 20165:27 pm

This is a surprise – a second Amazon comedy in a row winning the top trophy. ‘Mozart’ certainly is far lower-profile than ‘Transparent’, this was its first major nomination.  

Nellie Andreeva January 10, 20165:29 pm

The CW freshman series winning best comedy actress two years in a row (Gina Rodriguez, Rachel Bloom), Amazon taking the best comedy series. This means that reigning Emmy winners ‘Veep’ and its star Julia Louis-Dreyfus are yet to win a Golden Globe. Hard to wrap your head around that one…

Mike Fleming January 10, 20165:32 pm

It gives credence to what you said about the Globes moving on and recognizing emerging shows. Emmys seems to hang onto the same favorites year after year.

Mike Fleming January 10, 20165:33 pm

Ricky is just hammering the Hollywood Foreign Press Association.

Nellie Andreeva January 10, 20165:34 pm

Still, ‘Veep’ is a great show. We’ll see if the HFPA will try to rectify its continuous snubbing of ‘Game of Thrones” They did it eventually for ‘Breaking Bad’

Mike Fleming January 10, 20165:35 pm

Really, the placement of The Martian in the comedy category is a joke.

Patrick Hipes January 10, 20165:37 pm

WINNER: BEST TELEVISION LIMITED SERIES OR MOTION PICTURE MADE FOR TELEVISION: Wolf Hall, PBS

Nellie Andreeva January 10, 20165:38 pm

Even in the longform category the Globes are not going for a repeat, snubbing the second installment of last year’s winner ‘Fargo’ in favor of ‘Wolf Hall.’

Mike Fleming January 10, 20165:39 pm

That is one aggressive orchestra. They’ve now cut into major awards speeches several times. It is rude.

Patrick Hipes January 10, 20165:40 pm

This is a bleep-fest on both coasts.

Nellie Andreeva January 10, 20165:40 pm

Just knighted ‘Wolf Hall’ producer Colin Callender used its speech to plead the British government for support of the BBC. 

Patrick Hipes January 10, 20165:40 pm

WINNER: BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A LIMITED SERIES OR MOTION PICTURE MADE FOR TELEVISION: Oscar Isaac, Show Me A Hero

Mike Fleming January 10, 20165:43 pm

So Oscar Isaac wins for Show Me A Hero, and he just starred in Star Wars which will either be the biggest movie of all time or the second biggest, which more coming. He’s handsome, can sing and has a good head of hair. But he sang at the Contenders Event I moderated for Llewyn Davis and is a nice guy. I choose not to hate him. 

Patrick Hipes January 10, 20165:45 pm

Funny from winner Kate Winslet backstage: “I have this recurring neck problem and booked a massage for 9 PM. Now, I think I have to cancel it.”

Mike Fleming January 10, 20165:47 pm

So good to see Jason Statham back in comedy mode like Lock Stock and Two Smoking Barrels and Snatch. Spy was an underrated movie

Patrick Hipes January 10, 20165:49 pm

WINNER: BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE IN A SERIES, LIMITED SERIES OR MOTION PICTURE MADE FOR TELEVISION: Christian Slater, Mr Robot

Nellie Andreeva January 10, 20165:51 pm

What a career comeback for Christian Slater after several short-lived, forgettable shows. He was gracious in his speech, thanking Hollywood for embracing him for 40 years. 

Nellie Andreeva January 10, 20165:52 pm

This should set up a win for his ‘Mr Robot’ costar Rami Malek in the lead actor category.

Patrick Hipes January 10, 20165:53 pm

WINNER: BEST ORIGINAL SCORE: Ennio Morricone, The Hateful Eight

Mike Fleming January 10, 20165:53 pm

Let’s see if the orchestra plays off Quentin Tarantino

Mike Fleming January 10, 20165:54 pm

You knew Steve Harvey wouldnt get out of this awards show unscathed. He’s lucky Jamie Foxx got there first, before Ricky Gervais did.

Mike Fleming January 10, 20165:56 pm

The lower Ricky’s pint gets, the funnier he gets. Good Trump line.

Patrick Hipes January 10, 20165:56 pm

WINNER: BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A TELEVISION SERIES – DRAMA: Jon Hamm, Mad Men

Nellie Andreeva January 10, 20165:57 pm

That is a detour for the Golden Globes tonight, recognizing a previous winner on a long-running show. Nice bookend wins for Hamm for the first and final season of ‘Mad Men.”

Mike Fleming January 10, 20165:58 pm

Where does Jon Hamm go from here? Do you think he’s a movie star waiting to happen?

Nellie Andreeva January 10, 20166:00 pm

We all felt he was destined for film stardom, with his looks, great comedic and dramatic chops but then ‘Million Dollar Arm’ happened. I hope he finds a film vehicle where he can shine, maybe an indie. Or come back to TV, it will be great to have him back. 

Mike Fleming January 10, 20166:01 pm

Will be interesting to see if Morricone wins the Oscar. The Globes have always likes him better. He won twice from the Globes for Malena in 2001 (thanks also to the
Weinsteins) and for The Mission back in 1987 but the Oscar has been
elusive for him despite the Academy giving him an honorary Oscar in 2007
for his contributions to film scores, including his most iconic western
composition for Clint Eastwood’s A Fistful of Dollars. At 87, he is the
sentimental favorite this year.

Mike Fleming January 10, 20166:02 pm

He was strong in Ben Affleck-directed The Town. He really needs a strong vehicle because you only get so many chances. Though now you can do both, as evidenced by Idris Elba, nommed for both Luther and Beasts of No Nation

Nellie Andreeva January 10, 20166:03 pm

I can understand why he won tonight. Morricone is an absolute icon oversees where I come from. 

Ross A. Lincoln January 10, 20166:04 pm

I laughed outloud at “a shoe”. I like these two together. 

Mike Fleming January 10, 20166:07 pm

They want to do a movie together. Amy Schumer is just hilarious. Maybe because it’s two witty women, but how much do you miss Tina Fey and Amy Poehler? I think Ricky is doing just fine.

Patrick Hipes January 10, 20166:08 pm

WINNER: BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A MOTION PICTURE – MUSICAL OR COMEDY: Matt Damon, The Martian

Mike Fleming January 10, 20166:09 pm

We did an Awardsline cover for The Martian. Matt was self deprecating. and said he got this Oscar stuff over with early on, and the only Oscar concerns he had is that Ben Affleck has two and “what the f*ck is that about?” He has been generously campaigning for Ridley Scott, mostly, but this puts him in the mix.

Patrick Hipes January 10, 20166:12 pm

Quentin is getting flamed online right now for using the word “ghetto” in his Morricone acceptance speech. And his ‘Django’ star Jamie Foxx is getting kudos for kinda questioning it on the mic. 

Patrick Hipes January 10, 20166:13 pm

Here’s that AwardsLine cover story. It’s a great piece.

Mike Fleming January 10, 20166:14 pm

I don’t get the ghetto reference. why are people inflamed?

Patrick Hipes January 10, 20166:16 pm

WINNER: BEST MOTION PICTURE – ANIMATED: Inside Out, Disney/Pixar

Mike Fleming January 10, 20166:16 pm

Inside Out the Oscar favorite for Best Animated. The only question is if it also gets Best Picture nom.

Mike Fleming January 10, 20166:19 pm

The Big Short has got some momentum at a critical period, when the oscar nom ballots were being filled out. Watch out for that movie

Patrick Hipes January 10, 20166:20 pm

WINNER: BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE IN ANY MOTION PICTURE: Sylvester Stallone, Creed

Mike Fleming January 10, 20166:21 pm

Big standing ovation for Stallone. He and I did a long interview and he looked back over his whole career, the highlights and the regrets. He was great fun, and felt that he stayed in the action game too long. The comments to that story and input I got from the town showed me there is a lot of good will for this guy.

Mike Fleming January 10, 20166:22 pm

Remarkable to think he has bookended Golden Globe noms over four decades, playing the same underdog character, Rocky Balboa. Has that ever been done before?

Patrick Hipes January 10, 20166:23 pm

Another great piece by Mike by the way — Q&A with Sly just the other day.

Patrick Hipes January 10, 20166:25 pm



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Mike Fleming January 10, 20166:28 pm

Between his talk show appearances and this Globes bit with Mark Wahlberg, Will Ferrell is turning into Andy Kaufman before our eyes.

Patrick Hipes January 10, 20166:29 pm

WINNER: BEST SCREENPLAY – MOTION PICTURE: Aaron Sorkin, Steve Jobs

Mike Fleming January 10, 20166:30 pm

Now, that was one stacked category. Aaron Sorkin wrote a masterpiece, but every one of those scripts was a standout. Sorkin’s work in Steve Jobs, and finding a touching way to tell the story of a broken brilliant man and his attempt to connect to his daughter, was just so touching.

Patrick Hipes January 10, 20166:31 pm

WINNER: BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A TELEVISION SERIES – MUSICAL OR COMEDY: Gael Garcia Bernal, Mozart In The Jungle

Nellie Andreeva January 10, 20166:33 pm

 ‘Mozart In the Jungle’ is this year’s ‘Transparent’, winning both the best comedy series and best actor categories. “This is a big surprise,” Bernal exclaimed. This was an understatement. Aziz Ansari certainly had momentum with his Netflix series, and last year’s winner Jeffrey Tambor has been killing it at awards shows. 

Patrick Hipes January 10, 20166:39 pm

BEST MOTION PICTURE – FOREIGN LANGUAGE: Son Of Saul (Hungary)

Patrick Hipes January 10, 20166:42 pm

The Martian as a comedy here is even getting guff from Matt Damon: “It’s actually a musical,” he told the press backstage just now. “That’s what the 18-year gap was for me — working on my singing.”

Patrick Hipes January 10, 20166:43 pm

WINNER: BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A LIMITED SERIES OR MOTION PICTURE MADE FOR TELEVISION: Lady Gaga, American Horror Story: Hotel

Nellie Andreeva January 10, 20166:44 pm

The HFPA combined their love for honoring first-timers and big stars with this one, a first Golden Globe for Lady Gaga.

Nellie Andreeva January 10, 20166:47 pm

Lady Gaga actually reached out to ‘American Horror Story’ boss Ryan Murphy to ask him whether he would give her a role. That worked out well. 

Mike Fleming January 10, 20166:49 pm

Ricky Gervais wasn’t far from the truth when he said the show was dragging. Plenty of nice moments, but feels a bit safe and boring so far.

Patrick Hipes January 10, 20166:52 pm

WINNER: BEST ORIGINAL SONG – MOTION PICTURE: “Writing’s On The Wall”, SpectreMusic/lyrics by Sam Smith & Jimmy Napes

Ross A. Lincoln January 10, 20166:54 pm

This introduction of Mel Gibson is… fantastic and brilliant. 

Mike Fleming January 10, 20166:56 pm

Good lline from Mel Gibson about the colonoscopy every three years. Couldn’t hear the rest. Maybe they should put this show on cable because half the show has been bleeped.

Patrick Hipes January 10, 20166:58 pm

WINNER: BEST TELEVISION SERIES – DRAMA: Mr Robot, USA Network

Nellie Andreeva January 10, 20167:00 pm

‘Mr. Robot’ star Rami Malek may have been snubbed but the breakout series has emerged as one of the big winners tonight. More love for newcomers.

Nellie Andreeva January 10, 20167:01 pm

And no love for ‘Game of Thrones’. Still no best series Golden Globe for the blockbuster fantasy drama, which just swept the Emmys.

Mike Fleming January 10, 20167:04 pm

Game of Thrones is the closest thing to a feature film on television. What they do is historic. It reminds you these awards are doled out by 90 nobodies. Just saying.

Patrick Hipes January 10, 20167:05 pm

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Mike Fleming January 10, 20167:05 pm

Well they had the good sense to honor Denzel Washington. Is there a better actor, alive?

Mike Fleming January 10, 20167:19 pm

Denzel’s clip reel was great, but he won’t win an award for that speech. he knew he was going to win, right? Reminds me to watch Man On Fire for the 1000th time. Nice that he gave a posthumous shout out to Ed Limato, one of the great agents.

Patrick Hipes January 10, 20167:20 pm

So if you’re keeping score at home, our spies inside the Beverly Hilton said Gervais whispered to Gibson at the end: “What the f*ck does sugar tits even mean?”

Patrick Hipes January 10, 20167:22 pm

WINNER: BEST DIRECTOR – MOTION PICTURE: Alejandro G. Inarritu, The Revenant 

Mike Fleming January 10, 20167:24 pm

Inarritu a surprise. I thought Ridley Scott would get it. Especially after Inarritu won Oscar gold last year for Birdman. I have seen The Revenant twice now. You feel the effort and struggle in every frame to make that movie. They traveled hours to remote locations, Inarritu and Leo and Tom Hardy all froze their asses off. This movie could win the Best Picture Oscar. Its near $40 million opening weekend gross is well deserved.

Patrick Hipes January 10, 20167:25 pm

WINNER: BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A TELEVISION SERIES – DRAMA: Taraji P. Henson, Empire

Nellie Andreeva January 10, 20167:27 pm

Finally, a big, broad television hit winning the last TV award of the night. “Cookies for everyone,” Henson shouted. 

Nellie Andreeva January 10, 20167:29 pm

Very much in character, Henson quickly shot down the “please wrap up” request. 

Mike Fleming January 10, 20167:29 pm

Taraji’s speech was the best of the night. Note to future winners: threaten the band to not cut you off.

Patrick Hipes January 10, 20167:32 pm

WINNER: BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A MOTION PICTURE – MUSICAL OR COMEDY: Jennifer Lawrence, Joy

Mike Fleming January 10, 20167:34 pm

That was another killer list of nominees. Good for Jennifer Lawrence, who had so many strong moments in Joy and carried that movie like a real movie star should. So wish Melissa McCarthy got more respect for her work in Spy. She is such a gifted actress and when she transforms during that movie into a foul mouthed secret agent, it is hilarious. That is so hard to accomplish and she does it effortlessly.

Nellie Andreeva January 10, 20167:40 pm

Nicely timed ad for ‘Mozart In the Jungle’ by Amazon. This is the biggest audience this little comedy has been exposed to, and the two wins should help sampling. 

Patrick Hipes January 10, 20167:44 pm

WINNER: BEST MOTION PICTURE – MUSICAL OR COMEDY: The Martian (20th Century Fox)

Mike Fleming January 10, 20167:46 pm

Standing ovation for Ridley Scott, the most vibrant 78 year old man i’ve ever met. As if Ridley didn’t have enough going on with Alien: Covenant and a bunch of other projects that includes the Don Winslow novel Cartel, he just signed on to direct The Prisoner, based on that great British TV series that starred Patrick McGoohan.

Mike Fleming January 10, 20167:48 pm

Standing ovation for Ridley Scott, the most vibrant 78 year old man i’ve ever met. As if Ridley didn’t have enough going on with Alien: Covenant and a bunch of other projects that includes the Don Winslow novel Cartel, he just signed on to direct The Prisoner, based on that great British TV series that starred Patrick McGoohan.

Patrick Hipes January 10, 20167:52 pm

WINNER: BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A MOTION PICTURE – DRAMA: Brie Larson, Room

Mike Fleming January 10, 20167:54 pm

Well deserved win for Brie Larson. Such a starmaking role and as nellie said, HFPA likes to recognize new talent in TV. Now they’ve done it in films. Room was so tough to execute.

Patrick Hipes January 10, 20167:55 pm

WINNER: BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A MOTION PICTURE – DRAMA: Leonardo DiCaprio, The Revenant

Mike Fleming January 10, 20167:57 pm

Big win for Leonardo DiCaprio. Stirring that movies he starred in constituted the biggest grossing films for quentin Tarantino, Baz Luhrmann and Martin Scorsese. He’s on course to do the same for Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu. This, and the film’s strong opening against strong competition, makes him the favorite to win the Oscar. 

Mike Fleming January 10, 20168:02 pm
The Chivo DiCaprio referred to is Emmanuel “Chivo” Lubezki and worked last
year with Inarritu on Birdman … they both won Oscars last year.

Only political speech of the night … great one.

Patrick Hipes January 10, 20168:03 pm

WINNER: BEST MOTION PICTURE – DRAMA: The Revenant (20th Century Fox)

Patrick Hipes January 10, 20168:03 pm

WINNER: BEST MOTION PICTURE – DRAMA: The Revenant (20th Century Fox/New Regency)

Mike Fleming January 10, 20168:05 pm

The Revenant’s victory gives that movie so much momentum. It was nice to see Arnon Milchan and Brad Weston getting some thank yous. When Milchan hired Weston, he challenged him to bring New Regency back to where it was when Milchan made movies like Heat and L.A. Confidential. They won the last two Best Pictures with Birdman and 12 Years A Slave. Now they could make it three.

Mike Fleming January 10, 20168:06 pm

And while the early press narrative of The Revenant was its budget and how hard it was to shoot, now it is about strong box office and terrific performances. I don’t think I’ve seen a movie that was as beautifully shot as this, because of the uncompromising reliance on natural light.

Nellie Andreeva January 10, 20168:07 pm

Too bad the telecast ran long, and Ricky Gervais could not sign off properly but he still was able to squeeze one more Mel Gibson barb over the end credits. 

Mike Fleming January 10, 20168:09 pm

We didn’t even get to see that ending. Inarritu and Steve Golin’s speech was followed with a jump to the 11 pm news. Kind of a clunky broadcast, but the results tell us a lot about the final leg of the Oscar race. Watch out for The Revenant!

  1. I don’t live in LA, so just wondering, does anyone actually give a shit about these silly award shows? I mean besides the actors who are nominated? Seems so self congratulatory.

  2. Remember when Hollywood was classy? This show is an embarrassment to all who work in this industry. The “age of the selfie” – devoid of humility, class and grace….

    1. My thoughts exactly! Whatever happened to grace, humility and dignity? This is the perfect example of where we are in our culture right now. Crawling closer to the gutter.

  3. Mike Fleming

    “That was another killer list of nominees. Good for Jennifer Lawrence, who had so many strong moments in Joy and carried that movie like a real movie star should. ”

    Jennifer Lawrence is constantly miscast with these very mature roles, and she doesn’t have the depth to pull-off these performances. But, she has a great PR Team that keeps her in the winner circle. Why is JLaw always terribly inarticulate?

    This lady needs to take two years off, like Julia Roberts did in her prime, because it was very obvious most of the audience were not happy about her win. I can see Jennifer getting a major blacklash soon.

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