The 2016 Golden Globe Awards: winners and best moments

Amy Schumer gives herself an ill-advised celeb nickname, Taraji P. Henson gives out cookies and Leonardo DiCaprio creates the best GIF of the year

By Andrea Tim | Published: 11 Jan 2016

Globes 2016 roundup
Photo: TPG Images; Paul Drinkwater/Handout Photo via USA TODAY NETWORK

Leonardo DiCaprio won Best Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama for The Revenant at the 2016 Golden Globe Awards. We thought we should say that first, considering how the internet has been lobbying for Leonardo to win big awards that he missed over the past few years. The only two times he won a Golden Globe was for The Aviator in 2005 and The Wolf of Wall Street in 2014. He was nominated for the Oscars for both, but did not win. Maybe third time's the charm, right, Leo?

But this isn't The Leonardo DiCaprio Show, so let's move on to the other winners of the night.

Lady Gaga scored the Best Actress in a Limited-Series or TV Movie award for her performance in American Horror Story: Hotel – a feat for her, as this is essentially her first proper acting role. And this brings us back to Leonardo (sorry), who supplied the internet with the best .gif of 2016, as Lady Gaga brushed past him to collect her globe.

Eyebrows. You can't still be surprised he won an award.

The Revenant also won Best Motion Picture - Drama and Best Director - Motion Picture (director Alejandro G. Iñárritu truly is the man to watch), while The Martian took home Best Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical and Best Actor in a Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical. The latter marks Matt Damon's second Globe since Good Will Hunting in 1998. Supporting actress Kate Winslet and screenwriter Aaron Sorkin won Steve Jobs two Globes, as Brie Larson (Room) and Jennifer Lawrence (Joy) collected awards for their respective Best Actress categories.

Ricky Gervais hosted this year's awards, but fellow Best Actress nominees Amy Schumer and Jennifer are quickly making sure he won't return next year. Amy's self-given celebrity name was basically the punch line of their presenter's speech, and if the producers are taking notes, we're looking at potential Globes co-hostesses.


Jennifer Lawrence and @amyschumer. #BFFS #GoldenGlobes

Posted by Golden Globes on Sunday, 10 January 2016


On the TV side of things, Mozart in the Jungle and Mr. Robot are the new series you should add to your weekly schedule – both picked up multiple awards each. Mad Men saw a fitting end to its run, as lead actor Jon Hamm earned the Best Actor in a TV Series - Drama.

Taraji P. Henson owned her role as Cookie Lyon in Empire as she passed out cookies – "Cookies for everyone tonight. My treat!" – to guests as she went to collect her Best Actress in a TV series - Drama award. Her speech ran a little long, and when the prompter began playing music to signal her, she said "Wait a minute. I waited 20 years for this. You gonna wait!"

In stark contrast, Leonardo DiCaprio made no effort to change his pace even though he was way, way over the time limit.


Many other great moments were made last night, but nothing, nothing can match seeing Rose and Jack reunited. We're never letting go.

See the full list of Golden Globe winners here.

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