The Revenant wins big at 73rd Golden Globes


Ricky Gervais

The eyes of the showbiz world all turned to the Beverly Hills Hilton on Sunday 10 January as the 73rd Golden Globe Awards took place, honouring the best in film and American television of 2015.

A glitzy and star-studded occasion as always, the event was hosted once again by British comedian Ricky Gervais, his fourth time on the podium. He last appeared as host in 2012 – when he attracted controversy for some of his more colourful comments about the assembled Hollywood glitterati.

The Office star was on form again four years on, entertaining and shocking the audience in equal measure with his hilarious, close-to-the-knuckle humour – and as with his previous three appearances, those following the event on television and on social media loved every second of it.

The event’s big winner was The Revenant, which picked up three awards – leading man Leonardo DiCaprio won best actor in a drama, Alejandro G Inarritu won for its direction, and the movie itself won best dramatic film.

Other award winners include Matt Damon (best actor in a musical or comedy) and his film The Martian (best musical or comedy film), Jennifer Lawrence (best actress in a musical or comedy for Joy), Brie Larson (best actress in a drama) and Sylvester Stallone (best supporting actor).

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