2016 Golden Globes: the winners and why they suck

Written by TVSA Team from the blog Awards on 11 Jan 2016
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You know an award ceremony has plunged to an all-time low when Lady Gaga wins a Best Actress award for playing herself on one of the worst series of 2015.

Gaga won the award for Best Actress in a Limited-Series or TV Movie at the Golden Globes on Sunday night (10 January), for her role in American Horror Story: Hotel a.k.a. The Lady Kaka Show.

Her competition in the category included stellar performances by Felicity Huffman, Kirsten Dunst and Queen Latifah but the outcome was so predictable that they didn't stand a chance against her. They were owned the moment she was nominated because of her gimmick status.

The Best Actor in a TV Drama category also delivered a formulaic borefest with Jon Hamm winning for the highly overrated Mad Men, which has already won many more awards than it deserves.

The only two genuinely deserving winners in the Best Actor/Actress TV categories were Taraji P. Henson who won for her role as Cookie in Empire and The Affair's Maura Tierney who won for Helen.

The madness extends to the Best TV Series categories. Fargo didn't win a thing (sacrilege!!) and the categories were missing such important shows that they don't give an accurate perspective of good TV at all.

Superb shows like Vikings, Nashville, Shameless, Manhattan, Masters of Sex, The Leftovers, The Walking Dead, Defiance, Fear the Walking Dead, Hell on Wheels and The Affair - all of these were missing from these headline categories which reveals a huge disconnect between the awards and what's happening on TV.

There's so much to watch and choose from that the awards should be showcasing the best of the best to give viewers a clear indication of what's hot and what's not instead of awarding shows on agendas, image and other factors that have nothing to do with enjoying TV.

They're doing it W.R.O.N.G.

These are the TV winners, followed by film:


Best TV Series - Drama

Game of Thrones
Mr. Robot

Best TV Series - Comedy

Mozart in the Jungle
Orange Is the New Black
Silicon Valley

Best TV Movie or Limited-Series

American Crime
American Horror Story: Hotel
Flesh and Bone
Wolf Hall

Best Actress in a TV Series - Drama

Caitriona Balfe - Outlander
Viola Davis - How to Get Away With Murder
Eva Green - Penny Dreadful
Taraji P. Henson - Empire
Robin Wright - House of Cards

Best Actor in a TV Series - Drama

Jon Hamm - Mad Men
Rami Malek - Mr. Robot
Wagner Moura - Narcos
Bob Odenkirk - Better Call Saul
Liev Schreiber - Ray Donovan

Best Actress in a TV Series - Comedy

Rachel Bloom - Crazy Ex Girlfriend
Jamie Lee Curtis - Scream Queens
Julia Louis Dreyfus - Veep
Gina Rodriguez - Jane the Virgin
Lilly Tomlin, Grace & Frankie

Best Actor in a TV Series - Comedy

Aziz Ansari - Master of None
Gael Garcia Bernal - Mozart in the Jungle
Rob Lowe - The Grinder
Patrick Stewart - Blunt Talk
Jeffrey Tambor - Transparent

Best Supporting Actress in a Series, Limited-Series, or TV Movie

Uzo Aduba - Orange is the New Black
Joanne Froggatt - Downton Abbey
Regina King - American Crime
Judith Light - Transparent
Maura Tierney - The Affair

Best Supporting Actor in a Series, Limited-Series or TV Movie

Alan Cumming - The Good Wife
Damian Lewis - Wolf Hall
Ben Mendelsohn - Bloodline
Tobias Menzies - Outlander
Christian Slater - Mr. Robot

Best Actress in a Limited-Series or TV Movie

Kirsten Dunst - Fargo
Lady Gaga - American Horror Story: Hotel
Sarah Hay - Flesh & Bone
Felicity Huffman - American Crime
Queen Latifah - Bessie

Best Actor in a Limited-Series or TV Movie

Idris Elba - Luther
Oscar Isaac - Show Me a Hero
David Oyelowo - Nightingale
Mark Rylance - Wolf Hall
Patrick Wilson - Fargo


Best Motion Picture - Drama

Mad Max: Fury Road
The Revenant

Best Motion Picture - Comedy

The Big Short
The Martian

Best Director - Motion Picture

Todd Haynes - Carol
Alejandro Iñárritu - The Revenant
Tom McCarthy - Spotlight
George Miller - Mad Max
Ridley Scott - The Martian

Best Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama

Cate Blanchett - Carol
Brie Larson - Room
Rooney Mara - Carol
Saoirse Ronan - Brooklyn
Alicia Vikander - The Danish Girl

Best Actress in a Motion Picture - Comedy

Jennifer Lawrence - Joy
Melissa McCarthy - Spy
Amy Schumer - Trainwreck
Maggie Smith - Lady in the Van
Lily Tomlin - Grandma

Best Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture

Jane Fonda - Youth
Jennifer Jason Leigh - The Hateful Eight
Helen Mirren - Trumbo
Alicia Vikander - Ex Machina
Kate Winslet - Steve Jobs

Best Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama

Bryan Cranston - Trumbo
Leonardo DiCaprio - The Revenant
Michael Fassbender - Steve Jobs
Eddie Redmayne - The Danish Girl
Will Smith - Concussion

Best Actor in a Motion Picture, Musical or Comedy

Christian Bale - The Big Short
Steve Carell - The Big Short
Matt Damon - The Martian
Al Pacino - Danny Collins
Mark Ruffalo - Infinitely Polar Bear

Best Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture

Paul Dano - Love & Mercy
Idris Elba - Beasts of No Nation
Mark Rylance - Bridge of Spies
Michael Shannon - 99 Homes
Sylvester Stallone - Creed

Best Screenplay - Motion Picture

Emma Donoghue - Room
Tom McCarthy, Josh Singer - Spotlight
Charles Randolph, Adam McKay - The Big Short
Aaron Sorkin - Steve Jobs
Quentin Tarantino - The Hateful Eight

Best Animated Feature Film

The Good Dinosaur
Inside Out
The Peanuts Movie
Shaun the Sheep Movie

Best Original Song

“Love Me Like You Do” - 50 Shades of Grey
“One Kind of Love” - Love and Mercy
“See You Again” - Furious 7
“Simple Song No. 3” - Youth
“Writing’s on the Wall” - Spectre

Best Original Score

Carter Burwell - Carol
Alexandre Desplat - The Danish Girl
Ennio Morricone - The Hateful Eight
Daniel Pemberton - Steve Jobs
Ryuichi Sakamoto Alva Noto - The Revenant

Best Motion Picture - Foreign Language

The Brand New Testament
The Club
The Fencer
Son of Saul

The ceremony's airing on M-Net tonight (11 January) at 21h30.

Shows in this post: The Golden Globe Awards

Channels in this post: M-Net


12 Jan 2016 09:34

I must start watching Mr Robot this weekend.  I love love love that Helen Solloway character from The Affair! She's too good for Noah, its a pity she let her parents disrespect her husband so much that I believe this was a major contributor to the breakdown of their marriage.

tha - bang
12 Jan 2016 12:44

wait was the martian a comedy!?

13 Jan 2016 15:03

LOL of course it's not. They just ran out of space in the drama section I think. The Golden Globes need to reformat. Overall a very enjoyable show and Ricky Gervais was on top form. Also need to watch Mr Robot and also stoked about Maura Tierney winning for the Affair (What a show!). While I like Mozart in the JUngle and loovve GG Bernal - thought there were more deserving winners in those categories. And yes while I like Lady Gaga generally (she's astounding live in concert!) her acting is mediocre. And I found Wolf Hall tedious (1st episode) though great quality. 

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