It's the beginning of a new year, which in Hollywood means it's the thick of awards season. Actors, writers, directors, producers, and the like don't publicly champion awards they win, and the importance of them is made fun of more and more each year. However, there's no doubt that getting some sort of recognition for your efforts is nice, and the Golden Globes are second only to the Academy Awards when it comes to high-profile show business prizes. The 2016 edition of the ceremony, its 73rd overall, had the usual storm of discussion and dissection and disapproval that's grown each year, but it can't be faulted for rightfully honoring some relative unknowns with trophies.
This year's Golden Globes were hosted by Ricky Gervais, his fourth stab at the gig — which is pretty surprising given how often his jokes are received as offensive. This edition was no different, with the comedian jumping right into his signature snark the moment he first walked up to the podium. In his nearly eight minute monologue, he tore into Sean Penn's interview of El Chapo, Caitlyn Jenner's driving abilities, Jeffrey Tambor's transgender role on "Transparent," female Hollywood wages, the host network's (NBC) lack of any nominations, and the general notion that the Golden Globes are in anyway useful. To be fair, at least he isn't selective with his punches — no one is safe from his gaze.
Check out his full monologue in all its cringe-inducing glory:
Of course, it's actually pretty refreshing that Hollywood is learning better and better how to make fun of itself, and most presenters got in on the fun. That made for a light, if incredibly long show where everybody present got to drink, laugh, and celebrate in their artistic prowess. Oh, and some awards were also won. Let's run through the big ones:
Best supporting actress in a television series comedy or musical: Maura Tierney, "The Affair"
Best supporting actor in a television series comedy or musical: Christian Slater, "Mr. Robot"
Best supporting actress in any motion picture: Kate Winslet, "Steve Jobs"
Best supporting actor in any motion picture: Sylvester Stallone, "Creed"
Best actress in a television series comedy or musical: Rachel Bloom, "Crazy Ex-Girlfriend"
Best actor in a television series comedy or musical: Gael García Bernal, "Mozart in the Jungle"
Best actress in a television series drama: Taraji Henson, "Empire"
Best actor in a television series drama: Jon Hamm, "Mad Men"
Best actress in a motion picture comedy or musical: Jennifer Lawrence, "Joy"
Best actor in a motion picture comedy or musical: Matt Damon, "The Martian"
Best actress in a motion picture drama: Brie Larson, "The Room"
Best actor in a motion picture drama: Leonardo DiCaprio, "The Revenant"
Best television series comedy or musical: "Mozart in the Jungle"
Best television series drama: "Mr. Robot"
Best motion picture comedy or musical: "The Martian"
Best motion picture drama: "The Revenant"
Watch the winners' acceptance speeches in the playlist below. For the full list of awards, check out NBC's rundown here.