It's the time of the year again, when the award season is in full swing, kick-started with the Golden Globes on Sunday evening. The glamorous evening saw some of the biggest stars in films and television as the previous year's best was honored.
There was the usual red carpet style, a sassy host in Ricky Gervais, some expected winners, (looking at you, Alejandro Iñárritu) some surprise candidates, (Lady Gaga won an acting award, guys) and some memorable quotes. Here's a look at the biggest winners from the 2016 Golden Globes.
Leonardo DiCaprio did more than just survive a bear mauling, he won a Golden Globe as best dramatic actor for the 19th century survival epic The Revenant, beating Bryan Cranston (Trumbo), Michael Fassbender (Steve Jobs), Eddie Redmayne (The Danish Girl) and Will Smith (Concussion).
It's not his first Golden Globes, in fact he won the trophy just last year for Wolf of Wall Street. Yet DiCaprio's win gave his fans something that they look forward to, briefly, every year - a new hope for an Oscar next month. But will his performance as a fur trapper who braved icy waters, ate raw bison and went to find his mates who left him for dead in the unforgiving wilderness earn him the elusive Academy Award? Only time will tell.
But it was not just the trophy that grabbed eyeballs at the awards. His reunion with Titanic co-star Kate Winslet and meme-worthy reaction to Lady Gaga were among the most discussed moments on social media. But he topped that all with his acceptance speech thanking indigenous cultures that went viral.
"I share the award with all the indigenous communities around the world. It is time we recognize your history and protect your indigenous lands from corporate interests and people who are out there to exploit them," he said to applause.
Watch the full speech here:
She is known more for her music and her sometimes outlandish sense of style, but Lady Gaga has made her mark in acting as well. The singer won the Golden Globe for best actress in a made-for-television limited series or movie for her role as a centenarian vampire living in a haunted Los Angeles hotel in American Horror Story: Hotel.
An emotional Lady Gaga admitted that she wanted to be an actress before becoming a singer. Shunning her trademark sensational outfits for an elegant black evening gown by Versace and a Marilyn Monroe-esque hairdo, she said that she felt like Cher's overjoyed character in the 1987 film Moonstruck. Her red carpet appearance was also the most talked-about Golden Globes topic on Twitter. The micro-blogging site counted that the most tweets were about her with Jennifer Lawrence coming in second. Although we are sure a certain Mr DiCaprio was somewhat responsible for this online buzz.
When it comes to comebacks, 2015 belonged to Ridley Scott.
After an unmemorable decade on the big screen, Scott hit it big this past year with The Martian, a survival adventure cum sci-fi set on Mars starring Hollywood heavyweight Matt Damon.The movie, based on a book by Andy Weir, not only earned big bucks across the globe, but also received critical acclaim.
Mozart in the Jungle and Mr Robot
Picture this: 10-episode Mr Robot, beat internet favorites Game of Thrones, Outlander, Empire and Narcos to win the Best television Drama show along with a Best Supporting Actor trophy for Christain Slater. The show features, Rami Malek who plays a psychologically troubled New York a computer programmer and vigilante hacker and is considered to be one of the fastest growing cult, contemporary shows.
Amazon's television show Mozart in the Jungle also won two Golden Globes; for best comedy or musical series while its star, Mexican heartthrob Gael Garcia Bernal, took home the award for best actor in the category. The online show revolves around a classical musician's off-stage misadventures, with
Garcia Bernal plays a rising conductor named Rodrigo, who travels through New York's raucous nightlife while enduring criticism from his predecessor. The story is loosely inspired by Gustavo Dudamel, the Venezuelan conductor who directs the Los Angeles Philharmonic. The show beat Casual, Orange is the New Black, Silicon Valley and Transparent.
Mozart in the Jungle is the latest success story for Amazon Studios, the streaming service established by the Seattle-based e-commerce giant.
It can be safe to say this was one award that nobody saw coming.
Sylvester Stallone won a Golden Globe for best supporting actor for his role in Creed, where he reprised his iconic role of boxer Rocky Balboa. Creed is the seventh installment in the boxing film franchise where Stallone's Balboa returns to the ring to train the son of his late friend and onetime rival. This was the only award the film got, showing that the name may change but 'Sly' will always be the star in Rocky.
But if there was something stranger than the 69-year old's Rocky revival getting a Golden Globe, it was his acceptance speech, which went slightly (or very) meta. "I want to thank my imaginary friend, Rocky Balboa, for being the best friend I ever had," he said, addressing his character in third person. "I'm going to try not to get emotional, because I am the sum total of everyone I've ever met and I'm lucky to absorb some of it," Stallone added.
With inputs from agencies