Los Angeles, Jan 11 (IANS) “The Martian” was named the best motion picture – musical or comedy at the 73rd Golden Globe Awards ceremony, where “The Revenant” was adjudged the best motion picture – drama, and won the best actor’s trophy for Leonardo DiCaprio and best director award for Alejandro Inarritu.
“The Revenant”, set in 1823 Montana and South Dakota, and was inspired by the experiences of frontiersman and fur trapper Hugh Glass, was in competition in the best motion picture – drama category with “Carol”, which was leading this year’s nomination pack for the Golden Globes. Other contenders were “Mad Max: Fury Road”, “Room” and “Spotlight”.
The movie features DiCaprio as Hugh Glass, the protagonist left for dead by his fellow hunters. His effortless portrayal led him to beat fellow nominees Will Smith (“Concussion”), Michael Fassbender (“Steve Jobs”), Eddie Redmayne (“The Danish Girl”) and Bryan Cranston (“Trumbo”).
In the best director’s category, AIAAirritu was competing with the likes of Todd Haynes (“Carol”), George Miller (“Mad Max:Fury Road”), Tom McCarthy (“Spotlight”) and Ridley Scott (“The Martian”).
However, apart from winning the best motion picture – musical or comedy, Scott’s “The Martian” won an honour for Matt Damon, whose performance in the movie was named the best by an actor in a musical or comedy motion picture.
Among the actress in the same category, it was Jennifer Lawrence who walked away with the laurels for “Joy”. Meanwhile, the best performance by an actress in a motion picture – drama honour was given to Brie Larson for “Room”.
The best screenplay – motion picture award was won by Aaron Sorkin for “Steve Jobs”; best original score – motion picture went to Ennio Morricone for “The Hateful Eight”; and the best original song – motion picture award was taken home by Sam Smith for “Writing’s on the wall” for James Bond film “Spectre”.
The 73rd Golden Globe Awards ceremony, hosted as the ‘biggest party of the year’ by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, saw Hollywood’s creme de la creme. The occasion saw the prestigious Cecil B. DeMille Award being bestowed on actor Denzel Washington.