Tuesday, 12 January 2016


Best Motion Picture, Drama
WINNER The Revenant: In this gritty period endurance drama, Leonardo DiCaprio plays a 19th century fur-trapper lost in a frozen wilderness. Read our review
Spotlight: This gripping dramatization of The Boston Globe’s investigation into child abuse in the Catholic Church stars Michael Keaton and Mark Ruffalo. The film’s down-the-line journalistic style is clearly inspired by the Oscar-winning 1976 classic, All The President’s Men. Read our review
Mad Max: Fury Road: In George Miller’s antipodean dystopia, water is scarce and petrol is king. This long-awaited follow-up to his classic action/sci-fi trilogy stars Tom Hardy as the grizzled Max, but Charlize Theron steals the show as one-armed truck driver Imperator Furiosa. Read our review
Carol: Adapted from Patricia Highsmith’s classic novel, this romantic drama stars Rooney Mara as Therese, a young photographer who falls in love with a glamorous older woman, Carol (Cate Blanchett). Read our review
Room: Brie Larson plays a brutalised mother, imprisoned in a garden shed with her 5-year-old son. The film, like the best-selling novel it is based on, is disturbing and compelling in equal measure. Read our review

Best Actor in a Motion Picture, Drama
Bryan Cranston as Dalton Trumbo
WINNER Leonardo DiCaprio – The Revenant: Five-time Oscar nominee DiCaprio clearly had his eyes on an award when he chose this role. Playing a 19th century huntsman, he endured punishing sub-zero temperatures and ate raw buffalo liver while shooting the film. Read our review
Bryan Cranston – Trumbo: The Breaking Bad star plays blacklisted Hollywood screenwriter Dalton Trumbo in this McCarthy-era biopic. Read our review
Eddie Redmayne – The Danish Girl: Redmayne plays the title role in this sensitive portrait of Lili Elbe, a transgender Danish painter who was one of the earliest patients to undergo sex reassignment surgery. Read our review
Michael Fassbender – Steve Jobs: Fassbender’s unflattering portrayal of Apple co-founder Steve Jobs was met with widespread critical acclaim, but failed to find an audience at the box office. Read our review
Will Smith – Concussion: Smith bags his fifth Golden Globe nomination with this compelling sport drama, in which he plays a Nigerian doctor determined to prove a link between American football injuries and brain damage.

Best Actor in a Motion Picture, Musical or Comedy
WINNER Matt Damon – The Martian: Stranded on the red planet with a diminishing supply of food and water, Matt Damon’s botanist-turned-astronaut somehow manages to keep his sense of humour. Read our review
Christian Bale – The Big Short: In this satirical take on the 2007 financial crisis, Bale plays an unscrupulous hedge fund manager who earns a fortune by gambling on the collapse of the housing market. Read our review
Steve Carell – The Big Short: Carell follows up his Oscar-nominated lead role in 2014’s Foxcatcher with another beefy dramatic role, as a hedge fund manager wrestling with his conscience. Read our review
Al Pacino – Danny Collins: Pacino veers into caricature in this lukewarm rock’n’roll comedy. The 1997 Oscar-winner plays an aging former star struggling to recover his lost talent. Read our review
Mark Ruffalo – Infinitely Polar Bear: In a role heavily inspired by writer/director Maya Forbes’s own family life, Ruffalo plays a loving father suffering from bipolar disorder. Read our review

Best Director
WINNER Alejandro González Iñárritu – The Revenant: Iñárritu, who won a Best Director Oscar in 2014 with Birdman, went more than $70 million over-budget while shooting this frost-bitten period survival drama. To capture the film’s brutal landscape, he insisted on only filming with natural light. Read our review
Todd Haynes – Carol: Haynes’s has won widespread acclaim for this stylish, sumptuous adaptation of Patricia Highsmith’s 1952 lesbian love story, The Price of Salt. Read our review
Tom McCarthy – Spotlight: McCarthy learned a lot about the power of realism while acting in The Wire, and put that knowledge to good use in this understated investigative drama. Read our review
George Miller – Mad Max: Fury Road: Thirty years after Mad Max: Beyond Thunderdome, the 70-year-old Australian filmmaker returns to his diesel-fuelled dystopia for a nail-biting fourth instalment. Read our review
Ridley Scott – The Martian: Drawing on hard science with wit and panache, Scott produced his best sci-fi picture since Blade Runner with this tale of a Mars-bound botanist. Read our review

Best Screenplay
WINNER Aaron Sorkin – Steve Jobs Sorkin's wry, fast-paced dialogue is almost a genre in its own right. With Steve Jobs, the creator of The West Wing was covering familiar ground: he had already written one biopic about an abrasive tech pioneer in 2010, with The Social Network. Read our review
Emma Donoghue – Room: Irish playwright and novelist Emma Donoghue wrote the screen adaptation of her own Booker Prize shortlisted novel, Room, a thriller written from the perspective of a five-year-old child. Read our book review
Tom McCarthy, Josh Singer – Spotlight: Writer/director McCarthy used a real-life 2001 Boston Globe investigation as the starting point for his investigative drama. Read our review
Charles Randolph, Adam McKay – The Big Short: McKay is better known for his broad comic collaborations with Will Ferrell, such as Anchorman and Step Brothers. But with this financincial satire, he revealed a subtler, more nuanced side to his writing. Read our review
Quentin Tarantino – The Hateful Eight: Tarantino's script for this snowy Western shows all the hallmarks of his best writing: searing violence, tangential humour and an ear for the language of intimidation. Read our review

Best Animated Film
WINNER Inside Out: Set inside the mind of a 11-year-old girl, Pixar’s emotional coming-of-age drama reduced even the toughest critics to tears. Amy Poehler voices the personification of Joy, alongside Mindy Kaling’s Disgust. Read our review
Anomalisa: Charlie Kaufmann’s latest feature combines stop-motion animation with existentialist philosophy. In a world filled with identical, calm-voiced puppets, David Thewlis’s everyman protagonist searches for a real, human connection. It’s every bit as strange as strange as we’ve come to expect from the director of Adaptation and Synecdoche, New York. Read our review
The Good Dinosaur: Pixar’s quirky, touching prehistoric comedy imagines a world where humans and dinosaurs co-exist. Read our review
The Peanuts Movie: Charlie Brown, Snoopy and the rest of Charles M Schultz’s beloved comic-strip characters are beautifully rendered in this 3D animation. Read our review
Shaun the Sheep Movie: Aardman's woolly stop-motion animation is a joyous homage to silent comedy, in which Shaun – who first appeared in the Wallace and Gromit short A Close Shave – relocates to the big city. Read our review

Best Original Score, Motion Picture
WINNER Ennio Morricone – The Hateful Eight: Read our review
Ennio Morricone: 'The Hateful Eight is like no Western you have ever seen before'
Carter Burwell – Carol: Read our review
Alexandre Desplat – The Danish Girl: Read our review
Daniel Pemberton – Steve Jobs: Read our review
Ryuichi Sakamoto Alva Noto – The Revenant: Read our review

Best Original Song
WINNER Writing's on the Wall – Spectre: Read our review of Sam Smith's Bond theme, Writing's on the Wall
Love Me Like You Do – 50 Shades of Grey
One Kind of Love – Love and Mercy
See You Again – Fast and Furious 7
Simple Song No 3 – Youth

Best Motion Picture: Musical or Comedy
WINNER The Martian: Based on Andy Weir's cult self-published novel, Steven Spielberg's sci-fi survival romp stars Matt Damon as a surprisingly chipper stranded astronaut. Read our review
Trainwreck: Comedy juggernaut Judd Apatow's latest feature gave Amy Schumer her first big-screen lead role – and she nailed it. Schumer is wonderfully funny as a dishevelled journalist caught in a string of one-night stands. Read our review
The Big Short: Although the 2007-8 financial crisis spelt ruin for many, a few canny investors made a fortune from the collapse of the world economy. Adam McKay's fast-moving satire stars Christian Bale and Steve Carell as two hedge fund managers who saw the disaster as an opportunity. Read our review
Joy: Jennifer Lawrence stars in this loose retelling of the life of Joy Mangano, a penniless single mother who became a millionaire after inventing the self-wringing mop. Read our review
Spy: Jason Statham's grizzled secret agent teaches desk-worker-turned-spy Melissa McCarthy a few tricks in this enjoyable 007 spoof. Read our review

Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture, Drama
WINNER Brie Larson – Room: Rising indie queen Brie Larson is hugely affecting – and ideally cast – as a mother forced to raise her child in a single room, in this stirring adaptation of the best-selling novel by Emma Donoghue. Read our review
Cate Blanchett – Carol: Playing the eponymous Carol, an unhappy, divorcing woman who falls instantly in love with Rooney Mara’s department store assistant, Blanchett is an exquisite mass of juxtapositions: elegant and haughty; scared and vulnerable. Read our review
Rooney Mara – Carol: More than holding her own against Blanchett, Rooney Mara is all doe-eyes and sullen lips as Carol’s callow maybe-girlfriend Therese Belivet. Read our review
Saoirse Ronan – Brooklyn: The heart and soul of Nick Hornby’s screen translation of Colm Tóibin’s novel, Saoirse Ronan gives easily the most mature performance of her career as a young Irish woman persuaded to move to New York. Etched across her face is a captivating mix of youthful innocence and world weariness. Read our review
Alicia Vikander – The Danish Girl: There was no escaping Alicia Vikander in 2015: not only was she superb in the Alex Garland’s bewitching sci-fi Ex Machina, but she also starred in the Guy Ritchie’s reboot of The Man from UNCLE. Nothing, however, topped her performance in Tom Hooper’s moving biopic The Danish Girl. Here she delivers a hungry, energised turn as Gerda Wegener, an artist from Copenhagen whose husband is Lili Elbe, one of the first people to undergo sex reassignment surgery. Read our review

Best Actress, Motion Picture: Musical or Comedy
WINNER Jennifer Lawrence – Joy: This is the fourth time Jennifer Lawrence has been nominated for a Golden Globe – she won for American Hustle and Silver Linings Playbook, but missed out on Winter’s Bone. And she is one of the favourites here: her performance as Joy Mangano, the broke single mother of two whose invention of the self-wringing Miracle Mop helped make her a millionaire 50 times over, is by turns dogged and embattled. Read our review
Melissa McCarthy – Spy: In the entertaining feminist action-comedy spoof Spy, Melissa McCarthy kills it as Susan Cooper, a tragically desk-bound CIA analyst who suddenly gets her chance to shine in the field. Read our review
Amy Schumer – Trainwreck

: Judd Apatow’s film may have been hit-and-miss but Amy Schumer’s performance is a comic tour de force. She plays a lads’ mag journalist who lives by her dad’s mantra that “monogamy is not realistic”. Read our review
Maggie Smith – Lady in the Van: Reprising her 1999 stage role as Miss Mary Shepherd, the real-life vagrant who occupied Alan Bennett's driveway for 15 years, Maggie Smith totters and staggers her way through this gift-wrapped part in The Lady in the Van, crafting her most cantankerous performance on film. Read our review
Lily Tomlin – Grandma: Lily Tomlin turns in a wonderfully passionate performance as a septuagenarian lesbian poet on a mission to fund her granddaughter’s abortion in Paul Weitz’s dramedy. Her timing, as ever, is pitch perfect. Read our review

Best Supporting Actor
WINNER Sylvester Stallone – Creed
Paul Dano – Love & Mercy
Idris Elba – Beasts of No Nation
Mark Rylance – Bridge of Spies
Michael Shannon – 99 Homes

Best Supporting Actress
WINNER: Kate Winslet - Steve Jobs
Jane Fonda – Youth
Jennifer Jason Lee – The Hateful Eight
Helen Mirren – Trumbo
Alicia Vikander – Ex Machina

Best Limited Series or TV Movie
WINNER Wolf Hall: The BBC’s six-part adaptation of Hilary Mantel’s Booker Prize-winning novels captures the Machiavellian machinations of the Tudor court. Mark Rylance stars as the inscrutable Thomas Cromwell, while Damian Lewis is a charismatic (and surprisingly slim) Henry VIII. Read our review of episode one
American Horror Story: The fifth season of FX’s anthology horror series is set in the nightmarish Hotel Cortez, a guesthouse-cum-torture-chamber, owned by a vampiric countess (Lady Gaga). Read our review of series five, episode one
American Crime: Tackling issues of racial and class divides in contemporary America, this raw, humane anthology series follows American Horror Story in employing the same cast in different roles from one season to another. Read our review of series two, episode one
Fargo: In Noah Hawley’s reimaging of the Coen Brothers’ 1996 comedy thriller, rural Minnesota is revealed to be an unlikely hotbed of crime.
Flesh and Bone: Set in cut-throat world of professional dance, this 8-part miniseries charts the rise of the newly-formed American Ballet Company and its volatile artistic director, Paul Grayson (Ben Daniels).

Best TV Series, Drama
Game of Thrones
(Read our review of the season five finale and predictions for season six)

Best Televison Series, Comedy
WINNER Mozart in the Jungle
Silicon Valley
Orange is the New Black

Best Actor, Limited Series or TV Movie
WINNER Christian Slater – Mr. Robot
Alan Cumming – The Good Wife
Damian Lewis – Wolf Hall
Ben Mendelsohn – Bloodline
Tobias Menzies – Outlander

Best Actor in a TV Series, Drama
WINNER Jon Hamm – Mad Men
Rami Malek – Mr Robot
Wagner Moura – Narcos
Bob Odenkirk – Better Call Saul
Liev Schreiber – Ray Donovan

Best Actress, Limited Series or TV Movie
WINNER Lady Gaga – American Horror Story: Hotel
Kirsten Dunst – Fargo
Sarah Hay – Flesh & Bone
Felicity Huffman – American Crime
Queen Latifah – Bessie

Best Actress in a TV Series, Drama
WINNER Taraji P. Henson – Empire
Caitriona Balfe – Outlander
Viola Davis – How to Get Away With Murder
Eva Green – Penny Dreadful
Robin Wright – House of Cards

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

Culled from The Telegraph


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