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In upset, 'The Revenant' wins best drama at Golden Globes

6 years 8 months 2 weeks ago Sunday, January 10 2016 Jan 10, 2016 January 10, 2016 10:50 PM January 10, 2016 in News
Source: Associated Press

HOLLYWOOD - Alejandro Inarritu's bloody frontier thriller "The Revenant" landed an upset win at the 73rd annual Golden Globe Awards, taking best film, best director and best actor for Leonardo DiCaprio.

A year after Inarritu's "Birdman" took top honors at the Academy Awards, his follow-up swept three of the top awards at the Globes on Sunday.

The 19th century survival tale includes scenes of DiCaprio jumping into icy waters, eating raw bison and being mauled by a bear.

Inarritu added best director, besting the favored Ridley Scott, director of the science-fiction survival tale "The Martian." That film, however, won best film comedy and best actor in a comedy for Matt Damon.

Brie Larson won the Golden Globe Award for best actress in a drama film. Larson won for her role in "Room," in which she plays a mother trying to give her son a normal upbringing despite the fact they're both captives of a man who abducted her years earlier.

In a battle of close friends, Jennifer Lawrence beat out Amy Schumer for the Golden Globe for best actress in a film comedy. Lawrence won for her role in "Joy." The women are close friends and have joked about being rivals in the run-up to Sunday's awards ceremony.

Sylvester Stallone's first Golden Globes win for best supporting actor in Creed also drew big applause. As the stunned-looking actor made his way to the stage, the audience erupted in a loud ovation.

The adulation might have thrown Stallone off a bit. He didn't mention his co-star, Michael B. Jordan, or director Ryan Coogler in his acceptance speech. As the broadcast cut to a commercial he returned to the stage to make amends.

Lady Gaga fulfilled a lifelong dream when she won the Golden Globe Award for best actress in a limited television series or movie. The Grammy-winning singer won for her role on "American Horror Story: Hotel."

An emotional Gaga told the audience at the Globes that she wanted to be an actress before she wanted to become a singer, but that her recording career worked out first. The Globe statuette will join Gaga's other accolades, including Grammy Awards for her album "The Fame Monster," her song "Bad Romance" and an album she recorded with Tony Bennett.

Jon Hamm won best actor in a drama series, a farewell nod to the last season of "Mad Men." Taraji P. Henson won for best actress in a television drama, and channeled her "Empire" character Cookie by handing out cookies as she went to accept the award.

A complete list of winners can be found here.

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