The Arcade’s Golden Globes Highlights

Heather Andelsman, Staff Reporter

Awards season is upon us, which means a whole new year of red carpet dress debates, quirky acceptance speeches, priceless gifs, and the ongoing question of whether or not Leonardo DiCaprio will finally get the Oscar that he’s worked his entire life to acquire. Kicking it off, the 73rd annual Golden Globe Awards, hosted by Ricky Gervais (beer in hand), was a long night with a ton of humor and a few unexpected winners and losers.

To present Best Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture, Jonah Hill attempted laughs by dressing as the bear from “The Revenant,” which actually just means he wore a stuffed bear around his head as a hat. After promptly thanking director Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu, Hill and Channing Tatum announced that Kate Winslet won for her role in “Steve Jobs.” This was only the beginning of a night full of jokes from both Gervais and his fellow presenters, most of which only brought more attention to the unfortunate absence of Tina Fey and Amy Poehler.

Jamie Foxx spoofed Steve Harvey by announcing that “Straight Outta Compton” had won Best Original Score, and then corrected his first “accidental” statement by presenting “The Hateful Eight” with the award. Amy Schumer and Jennifer Lawrence then took to the stage to present clips from their respective films, “Trainwreck” and “Joy.” Later on, Lawrence took home the win for Best Actress in a Motion Picture, Musical or  Comedy, while Brie Larson received the award for Best Actress in a Drama for “Room.”

Everybody’s favorite children’s movie from the summer, “Inside Out,” collected its win for Best Animated Picture, and Sylvester Stallone rallied an appreciative standing ovation from the crowd as he accepted his Best Supporting Actor award for Rocky Balboa’s resurgence in “Creed.” It was clear that the actor had undying universal support for his work.

In perhaps the most ripe moment for gif-conversion throughout the night, Lady Gaga went up to the stage to retrieve her award for Best Actress in a Limited-Series, knocking into Leonardo DiCaprio and scaring the living daylights out of him. The actress/singer delivered a heartfelt speech, declaring that winning was “one of the greatest moments of her life.” She didn’t explicitly say that the achievement was on par with her famous debut of the meat dress, but it must have been close.

Alejandro Gonzalez Innarritu, last year’s Oscar winner for Best Director, has the possibility to win again this year for “The Revenant,” which won him the Globe. “The Revenant” also picked up the Best Drama award, and earned Leonardo DiCaprio his third Golden Globe for Best Actor in a drama.

How many Globes can be turned in for an Oscar? You’re almost there, Leo.

Other interesting results included “The Martian,” which won a Golden Globe for Best Comedy and Matt Damon, who won Best Actor in a Comedy for the film about a man stranded on Mars. The Arcade didn’t get any of the jokes either.