Golden Globes 2016 updates: 'The Revenant,' 'Mr. Robot' and underdogs win big

It was anything but predictable

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(Paul Drinkwater / NBCUniversal)

Host Ricky Gervais repeatedly jabbed at what he called the "worthless" awards and the crowd responded with knowing, if slightly uncomfortable, laughs.

Yet even amid the cynicism, tonight's Globes also showed off moments of genuine affection for some of the year's most ambitious movies and some of the industry's biggest and most durable stars, as Alejandro G. Iñárritu's brutal western "The Revenant" and Ridley Scott's sci-fi adventure film "The Martian" earned top prizes and Sylvester Stallone drew a rousing standing ovation for his return to his signature role as Rocky Balboa in "Creed."

While Gervais delivered the kind of cringe-inducing zingers one would expect in Hollywood's booziest awards show, taking shots at everyone from Sean Penn to Caitlyn Jenner to Mel Gibson, the 73rd Golden Globe Awards at the Beverly Hilton Hotel nevertheless delivered quite a few surprises, demonstrating yet again that this awards season has been anything but predictable.

Which Golden Globes party has a Champagne vending machine?

What exactly happens after the awards show? In addition to celebrities mingling, the Golden Globes after-parties this year include a Champagne vending machine and a chocolate mixology bar. Take a look inside the party scene.

How Brie Larson learned about the world through movies

 (Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times)
(Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times)

Brie Larson took the award for lead actress in a motion picture, drama, for her leading role in "Room." But for a natural introvert, all of the attention has been overwhelming.

"You feel like you have a friend wherever you go," she said about having fans.

Nonetheless, as she continues to talk about the film she discovers new things about it and how it connects with different people.

Leonardo DiCaprio talks about that bear scene

 (Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times)
(Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times)

To be sure, Leonardo DiCaprio thought Jonah Hill made for an excellent bear during the 73rd Golden Globes -- "That was amazing," he said. But the bear that audiences see in DiCaprio's much-talked-about scene from "The Revenant" was a beast of a different kind.

Asked by a reporter backstage about the process of making the gory assault scene, in which the bear savagely attacks DiCaprio, the actor said he wasn't supposed to talk in great detail about the process that he and "Revenent" director Alejandro G. Iñárritu used to complete the scene.

"Alejandro watched over 100 different bear attacks," DiCaprio, joined by Iñárritu, did offer.

Kate Winslet is loving this year's 'girl power'

"Steve Jobs" actress Kate Winslet accepts her Golden Globe for supporting actress in a film - drama at the 73rd Golden Globes at the Beverly Hilton Hotel. (Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times)
"Steve Jobs" actress Kate Winslet accepts her Golden Globe for supporting actress in a film - drama at the 73rd Golden Globes at the Beverly Hilton Hotel. (Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times)

In Danny Boyle’s “Steve Jobs,” Kate Winslet took everything in stride as Joanna Hoffman, Steve Jobs' Polish Armenian marketing matriarch at Apple. She navigated product launches, technological innovation and Jobs' erratic personality with a cool head. But in real life, backstage at the Golden Globes after accepting her award for supporting actress on Sunday, the British actress was far more emotional.

"I really am so shocked right now, so shocked," she said. "I never expected it, never, ever. Standing here I keep thinking this is not happening; I honestly, truthfully did not expect this at all -- and I am so thrilled."

When the 11-time Golden Globe nominee, who's won three times, was asked to elaborate on what she'd started saying at the podium about women in film, while accepting her award, she said: "Women are doing such great work; there are a lot of out there still in the game – I've been doing this 23 years now, Helen Mirren, Jane Fonda, these wonderful women we're so fortunate to stand beside and learn from. And to be inspired by. There's a real sense of girl power this year in terms of performance. And it's just incredible to be a part of that."

About the challenges that she's most proud of when filming the movie, she it was throwing herself out of her comfort zone.

"When I first read the script I couldn't imagine how it would be possible to pull off something of that size – it's like 170 pages long. I just knew this was a woman nothing like me, looked nothing like me, was from a world I knew nothing about; and I just wanted that challenge."

Will she go out and party now, tonight?

"I have this I neck problem," she said. "I booked a massage for 9pm – which I may have to cancel – so I don't know how much partying I'll actually get to do!"

Almost everyone Ricky Gervais insulted tonight

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(Handout / Getty Images)

Ricky Gervais prides himself on being an equal-opportunity offender. As host of the Golden Globes he took aim at every conceivable target, some deserving, others perhaps less so. We'll let you decide.

Lady Gaga: 'I always wanted to be an actress'

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(Paul Drinkwater / NBC)

You know, for many people, darkness is a bleak, empty space that’s vacant and void. But for me, it’s an expression of our pain and you can create something beautiful out of what makes you sad. That’s what I got to do here. It was so full of release, there was so much I had to say.

Lady Gaga on her Golden Globe-winning role as the blood-sucking owner of the mysterious Hotel Cortez.

Taraji P. Henson dedicates her Golden Globe to 'the haters'

"Empire" star Taraji P. Henson shows off her Golden Globe. (Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times)
"Empire" star Taraji P. Henson shows off her Golden Globe. (Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times)

For the "haters," who said "Empire" wasn't good because of how it centers homosexuality, Golden Globe winner Taraji P. Henson has a few choice words:

"That's nonsense and its fear," she said. "The numbers speak for themselves. We just ignore it. People are dealing with this. It's not a joke. That's why it's in the script. People are struggling with this."

"But we're always going to have haters," she continued. "Here's to all my haters. I'll send you cookies."

Jennifer Lawrence says pal Amy Schumer will be just fine

"Joy" star Jennifer Lawrence, winner of the award for actress in a motion picture - musical or comedy, at the 73rd Golden Globes at the Beverly Hilton Hotel. (Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times)
"Joy" star Jennifer Lawrence, winner of the award for actress in a motion picture - musical or comedy, at the 73rd Golden Globes at the Beverly Hilton Hotel. (Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times)

Jennifer Lawrence isn't worried about a fallout with new pal Amy Schumer.

Lawrence and Schumer were both nominated for actress in a comedy for "Joy" and "Trainwreck," respectively. Lawrence ultimately won out. But everything is going to be A-OK in JLaw and ASchu-land, so our squad goals can remain in tact.

"She's going to be fine," the three-time Globe winner said backstage. "She's funny and hilarious and will win many things. I really expected Amy to win. This was very truly surprising for me... Um, yeah, I was just really surprised."

The two actresses, who are working on a script together for an untitled project, also presented at the 2016 Golden Globes on Sunday.

Guess who got In-N-Out Burger delivered to their table?

Like her sister, Amy Schumer is equally as baffled by the fuss over her new boyfriend. "Everyone's treating it like I've never had a boyfriend before," she said with a shrug from her table, which she's sharing with J-Law and Judd Apatow. "And after everything this year, like, that's what you're talking about? Okay."

During another break, two nominees shared a moment when Will Smith sauntered over to Jane Fonda to give her a hug.

"What an important movie," she told him, referring to "Concussion."

Meanwhile, Golden Globe winners Kate Winslet and Aaron Sorkin also met for a "Steve Jobs" reunion.

"I was so shocked. I don't remember a ... thing," said Winslet alternately clutching Sorkin and placing her hands on her head in disbelief. "Was I okay? I honestly don't remember a ... thing. And I'm so‎ happy for you!"

Let the Oscars talk begin!

Glenn Whipp on Periscope. None
Glenn Whipp on Periscope.

The Golden Globes are over. That means it's time to get serious about the Oscars. Glenn Whipp chats on Periscope about how his Golden Globes predictions went and what to expect when the Academy Award nominations are announced Thursday. Watch it here.

Ridley Scott wins for 'The Martian,' says the 'monumental' success of 'Star Wars' is inspiring

"Comedy?" said director Ridley Scott when he arrived at the podium to accept the Golden Globe for motion picture, comedy, for "The Martian." 

Scott, of course, was referring to the Globes' classification of "The Martian" as a comedy rather than a drama, which placed his tense film set on Mars against such works as "The Big Short" and "Trainwreck," among others.

Nevertheless, Scott noted that he was "very grateful" for the award for his film inspired by Andy Weir's novel of the same name. He then joked that thought he would never win a Golden Globe.

"Where have you been?" he asked. "I was beginning to think this was going to be posthumous."

Then Scott's speech was consumed with the biggest film of 2015, "Star Wars: The Force Awakens."

"The box office this year was the highest ever. I think there's a few bombs, but actually we did great. It's great for the business. We did terrific."

Scott noted that he enjoyed success of "The Martian" -- the film's cumulative domestic total stands at more than $226 million -- at least until another space film entered the picture. 

"Along came a juggernaut called 'Star Wars.' I was left in the dust, except we did pretty good," he said. "That put everything into perspective. Our business is like sport. We had success."

Scott said the success of "Star Wars" galvanized him.

"'Star Wars'' majestic success actually is inspiring. You've got to stay hungry and keep bounding the ball. That's me."

'The Revenant' for motion picture, drama

"Every film is so difficult to make but I have to tell, in my experience, this has been the most difficult journey," Inarritu said in his acceptance speech. "I was lucky to be saved and rescued by an incredible crew, cast, producers that we struggled for so many months ... in very difficult conditions to make this film happen."

Inarritu won the screenplay Globe last year for "Birdman."

Also nominated:

"Carol" | Review

"Mad Max: Fury Road" | Review

"Room" | Review

"Spotlight" | Review

Here is Kenneth Turan's review of the "The Revenant."

For director László Nemes 'history is not only a postcard'

"Son of Saul's" László Nemes, right, and Géza Röhrig. (Paul Buck / European Pressphoto Agency)
"Son of Saul's" László Nemes, right, and Géza Röhrig. (Paul Buck / European Pressphoto Agency)

"Son of Saul" director László Nemes said films that tackle the Holocaust remain an important area of focus for filmmakers because they allow a study into the "monster that exists within human beings."

The Hungarian film, which clocks in at about 107 minutes, is set in Word War II and follows a Jewish worker (Saul Ausländer played by Géza Röhrig) at the Auschwitz concentration camp as he goes about cleaning up gas chambers and performing other gruesome tasks under the watchful eye of Nazi guards.

The first-time director, in addressing reporters backstage, talked about the importance of the Holocaust not get lost in the shadow of time.

"I think we have to look into the human soul, and cinema can do that in very visceral way," he said. "I think that’s why I wanted to make this film. It's important for today's generation and future generations that history is not only a post card, it's something that can be here and now."

Leonardo DiCaprio for actor in a motion picture, drama

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(Paul Drinkwater/NBC via AP)

Leonardo DiCaprio won for his role in "The Revenant."

Also nominated:

Bryan Cranston, "Trumbo" | Review | Video Q&A

Michael Fassbender, "Steve Jobs" | Review | Interview

Eddie Redmayne, "The Danish Girl" | Review | Interview

Will Smith, "Concussion"

Brie Larson for actress in a motion picture, drama

Brie Larson won for her role in "Room." Here's a  video Q&A we did with her.

Also nominated:

Cate Blanchett, "Carol" | Interview  

Rooney Mara, "Carol" | Interview

Saoirse Ronan, "Brooklyn" | Video Q&A

Alicia Vikander, "The Danish Girl"| Video Q&A | Interview

The complete list of winners and nominees

 (Al Seib / Los Angeles Times)
(Al Seib / Los Angeles Times)

"Carol," "Mad Max: Fury Road," "The Revenant," "Room" and "Spotlight" were among the films that earned top honors as nominees in the drama motion picture category.

Rounding out the comedy picture category were "The Big Short," "Joy," "The Martian," "Spy" and "Trainwreck."

Read the full list here. 

Sam Smith thinks an Oscar nod 'would be pretty sick'

Songwriter Jimmy Napes, left, and singer Sam Smith backstage at the Globes. (Kevin Winter / Getty Images)
Songwriter Jimmy Napes, left, and singer Sam Smith backstage at the Globes. (Kevin Winter / Getty Images)

“I’m so in complete shock,” Sam Smith said as he took the platform backstage with songwriter Jimmy Napes. The two had just won for original song for their “Writing’s on the Wall,” the newest Bond theme, from “Spectre.”

“For me, this [music] has been part of my childhood, and my life, for as long as I can remember. Getting an award for it is so amazing because I love this song and I’m just so glad other people do as well.”

Is he currently recording an album? “I now I need to find something else to talk about. I’m spending this year in London just writing,” he said.

Smith said he hadn't thought about whether this award made an Oscar nomination likely. “I’m trying not to think about it. It would be pretty sick though wouldn’t it?”

Also: “I’m so proud of who I am and overwhelmed every day that people have accepted me for being myself. I feel completely normal and the same as everyone else. You look back on history, 10, 20 years ago, and we’ve come so far [in terms of gay rights] — there’s still a ways to go but we’re getting there slowly but surely.”

When asked the last thing he Googled today, Smith joked, “Myself? Joking! Maybe earthbar, because I wanted green juice.”

Here was Ridley Scott's response to 'The Martian's' comedy categorization

 You mean we're up against movies like 'Ted'?

Ridley Scott at the Governors Award in November 2015