The 73rd Annual Golden Globe Awards were ... something.
For one thing, Ricky Gervais hosted for the fourth time. The comedian upheld the reputation he earned during his three consecutive hosting stints in 2010, 2011, and 2012, when the pointed barbs he aimed at his celebrity audience helped define him as one of the most shameless awards show emcees in recent memory. He was, to be frank, not very good.
For another, the Globes' practice of splitting movies into separate comedy and drama categories made room for nominees that often don't break through at the Oscars, most of which are comedies. So while dramas like Spotlight, The Revenant, and Carol garnered their expected nominations, comedies like Adam McKay's The Big Short, Amy Schumer's Trainwreck, and Paul Feig's Spy also earned their fair share of nods.
But The Big Short still had to face off against Ridley Scott's The Martian, which the Hollywood Foreign Press Association (which oversees the awards) also designated as a comedy. And when The Martian did indeed win for Best Comedy or Musical, the victory allowed Scott to joke that he expected to get such an honor "posthumously."
Finally: There was alcohol. Ohhhh, how there was alcohol. The Globes' open bar is by far one of the best things about the awards show, if only for the loose acceptance speeches it encourages; they tend to get increasingly freeform throughout the night. Why do you think there were so many bleeped-out words?
Here's the complete list of winners of the 73rd Annual Golden Globe Awards.
Best Motion Picture — Comedy or Musical
Best Motion Picture — Drama
Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture — Drama
Brie Larson, Room
Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture — Drama
Best Director — Motion Picture
Alejandro G. Iñárritu, The Revenant
Best Supporting Actress in Any Motion Picture
Kate Winslet, Steve Jobs
Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Series, Miniseries, or Motion Picture Made for Television
Maura Tierney, The Affair
Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series — Comedy or Musical
Rachel Bloom, Crazy Ex-Girlfriend
Best Television Series — Comedy or Musical
Mozart in the Jungle
Best Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television
Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, Miniseries, or Motion Picture Made for Television
Christian Slater, Mr. Robot
Best Original Score — Motion Picture
Ennio Morricone, The Hateful Eight
Best Original Song — Motion Picture
Sam Smith and Jimmy Napes, "Writing's On the Wall" (Spectre)
Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series — Drama
Jon Hamm, Mad Men
Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture — Comedy or Musical
Matt Damon, The Martian
Best Animated Feature Film
Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in Any Motion Picture
Sylvester Stallone, Creed
Best Screenplay — Motion Picture
Aaron Sorkin, Steve Jobs
Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series — Comedy or Musical
Gael García Bernal, Mozart in the Jungle
Best Motion Picture, Foreign Language
Son of Saul (Hungary)
Best Actress, Limited Series or Motion Picture for TV
Lady Gaga, American Horror Story: Hotel
Best Television Series — Drama
Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series —Drama
Taraji P. Henson, Empire
Correction: The original version of this article stated that Iñárritu won his directing prize for Birdman, not The Revenant. It has been fixed.