Irish Abroad: Golden Globes win for Room as Brie Larson takes Best Actress
There was some great news for Irish film from Hollywood overnight, with Californian actress Brie Larson winning the Golden Globe for Best Actress (Drama) for her performance in Irish/Canadian co-production Room.
Larson’s brilliant central performance in Dublin director Lenny Abrahamson’s film beat out Rooney Mara and Cate Blanchett from Carol, Alicia Vikander for The Danish Girl, and Carlow’s Saoirse Ronan for the Irish/UK co-production Brooklyn.
Steve Jobs star and Kerry native Michael Fassbender lost out in the Best Actor (Drama) category to Leonardo DiCaprio for The Revenant, with that film picking up two further awards for Best Director for Alejandro G. Iñarrito and Best Picture. Jennifer Lawrence won yet another award taking Best Actress (Comedy or Musical) for David O Russell’s Joy, while Hungary’s Son of Saul won Best Foreign Language Feature.
The Martian won Best Motion Picture Comedy or Musical and its star Matt Damon took Best Actor (Comedy or Musical). Aaron Sorkin won Best Adapted Screenplay, beating out Emma Donoghue for Room. Kate Winslet won Best Supporting Actress for Steve Jobs, with Sylvester Stallone taking the prize for Best Supporting Actor for Creed.
On the music fron Sam Smith’s Writing’s on the Wall from SPECTRE won Best Song, with Ennio Morricone’s work on The Hateful Eight winning Best Score.
[quote title=”James Hickey – Bord Scannán na hÉireann/the Irish Film BoardFís Éireann/Screen Ireland (FÉ/SI) is the national development agency for Irish filmmaking and the Irish film, television and animation industry., Chief Executive”]Congratulations to Brie Larson on winning this prestigious award. Her much deserved win is a credit to the entire team behind the Irish Film Board funded film Room which will be released in Ireland this week. I have no doubt that this award will help to build momentum at the Irish and International box office. I urge Irish audiences to go and see this film. It really is a stunning piece of work and cinema-goers will not be disappointed.[/quote]
Best Motion Picture – Drama The Revenant
Best Motion Picture – Comedy/Musical The Martian
Best Director Alejandro González Iñárritu, The Revenant
Best Actress – Drama Brie Larson, Room
Best Actor – Drama Leonardo DiCaprio, The Revenant
Best Actress – Comedy/Musical Jennifer Lawrence, Joy
Best Actor – Comedy/Musical Matt Damon, The Martian
Best Supporting Actress Kate Winslet, Steve Jobs
Best Supporting Actor Sylvester Stallone, Creed
Best Screenplay Steve Jobs
Best Animated Feature Inside Out
Best Foreign Language Film Son of Saul
Best Original Score The Hateful Eight
Best Original Song Writing’s On the Wall, SPECTRE
Best Drama Series Mr. Robot
Best Comedy Series Mozart in the Jungle
Best Actress in a Television Drama Series Taraji P. Henson, Empire
Best Actor in a Television Drama Series Jon Hamm, Mad Men
Best Actress in a Television Comedy Series Rachel Bloom, Crazy Ex-Girlfriend
Best Actor in a Television Comedy Series Gael Garcia Bernal, Mozart in the Jungle
Best Limited Series or Motion Picture Made For Television Wolf Hall
Best Actress in a Limited Series or Motion Picture Made For Television
Lady Gaga, American Horror Story: Hotel
Best Actor in a Limited Series or Motion Picture Made For Television Oscar Isaac, Show Me a Hero
Best Supporting Actress in a Series, Limited Series or Motion Picture Made For Television Maura Tierney, The Affair
Best Supporting Actor in a Series, Limited Series or Motion Picture Made For Television Christian Slater, Mr. Robot