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 Board, 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