Rocky, The Oldest Winner Ever and the Best Boomer Golden Globe Moments
The champagne flowed, gold statues changed hands and host Ricky Gervais either cracked you up or had you rolling your eyes in frustration – that’s the jumping off point for the 2016 Golden Globes award ceremony.
Gervais, as host, simply played up the disgruntled, “what will he say next?” character he’s crafted over his last three stints helming the Golden Globes – a performance that essentially relies on making unfunny transgender jokes, telling the winners that the awards don’t matter (he has a point there) and tossing insults like “you disgusting, pill-popping sexual deviants” at the star-studded audience. He capped his evening with a very awkward encounter with Mel Gibson that included Gervais repeatedly referencing Gibson’s past anti-Semitic remarks and Gibson replying with “I’ll put you to sleep another way, you son of a bitch.” Is it too soon to bring Tina and Amy back?
Ennio Morricone Becomes the Oldest Golden Globe Winner Ever
The Italian composer, conductor and musician’s various film scores are some of the best-selling in music history and he’s won or been nominated for almost every major award you can imagine. The roster of directors whose films he’s scored is equally as impressive: Sergio Leone (The Good, The Bad and the Ugly and Once Upon a Time in the West, among others), John Carpenter (The Thing), Brian De Palma (The Untouchables and Mission to Mars), Barry Levinson (Bugsy and Disclosure), Oliver Stone (U Turn), Roland Joffé (The Mission), Warren Beatty (Bulworth), Terrence Malick (Days of Heaven), Bernardo Bertolucci (Novecento, among others) and Quentin Tarantino (The Hateful Eight, among others).
Though he didn’t scream for Adrian after his win, the Rocky theme blared as Sylvester Stallone, 69, took to the stage to accept the first Golden Globe of his career. The award, Best Supporting Actor for reprising the character of Rocky Balboa in the film Creed, comes 40 years after the release of the original Rocky film.
This Cookie Doesn’t Crumble
Taraji P. Henson handed out cookies as she made her way to the stage to accept her award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series, Drama – a symbolic celebration of the character, Cookie Lyon, on the hit TV series Empire.
Denzel, Meet DeMille
Denzel Washington received the Cecil B. DeMille Award this year, and there are few more deserving recipients than the 61-year-old actor. A five-time Oscar nominee and two-time winner (Best Supporting Actor, Glory, and Best Actor, Training Day), two-time Golden Globe winner (Glory and Best Actor, Drama for Flight) and Tony winner (Best Actor in a Play, Fences), Washington was introduced by Tom Hanks and took the stage with his family by his side. He delivered a short and heartfelt acceptance speech, joking as he stumbled at points because he couldn’t read his notes since he forgot his reading glasses.
Lowering the Boom(ers) on the Golden Globes
Though not all the 45-plus nominees took home statuettes this evening, a number of boomer winners graced the stage. In addition to those mentioned above, the winners included:
Maura Tierney, 50: Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Series, Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television, The Affair
Christian Slater, 46: Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television, Mr. Robot
Matt Damon, 45: Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy, The Martian