As it happened: The green, white, and Golden Globe dreams of Irish nominees fail to materialise

Last night's Golden Globes brought tears, cookies, censoring, shushing, and Ricky Gervais vs Mel Gibson

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Ricky Gervais and Mel Gibson clash at the 73rd Golden Globes

Despite the Irish being nominated in a number of categories at last night's 73rd Golden Globe Awards show at the Beverly Hilton in LA's Beverly Hills, it was not to be. The closest thing to an Irish nod was American actress Brie Larson, who beat out stiff competition from Cate Blanchett and Saoirse Ronan, to claim the 'Best Actress (Drama)' award for Room, directed by Irishman Lenny Abrahamson (not nominated) and written by Emma Donoghue (whose adaptation of her own novel lost out to Aaron Sorkin in the screenplay category.)

Seen as a strong indicator for how Thursday's Oscar nominations will fare, the Hollywood Foreign Press Association continued its streak of awarding new shows a number of gongs in its television prizes. Amazon's Mozart in the Jungle took two (Best Comedy and Best Actor in a Comedy for Gael García Bernal). And Rachel Bloom, who made a name for herself on YouTube with a self-written parody song, took home the prize for 'Best Actress in a Comedy' for Crazy Ex-Girlfriend.

The most outlandish part of the night came when host Rickey Gervais, whose take-no-prisoners schtick proved a hit, introduced Mel Gibson, whom he had lambasted when presenting an award in 2012. Saying a number of unflattering things about the troubled actor and director, Gibson replied with a retort that seeing Gervais reminded him he needed a colonoscopy. 

And that's when Gervais came back on stage, only to be completely silence by the NBC censors when he leaned into the microphone to ask Gibson, as Twitter worked out in about 30 seconds, "What the f*** does s******** even mean?" in reference to a comment Gibson reportedly said to a female police officer in 2006 when caught driving while intoxicated.

In the offstage drama departments, Jon Hamm took his final award for his years as Don Draper on Mad Men with 'Best Actor in a Drama', and Taraji P. Henson, who plays Cookie in the popular music industry melodrama Empire, started off her walk to the stage by handing out biscuits to the stars surrounding her.

Fargo, American Crime, Transparent, and Outlander, popular with critics and viewers, all went home empty-handed, despite leading the nominations charge with three apiece.

Some surprise winners on the night included Lady Gaga ('Best Actress in a Mini-Series' for AHS: Hotel), Matt Damon ('Best Actor in a Comedy' for The Martian), and the red planet rescue drama, directed by Ridley Scott, claiming the 'Best Picture Comedy' award over actual comedies Trainwreck and Spy.

There was some love for Steve Jobs, with a shock win for Kate Winslet as 'Best Supporting Actress', while The Revenant took home three gongs, including 'Best Picture Drama', 'Best Director', and 'Best Actor', making it look like 2016 might finally be Leo's year to take home the Academy Award.

No TV show nor movie was the runaway winner of the night, leaving things very much in the air for Oscar night on February 28th. The full list of winners at this year's Golden Globes can be seen below:

  • Best Supporting Actress in a Movie: Kate Winslet (Steve Jobs)
  • Best Supporting Actress in a TV Show: Maura Tierney (The Affair)
  • Best Actress in a TV Show (Comedy or Musical): Rachel Bloom (Crazy Ex-Girlfriend)
  • Best TV Series (Comedy or Musical): Mozart in the Jungle
  • Best Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for Television: Wolf Hall
  • Best Actor in a Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for Television: Oscar Isaac (Show me a Hero)
  • Best Supporting Actor in a TV Show: Christian Slater (Mr. Robot)
  • Best Motion Picture Score: Ennio Morricone (The Hateful Eight)
  • Best Actor in a Television Series (Drama): Jon Hamm (Mad Men)
  • Best Actor in a Motion Picture (Comedy or Musical): Matt Damon (The Martian)
  • Best Animated Feature: Inside Out
  • Best Supporting Actor in a Movie: Sylvester Stallone (Creed)
  • Best Screenplay: Aaron Sorkin (Steve Jobs)
  • Best Actor in a TV show (Comedy or Musical): Gael García Bernal (Mozart in the Jungle)
  • Best Foreign Language Feature: Son of Saul (Hungary)
  • Best Actress in a Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for Television: Lady Gaga (American Horror Story: Hotel)
  • Best Original Song: Sam Smith (Writing's on the Wall from Spectre)
  • Best TV Series Drama: Mr. Robot
  • Cecil B. DeMille Award: Denzel Washington
  • Best Director: Alejandro G. Iñárritu (The Revenant)
  • Best Actress in TV Series (Drama): Taraji P. Henson (Empire)
  • Best Actress in a Motion Picture (Comedy or Musical): Jennifer Lawrence (Joy)
  • Best Picture (Comedy or Musical): The Martian
  • Best Actress in a Motion Picture (Drama): Brie Larson (Room)
  • Best Actor in a Motion Picture (Drama): Leonardo DiCaprio (The Revenant)
  • Best Picture (Drama): The Revenant

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