2016 Oscars: Golden Globes ignore Mad Max, pick The Revenant, Steve Jobs

The Hollywood Foreign Press Association lived up to its reputation for producing some big surprises.

In a night of surprises, the Golden Globes awards in Hollywood opted to ignore some of the favoured front-runners for the Oscars and plump for films and actors that throw further uncertainty on the eventual outcome.

Top dramatic film, leading actor (Leonardo DiCaprio) and director (Alejandro Iñárritu) went to the historical wilderness epic The Revenant, making some compensation for last year's Globes passing over the same director's Oscar winner, Birdman.

Jennifer Lawrence picked up a Globe for Joy, though few see this performance as better than her ones in two other David O Russell-directed films, Silver Linings Playbook and American Hustle.

Similarly, the critics were scathing about Steve Jobs, which won best supporting actress (Kate Winslet) and best screenplay (Aaron Sorkin).

Other choices by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association put Matt Damon and The Martian well in contention for the Oscars, though DiCaprio remains the overall favourite to win his first Oscar.

The best actress category remains open, with Cate Blanchett and Rooney Mara (both starriing in the lesbian drama Carol) seen as vying for top honours.

Two of the critics' top picks, Spotlight and The Big Short, failed to win any accolade, while in the television category, Fargo was also overlooked in favour of Amazon's musical satire Mozart in the Jungle.

Streaming giant Netflix's strong lineup of nominations were also subbed as was The Game of Thrones for its fifth season.

The Golden Globes full list of nominations with winners in bold
Best Motion Picture, Drama

Mad Max: Fury Road, 
The Revenant
, Room, 

Best Motion Picture, Comedy 

The Big Short, 
The Martian, 

Best Director – Motion Picture

Todd Haynes, Carol
; Alejandro Iñárritu, The Revenant; Tom McCarthy, Spotlight
; George Miller, Mad Max
; Ridley Scott, The Martian

Best Actress in a Motion Picture, Drama

Cate Blanchett, Carol; 
Brie Larson, Room
; Rooney Mara, Carol; 
Saoirse Ronan, Brooklyn; 
Alicia Vikander, The Danish Girl

Best Actress in a Motion Picture, Comedy

Jennifer Lawrence, Joy
; Melissa McCarthy, Spy
; Amy Schumer, Trainwreck
; Maggie Smith, Lady in the Van; 
Lily Tomlin, Grandma

Best Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture

Jane Fonda, Youth
; Jennifer Jason Leigh, The Hateful Eight
; Helen Mirren, Trumbo; 
Alicia Vikander, Ex Machina; 
Kate Winslet, Steve Jobs

Best Actor in a Motion Picture, Drama

Bryan Cranston, Trumbo; 
Leonardo DiCaprio, The Revenant; 
Michael Fassbender, Steve Jobs; 
Eddie Redmayne, The Danish Girl
; Will Smith, Concussion

Best Actor in a Motion Picture, Musical or Comedy

Christian Bale, The Big Short; 
Steve Carell, The Big Short
; Matt Damon, The Martian; 
Al Pacino, Danny Collins; 
Mark Ruffalo, Infinitely Polar Bear

Best Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture

Paul Dano, Love & Mercy; 
Idris Elba, Beasts of No Nation; 
Mark Rylance, Bridge of Spies; 
Michael Shannon, 99 Homes; 
Sylvester Stallone, Creed

Best Screenplay – Motion Picture

Emma Donoghue, Room; 
Tom McCarthy and Josh Singer, Spotlight
; Charles Randolph and Adam McKay, The Big Short
; Aaron Sorkin, Steve Jobs; 
Quentin Tarantino, The Hateful Eight

Best Animated Feature Film

The Good Dinosaur, 
Inside Out
, The Peanuts Movie, 
Shaun the Sheep Movie

Best Original Song

“Love Me Like You Do” 50 Shades of Grey
; “One Kind of Love” Love & Mercy; 
“See You Again” Furious 7; 
“Simple Song No. 3” Youth; 
“Writing’s on the Wall” Spectre

Best Original Score

Carter Burwell, Carol; 
Alexandre Desplat, The Danish Girl
; Ennio Morricone, The Hateful Eight
; Daniel Pemberton, Steve Jobs; 
Ryuichi Sakamoto Alva Noto, The Revenant

Best Motion Picture, Foreign Language 

The Brand New Testament, The Club, 
The Fencer, 
Son of Saul

Best TV Series, Drama

Game of Thrones, 
Mr Robot, 
, Outlander

Best TV Series, Comedy

, Mozart in the Jungle
, Orange Is the New Black, 
Silicon Valley, 
, Veep

Best TV Movie or Limited-Series

American Crime
, American Horror Story: Hotel
, Fargo, 
Flesh & Bone, 
Wolf Hall

Best Actor in a TV Series, Drama

Jon Hamm, Mad Men; 
Rami Malek, Mr Robot
; Wagner Moura, Narcos
; Bob Odenkirk, Better Call Saul; 
Liev Schreiber, Ray Donovan

Best Actress in a TV Series, Drama 

Caitriona Balfe, Outlander
; Viola Davis, How to Get Away With Murder
; Eva Green, Penny Dreadful
; Taraji P Henson, Empire; 
Robin Wright, House of Cards

Best Actor in a TV Series, Comedy 

Aziz Ansari, Master of None; 
Gael Garcia Bernal, Mozart in the Jungle; 
Rob Lowe, The Grinder; 
Patrick Stewart, Blunt Talk; 
Jeffrey Tambor, Transparent

Best Actress in a TV Series, Comedy

Rachel Bloom, Crazy Ex Girlfriend
; Jamie Lee Curtis, Scream Queens; 
Julia Louis Dreyfus, Veep; 
Gina Rodriguez, Jane the Virgin
; Lilly Tomlin, Grace & Frankie

Best Supporting Actress in a Series, Limited-Series, or TV Movie

Uzo Aduba, Orange is the New Black; 
Joanne Froggatt, Downton Abbey; 
Regina King, American Crime
; Judith Light, Transparent
; Maura Tierney, The Affair

Best Supporting Actor in a Series, Limited-Series or TV Movie

Alan Cumming, The Good Wife; 
Damian Lewis, Wolf Hall; 
Ben Mendelsohn, Bloodline; 
Tobias Menzies, Outlander; 
Christian Slater, Mr Robot

Best Actor in a Limited-Series or TV Movie

Idris Elba, Luther
; Oscar Isaac, Show Me a Hero
; David Oyelowo, Nightingale
; Mark Rylance, Wolf Hall; 
Patrick Wilson, Fargo

Best Actress in a Limited-Series or TV Movie

Kirsten Dunst, Fargo; 
Lady Gaga, American Horror Story: Hotel
; Sarah Hay, Flesh & Bone; 
Felicity Huffman, American Crime
; Queen Latifah, Bessie