The Revenant and The Martian shared top honours at the 2016 Golden Globe Awards for drama and musical or comedy respectively as the former also earned best director and dramatic actor and the latter best actor in a musical or comedy.

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Todd Haynes’ Carol headed into the ceremony at the Beverly Hilton on Sunday evening with the highest number of nominations - five - and left empty-handed. Similarly The Big Short, nominated for four, failed to translate a single nod into a trophy at the Hollywood Foreign Press Association’s annual shindig.

Away from the business of winning awards, arguably the most anticipated part of the evening was the inevitable encounter between show host Ricky Gervais and Mel Gibson, making his return to the limelight after years in the wilderness following a series of anti-Semitic and misogynistic remarks and erratic behaviour.

Introducing the Australian, whom he roasted while emceeing the show several years ago, Gervais, tongue firmly in his cheek, referred to previous bad blood between the pair. “I’m sure it’s embarrassing for both of us and I blame NBC for this terrible situation.”

Gibson took to the stage to introduce footage from Mad Max: Fury Road and the men hugged. Gibson said: “I love seeing Ricky once every three years because it reminds me to get a colonoscopy.”

A subsequent exchange was bleeped out but, according to reports, Gervais asked Gibson: “What the fuck does sugar tits even mean?” in reference to a phrase Gibson is on record using to address a female police officer after he was pulled over for a DUI in 2006.

Big wins for The Revenant, The Martian

The night ended when Harrison Ford presented Alejandro G Iñárritu with the best dramatic film award for The Revenant. The filmmaker collected the best director award earlier in the show.

The Martian was named best musical or comedy. Ridley Scott accepted the award and said “Screw you” as music began to play while he thanked a long list of collaborators.

Scott rounded off by saying: “Finally, I know my [late] brother Tony would have been here tonight for sure and I know many of you knew him and loved him. I love you, Tony.”

Earlier in the show, Iñárritu said he was “seeing god” as he accepted the best director prize from Morgan Freeman. In his acceptance speech he cited lead man Leonardo DiCaprio and said, “The best experience of my life.”

Brie Larson won best actress in a drama for Room – her first Golden Globe win in what is expected to be a rehearsal for the Oscar ceremony in February.

DiCaprio completes hat-trick

The corresponding dramatic actor prize went to DiCaprio for The Revenant. This is the actor’s third Golden Globe win after the dramatic prize for The Aviator in 2005 and comedy or musical honours for The Wolf Of Wall Street in 2014.

He has been nominated four times for the Oscar but never won. Many believe this will be his year.

Addressing the Native American element of the story in The Revenant, DiCaprio said: “It is time we recognise your history and we protect your indigenous lands from corporate interests and people out there to exploit them.”

Earlier in the show Matt Damon was named best actor in a musical or comedy for The Martian while Jennifer Lawrence earned her third Globe for Joy in the best actress – musical or comedy category.

Lawrence paid fulsome praise to writer-director David O Russell, who directed the two other films that earned her Globes – American Hustle (supporting) and Silver Linings Playbook (lead, musical or comedy).

Damon last won a Globe in 1998 for writing the screenplay for Good Will Hunting with his good friend Ben Affleck.

Steve Jobs, Stallone score Globes

Speaking of screenwriters, Aaron Sorkin won Sunday’s best screenplay prize for Steve Jobs.

Kate Winslet took the first award of the night the best supporting actress category for Steve Jobs. She has won two Globes before: for best performance by an actress in a mini-series or a motion picture made for television in 2012 for Mildred Pierce and for best performance by an actress in a motion picture - drama in 2009 for Revolutionary Road.

Sylvester Stallone earned a standing ovation when he took to the stage to accept best supporting actor for Creed and said. “I want to thank my imaginary friend Rocky Balboa for being the best friend I ever had.”

However, he forgot to thank Creed director Ryan Coogler and star Michael B Jordan. Show guests tweeted that he returned to the stage during the commercials to make amends.

International, animation and music prizes

Hungary’s Son Of Saul was named best foreign language film and Inside Out won best animated film.

Ennio Morricone has won the best score Golden Globe for The Hateful Eight. Quentin Tarantino accepted the award for the composer and noted this was the first award Morricone had ever won in the US for a score.

Writing’s On The Wall from Spectre (music and lyrics by Sam Smith and Jimmy Napes) won best song.

TV winners

In the TV realm, Amazon Studios enjoyed a good night for Mozart In The Jungle. The show won best television series - musical or comedy and best actor in television series - musical or comedy for Gael Garcia Bernal.

Lady Gaga won best performance by an actress in a limited series or motion picture made for television for American Horror Story: Hotel.

Denzel Washington brought the Beverly Hilton audience to their feet as he accepted the Cecil B DeMille Award for career achievement.

The winners appear below in bold.

Golden Globes 2016

Best Motion Picture – Drama

The Revenant

  • Carol
  • Mad Max: Fury Road
  • Room
  • Spotlight

Best Performance By An Actress In A Motion Picture – Drama

Brie Larson, Room

  • Cate Blanchett, Carol
  • Rooney Mara, Carol
  • Saoirse Ronan, Brooklyn
  • Alicia Vikander, The Danish Girl

Best Performance By An Actor In A Motion Picture – Drama

Leonardo DiCaprio, The Revenant

  • Bryan Cranston, Trumbo
  • Michael Fassbender, Steve Jobs
  • Eddie Redmayne, The Danish Girl
  • Will Smith, Concussion

Best Motion Picture – Musical Or Comedy

The Martian

  • The Big Short
  • Joy
  • Spy
  • Trainwreck

Best Performance By An Actress In A Motion Picture – Musical Or Comedy

Jennifer Lawrence, Joy

  • Melissa Mccarthy, Spy
  • Amy Schumer, Trainwreck
  • Maggie Smith, The Lady In The Van
  • Lily Tomlin, Grandma

Best Performance By An Actor In A Motion Picture – Musical Or Comedy

Matt Damon, The Martian

  • Christian Bale, The Big Short
  • Steve Carell, The Big Short
  • Al Pacino, Danny Collins
  • Mark Ruffalo, Infinitely Polar Bear

Best Motion Picture – Animated

Inside Out

  • Anomalisa
  • The Good Dinosaur
  • The Peanuts Movie
  • Shaun The Sheep Movie

Best Motion Picture – Foreign Language

Son Of Saul (Hungary)

  • The Brand New Testament (Bel-Fra-Lux)
  • The Club (Chile)
  • The Fencer (Finland / Germany / Estonia)
  • Mustang (France)

Best Performance By An Actress In A Supporting Role In Any Motion Picture

Kate Winslet, Steve Jobs

  • Jane Fonda, Youth
  • Jennifer Jason Leigh, The Hateful Eight
  • Helen Mirren, Trumbo
  • Alicia Vikander, Ex Machina

Best Performance By An Actor In A Supporting Role In Any Motion Picture

Sylvester Stallone, Creed

  • Paul Dano, Love & Mercy
  • Idris Elba, Beasts Of No Nation
  • Mark Rylance, Bridge Of Spies
  • Michael Shannon, 99 Homes

Best Director – Motion Picture

Alejandro G. Iñárritu, The Revenant

  • Todd Haynes, Carol
  • Tom McCarthy, Spotlight
  • George Miller, Mad Max: Fury Road
  • Ridley Scott, The Martian

Best Screenplay – Motion Picture

Aaron Sorkin, Steve Jobs

  • Emma Donoghue, Room
  • Tom McCarthy and Josh Singer, Spotlight
  • Adam McKay and Charles Randolph, The Big Short          
  • Quentin Tarantino, The Hateful Eight

Best Original Score – Motion Picture

Ennio Morricone, The Hateful Eight

  • Carter Burwell, Carol
  • Alexandre Desplat, The Danish Girl
  • Daniel Pemberton, Steve Jobs
  • Ryuichi Sakamoto and Alva Noto, The Revenant        

Best Original Song – Motion Picture

“Writing’s On The Wall” — Spectre
Music/Lyrics by: Sam Smith, Jimmy Napes

“Love Me Like You Do” — Fifty Shades Of Grey
Music/Lyrics by: Max Martin, Savan Kotecha, Ali Payami, Ilya Salmanzadeh             

“One Kind Of Love” — Love & Mercy
Music/Lyrics by: Brian Wilson, Scott Bennett

“See You Again” — Furious 7
Music/Lyrics by: Justin Franks, Andrew Cedar, Charlie Puth, Cameron Thomaz

“Simple Song #3” — Youth
Music/Lyrics by: David Lang

Best Television Series – Drama

Mr. Robot, USA Network

  • Empire, Fox
  • Game Of Thrones, HBO
  • Narcos, Netflix
  • Outlander, Starz

Best Performance By An Actress In A Television Series – Drama

Taraji P. Henson, Empire

  • Caitriona Balfe, Outlander
  • Viola Davis, How To Get Away With Murder
  • Eva Green, Penny Dreadful
  • Robin Wright, House Of Cards

Best Performance By An Actor In A Television Series – Drama

Jon Hamm, Mad Men

  • Rami Malek, Mr. Robot
  • Wagner Moura, Narcos
  • Bob Odenkirk, Better Call Saul
  • Liev Schreiber, Ray Donovan

Best Television Series – Musical Or Comedy

Mozart In The Jungle, Amazon Studios

  • Casual, Hulu
  • Orange Is The New Black, Netflix
  • Silicon Valley, HBO
  • Transparent, Amazon Video
  • Veep, HBO

Best Performance By An Actress In A Television Series – Musical Or Comedy

Rachel Bloom, Crazy Ex-Girlfriend

  • Jamie Lee Curtis, Scream Queens
  • Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Veep
  • Gina Rodriguez, Jane The Virgin
  • Lily Tomlin, Grace And Frankie

Best Performance By An Actor In A Television Series – Musical Or Comedy

Gael García Bernal, Mozart In The Jungle

  • Aziz Ansari, Master Of None
  • Rob Lowe, The Grinder
  • Patrick Stewart, Blunt Talk
  • Jeffrey Tambor, Transparent

Best Television Limited Series Or Motion Picture Made For Television

Wolf Hall, PBS

  • American Crime, ABC   
  • American Horror Story: Hotel, FX
  • Fargo, FX
  • Flesh & Bone, Starz   

Best Performance By An Actress In A Limited Series Or Motion Picture Made For Television

Lady Gaga, American Horror Story: Hotel

  • Kirsten Dunst, Fargo
  • Sarah Hay, Flesh & Bone
  • Felicity Huffman, American Crime
  • Queen Latifah, Bessie

Best Performance By An Actor In A Limited Series Or Motion Picture Made For Television

Oscar Isaac, Show Me A Hero

  • Idris Elba, Luther
  • David Oyelowo, Nightingale
  • Mark Rylance, Wolf Hall
  • Patrick Wilson, Fargo

Best Performance By An Actress In A Supporting Role In A Series, Limited Series Or Motion Picture Made For Television

Maura Tierney, The Affair

  • Uzo Aduba, Orange Is The New Black
  • Joanne Froggatt, Downton Abbey
  • Regina King, American Crime
  • Judith Light, Transparent

Best Performance By An Actor In A Supporting Role In A Series, Limited Series Or Motion Picture Made For Television

Christian Slater, Mr. Robot

  • Alan Cumming, The Good Wife
  • Damian Lewis, Wolf Hall
  • Ben Mendelsohn, Bloodline
  • Tobias Menzies, Outlander