Golden Globes: 'The Martian' Wins Best Motion Picture, Comedy or Musical
The 73rd annual awards show, hosted by Ricky Gervais, took place at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on Sunday.
The Martian took home the Golden Globe for best motion picture, comedy or musical, on Sunday night.
Director Ridley Scott read aloud his written acceptance speech, in which he thanked the crew, his late brother, Tony Scott, and the cast, including the the film's star Matt Damon, who won for best actor in a motion picture, comedy or musical.
He also touched on the success of Star Wars: "I was just quietly enjoying The Martian's cume when along came a juggernaut called Star Wars, and I was left in the dust — except we did pretty good. And that put everything into perspective," he said, alluding to his film's box-office success. "We had success, but Star Wars' majestic success — actually it's inspiring. You've got to stay hungry and keep bouncing the ball. That's me."
The film beat out The Big Short, Joy, Spy and Trainwreck to win the award.
Ricky Gervais hosted the 73rd annual Golden Globe Awards, which took place at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on Jan. 10.
Read Scott's full speech below.
Thank you very much. Comedy? (waves hand in so-so motion). But anyway I'm very grateful for this, we're very grateful for this. The [speech timer] count has already begun and I've prepared some type of speech for this which I have to do, otherwise I ramble. But thank you, Hollywood Foreign Press. (grabs trophy) Where have you been? I was beginning to think this was going to be posthumous. I'm honored to receive this award, particularly when I look at the work of my fellow nominees. There have been some excellent movies this year and some that really raised the bar. I saw that box office this year was the highest ever. I think there was a few bombs but actually we did great, and it's great for the business. So it's terrific. I was just quietly enjoying 'The Martian's' cume when along came a juggernaut called 'Star Wars,' and I was left in the dust — except we did pretty good. And that put everything into perspective. Because our business is like sport, and that kind of success — we had success, but 'Star Wars'' majestic success — actually it's inspiring. You gotta stay hungry and keep bouncing the ball. That's me. 'Martian' began with a very smart book by Andy Weir and adapted into a brilliant screenplay by Drew Goddard, a script that got a wonderful cast, and a terrific group of artists. Matt Damon brought his special brand of humor and grace, huge talent to Mark Watney. Thanks to you Matt, I really enjoyed it. I don't care I'm being [told to], 'Wrap up.' Then the formidable ensemble of [list of names] Screw you, OK? I loved working with each and every one of you. And of course my team. I've been to battle with them a few times. No! [list of names] We're nearly done, don't worry. [Thanks family.] And finally, my brother Tony, who would have been here tonight for sure. I know many of you knew him and loved him. I miss you, Tony.