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Latinos win big at the 2016 Golden Globes

Mexican actor Gael Garcia Bernal wins a Golden Globe at the 2016 awards show.
Golden Globe Awards 2016

The 2016 Golden Globe Awards took place in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo Courtesy of JustJared.com).

The 73rd annual Golden Globes took place last night, Sunday, January 10th, 2016, at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, California. Hundreds of celebrities, guests and Golden Globe nominees flocked to the red carpet in hopes of winning one of the coveted golden statuettes.

We were beyond excited to see some of our favorite latino celebrities among the few who took home a Golden Globe award at the end of the night.

Once again, Mexican filmmaker and director Alejandro González Iñárritu came out on top. After winning many awards in 2015, including three Oscars and a Golden Globe, the 52-year-old director took home two Golden Globes for Best Director and Best Motion Picture Drama for his movie The Revenant. 

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The Revenant, currently in theaters nationwide, stars Leonardo DiCaprio (who also won a Golden Globe for Best Actor for his work in film).

During his acceptance speech, González Iñárritu thanked his crew, cast and producers for sticking with him during difficult times and conditions and for adhering to his strict demands.

“Pain is temporary, but film is forever so who cares,”said González Iñárritu.

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Director Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu and actor Leonardo DiCaprio won Golden Globe awards in 2016.

Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu, Leonardo DiCaprio posing with their Golden Globe. Photo Courtesy of Jordan Strauss: Associated Press

The award winning director also thanked Revenant star Leonardo DiCaprio, calling him a hero for his commitment to the role.

On the other hand, Guatemalan-born actor Oscar Isaac, who grew up in Miami,  also nabbed a Golden Globe for Best Actor in a Miniseries or Television film for his role in the HBO movie “Show me a Hero”.

Isaac, 36, who was featured in Body of Lies alongside actors Leonardo DiCaprio and Russel Crowe, is best known for his lead role in critically acclaimed film, Inside Llewyn Davis. 

Inside Llewyn Davis was was nominated in 2013 for two Academy Awards- Best Cinematography and Best Sound Mixing and three Golden Globes -Best Motion Picture, Best Song and Best Actor, category in which Isaac was nominated.

Guatemalan star Oscar Isaac won a Golden Globe at the 2016 awards show.

Guatemalan actor Oscar Isaac wins best Performance in TV miniseries for his role in HBO “Show me a Hero” Photo Credit- Kevin Winter: Getty images.

However, this year’s win marks his first time taking home a Golden Globe.

Mexican actor Gael Garcia Bernal, 37,  won the Golden Globe for Best Performance in a television series musical or comedy for Amazon’s “Mozart in the Jungle”, in which he plays a hilarious and talented symphony conductor.

“Mozart in the Jungle” also won Best Comedy Series.

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Will these winners be contenders once more at The 88th Annual Academy Awards?

Tune into ABC on Febuary 28, 2016 at 7 p.m. eastern time to find out.

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Mexican actor Gael Garcia Bernal wins a Golden Globe at the 2016 awards show.

Actor Gael Garcia Bernal poses backstage with the award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series – Musical or Comedy for his role in “Mozart in the Jungle”. (Photo Credit- Lucy Nicholson: Reuters.)


Jaclyn Diaz holds a BA in Mass Communications from Florida International University. She worked at WSVN Channel 7 for five years and covered entertainment events for Deco Drive. Jackie has contributed articles to 53-weeks.com; a mom blog, ExclusiveAcess.net and OurBrickell.com. She's now freelancing as a reporter. You can keep up with Jackie on Instagram @jackie_sd

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