Best Motion Picture Winners Of The Golden Globe In The Past 10 Years

The 76th annual Golden Globe Awards just announced all of the nominations for this years award ceremony. The Golden Globes is an award show that recognizes all of film and television from the past year.

One of the most significant categories for the Golden Globes is Best Motion Picture – Drama. This year, some of the biggest movies were nominated for this category including A Star Is Born, Blackpanther and Bohemian Rhapsody.

So let’s go down memory lane and take a look at the Best Motion Picture – Drama award winners from the past 10 years.

2017, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

Frances McDormand, Woody Harrelson, Sam Rockwell in Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri Moive Poster

Fox Searchlight Pictures

Directed by: Martin McDonagh.
Starring: Frances McDormand. Woody Harrelson, Sam Rockwell, John Hawkes, and Peter Dinklage.

It was released in the United States in November 2017 by Fox Searchlight Pictures and grossed $159 million worldwide.


2016, Moonlight

Trevante Rhodes in Moonlight movie poster

A24

Directed by: Barry Jenkins
Starring: Trevante Rhodes, André Holland, Janelle Monáe, Ashton Sanders, Jharrel Jerome, Naomie Harris, and Mahershala Ali.

The film is based on Tarell Alvin McCraney’s unpublished semi-autobiographical play In Moonlight Black Boys Look Blue.

It was released on October 21, 2016, and grossed over $65 million worldwide.


2015, The Revenant

Leonardo DiCaprio, Tom Hardy in The Revenant movie poster

20th Century Fox

Directed by: Alejandro G. Iñárritu
Starring: Leonardo DiCaprio, Tom Hardy, Domhnall Gleeson, and Will Poulter.

The screenplay by Mark L. Smith and Iñárritu is based in part on Michael Punke’s 2002 novel of the same name, describing frontiersman Hugh Glass’s experiences in 1823. That novel is in turn based on the 1915 poem The Song of Hugh Glass.


2014, Boyhood

Ellar Coltrane in Boyhood movie poster

IFC Films; Universal Pictures

Directed by: Richard Linklater

Starring: Patricia Arquette, Ellar Coltrane, Lorelei Linklater, and Ethan Hawke.

The film depicts the childhood and adolescence of Mason Evans Jr. (Coltrane) from ages six to eighteen as he grows up in Texas with divorced parents (Arquette and Hawke).


2013, 12 Years a Slave

Chiwetel Ejiofor in 12 Years A Slave movie poster

Fox Searchlight Pictures

Directed by: Steve McQueen
Starring: Chiwetel Ejiofor stars as Solomon Northup. Michael Fassbender, Benedict Cumberbatch, Paul Dano, Paul Giamatti, Lupita Nyong’o, Sarah Paulson, Brad Pitt, and Alfre Woodard as supporting roles.

The film is an adaptation of the 1853 slave narrative memoir Twelve Years a Slave by Solomon Northup, a New York State-born free African-American man who was kidnapped in Washington, D.C. by two conmen in 1841 and sold into slavery.


2012, Argo

Ben Affleck in Argo movie poster

Warner Bros. Pictures

Directed by: Ben Affleck
Starring: Affleck as Mendez, and Bryan Cranston, Alan Arkin, and John Goodman in supporting roles.

It was produced by Grant Heslov, Affleck and George Clooney. Screenwriter Chris Terrio adapted the screenplay from the book by the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency operative Tony Mendez, The Master of Disguise, and the 2007 Wired article by Joshuah Bearman.


2011, The Descendants

George Clooney in The Descendants movie poster

Fox Searchlight Pictures

Directed by: Alexander Payne
Starring: George Clooney, Shailene Woodley, Amara Miller, Beau Bridges, Judy Greer, Matthew Lillard, and Robert Forster.

The screenplay by Payne, Nat Faxon, and Jim Rash is based on the 2007 novel of the same name by Kaui Hart Hemmings.


2010, The Social Network

Jesse Eisenberg in The Social Network movie poster

Columbia Pictures

Directed by: David Fincher
Starring: Jesse Eisenberg as founder Mark Zuckerberg, along with Andrew Garfield, Justin Timberlake, Armie Hammer, and Tyler Winklevoss.

Adapted from Ben Mezrich’s 2009 book The Accidental Billionaires: The Founding of Facebook, a Tale of Sex, Money, Genius, and Betrayal, the film portrays the founding of social networking website Facebook and the resulting lawsuits.


2009, Avatar

Sam Worthington, Zoe Saldana in Avatar movie poster

20th Century Fox

Directed by: James Cameron
Starring: Sam Worthington, Zoe Saldana, Stephen Lang, Michelle Rodriguez, and Sigourney Weaver.


2008, Slumdog Millionaire

Dev Patel in Slumdog Millionaire movie poster

Warner Bros. Pictures

Directed by: Danny Boyle
Starring: Dev Patel

The film is a loose adaptation of the novel Q & A (2005) by Indian author Vikas Swarup, telling the story of Jamal Malik, age 18, from the Juhu slums of Mumbai.

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