Filmed-in-Alberta ‘The Revenant’ wins three Golden Globes

The 73rd annual Golden Globe Awards were held last night, celebrating excellence in film and television. As all the stars gathered in their finest gowns and tuxedos, Alberta-filmed The Revenant starring Leonardo DiCaprio enjoyed three big wins.

Described as a “biographical Western,” The Revenant is the story of Hugh Glass, who is left for dead by his fur-trapping comrades in the wilderness of Montana and South Dakota. Part of the film was shot in Fortress Mountain in Kananaskis, as well as around Canmore and Calgary.

At last night’s Golden Globes, The Revenant’s director, Alejandro G. Iñárritu, won Best Director of a motion picture, Leonardo DiCaprio took home Best Actor of a motion picture, and the film itself won for Best Motion Picture, Drama.

The Golden Globes are handed out by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association every year to the best in domestic and foreign television and film. They’re also generally thought of as the kick-off of the awards season, which culminates with the Academy Awards (aka the Oscars).

DiCaprio has never won an Oscar and there’s a lot of buzz about what this win means for his chances this year. Often, Golden Globe winners in one film category go on to win the Oscar in that category, so last night’s win is good news for the Oscar-hopeful. Could 2016 finally be Leo’s year? We’ll have to wait to find out!

The Revenant opened in North American theatres on January 8, 2016. It will open in UK theatres on January 15.

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