Kate Winslet and Aaron Sorkin both won Golden Globe awards Sunday night for the Steve Jobs biopic—Winslet for best supporting actress, and Sorkin for his writing. The highly anticipated movie didn't fare well at the box office, but had been nominated for four Golden Globe awards.
Kate Winslet wins Golden Globe for her performance in Steve Jobs
Kate Winslet portrayed Joanna Hoffman, the marketing expert who worked with Steve Jobs through significant points in his career at Apple and NeXT, and was part of the original Macintosh launch team.
Aaron Sorkin wrote the screenplay for the movie based on the authorized Walter Isaacson biography of Steve Jobs. Instead of following Mr. Isaacson's book closely, Mr. Sorkin used it as inspiration for three vignettes to show Mr. Jobs's personality just before major product launches.
The movie was criticized for playing fast and loose with facts, and people who knew Mr. Jobs later in his life said it didn't depict who he really was. Movie supporters who knew Apple's co-founder, however, said it caught the essence of who Mr. Jobs was at those points in his life.
Steve Jobs also scored two additional nominations: Michael Fassbender for best performance by an actor, and Daniel Pemberton for the movie's musical score. Mr. Fassbender lost to Leonardo DiCaprio and Mr. Pemberton lost to Ennio Morricone, both from The Hateful Eight.
Mr. DiCaprio was originally cast as Steve Jobs, but backed out before shooting started. He was replaced by Christian Bale, who also backed out, opening the door for Michael Fassbender.
Mr. Sorkin's Steve Jobs turned out to be a box office failure despite its powerful dialog and strong cast. With a couple Golden Globe awards under its belt, the movie could see an upswing is video sales and rentals, but it will always be overshadowed by its dismal box office performance.