Aaron Sorkin did it again. The revered screenwriter won his second Golden Globe Award for Best Screenplay, adding a statue for his work on Steve Jobs to go along with his previous win for The Social Network, which told the tale of another Silicon Valley billionaire, Mark Zuckerberg.
Directed by Danny Boyle and starring Michael Fassbender as the legendary Apple co-founder, Steve Jobs opened to rave reviews but tepid box-office. (It’s grossed only $17.7 million since opening Oct. 9.) Sorkin utilized an unconventional structural approach, eschewing the typical great-man biopic and instead capturing his essence at three intense moments of his career — the momentous launches of new tech products.
He edged Emma Donoghue (Room), Tom McCarthy and Josh Singer (Spotlight), Charles Randolph and Adam McKay (The Big Short), and Quentin Tarantino (The Hateful Eight).
The Golden Globes also honored Kate Winslet, who won for Best Supporting Actress.