The Social Network Dominates 68th Annual Golden Globes

Emceed by the acerbic Ricky Gervais, the 2011 Golden Globes didn’t offer many surprises; it only helped to emphasize that The Social Network is THE film to beat when the real movie awards take place in February.

That Facebook movie walked away with four statuettes for Best Dramatic Film as well as a directing award for David Fincher, a screenplay award for Aaron Sorkin, and an original score award for Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross.

But it wasn’t the only multiple award winner that night.

The Best Supporting Actor category kicked off the evening with a no-brainer win for Christian Bale for his role as Dicky Ecklund in The Fighter. Later, Melissa Leo, who plays his mom in the film, won a supporting actress award for her performance.

The Kids Are All Right took Best Comedy or Musical Film honors, in what was an anemic category to begin with with other nominees like The Tourist and Burlesque in the mix. Annette Bening added another best actress award to her trophy case for her performance in Kids. Bening, who has been nominated seven times for a Golden Globe (winning two), has been close to winning Oscar gold for Best Actress twice already. And in both cases she lost to Hilary Swank. This year her biggest competition comes from an actress who has once been nominated for an Oscar, Natalie Portman. She won at the Golden Globes as well for her impressive turn as ballet dancer in the thriller Black Swan.

Probably the biggest surprise of the evening was that Paul Giamatti beat out Johnny Depp and Johnny Depp in the Best Actor – Comedy or Musical category for his performance in Barney’s Version.  Great to see him pick up another Golden Globe (his last win was for his performance as John Adams in the John Adams mini-series).

For a complete list of winners for both Movies and TV, see below:

Best Motion Picture – Drama
* The Social Network
Best Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy
* The Kids Are All Right
Best Director – Motion Picture
* David Fincher for The Social Network
Best Screenplay – Motion Picture
* The Social Network: Aaron Sorkin
Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture – Drama
* Colin Firth for The King’s Speech
Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture – Drama
* Natalie Portman for Black Swan

Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy
* Paul Giamatti for Barney’s Version
Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy
* Annette Bening for The Kids Are All Right
Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture
* Christian Bale for The Fighter
Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture
* Melissa Leo for The Fighter
Best Original Song – Motion Picture
* Burlesque: Diane Warren (“You Haven’t Seen The Last of Me”)
Best Original Score – Motion Picture
* The Social Network: Trent Reznor, Atticus Ross
Best Animated Film
* Toy Story 3
Best Foreign Language Film
* In a Better World (Denmark)

Best Television Series – Drama
* “Boardwalk Empire”
Best Television Series – Musical or Comedy
* “Glee”
Best Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for Television
* “Carlos”
Best Performance by an Actor in a Mini-Series or Movie – Television
* Al Pacino for You Don’t Know Jack
Best Performance by an Actress in a Mini-Series or Movie – Television
* Claire Danes for Temple Grandin
Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series – Musical or Comedy
* Jim Parsons for “The Big Bang Theory”
Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series – Musical or Comedy
* Laura Linney for “The Big C”
Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series – Drama
* Steve Buscemi for “Boardwalk Empire”
Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series – Drama
* Katey Sagal for “Sons of Anarchy”
Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role – Television
* Chris Colfer for “Glee”
Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role – Television
* Jane Lynch for “Glee”

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