Golden Globe winners: The Social Network dominates at awards


The Social Network picked up four major awards including Best Motion Picture and Best Director at the 2010 Golden Globes.

Golden Globe winners: The Social Network dominates at awards

Based on the launch of Facebook and the extraordinary story of its founder, Mark Zuckerberg, The Social Network also won Best Original Screenplay and Best Original Score.

There was also good news for Britain’s stars with Colin Firth picking up the Best Actor gong for his role in The King’s Speech while Christian Bale was named Best Supporting Actor was his brilliant portrayal of crack-addled ex-boxer in The Fighter.

Natalie Portman was named Best Actress for her portrayal of a ballet dancer in Darren Aronofsky’s haunting Black Swan while Melissa Leo picked up the Supporting Actress prize for her role in The Fighter.

On the TV front, the big winners were musical show Glee and gangster series Boardwalk Empire which won three and two awards respectively.

The glittering awards ceremony was held at the Beverly Hills Hilton and is seen as a precursor to The Oscars.

British comedian Ricky Gervais hosted the awards for the second year running – taking the opportunity to poke fun at Charlie Sheen, Mel Gibson and Robert Downey JR in the process.

His performance at the Globes was regarded as the evening’s overall highlight – although  some believe his controversial swipes at Hollywood’s A-listers may result in him not being welcomed back.


Film categories

Best film (drama)
The Social Network

Best film (musical or comedy)
The Kids are All Right

Best director
David Fincher – The Social Network

Best actor (drama)
Colin Firth – The King’s Speech

Best actress (drama)
Natalie Portman – Black Swan

Best actor (musical or comedy)
Paul Giamatti – Barney’s Version

Best actress (musical or comedy)
Annette Bening – The Kids are All Right

Best supporting actor
Christian Bale – The Fighter

Best supporting actress
Melissa Leo – The Fighter

Best foreign language film
In a Better World – Denmark

Best animated feature film
Toy Story 3

Best screenplay
Aaron Sorkin – The Social Network

Best original song
You Haven’t Seen the Last of Me – Burlesque: music and lyrics by Diane Warren

Best original score
Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross – The Social Network

Television categories

Best series (drama)
Boardwalk Empire

Best series (musical or comedy)

Best mini-series or film made for TV

Best actor (drama)
Steve Buscemi – Boardwalk Empire

Best actor (musical or comedy)
Jim Parsons – The Big Bang Theory

Best actress (drama)
Katey Sagal – Sons of Anarchy

Best actress (musical or comedy)
Laura Linney – The Big C

Best actress (mini-series or film made for TV)
Claire Danes – Temple Grandin

Best supporting actress (series, mini-series or film made for TV)
Jane Lynch – Glee

Best actor (series, mini-series or film made for TV)
Al Pacino – You Don’t Know Jack

Best supporting actor (series, mini-series or film made for TV)
Chris Colfer – Glee


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