Celebs from film and television made their way out to The Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, CA last night to attend the 2011 Golden Globe Awards. When host Ricky Gervais wasn’t brilliantly and hilariously skewering the folks in the audience, Golden Globe awards were being handed out to some lucky winners. Many of the awards went to the film The Social Network and the TV series Glee … but there were a few other winners as well.
Facebook film “The Social Network” picked up four Golden Globe Awards on Sunday, including best film drama, making it a front-runner in Hollywood’s Oscar race. “Social Network” picked up the best director award for David Fincher, best screenplay for writer Aaron Sorkin and best musical score for its music, written by Nine Inch Nails frontman Trent Reznor. The film recounts the story of the founding of social networking site Facebook, an international phenomenon with millions of users that started in a college dormitory. Accepting the Golden Globe, producer Scott Rudin called the movie “a metaphor for communication and the way we relate to each other.” Another winner of some big awards was “The Kids Are All Right,” which featured two lesbian parents whose children search for their sperm donor father. “Kids” also picked up the award for best actress in a film comedy for its star Annette Bening, who portrayed one of the mothers in the film. British actor Colin Firth was named best actor in a film drama for his portrayal of stuttering King George VI in “The King’s Speech,” while Natalie Portman took home the Golden Globe trophy for best actress in a drama with “Black Swan.” Paul Giamatti won the prize for best actor in a comedy film for his role as a caustic man in “Barney’s Version.” The Golden Globe Awards, which are given out by the nearly 90 members of the HFPA, are one of the major Hollywood award shows leading to the film industry’s most-prized honors, the Oscars, which are handed out by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Many film industry watchers look at the winners of Golden Globes and other honors for clues as to which films, performers, directors and writers might win Oscars. This year, “Social Network” has swept many early honors and added the Golden Globe to its cache of trophies. In other movie honors, boxing drama “The Fighter” picked up two Golden Globes for Christian Bale as supporting actor portraying a drug-addicted fighter and for Melissa Leo as supporting actress playing the mother of Christian Bale’s character. “Toy Story 3″ was named best animated movie for what director Lee Unkrich called “”an animated movie that beat with a human heart.” And Denmark’s “In a Better World” was named best foreign language film.
In the TV categories, Glee and Glee‘s Chris Colfer won awards while Katey Sagal (Sons of Anarchy) and Jim Parsons (The Big Bang Theory) took home awards of their own. I believe the Golden Globes are the last of the big awards shows to honor television accomplishments (until the Emmy Awards are given out in the Fall) so from here on out it’ll be all about the movies … and, if the trend continues, it’ll be all about The Social Network. Here are some photos of some of last night’s winners in the press room posing with their new trophies:
I LOVE that Colin Firth (The King’s Speech) won as well as Black Swan‘s Natalie Portman (tho, her acceptance speech was SO awkward and just … bad … I can’t even deal) but the biggest win for ME was Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross‘s win for their work scoring The Social Network.
All of these wins bode very well for the coming Academy Awards. I have many favorites this year but the only win I’m really pulling for is the Oscar for TRez. Click HERE to see who else took home Golden Globe Awards last night. What did y’all think of the show overall? Did you enjoy? Did your faves win?
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