David Fincher’s “The Social Network” led the winners of the 2010 Golden Globe Awards, taking awards for best drama, best director, best screenplay and best original score. While its win in the best drama category was not a sure thing (some suspected “The King’s Speech” would sneak in), perhaps the most assumed winners of the night were Aaron Sorkin and David Fincher who indeed took home Globes in the best screenplay and best director categories, respectively. “Network” also took a prize for Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross’s fantastic score over “The King’s Speech” and “Inception,” among others.
After a rollicking opening monologue care of second time host Ricky Gervais (which offended everyone from closeted gay scientologists, the cast of “Sex and the City,” Angelina Jolie, Johnny Depp, Cher, Charlie Sheen, Hugh Hefner and, of course, Mel Gibson), the awards themselves got off to an unsurprising start as Christian Bale took yet another award for his work in “The Fighter.” Bale – who a gave a pleasant if somewhat unmemorable speech – is widely expected to win the same award at next month’s Oscars.
Later on the in the show, Bale’s co-star Melissa Leo won the best supporting actress trophy in a much more contested race. Leo beat out another “Fighter” team member, Amy Adams, as well as “The King’s Speech”‘s Helena Bonham Carter, who some had suspected might sneak in.
The best actress races saw expected winners in both “Black Swan”‘s Natalie Portman (drama) and “The Kids Are All Right”‘s Annette Bening (comedy/musical). Bening beat her “The Kids Are All Right” co-star Julianne Moore, and gave a warm, classy speech, thanking “her partner” Moore first and foremost. Bening and Portman are the frontrunners for the Oscar, though Portman definitely has the edge.
“The Kids All Are All Right” was a big winner overall, taking home the best comedy/musical picture award where it beat out a generally embarrassing batch of other nominees that included “The Tourist” and “Alice in Wonderland,” both of which were huge critical disappointments.
On her fifth nomination, Diane Warren finally won a Globe for writing “Burlesque”‘s Cher-sung “You Haven’t Seen The Last Of Me.” Warren – who has also received six Oscar nominations without winning – is not quite a certainty there. Six of the past seven years, the winner of the Globes’ best original song trophy has not even been nominated for an Oscar
“Toy Story 3” won the best animated feature category, continuing Pixar’s dominance in this category, winning every award since its inception.
By far the night’s biggest surprises in the film categories were Susanne Bier’s “In A Better World,” which took best foreign language film over “Biutiful” and “I Am Love,” and Paul Giamatti, who conquered a double nomination for Johnny Depp in the best actor in a comedy/musical category for his work in “Barney’s Version.” Giamatti gave a heartfelt speech, thanking “the great nation of Canada” and the city of Montreal, which “he dreams of” (the film is a Canadian production set in the Quebec city).
On the TV side of things, things have been much less expected overall. Katey Sagal was a big and welcome surprise in the drama actress category for her work on “Sons of Anarchy,” while Olivier Assayas’ “Carlos” unexpectedly beat out both “The Pacific” and “Temple Grandin” in the TV movie/miniseries category (winning the first Golden Globe ever for the Sundance Channel). “Carlos” star Edgar Ramirez wasn’t quite so lucky, losing the TV movie/miniseries actor award to “You Don’t Know Jack”‘s Al Pacino.
Other TV winners have included HBO’s “Boardwalk Empire,” which took honors for both best drama series and best drama actor (Steve Buscemi), and “Glee,” which won best comedy/musical series as well as acting honors for Jane Lynch and Chris Cofler.
“Temple Grandin” star Claire Danes, who added a second Golden Globe to her collection fifteen years after winning for “My So-Called Life,” while Laura Linney won the comedy actress award for her work in the Showtime series “The Big C.”
The full list of Golden Globe film winners:
Best Motion Picture – Drama
“The Social Network” – Columbia Pictures; Sony Pictures Releasing
Best Motion Picture – Comedy Or Musical
The Kids Are All Right” – Antidote Films, Mandalay Vision, Gilbert Films; Focus Features
Best Director – Motion Picture
David Fincher – “The Social Network”
Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture – Drama
Natalie Portman – “Black Swan”
Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture – Drama
Colin Firth – “The King’s Speech”
Best Actress: Comedy or Musical
Annette Bening – “The Kids Are All Right”
Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture – Comedy Or Musical
Paul Giamatti – “Barney’s Version”
Best Performance by an Actress In A Supporting Role in a Motion Picture
Melissa Leo – “The Fighter”
Best Supporting Actor
Christian Bale for “The Fighter”
Best Foreign Language Film
“In A Better World” (Denmark) (Hævnen) Zentropa Entertainment; Sony Pictures Classics
Best Screenplay – Motion Picture
Aaron Sorkin – “The Social Network”
Best Original Score – Motion Picture
Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross – “The Social Network”
Best Animated Feature Film
“Toy Story 3” – Disney * Pixar; Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures
Best Original Picture – Motion Picture
“You Haven’t Seen The Last Of Me” from “Burlesque” – Music & Lyrics By: Diane Warren
Cecil B. DeMille Award
Robert De Niro
The full list of Golden Globe television winners:
Best Drama Series
Best Television Series – Comedy Or Musical
“Glee” (FOX) Ryan Murphy Television, Twentieth Century Fox Television
Best Mini-Series Or Motion Picture Made for Television
Best Actress: Drama
Katey Sagal for “Sons of Anarchy”
Best Actor: Television Series – Drama
Steve Buscemi for “Boardwalk Empire”
Best Performance by an Actress In A Television Series – Comedy Or Musical
Laura Linney – “The Big C” (Showtime)
Best Performance by an Actor In A Television Series – Comedy Or Musical
Jim Parsons – “The Big Bang Theory” (CBS)
Best Actress: TV Movie/Miniseries
Claire Danes – “Temple Grandin” (HBO)
Best Performance by an Actress In A Mini-series or Motion Picture Made for Television
Al Pacino – “You Don’t Know Jack” (HBO)
Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Series, Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for Television:
Jane Lynch – “Glee” (FOX)
Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for Television
Chris Colfer for “Glee”
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