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Golden Globes 2011: Bad Night For Inception & 127 Hours, Social Network Reigns But Not Supreme

The winners of the 66th Golden Globe Award were announced in a ceremony last night and as we expected The Social Network and The Fighter triumphed meaning Inception and 127 Hours went home empty-handed.

The Social Network picked up Best Screenplay for Aaron Sorkin, Best Director for David Fincher, Best Original Score for Atticus Ross and Trent Reznor, and the big one – Best Picture. Director David Fincher was very modest in his speech, thanking the cast and practically all the crew of his technical staff. He also had great praise for Aaron Sorkin and his wonderful script.

In the acting categories there were really no surprises. Colin Firth won Best Actor in a drama motion picture, and Natalie Portman won Best Actress. The Fighter took home Best Supporting Actor for Christian Bale and Best Supporting Actress for Melissa Leo, who believe me, was ecstatic about her award.

In terms of Best Actress in a comedy role, as predicted Annette Bening won Best Actress, and Paul Giamatti won Best Actor, beating favourite Jake Gyllenhaal to the honours. Also The Kids Are All Right won Best Motion  Picture Musical or Comedy.

Also, Robert De Niro picked up a special life time achievement award presented to him by Matt Damon. His speech was hilarious, where he mocked Megan Fox and made jokes about how waiters at the Golden Globe awards would be deported along with Javier Bardem.

Here are the 2011 Golden Globe winners for Film:

Best Motion Picture – Drama

  • Black Swan
  • The Fighter
  • Inception
  • The King’s Speech
  • The Social Network

Best Motion Picture – Musical Or Comedy

  • Alice In Wonderland
  • Burlesque
  • The Kids Are All Right
  • Red
  • The Tourist

Best Actor In A Motion Picture Drama

  • Jesse Eisenberg (The Social Network)
  • Colin Firth (The King’s Speech)
  • James Franco (127 Hours)
  • Ryan Gosling (Blue Valentine)
  • Mark Wahlberg (The Fighter)

Best Actress In A Motion Picture Drama

  • Halle Berry (Frankie And Alice)
  • Nicole Kidman (Rabbit Hole)
  • Jennifer Lawrence (Winter’s Bone)
  • Natalie Portman (Black Swan)
  • Michelle Williams (Blue Valentine)

Best Actor In A Motion Picture Musical Or Comedy

  • Johnny Depp (The Tourist)
  • Johnny Depp (Alice In Wonderland)
  • Paul Giamatti (Barney’s Version)
  • Jake Gyllenhaal (Love And Other Drugs)
  • Kevin Spacey (Casino Jack)

Best Actress In A Motion Picture Musical Or Comedy

  • Annette Bening (The Kids Are All Right)
  • Anne Hathway (Love And Other Drugs)
  • Angelina Jolie (The Tourist)
  • Julianne Moore (The Kids Are All Right)
  • Emma Stone (Easy A)

Best Actor In A Supporting Role In A Motion Picture

  • Christian Bale (The Fighter)
  • Michael Douglas (Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps)
  • Andrew Garfield (The Social Network)
  • Jeremy Renner (The Town)
  • Geoffrey Rush (The King’s Speech)

Best Actress In A Supporting Role In A Motion Picture

  • Amy Adams (The Fighter)
  • Helena Bonham Carter (The King’s Speech)
  • Mila Kunis (Black Swan)
  • Melissa Leo (The Fighter)
  • Jacki Weaver (Animal Kingdom)

Best Director

  • Darren Aronofsky (Black Swan)
  • David Fincher (The Social Network)
  • Tom Hooper (The King’s Speech)
  • Christopher Nolan (Inception)
  • David O. Russell (The Figher)

Best Screenplay


  • Danny Boyle & Simon Beaufoy (127 Hours)
  • Christopher Nolan (Inception)
  • Stuart Blumberg & Lisa Cholodenko (The Kids Are All Right)
  • David Seidler (The King’s Speech)
  • Aaron Sorkin (The Social Network)

Best Original Song

  • Samuel Dixon, Christina Aguilera & Sia Furler for “Bound To You” (Burlesque)
  • Diane Warren for “You Haven’t Seen The Last Of Me” (Burlesque)
  • Bob DiPiero, Tom Douglas, Hillary Linsey & Troy Verges for “Coming Home” (Country Strong)
  • Carrie Underwood, David Hodges & Hillary Lindsey for “There’s A Place For Us”(The Chronicles Of Narnia: The Voyage Of The Dawn Treader)
  • Alan Menken & Glenn Slater for “I See The Light” (Tangled)

Best Original Score

The Social Network Steals Best Original Score (Courtesy of http://www.zimbio.com/)

  • AR Rahman (127 Hours)
  • Danny Elfman (Alice In Wonderland)
  • Hans Zimmer (Inception)
  • Alexandre Desplat (The King’s Speech)
  • Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross (The Social Network)

Best Animated Film

  • Despicable Me
  • How To Train Your Dragon
  • The Illusionist
  • Tangled
  • Toy Story 3

Best Foreign Language Film

  • Biutiful (Mexico and Spain)
  • The Concert (France)
  • The Edge (Russia)
  • I Am Love (Italy)
  • In A Better World (Denmark)
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3 responses to “Golden Globes 2011: Bad Night For Inception & 127 Hours, Social Network Reigns But Not Supreme

  1. well done david and lovely lovely Colin!

  2. social network literally took everything. i was expectin inception 2 shock

  3. well done paul giamatti. beat johnny depp and jake

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