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Golden Globe Winners 2011
Colin Firth, Social Network do well...

17 January 2011  |  Written by James White  

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They don't exactly carry the cache of the Oscars, but the 68th annual Golden Globe Awards were handed out last night in America, and there were good results for several films, including The Social Network (which took the drama screenplay, score, director and film awards) and The King’s Speech (a somewhat unsurprising drama actor win for Colin Firth).

Ricky Gervais was the host for the evening, his second stint behind the podium for the Globes, and he started as he meant to go on, launching a torrent of gags about Charlie Sheen, the Hollywood Foreign Press Association’s recent financial scandals and various subjects that had the crowd alternately chuckling and jeering. Not sure if he’ll be invited back next year, but at least he made a stab at getting beyond the usual bland backslapping. And let’s face it – when you hire Gervais for a second time, and allow him to drink again, what do you really expect?

But back to the awards themselves - it was a good night for The Kids Are All Right, which nabbed the comedy/musical picture award and the comedy/musical actress gong for Annette Bening. Paul Giamatti was more of a surprise, taking comedy/musical actor for Barney’s Version, while Natalie Portman continued her awards swoop with dramatic actress for Black Swan.

In the supporting categories, Christian Bale took the dramatic actor statuette, with Melissa Leo as actress, both from The Fighter. Toy Story 3, meanwhile, nabbed best animated feature. Oh, and even Burlesque shimmied home with one gong, best original song for Diane Warren’s You Haven’t Seen the Last of Me.

In TV-land, Glee was the ceremony’s big winner, nabbing the musical/comedy show award, actor (Chris Colfer) and actress (Jane Lynch).

For a rundown of all the awards, throw your eyeballs below... 

MOTION PICTURE CATEGORIES

BEST MOTION PICTURE, DRAMA
The Social Network

BEST MOTION PICTURE, MUSICAL OR COMEDY
The Kids Are All Right

FOREIGN LANGUAGE PICTURE
In A Better World, Denmark

BEST DIRECTOR
David Fincher, The Social Network

BEST DRAMATIC ACTOR
Colin Firth, The King's Speech

BEST DRAMATIC ACTRESS
Natalie Portman, Black Swan

BEST ACTOR, COMEDY OR MUSICAL
Paul Giamatti, Barney's Version

BEST ACTRESS, COMEDY OR MUSICAL
Annette Bening, The Kids Are All Right

SUPPORTING ACTOR
Christian Bale, The Fighter

SUPPORTING ACTRESS
Melissa Leo, The Fighter

ANIMATED FILM
Toy Story 3

SCREENPLAY
Aaron Sorkin, The Social Network

ORIGINAL SCORE
Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross, The Social Network

SONG
‘You Haven't Seen the Last of Me’ (music and lyrics by Diane Warren), Burlesque

TELEVISION CATEGORIES

DRAMATIC TV SERIES
Boardwalk Empire

BEST ACTOR, TV DRAMA
Steve Buscemi, Boardwalk Empire

BEST ACTRESS, TV DRAMA
Katy Sagal, Sons of Anarchy

TV SERIES, MUSICAL OR COMEDY
Glee

BEST ACTOR, TV MUSICAL OR COMEDY
Jim Parsons, The Big Bang Theory

BEST ACTRESS, TV MUSICAL OR COMEDY
Laura Linney, The Big C

BEST MINISERIES OR MOTION PICTURE MADE FOR TELEVISION
Carlos

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A MINISERIES OR A MOTION PICTURE MADE FOR TELEVISION
Claire Danes, Temple Grandin

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A MINISERIES OR A MOTION PICTURE MADE FOR TELEVISION
Al Pacino, You Don't Know Jack

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE IN A SERIES, MINISERIES OR MOTION PICTURE MADE FOR TELEVISION
Jane Lynch, Glee

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE IN A SERIES, MINISERIES OR MOTION PICTURE MADE FOR TELEVISION
Chris Colfer, Glee

CECIL B. DEMILLE LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD
Robert De Niro


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RE: Ricky Gervais to host again?
L: oddzag The fact that The Tourist was even nominated invalidated this entire ceremony. hat's pretty funny is that it was nominated in the musical or comedy category and it happens to be neither...yet scott pilgrim vs the world wasn't nominated despite being both a musical and a comedy(well sort of anyway) More

Posted by horatio hornblower at 05:19 on 23 January 2011 | Report This Post

RE: Ricky Gervais to host again?
L: HighwayJoe L: horribleives I don't think he was doing that at all, the joke was quite clearly aimed at the hypocrisy of the actors in question. Whoever they are. hat hypocrisy? Do you mean the hypocrisy of actually being gay and remaining within the closet...? sp; No, the hypocrisy of being gay and not only denying it but pretending to be heterosexual and happily married. More

Posted by horribleives at 00:02 on 23 January 2011 | Report This Post

RE: Ricky Gervais to host again?
L: horribleives I don't think he was doing that at all, the joke was quite clearly aimed at the hypocrisy of the actors in question. Whoever they are. hat hypocrisy? Do you mean the hypocrisy of actually being gay and remaining within the closet...? Because the joke was about Tom Cruise and John Travolta. Neither of whom strike me as closeted gay men, regardless of how often comedians of all stripes like to suggest that they are. The whole "they're gay" joke is part of the bigger " More

Posted by HighwayJoe at 20:58 on 22 January 2011 | Report This Post

RE: Ricky Gervais to host again?
L: HighwayJoe also reading off the autocue, so surely someone checked  and ok'd it.  I reckon they love it for the headlines.bsolutely. I'm under the impression that 90% of it was scripted, including Downey Jrs reaction. Someone on here mentioned Carrell's "shove" to Gervais--which was obviously rehearsed. I think Downey Jr's, Hank's and Allen's comebacks were so smoothly delivered and strangely on cue that they ] have been rehearsed. They just didn't look spontaneous. More

Posted by horribleives at 18:49 on 21 January 2011 | Report This Post

RE: Ricky Gervais to host again?
Don't know why Ricky Garvais is hosting this, he isn'st funny, although he thinks he is. Very happy Black Swan, Glee, and Toy Story 3 got some wins More

Posted by white mage at 15:44 on 21 January 2011 | Report This Post

RE: Ricky Gervais to host again?
also reading off the autocue, so surely someone checked  and ok'd it.  I reckon they love it for the headlines.bsolutely. I'm under the impression that 90% of it was scripted, including Downey Jrs reaction. Someone on here mentioned Carrell's "shove" to Gervais--which was obviously rehearsed. I think Downey Jr's, Hank's and Allen's comebacks were so smoothly delivered and strangely on cue that they ] have been rehearsed. They just didn't look spontaneous. The one Gervais joke I re More

Posted by HighwayJoe at 15:14 on 21 January 2011 | Report This Post

RE: Ricky Gervais to host again?
L: KEENEQ so it seems unlikely that the Hollywood Foreign Press Association will invite Gervais back to host again. No worries: I say we send 'em Boyle for next years showuote] Would love this!! The Golden Globes music starts, the lights come on and Hollywoods finest actors and actresses are greeted by "you alright c*nts!!" hahaha More

Posted by waltham1979 at 09:03 on 20 January 2011 | Report This Post

RE: Ricky Gervais to host again?
The fact that The Tourist was even nominated invalidated this entire ceremony. More

Posted by oddzag at 00:07 on 20 January 2011 | Report This Post

RE: Ricky Gervais to host again?
L: Cruisecontroller I hope he doesn`t host it again I think there were times where he crossed the line on Sunday night and was just being nasty and like a jeering overgrown school boy who needs to be put back in his place. If he wants to continue to do well in Hollywood he`s going the wrong way about it unless he wants to be the next Howard Stern. He really is like David Brent. Being cheeky is one thing but some of those jokes were just downright mean. If I was Robert Downey More

Posted by horribleives at 16:01 on 19 January 2011 | Report This Post

RE: Ricky Gervais to host again?
L: Shifty Bench L: Letattz He was also reading off the autocue, so surely someone checked  and ok'd it.  I reckon they love it for the headlines. xactly! He wasn't making it up as he went, he would have been reading from a script that was written for him. He would add bits, but I'm pretty sure the script was worked hard on and scrutinised by a zillion lawyers who would tell them what can and can not be said. That's just how American TV works. Yet, people still bitch about him More

Posted by Cruisecontroller at 15:48 on 19 January 2011 | Report This Post

RE: Ricky Gervais to host again?
L: Letattz He was also reading off the autocue, so surely someone checked  and ok'd it.  I reckon they love it for the headlines. xactly! He wasn't making it up as he went, he would have been reading from a script that was written for him. He would add bits, but I'm pretty sure the script was worked hard on and scrutinised by a zillion lawyers who would tell them what can and can not be said. That's just how American TV works. Yet, people still bitch about him, it's a bit odd More

Posted by Shifty Bench at 02:23 on 19 January 2011 | Report This Post

RE: Ricky Gervais to host again?
They must've known what they were letting themselves in for I mean last years "I like a drink as much as the next man unless the next man is Mel Gibson" introduction to Mel Gibson is just as bad when you realise the mans an alcoholic. I say FUCK EM ! if the Yanks can't take a joke I can think of  loads of American comics past & present who would've been just as bad if not worse. More

Posted by Wild about Wilder at 16:18 on 18 January 2011 | Report This Post

RE: Ricky Gervais to host again?
agree with most sentiments on here.  However, how much of Gervais performance was essentially just that - a performance?  In a way, you are not hiring him to be 'themselves'.  You are hiring in a performer - and asking Gervais to bring his own take on what that 'role' should look like?  I am sure all the other stars on stage saw it that way - look at Carrels comedy push on Gervais.  He was also reading off the autocue, so surely someone checked  and ok'd it.& More

Posted by Letattz at 13:17 on 18 January 2011 | Report This Post

RE: Ricky Gervais to host again?
I hope he doesn`t host it again I think there were times where he crossed the line on Sunday night and was just being nasty and like a jeering overgrown school boy who needs to be put back in his place. If he wants to continue to do well in Hollywood he`s going the wrong way about it unless he wants to be the next Howard Stern. He really is like David Brent. Being cheeky is one thing but some of those jokes were just downright mean. If I was Robert Downey Junior I would have been More

Posted by Cruisecontroller at 13:01 on 18 January 2011 | Report This Post

RE: Bale
Have you actually seen The Fighter? Bale is amazing in it and gets the characteristics of the Dicky Ecklund down to a T.... you haven't even seen it have you... an unbelievable performance... are you sure? Think you have only been watch so called Blockbuster movies and such mate.... As for the Pacino comments.... ha, jog on mate More

Posted by Dirtyfunkymonkey at 14:29 on 17 January 2011 | Report This Post

RE: Bale
L: boristhespie Bale for me is well over rated. Like Depp or Pacino its allways the same. Mannered, schtick, look at me, i am " acting" historyonics. Good cartoon acting but not subtle nor truefull. Predictable awaed for a predictable and unbelieveable performance laxking class eally?! I would say that if you are pegging the likes of Depp and Bale as 'always being the same' that you haven't watched any films that they have been in beyond Pirates of the Caribean and the Batman f More

Posted by waltham1979 at 14:24 on 17 January 2011 | Report This Post

RE: http://clothesmall.org
You waved them away Beno p; I'm really pleased that I saw The King's Speech last week as I can totally understand why Colin Firth was given the Globe.  Completely worthy! More

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ally pleased Bale has been recognised at last beyond worthy plaudits. More

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