The year’s first really big awards show is now in the books, and what we’ve taken away from it is the fact that there really is nothing stopping The Social Network from simply plowing over all other films in its way. David Fincher’s film about the real story behind the creation of Facebook too home several awards, including Best Picture (Drama), Best Director (Fincher), Best Score (Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross) and Best Screenplay (Aaron Sorkin).
Other big winners included The Fighter (Best Supporting Actor for Christian Bale, and Best Supporting Actress for Melissa Leo), while The Kids Are All Right took home the award for Best Picture (Comedy/Musical). Natalie Portman (Best Actress, Drama, for Black Swan), Colin Firth (Best Actor, Drama, for The King’s Speech), Paul Giamatti (Best Actor, Comedy/Musical, for Barney’s Version) and Annette Bening (Best Actress, Comedy/Musical, for The Kids Are All Right) wrapped up the rest of the major awards.
As host, Ricky Gervais was on fire – roasting any and every celebrity, from Robert Downey Jr. to Charlie Sheen to more than few negative remarks about The Tourist and the Hollywood Foreign Press Association – helping the entire night feel a little more lively and fun as a whole.
But what about the winners?
Did Black Swan deserve more than just Best Actress (I personally thought it should’ve won Best Picture)? Or how about The King’s Speech? Johnny Depp was nominated twice for Best Actor and didn’t win, but did he deserve to? All in all, how would you rank the outcome of this year’s Golden Globe awards, and is there anything you’d maybe change for the future (like a host that’s a little nicer)?
Let us know all your thoughts on this year’s Golden Globes ceremony in the comments below. And for a full list of Globes winners, tons of great red carpet photos, and more commentary, click through to our Fandango Awards Watch section.
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Inception/Black Swan as Best Picture Drama. The Social Network was very good but what these people from the jury don't see is that its script was worth 11/10, which made the movie turn out that well. It deserved hands down Best Scenario but should have ended with a simple nomination for Best Picture. And wait, it won for BEST ORIGINAL SCORE? Excuse me? How about Harry Potter (Alexander Desplat simply nailed it there), Inception or Tron Legacy?
I wonder who was paid to elect "The Social Network" as the best picture at the Globes? "The King's Speech" was a far more wonderful movie with better acting, better costumes, better dialogue and a much more humanistic and moving story. Sorry, Globe people, methinks there are some payoffs under the table at your house!
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Johnny Depp in Pirates was wonderful. Tourist leaves alot to be desired but he is an excellent actor. His time will come.
i totally agree Johnny Depp never gets the recoginition he deserves
social network???? what a joke! how could they give awards to that movie with a straight face? the king's speech, black swan, inception and 127 hours were superb!! they should've just given the awards to the expendables!
I'm an older women who goes to the movies with girl friends every Thursday night. I have seen alot of movies. Social Network was a movie that kept you interested IF you are on f/b, if not, it went over your head. Secretariat was a wonderful family movie and if kids could vote, it surely would have gotten an award. Black Swan was a bit wierd but done very well and held your interest. The Fighter was wonderful and Christian Bale deserved the best supporting award. The King's Speech was great and Colin Firth should have the best actor award for learning the part which was not an easy job. I have learned one thing and that is not to listen to the critics, they are wrong nine out of ten times. They are wrong 9 out of 10 times.
I'm sorry ma'm I am going to have to disagree with you on that. No disrespect but the one thing that seperates "us" from the critics is their insight on movies themselves. We may not agree with them 9 out of 10 times but usually they know what they're talking about with movies. I say this as an aspiring film critic myself.
Yes but it's the public that is buying the tickets and sitting there to be entertained and nothing worse then listening to a critic and being disappointed. Social Network, best picture, give me a break, I do respect your comment and I did like the movie but I'm also on f/b, good luck with your future in the film business. :0)
Johnney Depp sould have won for Alice in Wonderland! I can not stand Paul G. guy. He is a terrible actor. Christan Nole is a wonderful Director. Loe needs to win and so does Johnney. 30 Rock is the best. I hate The Big Bang Show. Chris North sould have won best surporting actor for the good wife. I wish Dexter would win for best series.
I really don't understand why "The Social Network" is getting so much fanfare. It was nowhere near my favorite movie last year. Movies I thought were MUCH better... "Red", "Secretariat", "Kick-Ass" and even the kids movie "Legend of the Guardians" It wasn't the worst movie I saw this year.either, that "honor" goes to "The American" which was the least-action-y "action movie" I've ever seen and just plain boring.
I must add a comment about Inception: If you've seen enough TV and old movies, you would recognize that this movie was totally derivative - a combination of scenes and ideas from all the best Star Trek and James Bond episodes, right down to the various locales. When the movie scene turned to the frozen north in Russia, I actually started to laugh! How can you compare that with the originality of some of the other movies??
Sorry but, it's always the same tired old winners. The audience should be the only judge and jury. And please, Johnny Depp? He's a grown man can we stop calling him Johnny? Get some new talent in L.A. and retire the old timers.
The Kings Speech had it all - screen play, acting, editing,ditection, etc. Not one line was wrong, or one scene superfluos (sic); and for a drama it was pretty entertaining. NO stupid over the top special effects to distract viewers from the poor quality of the movie itself. However it is not as cool as analyzing the beginnings of Facebook. Who doesn't ( besides me) like facebook?
Me, I hate Facebook and think it is a waste of time.
I think that inception should have won best screenplay.
I rarely go to movies because I am almost always disappointed and feel like I've been robbed of the price of the ticket and my time. The Social Network was so boring and simple (unmoving) that I almost fell asleep half way through it. Once again, I was disappointed. There were other movies, also nominated, that were far more engaging, compelling, and psychologically and/or intellectually stimulating. Did the Social Network workers pribe the Foreign Press?
Aside from Gervais being amazing, I thought the awards were ridiculous. How did "Social Network" and "Glee" sweep so many categories? They can thank the hype-machine for that. "Pillars of the Earth" was an incredible miniseries, but didn't win a single category in which it was nominated. I think Colin Firth, Natalie Portman and Jim Parsons' awards were three of the most legitimate wins. Most others I thought were won by hype, media and pop culture appeal.
Adding to what I said earlier. I can honestly say comfortably that The Social Network has run it's course. It has won all that it had to win it doesn't need to go further and it seems as if it's burned out now that it has gotten these awards. I honestly think that knowing that the Academy Awards are 50 times better and more credible than the Golden Globes, The Social Network, I don't think, has the what it takes. Just my opinion.
I am grateful for this post, because The Social Network's "success" at the Golden Globes is a new low in film history. The film is the ultimate model for the dangers of "True Story" films where the interest in the real-life subject is great and people thus project that onto a bland film. If Facebook were not popular, you would not care at all about this film. AT ALL. No characters to relate to, no character arcs, no real understanding of anybody's motivation about anything. Rich kids arguing over money. What makes it a crime is that "Black Swan" and "Inception" are two of the most create films in decades (particularly "Black Swan") and deserve to dominate awards. A crime!
Good call. The right one in fact. I did LOVE Network,but other films were more deserving in most categories.
Honestly, over the past few years the Golden Globes have become exponentially worse. I mean seriously, The Tourist, Alice In Wonderland, and Red were not worthy of being nominated. The Social Network was a good movie, but it was not worthy of winning best picture or best director. Most of the awards went to people who deserved them, but Best Director should have gone to Christopher Nolan for Inception (Which also should have won best screenplay, for its shear creativity), Best Picture should have gone to The King's Speech. I also believe that Geoffrey Rush deserved to win Best Supporting Actor instead of Christian Bale.
did you see fighter, i didn't see kings speech yet, but christian bale did do a terrific job on that one...
I've seen both the fighter and king's speech and while geoffrey rush did an amazing job, christian bale was much better in the fighter he stole the spotlight and was able to make his character so intriguing if anything this was one of the few things the golden globes got right.
I agree with asojax.
Inception was brilliant. Maybe 'summer blockbuster' prejudiced voters???? Agree on Bale,Firth and Portman. Social Network-great-but NOT best. I never even watch any awards anymore....just listen to the radio,and now...check with Fandango Friends!!!!!
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