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.
Natalie Portman, Christian Bale, David Fincher, The Social Network
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The Social Network deserved Best Picture. It was without a doubt one of the best movies I have ever seen, and I have seen a lot of movies. David Fincher did an awesome job in the director's chair and Aaron Sorkin wrote a pitch-perfect story about the origins of Facebook and how it touched on the themes of friendship, loyalty, ambition, betrayal and the price of success. The Social Network will win best picture at the Oscars, I can assure you of that.
no it didn't. fincher did a good job in the directors chair yes, but there is not nearly as much ambition, creativity, and brilliance poured into that film like the few films that did have the apparent effort. if awards weren't all about politics then just maybe we would see who really deserves the awards. i understand giving indies and art house films the awards when a mainstream comes along and rivals it, but that's not what happened here. social network was a mainstream film that did not deserve to win and it doesn't keep an otherwise dying out independent/art culture from going in the direction it is headed---out of business.
I'm not arguing with you. Yes, there were many creative movies that came out this year. "Inception" was brilliant, "127 Hours" was superb, "The King's Speech," was savvy and smart, "Black Swan" was disturbing and beautiful, and "The Fighter" was tough and raw, but the "The Social Network" brought everything to the table. It was ambitious in terms of the way it was written, acted, and directed while being very creative and brilliant simultaneously. There is no doubt that movie will win Best Picture at the Oscars.
I saw The Fighter and The King's Speech. Both actors did a superb job, BUT - Christain Bale transformed himself! He deserved the GG.
I know this isn't related to movies but I'm kind of sick of Glee winning best Comedy/Musical. It's crap compared to shows like 30 Rock, The Office, and Modern Family
30 rock and office already won awards i believe...not sure about modern family but true that should get something, it's an awesome show, but still i think glee offers a lot more than most shows. it takes acting to a level that it hasn't been in decades. i mean the humor is there, it deals with modern problems that our generation can relate to and it takes talent to act, sing, and dance and that is rare to come by nowadays...
I'm not so sure about The Social Network winning best score. Don't get me wrong the score was great, and it's one of the things that made the film amazing (I even listen to Hand Covers Bruise alot). But alot of the songs sound the same, i mean there wouldn't have been much of a difference if the took a couple songs out. But compared to the score of Inception, it's only a little close. Hans Zimmer did an amazing job on the score, and it gave Inception more emotion and suspense. I think it should've won best score (I can't say much about the other scores because i haven't heard or seen any of those films)
not worth no. 1 at all boo
inception should have won some awards
way too confusing for me
While i was a huge fan of social network the score was definetly not better than tron or inception. I have not seen black swan as of yet so therefore cannot make any informed decision on whether it deserved more. I love Fincher and Aronfsky as directors but again not having seenswan yet don't know if one should have gotten better than the other. "the depp thing does seem odd you nominate a guy twice and then say but you are not good enough for the award that is just so wrong in my opinion! Thats a cruel joke you play on people. heres two things you want but you can't have either. the simple fact that her was nominated twice in the same catagory should warrant winng the award itself. Oh well Me and the Globes never agree on winners 100%.
has depp ever won anything? he is damn good, but i don't think he has ever won an award. they need to stop snubbing the poor guy. as far as score, i mean i haven't heard anything like zimmer's soundtrack that just works with and adds to the movie so well. i can't stop being pissed about this and like you said, daft punk even did a better job formatting their music to each individual scene so perfectly, but of course they didn't even get considered for any awards. grrr
I agree. Leo is always getting snubbed as well
The Kings Speech was one of the BEST movies in years. Exceptionally well acted, depicted the time and the British to a tee and the music was totally in tune with the music. Both Colin Firth and Geoffrey Rush were outstanding.
Totally agree. It's quite sad the movie did not win, but I'm overjoyed that Colin did.
Kings Speech DEFINITELY the BEST with Inception second!
After watching the Golden Globes I can honestly say they made a couple of HUGE mistakes. Mistakes I hope(and believe) the Oscars don't make.1) Giving The Social Network Best Score over Inception. The HFPA seriously thought that The Social Network had a better score than Inception?The least they could've done is give Inception that if it wasn't gonna win anything else. And besides The Social Network score is not that great. 2) Screwing Johnny Depp over. I personally think it was bogus that they nominate Johnny Depp twice for the same award and he didn't even win. Talk about low blow.3) Many will disagree with me but I personally think they miscategorized The Social Network. It works as a Comedy technically so it should've been there.
The Social Network did have some humor but that doesnt make it a comedy
******* bullshit. social network is a good movie. but i leave it at that. the music was not that great. as for the best picture i've seen this year, definitely not. the music for tron was better than social network! black swan's director deserves the award more. everything else given to social network (including director and music) should have gone to inception. i expected it to go this way, but it doesn't make me any less angry. the music in both inception and tron was specifically composed for each scene. in inception, the composition of the music coincided with the time being slowed down and ugh!! i can't stand it.... can't wait for the oscars to disappoint me yet again as well
Look, I loved Inception too but honestly, we should be grateful that it was even nominated. How many summer blockbusters do you see get recognized during awards season? I agree with you about the score situation. I thought Hans Zimmer did an award worthy job with Inception. Although it was my favorite film of the year, I know it won't win anything.
True, but that doesn't mean it should be that way. goddamn politics. it's just frustrating. I do like fincher don't get me wrong, but out of all the movies i've seen...and it's been a lot for me...it didn't shine above the rest. It stuck out from the majority of mediocre films this year, but not as number one.
I like the Golden Globe awards, but I LOVE the Academy Awards more. Robert De Niro deserves the Lifetime Achievement award.
"Welcome to the party, pal."
"I am serious... and don't call me Shirley."
"When am I gonna learn how to punch?"
"These go to eleven."
"Benjamin, have you ever been severely beaten about the face & neck?"
"Just keep swimming, swimming, swimming."
"You're gonna need a bigger boat."
"Jessica's got cable."
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