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'Social Network' Comes Out As Big Winner at Golden Globes

It was far from unexpected but 'The Social Network' come out as the big winner at the Golden Globe last night to solidify its status as a serious Oscar contender heading into the Academy Awards next month.

The film, based on the founding of Facebook, took home the prizes for Best Drama Film, Best Director, Best Screenplay and Best Original Score.

Angelina Jolie (photosAngelina Jolie photos) and Johnny Depp's 'The Tourist' was shut out, despite receiving three nominations in musical and comedy categories.

"It must be good, 'cause it's nominated, so shut up," host Ricky Gervais cracked. "I'd like to quash this ridiculous rumor going around that the only reason 'The Tourist' was nominated was so the Hollywood Foreign Press could hang out with Johnny Depp and Angelina Jolie. That is rubbish. That is not the only reason. They also accepted bribes."

Robert De Niro, who was awarded the Cecil B. DeMille Award for lifetime achievement, got in on comedy bandwagon in his acceptance speech.

"The important thing is we are all in this together," De Niro said. "The filmmakers who make the movies and the Hollywood Foreign Press Association members who in turn pose for pictures with the movie stars."

"I'm sorry more members of the foreign press aren't with us tonight, but many of them were deported right before the show," he joked. "Along with most of the waiters. And Javier Bardem."

But Natalie Portman, who won for Best Actress in a Drama with her role in 'Black Swan', probably had the best acceptance speech of the night as she thanked the film's choreographer, her fiance Benjamin Millepied, with whom she's expecting a child.

"He's the best actor," said Portman, of her Millepied, who didn't have an attraction to her in the film. "It's not true, he totally wants to sleep with me."

The Globe ceremony traditionally have a strong track record as a forecast for what film would win best picture at the Oscars. However, while 'Avatar' won best drama at the Globes last year, the Iraq War saga 'The Hurt Locker' took best picture at the Oscars.

Oscar nominations will be announced on January 25, while the ceremony itself will be held on February 27.

FILM

Best Drama: The Social Network.

Best Musical or Comedy: The Kids Are All Right.

Best Actor, Drama: Colin Firth, The King's Speech.

Best Actress, Drama: Natalie Portman, Black Swan.

Best Director: David Fincher, The Social Network.

Best Actress, Musical or Comedy: Annette Bening, The Kids Are All Right.

Best Actor, Musical or Comedy: Paul Giamatti, Barney's Version.

Best Supporting Actor: Christian Bale, The Fighter.

Best Supporting Actress: Melissa Leo, The Fighter.

Best Foreign Language: In a Better World.

Best Animated Film: Toy Story 3.

Best Screenplay: Aaron Sorkin, The Social Network.

Best Original Score: The Social Network.

Best Original Song: You Haven't Seen the Last of Me, Burlesque.

TELEVISION

Best Series, Drama: Boardwalk Empire, HBO.

Best Actor, Drama: Steve Buscemi, Boardwalk Empire.

Best Actress, Drama: Katey Sagal, Sons of Anarchy.

Best Series, Musical or Comedy: Glee, Fox.

Best Actor, Musical or Comedy: Jim Parsons, The Big Bang Theory.

Best Actress, Musical or Comedy: Laura Linney, The Big C.

Best Miniseries or Movie: Carlos, Sundance Channel.

Best Actress, Miniseries or Movie: Claire Danes, Temple Grandin.

Best Actor, Miniseries or Movie: Al Pacino, You Don't Know Jack.

Best Supporting Actress, Series, Miniseries or Movie: Jane Lynch, Glee.

Best Supporting Actor, Series, Miniseries or Movie: Chris Colfer, Glee.

January 17, 2011 |

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