Sunday, January 16, 2011

The Golden Globe 2011 Highlights

I'm usually not one for watching The Golden Globes, but since last year demonstrated such brilliance loaded with an array of fantastic performances and films, I was curious to see who would win. It was tough to root for any one film this year because there are a lot of great ones - just look at Best Drama - Black Swan, Inception, The King's Speech, The Social Network. The winners of the 68th Annual Golden Globe Awards, (aka the precursor to the Academy Awards), were announced tonight at an exciting ceremony held at The Beverly Hilton hotel that was hosted by Ricky Gervais. I'm usually not a fan, but tonight he surprised me with a few laughs, at the expense of the actors and actresses no less. Check out the winners below. Winners are highlighted in BOLD.


BEST DRAMA
Black Swan
The Fighter
Inception
The King's Speech
Winner! The Social Network










ACTOR (DRAMA)
Jesse Eisenberg - The Social Network
Winner! Colin Firth - The King's Speech
James Franco - 127 Hours
Ryan Gosling - Blue Valentine
Mark Wahlberg - The Fighter









ACTRESS (DRAMA)

Halle Berry - Frankie and Alice
Nicole Kidman - Rabbit Hole
Jennifer Lawrence - Winter's Bone
Winner! Natalie Portman - Black Swan
Michelle Williams - Blue Valentine









BEST MUSICAL OR COMEDY
Alice in Wonderland
Burlesque
Winner! The Kids Are All Right
RED
The Tourist









ACTOR (MUSICAL OR COMEDY)

Johnny Depp - Alice in Wonderland
Johnny Depp - The Tourist
Winner! Paul Giamatti - Barney's Version
Jake Gyllenhaal - Love and Other Drugs
Kevin Spacey - Casino Jack











ACTRESS (MUSICAL OR COMEDY)
Winner! Annette Bening - The Kids Are All Right
Anne Hathaway - Love and Other Drugs
Angelina Jolie - The Tourist
Julianne Moore - The Kids Are All Right
Emma Stone - Easy A












FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM

Biutiful (Spain) - Alejandro González Iñárritu
The Concert (France) - Radu Mihaileanu
The Edge (Russia) - Aleksei Uchitel
I Am Love (Italy) - Luca Guadagnino
Winner! In a Better World (Denmark) - Susanne Bier


















ANIMATED FILM
Despicable Me
How to Train Your Dragon
The Illusionist
Tangled

Winner! Toy Story 3











SUPPORTING ACTOR
Winner! 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













SUPPORTING ACTRESS
Amy Adams - The Fighter
Helena Bonham Carter - The King's Speech
Mila Kunis - Black Swan
Winner! Melissa Leo - The Fighter
Jacki Weaver - Animal Kingdom














DIRECTOR
Darren Aronofsky - Black Swan
Winner! David Fincher - The Social Network
Tom Hooper - The King's Speech
Christopher Nolan - Inception
David O. Russell - The Fighter














SCREENPLAY
Danny Boyle & Simon Beaufoy - 127 Hours
Lisa Cholodenko & Stuart Blumberg - The Kids Are All Right
Christopher Nolan - Inception
David Seidler - The King's Speech
Winner! Aaron Sorkin - The Social Network










ORIGINAL SCORE
Alexandre Desplat - The King's Speech
Danny Elfman - Alice in Wonderland
A.R. Rahman - 127 Hours
Winner! Trent Reznor & Atticus Ross - The Social Network
Hans Zimmer - Inception












ORIGINAL SONG
"Bound to You" - Burlesque
"Coming Home" - Country Strong
"I See the Light" - Tangled
"There's a Place for Us" - Voyage of the Dawn Treader
Winner! "You Haven't Seen The Last of Me" - Diane Warren, Burlesque














CECIL B. DEMILLE LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD
Winner! Robert De Niro



Altogether not a bad year, honestly, this was mostly what I expected. However, I am a little surprised Inception left empty handed. Otherwise, I'm happy to see David Fincher finally win and The Social Network take home so many well deserved awards, and I'm especially excited for Natalie Portman and Colin Firth's win, as I wanted them to win the moment I stepped out of both of those films. So what do you think - will The King's Speech, The Social Network or Inception take the Oscar next? I'm not going to lie, even though those are all fantastic films, I really want The Social Network to win Picture, Director, Score and Screenplay. Are the winners tonight an early indicator for the Oscars? I guess we'll just have to wait and see come February 27th.


Share your thoughts...
What did you think of tonight's show and winners?

1 comments:

JFun said...

Now we just need a fashion update!! :D


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