Glee and The Social Network Big Winners At Golden Globe Awards
Accepting the Golden Globe for BEST TELEVISION SERIES – COMEDY OR MUSICAL for "Glee" (FOX) is producer Ryan Murphy, at the 68th Annual Golden Globe Awards at the Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills, CA on Sunday, January 16, 2011.
After a digging his comedic claws into more of Hollywood's favorites, the evening launched with Christian Bale taking the Best Supporting Actor trophy for playing the drug-addicted brother of boxing champion Micky Ward in The Fighter. The film also picked up the prize for best supporting actress: Melissa Leo played the mother of the pair.
The top acting prizes went to Colin Firth for playing King George VI in the drama, The King's Speech, Natalie Portman for the ballet drama Black Swan, Paul Giamatti for the comedy Barney's Version and Annette Bening for the lesbian comedy The Kids Are All Right, which also took the prize for best comedy.
Best Drama went to The Social Network, which also took the prizes for best director, for David Fincher. Aaron Sorkin's screenplay for the same film also won him a Golden Globe.
The HFPA's annual awards ceremony also honors the best achievement in television, where, as in the film categories, the main prizes are handed separately to dramas and comedies. Katey Segal's performance in Sons of Anarchy earned her the best actress award for drama. Steve Buscemi took the best acting award for Boardwalk Empire, which also won best TV drama. Glee took the prize for Best Comedy series, as well as best supporting actor in a comedy, for Chris Colfer, and Jane Lynch was the best supporting actress for the same show.
The best actress in a comedy series was Laura Linney, the star of The Big C. And Jim Parsons, from Big Bang Theory, was awarded the Golden Globe for best actor in a TV comedy.
Bridging the gap between television and films are categories for miniseries and TV movies. Olivier Assayas' biopic of the terrorist Carlos the Jackal, Carlos, won the main prize in this category, with Al Pacino taking the Golden Globe for best actor in a miniseries or TV movie for playing another real-life character, the euthanasia doctor Jack Kevorkian, in the TV movie You Don't Know Jack. The best actress in this category went to Claire Danes for her portrayal of another real person, the Autistic Author-scientist Temple Grandin.
Other awards included Toy Story 3 for Best Animated Feature, the Danish film In A Better World took the Best Foreign Language Film, Cher's song You Haven't Seen The Last of Me was the Best Song, for Burlesque, and Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross's score for The Social Network also earned them a Golden Globe.