Winners of the 68th Annual Golden Globe Awards
Gathering together to honor the year's best in cinema, the 68th Annual Golden Globe Awards winners were named at last night's ceremony. Ricky Gervais tended to hosting duties as stars of big films like "The Social Network" and "The Fighter" took part in the comedy-filled event.
The following is a summary of each Globe category and its winner:
Best Motion Picture: The Social Network
The Facebook-inspired film took home the night's most prestigious award of Best Picture. It would be one of four categories won by the David Fincher-directed movie starring Jesse Eisenberg and Justin Timberlake.
The other titles competing for the Best Picture honor were Black Swan, The Fighter, InceptionThe King's Speech
Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama: Natalie Portman, Black Swan
Natalie Portman was given top honors at last night's Golden Globes ceremony when she received the Best Actress award for her performance in Black Swan. In the Darren Aronofsky-directed thriller, Portman plays the character of Nina, a desperate and intensely devoted ballerina willing to do anything to win the lead in the next production. In accepting her award, Natalie gushed, "It has been the most meaningful thing I will take away from this post-movie experience."
Miss Portman also thanked her fiancé and co-star Benjamin Millepied: "Thank you to Benjamin, who is helping me continue this creation of creating more life."
Natalie also threw in a rather racy comment about her choreographer beau: "You might remember him as the guy who says he doesn't want to sleep with me in the movie. It's not true, he totally wants to sleep with me!"
With Black Swan, Natalie Portman competed against Halle Berry (Frankie and Alice), Nicole Kidman (Rabbit Hole), Jennifer Lawrence (Winter's Bone) and Michelle Williams (Blue Valentine).
Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama: Colin Firth, The King's Speech
Firth was awarded with the coveted Best Actor Globe for his portrayal of a stuttering King George VI in The King's Speech. The much-anticipated film tells the story of the unlikely relationship that forms between the monarch and an Australian speech therapist who helps him cope with his stammer.
In accepting the honor, Firth said, "To get to this stage of your life with your dignity and judgment intact can be somewhat precarious. Sometimes all you need is a bit of gentle reassurance to keep you on track but right now this (the award) is all that stands between me and a Harley Davidson. I owe you a very great debt. I also owe a great debt to my cast members."
The King's Speech was nominated in a total of seven categories at last night's awards show.
In receiving the Best Actor award, Colin Firth beat out Jesse Eisenberg (The Social Network), James Franco (127 Hours), Ryan Gosling (Blue Valentine) and Mark Wahlberg (The Fighter)
Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture: Melissa Leo, The Fighter
Honored for her portrayal of Alice Ward in The Fighter, an ecstatic Leo took the stage and gave a number of memorable comments as well as a lengthy thanks to co-star Mark Wahlberg. In the new bio-drama she plays the tough-as-nails mom of Mickie and Dickie Eklund. While at the podium Leo remarked that it should be co-star Amy Adams up on stage instead of her, but a smiling Adams could be seen clapping in the audience as she shook her head.
As she left the podium, an excited Melissa Leo exclaimed, "Look mom, I got a Golden Globe!"
Also up for the Supporting Actress award were Amy Adams (The Fighter), Helena Bonham Carter (The King's Speech), Mila Kunis (Black Swan) and Jacki Weaver (Animal Kingdom)
Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture: Christian Bale, The Fighter
Christian Bale took home the statue for Best Actor in a Supporting Role after starring as drug-addicted Dickie Eklund in The Fighter.
In accepting the honor, Bale said, "I've really got to give a shout out to Mark, because he drove this whole movie, and you can only give a loud performance like the one I gave when you have a quiet anchor and a stoic character," Bale said of the film's star.
The actor ended his speech with a shout-out to his daughter who was watching at home.
Other nominees included Michael Douglas (Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps), Andrew Garfield (The Social Network), Jeremy Renner (The Town) and Geoffrey Rush (The King's Speech)
Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical: Paul Giamatti,
Giamatti gave what many considered a hilarious acceptance speech, starting it off by repeatedly uttering the phrase "Jesus Christ, Halle Berry" as the actress handed him his Golden Globe. The actor drew more laughs when he remarked that he was amazed he got paid to "smoke & drink & get laid" in the movie.
On a more serious note, Giamatti called the three other nominees in his category "superiors in every regard as men and actors."
Other nominees: Johnny Depp (Alice in Wonderland), Johnny Depp (The Tourist), Jake Gyllenhaal (Love And Other Drugs) and Kevin Spacey (Casino Jack)
Best Performance By An Actress In A Mini-Series Or Motion Picture Made For Television: Claire Danes, Temple Grandin
In her speech, Danes thanked Grandin and said she was an inspiration. "I have to thank Temple. She's still at it. She's still working with incredible zeal and devotion to illuminate mysteries about autism and animal behavior and I have to thank you on behalf of the literally millions of lives who have been dignified and improved by your genius."
Based on the life of its title character, the 2010 biopic follows an autistic woman who achieves great accomplishments in the areas of autism advocacy and animal welfare.
"Temple Grandin" was nominated for three awards including best mini-series or television movie.
Other nominees: Hayley Atwell, "Pillars Of The Earth" Judi Dench, "Return To Cranford" Romola Garai, "Emma" Jennifer Love Hewitt, "The Client List"
Best Performance By An Actor In A Supporting Role In A Series, Mini-Series Or Motion Picture Made For Television: Chris Colfer, "Glee"
During a moving speech, Colfer dedicated his globe to all the bullied teens who watch the show.
"Most importantly to all the amazing kids that watch our show. The kids our show celebrates who are constantly told no by the people and environments, by bullies at school, that they can't be who they are or have what they want because of who they are," Colfer said Sunday. "Well, screw that kids."
Other nominees: Scott Caan, "Hawaii Five-O" Chris Noth, "The Good Wife" Eric Stonestreet, "Modern Family" David Strathairn, "Temple Grandin"
Best Director - Motion Picture: David Fincher, The Social Network
Also competing for Best Director: Darren Aronofsky (Black Swan), Tom Hooper (The King's Speech), Christopher Nolan (Inception) and David O. Russell (The Fighter)
Best Motion Picture - Comedy Or Musical: The Kids Are All Right
Other nominees: Alice in Wonderland, Burlesque, Red, The Tourist
Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical: Annette Bening, The Kids Are All Right
Other nominees: Anne Hathaway, "Love and Other Drugs" Angelina Jolie, "The Tourist" Julianne Moore, "The Kids Are All Right" Emma Stone, "Easy A"
Best Television Series - Drama: "Boardwalk Empire"
Other nominees: "Dexter" "The Good Wife" "Mad Men" "The Walking Dead"
Best Performance By An Actress In A Television Series - Drama: Katey Sagal, "Sons Of Anarchy"
Other nominees: Julianna Margulies, "The Good Wife" Elisabeth Moss, "Mad Men" Piper Perabo, "Covert Affairs" Kyra Sedgwick, "The Closer"
Best Performance By An Actor In A Television Series - Drama: Steve Buscemi, "Boardwalk Empire"
Other nominees: Bryan Cranston, "Breaking Bad" Michael C. Hall, "Dexter" Jon Hamm, "Mad Men" Hugh Laurie, "House"
Best Television Series - Comedy Or Musical: "Glee"
Other nominees: "Nurse Jackie", "Modern Family", "The Big C", "The Big Bang Theory", "30 Rock"
Best Performance By An Actress In A Television Series -Comedy Or Musical: Laura Linney, "The Big C"
Other nominees: Toni Collette, "United States Of Tara" Edie Falco, "Nurse Jackie" Tina Fey, "30 Rock" Lea Michele, "Glee"
Best Performance By An Actress In A Television Series -Comedy Or Musical: Jim Parsons, "The Big Bang Theory"
Other nominees: Alec Baldwin, "30 Rock" Steve Carell, "The Office" Thomas Jane, "Hung" Matthew Morrison,
Best Mini-Series Or Motion Picture Made For Television: "Carlos"
Other nominees: "The Pacific", "Pillars Of The Earth", "Temple Grandin", "You Don't Know Jack"
Best Performance By An Actor In A Mini-Series Or Motion Picture Made For Television: Al Pacino, "You Don't Know Jack"
Other nominees: Idris Elba, "Luther" Ian Mcshane, "Pillars Of The Earth" Dennis Quaid, "The Special Relationship" Edgar Ramirez, "Carlos"
Best Performance By An Actress In A Supporting Role In A Series, Mini-Series Or Motion Picture Made For Television: Jane Lynch, "Glee"
Other nominees: Hope Davis, "The Special Relationship" Kelly Macdonald, "Boardwalk Empire" Julia Stiles, "Dexter" Sofia Vergara, "Modern Family"
Best Screenplay: Aaron Sorkin, The Social Network
Best Original Song: "You Haven't Seen the Last of Me," Burlesque
Other nominees: "Bound to You," (Burlesque), "Coming Home" (Country Strong) "I See The Light" (Tangled), "There's a Place for Us" (Tangled)
Best Original Score:The Social Network
Other nominees: The King's Speech, 127 Hours, Inception
Best Foreign Language Film: In a Better World, Denmark
Other nominees: Biutiful, Spain; The Concert, France; The Edge, France; I Am Love, Italy
Best Animated Feature:Toy Story 3
Other nominees: Despicable Me, How to Train Your Dragon, The Illusionist, Tangled
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