Golden Globes 2011: And The Winners Are …


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Golden Globes Winners: Complete 2011 Award Results

The big winner for the Golden Globes this year is probably The Social Network, that unexpectedly went home with four prizes. Colin Firth and Natalie Portman didn’t go home empty handed either and The Kids Are All Right, went home with two wins including Best Actress Comedy or Musical and Best Picture Comedy or Musical.
Now check the complete movie list of winners and see whether your predictions were right.



BEST PICTURE DRAMA:

  • Black Swan
  • The Fighter
  • Inception
  • The King’s Speech
  • The Social NetworkUnexpectedly the creation of Facebook, in The Social Network won. Contending with Inception, The King’s Speech and Black Swan, The Social Network was somehow the least expected to win, despite being a great movie.  The Social Network is probably the big winner of the Golden Globes 2011 as it went home with four prizes, including best drama and director.
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BEST PICTURE, MUSICAL OR COMEDY:
  • Alice in Wonderland
  • Burlesque
  • The Tourist
  • Red
  • The Kids Are All RightThe movie telling the story of how two lesbian mothers were able to create their own family, scored in the Best Picture, Musical or Comedy. The movie did bring some controversies when released and it did not do well in the box office unlike its contenders.  Sure Julienne Moore did an amazing performance and overall the movie was original and good enough to be in the list, but opinions vary on whether it won for it’s a good more or because of the issue it is covering.





BEST DIRECTOR

  • Darren Aronofsky, Black Swan
  • Tom Hooper, The King’s Speech
  • Christopher Nolan, Inception
  • David O. Russell, The Fighter
  • David Fincher, The Social NetworkDouble win for The Social Network. True David Fincher did an amazing job telling the story of the famous social network; it was almost accurate and it didn’t turn into a documentary or biography. Still, Christopher Nolan did an awesome job in Inception. I believe moviegoers were captivated by Inception more than they were by The Social Network.



BEST ACTOR, DRAMA  

  • Jesse Eisenberg, The Social Network
  • James Franco, 127 Hours
  • Ryan Gosling, Blue Valentine
  • Mark Wahlberg, The Fighter
  • Colin Firth, The King’s SpeechColin Firth won the Best Actor. A totally deserved win considering his past career, the fact that he is liked by the mass and on top of that a great performance. His top contenders could have been Jesse Eisenberg and James Franco. Eisenberg performance in The Social Network was too stiff and low to win and Franco was probably the real contender here; with an excellent performance in 127 Hours, he could have won too.
BEST ACTRESS, DRAMA
  • Halle Berry, Frankie and Alice
  • Nicole Kidman, Rabbit Hole
  • Jennifer Lawrence, Winter’s Bone
  • Michelle Williams, Blue Valentine
  • Natalie Portman, Black SwanProbably before we all saw Black Swan, we doubted who could win. Nicole Kidman is a veteran that did a good strong performance. But then Black Swan came and we had no doubts; Natalie Portman. She has been acting almost as long as her contenders and provided a surprisingly strong performance.



BEST ACTOR, COMEDY OR MUSICAL 

 

  • Johnny Depp, Alice in Wonderland
  • Johnny Depp, The Tourist
  • Jake Gyllenhaal, Love and Other Drugs
  • Kevin Spacey, Casino Jack
  • Paul Giamatti, Barney’s VersionCanadian actor Paul Giamatti, won the Best Actor Comedy or Musical. In “Barney’s Version,” Canadian director Richard J. Lewis’s adaptation of Mordecai Richler’s beloved last novel, Giamatti plays a man reflecting on his life.  It moves from Barney as a hopeful young man in carefree Rome to a frustrated husband in an unsatisfying marriage and multiple marriages. Giamatti performance was good; we were frustrated when he was and happy feeling what the character was going through.


BEST ACTRESS, COMEDY OR MUSICAL
  • Anne Hathaway, Love and Other Drugs
  • Angelina Jolie, The Tourist
  • Julianne Moore, The Kids Are All Right
  • Emma Stone, Easy A
  • Annette Bening, The Kids Are All RightSecond win for The Kids Are All Right. Annette Bening performance was terrific. And after she almost made it twice to win (both times Hilary Swank won) this is a well-deserved win. Both she and Portman are did deserve their respective win.



BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR
  • Michael Douglas, Wall Street 2
  • Andrew Garfield, The Social Network
  • Jeremy Renner, The Town
  • Geoffrey Rush, The King’s Speech
  • Christian Bale, The FighterDespite the incredible loss of weight, his performance as the drug addict brother in The Fighter was impressive. He had everything to win; a role in a movie everyone liked, a long career, a famous name thanks to Batman, and no truly strong competition to unseat him. If Bale didn’t show up, it would have been harder to decide who should win.



BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS
  • Amy Adams, The Fighter
  • Helena Bonham Carter, The King’s Speech
  • Mila Kunis, Black Swan
  • Jacki Weaver, Animal Kingdom
  • Melissa Leo, The FighterHaving loads of critics’ awards in her favor, she was the likely winner as the Best Supporting Actress. The Fighter went home with another deserved prized. Leo probably only contender was Helena Bonham Carter as Mila Kunis would have been nominated as a winner more for the movie than her role in it. But Carter performance was good enough to compete with Leo. But at the end, Leo was the winner.



BEST SCREENPLAY 

 

  • Danny Boyle and Simon Beaufoy, 127 Hours
  • Lisa Cholodenko and Stuart Blumberg, The Kids Are All Right
  • Christopher Nolan, Inception
  • David Seidler, The King’s Speech
  • Aaron Sorkin, The Social NetworkAnother win for The Social Network, the third so far. Many hoped for Christopher Nolan to win the Best Screenplay, but unexpectedly once again The Social Network won again. It’s true that the movie was well received and scored well in the box office, but it is to decide whether it did well because of it good or because it is about Facebook.



BEST ANIMATED FEATURE
  • Despicable Me
  • How To Train Your Dragon
  • The Illusionist
  • Tangled
  • Toy Story 3Toy Story 3 and Despicable Me were among films nominated for Golden Globe awards for the best animated feature film of 2010. But despite the franchise is old, Toy Story 3 won, winning over How To Train Your Dragon, Tangled and The Illusionist.



BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM 

 

  • Biutiful
  • The Concert
  • The Edge
  • I Am Love
  • In A Better WorldThe first time since 1998 that a Danish film was nominated for a Golden Globe, and at last Danish film director Susanne Bier last night won a Golden Globe for ‘In a Better World’ (Hævnen) in the Best Foreign Language Film category. ‘In a Better World’ raises troubling questions about the First World’s relationship with the Third by juxtaposing life in a refugee camp with the sleepy life of a Danish provincial town. “I think my movie won because it touches on some universal themes. I think people relate to it as entertaining and gripping at the same time,” Bier said.



BEST ORIGINAL SCORE
  • Alexandre Desplat, The King’s Speech
  • Danny Elfman, Alice in Wonderland
  • A.R. Rahman, 127 Hours
  • Hans Zimmer, Inception
  • Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross, The Social NetworkThe fourth, and last, win for The Social Network, another unexpected one considering the contenders; A.R. Rahman and Hans Zimmer that made an original captivating score in Inception. Still, The Social Network was able to bring home its fourth win, making it, the big winner of the 2011 Golden Globes.



BEST ORIGINAL SONG
  • “Bound to You,” Burlesque
  • “Coming Home,” Country Strong
  • “I See the Light,” Tangled
  • “There’s A Place For Us,” Chronicles of Narnia: Voyage of the Dawn Treader
  • “You Haven’t Seen The Last of Me,” BurlesqueExpected considering in Burlesque we have Cher and Christina Aguilera; A legend and a Diva. Burlesque had two nomination and had more probability to win. Despite the movie being the classic town girl going to big town for fame, or to follow her dreams, the music was amazing, as expected when Cher and Aguilera join forces.

Some of you maybe be surprised for the wins. Other might have expected them making their predictions accurate. Now we only have to wait for the big prizes at the Academy Awards on February. Start making your predictions!
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