SOCIAL NETWORK won four big awards at the Golden Globe Awards which aired last night. The catalogic history film based on the founding of Facebook, won Best Picture, Best Director, Best Screenplay and Best Original Score. Colin Firth won for Best Actor Drama for his role in THE KING’S SPEECH. Natalie Portman won Best Actress Drama for her strong role in BLACK SWAN. Christian Bale and Melissa Leo both won their respective awards for Best Supporting Actor and Actress Drama for THE FIGHTER.
Some highly acclaimed films such as TRUE GRIT were totally shutout in the Awards.
It also came as something of a surprise to me that SOCIAL NETWORK did as well as it did. After watching it, I considered it far from the best film this year, and even somewhat boring and catalogic. But, Golden Globe Award voters viewed things far differently than me. TRUE GRIT, TOY STORY 3 , THE WAY BACK, INCEPTION & THE FIGHTER all seem both Golden Globe Award as well as Oscar worthy to me, and hopefully will do much better at the upcoming Academy Awards.