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21 Jan 2011

2011 Golden Globes Recap: Evening hosted by mean-spirited Ricky Gervais

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January 21, 2011 Category: Entertainment Posted by:

By Kam Williams

 

It was a whiteout at the Golden Globes with the Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA) failing to hand out any of its annual awards to any black, brown, yellow or red folks. Thus, there was little “Glee” among members of minority groups as they were left disconnected from “The Social Network.”

 

But even more surprising than those results was the way in which the show’s host, Ricky Gervais, went out of his way to court controversy. His unscripted remarks ranged from introducing Bruce Willis as Ashton Kutcher’s dad to insinuating that the HFPA accepts bribes for nominations to outing a couple of celebrity Scientologists as gay.

 

The producers found the insults so offensive that they kept the ostensibly-inebriated Gervais offstage completely for about an hour or so to sober up while they read him the riot act. But after his unexplained absence, Ricky only picked right back up where he left off, ending the evening with a swipe at the Creator, signing off with, “Thank you to God for making me an atheist.”

 

As for the Globes, which are considered an Academy Awards indicator, The Social Network emerged as the early Oscar favorite, given that it won in four categories: Best Picture (Drama), Director, Score and Screenplay. Next in number were The Kids Are All Right and The Fighter, which garnered a couple of trophies apiece. In terms of TV, Glee netted a trio of Globes, including Best Television Series – Musical or Comedy.

 

Too bad the evening was ruined for so many recipients and presenters by a mean-spirited emcee with a cruel agenda.

 

Complete List of Golden Globe Winners:

 

MOTION PICTURE – DRAMA

THE SOCIAL NETWORK

 

MOTION PICTURE – COMEDY OR MUSICAL

THE KIDS ARE ALL RIGHT

 

ACTRESS IN A MOTION PICTURE – DRAMA

NATALIE PORTMAN – BLACK SWAN

 

ACTOR IN A MOTION PICTURE – DRAMA

COLIN FIRTH – THE KING’S SPEECH

 

ACTRESS IN A MOTION PICTURE – COMEDY OR MUSICAL

ANNETTE BENING – THE KIDS ARE ALL RIGHT

 

ACTOR IN A MOTION PICTURE – COMEDY OR MUSICAL

PAUL GIAMATTI – BARNEY’S VERSION

 

ANIMATED FEATURE FILM

TOY STORY 3

 

FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM

IN A BETTER WORLD ( DENMARK )

 

ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE IN A MOTION PICTURE

MELISSA LEO – THE FIGHTER

 

ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE IN A MOTION PICTURE

CHRISTIAN BALE – THE FIGHTER

 

DIRECTOR – MOTION PICTURE

DAVID FINCHER – THE SOCIAL NETWORK

 

SCREENPLAY – MOTION PICTURE

AARON SORKIN – THE SOCIAL NETWORK

 

ORIGINAL SCORE – MOTION PICTURE

TRENT REZNOR – THE SOCIAL NETWORK

 

ORIGINAL SONG – MOTION PICTURE

“YOU HAVEN’T SEEN THE LAST OF ME” – BURLESQUE

Music & Lyrics by: Diane Warren

 

TELEVISION SERIES – DRAMA

BOARDWALK EMPIRE (HBO)

 

ACTRESS IN A TELEVISION SERIES – DRAMA

KATEY SAGAL – SONS OF ANARCHY

 

ACTOR IN A TELEVISION SERIES – DRAMA

STEVE BUSCEMI – BOARDWALK EMPIRE

 

TELEVISION SERIES – COMEDY OR MUSICAL

GLEE (FOX)

 

ACTRESS IN A TELEVISION SERIES – COMEDY OR MUSICAL

LAURA LINNEY – THE BIG C

 

ACTOR IN A TELEVISION SERIES – COMEDY OR MUSICAL

JIM PARSONS – THE BIG BANG THEORY

 

MINI-SERIES OR MOTION PICTURE MADE FOR TELEVISION

CARLOS (SUNDANCE CHANNEL)

 

ACTRESS IN A MINI-SERIES OR MOTION PICTURE MADE FOR TELEVISION

CLAIRE DANES – TEMPLE GRANDIN

 

ACTOR IN A MINI-SERIES OR MOTION PICTURE MADE FOR TELEVISION

AL PACINO – YOU DON’T KNOW JACK

 

ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE IN A SERIES, MINI-SERIES OR MOTION PICTURE MADE FOR TELEVISION

JANE LYNCH -GLEE

 

ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE IN A SERIES, MINI-SERIES OR MOTION PICTURE MADE FOR TELEVISION

CHRIS COLFER – GLEE

 

CECIL B. DEMILLE LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

ROBERT DE NIRO

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