Golden Globes: The winners list
January 16th, 2011
11:25 PM ET

Golden Globes: The winners list

The Golden Globes turned out to be a big night for "The Social Network," which snagged four Golden Globes, as well as for  "Glee," which won three.

"The Social Network's" Aaron Sorkin was awarded the Golden Globe for best screenplay while director David Fincher snapped up the Golden Globe in the best director category. And, not to mention, the film won best motion picture drama.

On the comedy side, the best motion picture of the year turned out to be "The Kids Are All Right," which also saw another win with star Annette Bening, who won the best actress in a motion picture comedy Golden Globe.

Check out the rest of the winners in the full list below:

Best motion picture, drama
"The Social Network"
Best performance by an actor in a motion picture, drama
Colin Firth, "The King's Speech"
Best performance by an actress in a motion picture, drama
Natalie Portman, "Black Swan"
Best motion picture, comedy or musical
"The Kids Are All Right"
Best performance by an actor in a motion picture, comedy or musical
Paul Giamatti, "Barney's Version"
Best performance by an actress in a motion picture, comedy or musical
Annette Bening, "The Kids Are All Right"
Best performance by an actor in a supporting role, motion picture

Christian Bale, "The Fighter"
Best performance by an actress in a supporting role, motion picture
Melissa Leo, "The Fighter"
Best animated feature film

"Toy Story 3"
Best foreign language film
"In a Better World"
Best director
David Fincher, "The Social Network"
Best screenplay
Aaron Sorkin, "The Social Network"
Best original score
Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross – "The Social Network"
Best original song
"You Haven't Seen The Last Of Me" – Burlesque, with music & lyrics by Diane Warren
Best television series, drama

"Boardwalk Empire"
Best performance by an actor in a television series, drama
Steve Buscemi, "Boardwalk Empire"
Best performance by an actress in a television series, drama
Katey Sagal, "Sons of Anarchy"
Best television series, comedy or musical

Best performance by an actor in a television series, comedy or musical
Jim Parsons, "Big Bang Theory"
Best performance by an actress in a television series, comedy or musical
Laura Linney, "The Big C"
Best miniseries or made for television motion picture

Best actor in a miniseries or made for television motion picture
Al Pacino, "You Don't Know Jack"
Best actress in a miniseries or made for television motion picture
Claire Danes, "Temple Grandin"
Best actress in a supporting role in a series, miniseries or made for television motion picture

Jane Lynch, "Glee"
Best actor in a supporting role in a series, miniseries or made for television motion picture
Chris Colfer, "Glee"

Filed under: Awards Season • Golden Globes

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    July 28, 2012 at 10:05 pm | Report abuse |
  2. moviegeek

    I wasn't so happy about he nominations, but the films that won were the best... What a shame for Inception though
    I also loved "you don't know Jack"
    Al Pacino at his best just disappears behind the character! This is one of his best performances EVER! Truly deserved award!
    Obviously , it’s a tough watch, but it’s a brave film about a story and a subject that needs to be spoken about.
    It’s a pity that they decided not to do it for the big Screen though. It makes you wonder whether the US is actually ready to talk about the issue of euthanasia.
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    February 13, 2011 at 9:17 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Keli

    Overall, I was pretty pleased with who walked away with awards, even though it pains me to see Christian Bale win anything. There weren't any stand out people where I thought that they didn't deserve the award they were getting, although I thought there were some really great movies absent from the winners list – 127 Hours, True Grit, Inception, etc. I feel like the Social Network is overhyped. Not bad acting or a bad movie, I just thought there were better movies out. But we'll see who walks away with an Oscar...

    January 18, 2011 at 9:00 am | Report abuse |
  4. Jacob

    Jim Parsons on Big Bang Theory is one of the most annoying characters on TV. Unreal.

    January 18, 2011 at 7:04 am | Report abuse |
  5. Charles

    This was a poor year for movies. The Social network is a decent movie but not worthy of best picture, direction, or screenplay. The last few years have been disappointing as a whole.

    January 18, 2011 at 3:54 am | Report abuse |
  6. Marco555

    Al Pacino, "You Don't Know Jack"? When is that on? Why haven't us Pacino fans been alerted?

    January 18, 2011 at 2:36 am | Report abuse |
  7. NobodySpecial

    Wow . . . . All the winners are white . . . . Not even one minority face . . . . . . Typical.

    January 18, 2011 at 1:49 am | Report abuse |
  8. Lassie


    January 17, 2011 at 9:06 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Sarah in Texas

    The only thing I am interested in regarding an awards show is seeing pictures of the ladies' dresses the following day. As far as I'm concerned, the telecast and awards don't matter at all. Just show me the hair and clothes!

    January 17, 2011 at 5:05 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Patrick

    When will Johnny Depp be reconized for the incredible talent he is?? We should just refer to him now as the Susan Lucci of the Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences. No Golden Globe, No Oscar??? C'mon already.

    January 17, 2011 at 4:51 pm | Report abuse |
    • Southerndawn

      I absolutely agree with you, Johnny Depp should be recognized more for his talent. He is amazing and from what i have seen and read a very humble person. There are not many actors or actresses that are humble that ive seen but he truly seems to be. Not too mention he is easy on the eyes.

      January 17, 2011 at 11:08 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Suncatcher

    I stopped watching any awards shows as today they rarely reflect what the viewers consider to be their favorite/best shows. Even the People's Choice awards have become worthless – especially this year. Just look at the shows and actors that were never nominated. Click.

    January 17, 2011 at 3:11 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Geri

    I must miss everything; I didn't see any of the nominated programs, films or the the actors; except I have seen "Glee", for what it is worth (good if you are teenager);I read about the winners this morning (didn't watch the show)... Geri

    January 17, 2011 at 2:21 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Geri

    I must miss everything; I didn't see any of the nominated programs, films or the the actors; except I have seen "Glee", for what it is worth (good if you are teenager)... Geri

    January 17, 2011 at 2:20 pm | Report abuse |
  14. Sean McKenzie

    I cant believe NCIS wasnt even nominated for anything. Its only the #1 show on ALL of TV; and up until last calendar year, CBS barely even did promos for it. NCIS got to #1 by word of mouth from fans like me. Mark Harmon, Michael Weatherly, Cote De Pablo, and Pauley Perrette all should have at least been nominated. NCIS is not only the #1 drama on TV, but its the #1 show on TV. What a horrible, horrible snub.

    January 17, 2011 at 1:47 pm | Report abuse |
  15. parishater

    meh i could not agree more....i have 49 friends on face book beacsue i only communicate with friends and family people i have met in person....we have to many losers in this country that spend way to much time on face book get your lazy ass ourt the door there is a whole world out there waiting for you to participate

    January 17, 2011 at 1:37 pm | Report abuse |
  16. Frankie

    Yea, Claire Danes. She did a wonderful job portraying Temple Grandin, a remarkable woman.

    January 17, 2011 at 12:52 pm | Report abuse |
  17. Alyssa

    Ian McShane should've won for "Pillars of the Earth" Anyone who watched that mini-series would have to agree he was so evil and ruthless and horribly corrupt, you just wanted to hit him! What a great actor he is!!!

    January 17, 2011 at 12:07 pm | Report abuse |
  18. Demara

    It seems Buscemi got a lot of praise this year... Why is that? I'm sure Bryan Cranston deserved to win best actor more than him.

    January 17, 2011 at 11:53 am | Report abuse |
  19. Jennifer

    Didn't see the show, but Christian Bale and Melissa Leo were incredible in The Fighter. I hardly recognized Christian Bale. Mark Wahlberg was great too and the movie was wonderful. Didn't care for the Social Network, or its acting. The King's Speech is great and Colin Firth is always good. Didn't care for the Tourist at all . . . though I usually love Johnny Depp. Angelina is ok, sometimes, but not a big fan of her acting usually.

    January 17, 2011 at 10:54 am | Report abuse |
    • epicure

      I agree! The King's Speech was a story well-told. In this age of confusion that drama is mostly appreciated with sensationalizm (stupid or violent), this movie depicted the humility so beautifully. And, Colin Firth was just the right actor for the role. Also, may I add that I liked his witty yet humble acceptance speech. Well-done!!

      January 17, 2011 at 1:59 pm | Report abuse |
  20. Jean

    I just soooooooooooooooooo excited that Jolie didn't win anything!!!!!!!! YAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    January 17, 2011 at 10:25 am | Report abuse |
  21. CalGirlInOK

    Congratulations to the true winners of the best performances and endeavors last year: Colin Firth, Paul Giamatti, Steve Buscemi, Laura Linney, Al Pacino, Claire Danes and everyone who worked on Temple Grandin! The best of the best, I salute you all. You made TV happen last year for those of us on satellite only, and very little good network TV left. God bless you all. Can't wait to see the next season of Boardwalk and The Big C.

    January 17, 2011 at 10:06 am | Report abuse |
  22. Fighter Robbed

    I thought the best movie of the year was True Grit, The Fighter of possibly even The King's Speech. The acting in the fighter minus Whalberg was terrific. I think both The Fighter and True had better acting than The Social Network. I think people were more interested in how Facebook came about then actually the movie and acting. The script was sub par and the acting wasn't deserving of anything. I guess this is why Bale and Leo won awards, but for Christ sake I don't understand why people are so in love with The Social Network.

    January 17, 2011 at 9:41 am | Report abuse |
  23. darlene d

    I'm so happy that both Boardwalk Empire and its star, Steve Buscemi won! I love that drama!!

    January 17, 2011 at 9:35 am | Report abuse |
  24. denise

    Can NOT stand C. Bale! What an SNOB!

    January 17, 2011 at 9:29 am | Report abuse |
    • Lassie

      Christian Bale is always so committed to his roles. Talented for sure. But completely unlikable. His out of control ego is big enough already. Why give him an award? My vote goes to ANDREW GARFIELD for both THE SOCIAL NETWORK and NEVER LET ME GO.

      January 17, 2011 at 5:49 pm | Report abuse |
  25. aubrey

    James Franco was robbed. His acting in 127 Hours was absolutely amazing. No other actor could have carried an entire movie by himself...trapped in one spot in a canyon, with no other acting talent to play off of. Colin Firth in the King's Speech didn't even come close.

    January 17, 2011 at 9:18 am | Report abuse |
  26. Sarah

    It's a crime that Scott Caan didn't win for best supporting actor. He's the best thing to hit television in a long time. With all due respect to the other fine actors on the show, Hawaii Five-O wouldn't be anything without him.

    January 17, 2011 at 9:13 am | Report abuse |
  27. Meh

    Facebook blows and anyone using it for any reasons aside from communicating with friends or family overseas or greater than driving distances is worthless and pathetic. You poor saps who dont know how to meet and/or communicate with people without an electronic device definitely need to gtfo of the house more often.
    So...that oughta get you losers all riled up eh?

    January 17, 2011 at 8:34 am | Report abuse |
    • TinTin

      I totally agree with you with FB and the ppl comment... (Sad seeing adults glued to their phones for that) ... but unfortunately, that our reality in the future... you seen everyone under 30 now ? They are everything you are talking about, and there is nothing that is going to change .. so i think that is what the film was pushing > FB is changing peoples 'social' skills to 'MEH'

      January 17, 2011 at 8:49 am | Report abuse |
  28. AG

    The King's Speech should have appreciated more, great movie. As a side note, my man Trent Reznor winning for best score is so non-conformist that it actually makes sense! Now record some new NIN and get back out on tour!!

    January 17, 2011 at 8:21 am | Report abuse |
  29. Chris Won

    Way to go, Chris Colfer!!! You deserve the award my man!! Congratulations to you and what you had to say in your speech was Outstanding!! I especially liked your ending remark! Keep Up the GREAT work!!

    January 17, 2011 at 7:50 am | Report abuse |
    • Chris Sucks

      Can't believe that little twerp won for such a stupid television program. I heard his acceptance speech and thought it sounded like nails on a chalkboard. I can almost handle Jane Lynch getting an award for this awful piece of dreck that appeals to teenagers and mental deficients but passing up Scott Caan to give the award to Chris Colfer is unforgiveable.

      January 17, 2011 at 9:48 am | Report abuse |
    • Sean

      @Chris Won: I agree with you 100%. The look on his face was genuine shock and his speech was very moving. One of the reasons why I like the Golden Globes is because the don't separate "Comedy" and "Drama" when it comes to the "Best Supporting Actor(TV)" category. They cast their votes based on the overall performance and that is why Chris won. He's such a talented Actor and he's the reason why I tune into Glee every Tuesday 🙂

      January 17, 2011 at 11:00 am | Report abuse |
  30. Janet

    I can't believe "The Walking Dead" didn't win! It's the BEST show I've ever seen!!!

    January 17, 2011 at 7:32 am | Report abuse |
    • Mandi

      ... there were only 6 episodes, clearly not enough substence for the hfpa to give them the award for best series.

      January 17, 2011 at 10:04 am | Report abuse |
  31. NoWay

    Watched about 2 minutes. Went to the weather channel. Nothing in this list to encourage me to watch on TV or spend a dollar in an ill mannered theater.

    January 17, 2011 at 6:54 am | Report abuse |
  32. Nik

    Social Network? Really? That movie was alright, but it certainly wasn't the best of the year. The King's Speech should have won-everything!

    January 17, 2011 at 6:26 am | Report abuse |
  33. Fred

    Nothing for Inception??
    I think it's a very good movie, clever, unusual...
    What a shame!

    January 17, 2011 at 4:34 am | Report abuse |
    • Chuck

      I agree about Inception. It was a very good movie that was unlike any other that I had seen. Very thought provoking. I am very surprised that it did not win anything.

      January 17, 2011 at 8:04 am | Report abuse |
    • JP

      I agree, Inception is one of my top 5 favorite movies of all time.

      January 17, 2011 at 8:25 am | Report abuse |
    • Gabe


      I thought Inception was heartless nonsense. The direction and screenplay were convoluted and bombastic–just cause it was complex and left the story open ended doesn't mean it was smart. It was Nolan self-masturbation. It's a shame because the production values were stunning–but a drumming Zimmerman score, some beautiful scenery, great actors under-performing, and slow motion doesn't make a good film–these are calculated production tricks. And Nolan is a master at it. For people love his films. And I can understand why, I just see through all the nonsense–maybe it's because I grew up with film. If anyone could benefit from learning the sutra, "less is more", it's Nolan.

      To me, the film seems to pretend to be multidimensional yet is as paper thin as a Transformers flick, Nolan just uses a third act differently than Michael Bay does. And Nolan generally has more intellectual screenplays compared to Bay–but they are really very similar directors.

      Go see Inception more than once and I guarantee you won't be swayed by the movie magic of it's high Hollywood production values. But that's not to say it's not a great popcorn flick–but if you start actually rewarding these types of films we will be seeing Transformers 4 up for awards next–no thanks.

      January 17, 2011 at 11:20 am | Report abuse |
    • Lassie

      INCEPTION is one of the truly outstanding films of the year. But come on. The Golden Globes are mostly a joke and have only a few limited categories. INCEPTION should win for SPECIAL EFFECTS and EDITING at the Oscars. And it should garner nominations for DIRECTOR, BEST FILM, SCORE and SOUND EFFECTS EDITING.

      January 17, 2011 at 5:43 pm | Report abuse |
  34. dani

    I'm sorry, I just don't get it. What was so great about The Kids Are All Right? The story wasn't outstanding and either was the acting. Did they just win because they portrayed a lesbian couple? Is it only about pushing boundaries?

    January 17, 2011 at 3:22 am | Report abuse |
    • KellyAnne Millichamp

      Agreed !!

      January 17, 2011 at 8:31 am | Report abuse |
    • Amy

      Thank you for saying that! I saw it the other night and I completely agree. I couldn't believe the critics liked it so much. The arguments between the parents were cliched, it wasn't even about the kids, it was really a shallow story which left everything at loose ends in the end. I didn't even like it. I think it is considered edgy because they were lesbians. Whatever. I agree Annette Bening is a good actress, but I wish they had found a better movie to honor.

      January 17, 2011 at 9:33 am | Report abuse |
    • Samuel

      I actually thought it was a pretty good movie, even though the ending was a little abrupt.

      January 17, 2011 at 9:45 am | Report abuse |
    • Gabe

      I loved it.. But it was great (in my opinion) because all the actors felt so natural–but yes, the plot was a little thin, which is why it didn't deserve to win best screenplay–and it didn't.

      But the movie was a success due to great acting and directing. It felt like a (super light) John Cameron Mitchel movie, like the actors all had done a 6 month workshop together or something. I really thought it was just charming.

      And honestly, I didn't think its success had anything to do with the boundaries it pushed. There are PLENTY of gay and lesbian movies out every year. This one was actually pretty tame. It won because of the performance. And honestly, Bening was the best of the nominees. And the Kids are All Right was equally as good or better than the nominees in the best (comedy) movie category.

      January 17, 2011 at 11:04 am | Report abuse |
    • Lassie

      Dani is right. THE KIDS ARE ALRIGHT is a mediocre film and Annete Benning is just okay. Nothing memorable about this performance. Sorry. I know she's Hollywood royalty and has to win an award for her ego. This film is just getting notice for its lesbian theme.

      January 17, 2011 at 5:39 pm | Report abuse |
  35. CommonSense

    I think the best win of the night was Katey Sagal, she absolutely deserves the nomination/award she is great in SOA. And Natalie Portman deserved her win for Black Swan, she is a very dedicated actress, and still has a long, successful career ahead.

    January 17, 2011 at 12:46 am | Report abuse |
    • lassie

      I disagree about NATALIE PORTMAN. I like her as an actress alot. But I'm not a fan of BLACK SWAN which is a ludicrous film. Natalie Portman has two expressions: whining and crying... And much of her performance is dependent on special effects, The Best Actress of the year is TILDA SWINTON for I AM LOVE, followed by MICHELLE WILLIAMS for BLUE VALENTINE and NOOMI RAPACE for THE GIRL WITH THE DRAGON TATTOO. These awards are too predictable.

      January 17, 2011 at 5:56 pm | Report abuse |
  36. John

    Finally! Recognition for Katey Sagal and Sons of Anarchy! She has consistantly been impressive in a very impressive series.

    January 17, 2011 at 12:46 am | Report abuse |
    • Summer819

      So happy she got the recognition she deserves! SOA is a great show all around!

      January 17, 2011 at 11:12 am | Report abuse |
  37. L.Alice

    Yay- Chris Colfer and Jane Lynch! 😀

    January 17, 2011 at 12:28 am | Report abuse |
    • SB

      Those two awards were the only downside of the show. Glee is about the dumbest show on television and neither of these two individuals were deserving of an award.

      January 17, 2011 at 9:42 am | Report abuse |
    • @SB

      I wouldn't be surprised if you were one of the many people who call the show "stupid" and "dumb" without ever seeing it. If you have ever watched the show, you would know that Chris Colfer is the most deserving of that award. If the category had been "Best COMEDIC Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role" then I think it would've gone to Eric Stonestreet but it didn't. They graded overall performance, and Chris has given one of the most powerful performances this year.

      January 17, 2011 at 10:52 am | Report abuse |
    • Frankie

      Agreed. All great!!!

      January 17, 2011 at 12:50 pm | Report abuse |
  38. funmi ogunbi

    Nice job HFP! All winners deserved it.

    January 17, 2011 at 12:04 am | Report abuse |

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