The Social Network was one of the big winners at the 68th Annual Golden Globe Awards on Sunday night, taking home four trophies, including those for Best Picture, Best Director and Best Screenplay. Presented by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, the Globes is often viewed as a predictor for the Academy Awards.
The film, which was nominated for six awards, has had a stellar award season, with director David Fincher, screenwriter Aaron Sorkin and lead actor Jesse Eisenberg all being recognized by various organizations, guilds and critics groups. Not bad for a movie most of us wrote-off as a joke back in 2008, eh?
Here is the rundown of nominations/wins that The Social Network received at the Golden Globes:
- Best Supporting Actor: Andrew Garfield — Lost (Christian Bale won for The Fighter)
- Best Score: Trent Reznor — Won
- Best Screenplay: Aaron Sorkin — Won
- Best Actor, Drama: Jesse Eisenberg — Lost (Colin Firth won for The King’s Speech)
- Best Director: David Fincher — Won
- Best Picture, Drama — Won
For those keeping track, nominations for the Academy Awards will be announced on January 25. We were convinced that The Social Network would be a major contender when we reviewed the film back in September, but after big wins at the Globes, the Broadcast Film Critics Association Awards and receiving honors from the National Board of Review and others, we’ll go on record as saying that nominations are an absolute lock.
Mark Zuckerberg might take issue with how the film portrayed the early years of Facebook, but in truth, the film and its critical and commercial success has only reinforced Facebook’s place in the cultural zeitgeist.
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