2011 Golden Globe Award Winners

Published 4 years ago by , Updated January 16th, 2011 at 10:14 pm,

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For 68 years, the Hollywood Foreign Press Association has been celebrating their favorites in film and television with the Golden Globe Awards.

Once again, the multifaceted and generally hilarious Ricky Gervais will be serving as host of tonight’s gala. While those in attendance will be filled with anticipation about whether or not they will take home the award in their chosen category, viewers at home will be anxiously waiting to see how far Gervais will push the comedic envelope with his monologue and numerous ad-libs throughout the night.

With 25 separate categories having to fit within tonight’s given time slot, something tells me that Gervais will be moving things along at a swift pace – all while sipping from his iconic glass a beer that always remains not-so-hidden beneath his podium.



Gervais was scathingly blunt as usual – though over the course of the show his increasingly nervous demeanor suggested that he was either beginning to worry about all the bridges he was possibly burning, or he had received enough threats backstage to tone it down a bit. After all,  introducing Bruce Willis by calling him “Ashton Kutcher’s dad” and cracking ‘Famous gay Scientologist’ jokes are a risky endeavor for any man in Hollywood hoping to keep breathing, am I right?

Of course Gervais wasn’t the only one to get on the podium and say something that had viewers arching their brows. We may forever be analyzing whether or not Robert De Niro’s Cecil B. Demille Award acceptance speech was a bitter rant or a De Niro-brand version of light comedy. A pregnant Natalie Portman used her Best Actress acceptance speech to teach us all about the circle of life and crack jokes about just how evident it was that her (baby daddy?) would in fact sleep with her – even though his small Black Swan cameo involved him delivering a line to the contrary. Sure, why not. Oh, and Tilda Swinton gave, the, most, severe, enunciation, of, a, nominee, list, EVER.

On the other hand, Katey Sagal and Seven Buscemi won Best Actor/Actress awards for Sons of Anarchy and Boardwalk Empire, respectively, giving this year’s Globes those nice “long overdue” moments of validation you hope to see now and again. Trent Reznor also won a Golden Globe, meaning that millions of boys and girls who wore black makeup and shin-high black boots during the mid-90s are also now feeling validated.

Just some of the high/low lights.

Levity award of the night went to Michael Douglas, who took the podium for the first time since his bout with cancer and wittily claimed that there must be easier ways to inspire the standing ovation that greeted him.

There were some mystery moments in the ceremony that are sure to keep the Interwebs spinning for the next day or so: The bleeped-out moments of what Christian Bale said to Robert De Niro during his Fighter Supporting Actor Award speech; what Paul Giamatti likes to drink that’s so bad it’s name had to be bleeped-out; or the particular Death Eater hex Helena Bonham Carter was putting on actress Melissa Leo during the latter’s acceptance speech for her Supporting Actress award for The Fighter. Finally, like De Niro, we may always be left wondering if Al Pacino suddenly awoke from a deep sleep only to find himself onstage being handed an award for You Don’t Know Jack. Because it certainly seemed that way.

Oh, and The Social Network won Best Picture, of course. Is the top Oscar next? (Sorry Inception fans, your beloved Nolan film walked away empty-handed in the big awards categories. C’est la vie.)

Below you’ll find the list of 2011 Golden Globe Winners – did anybody get snubbed in your opinion?


2011 Golden Globe Winners:

Best Motion Picture – Drama

  • The Social Network
  • Black Swan
  • The Fighter
  • Inception
  • The King’s Speech

Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture – Drama

  • Colin Firth – The King’s Speech
  • Jesse Eisenberg – The Social Network
  • James Franco – 127 Hours
  • Ryan Gosling – Blue Valentine
  • Mark Wahlberg – The Fighter

Best Motion Picture – Comedy Or Musical

  • The Kids Are All Right
  • Alice in Wonderland
  • Burlesque
  • Red
  • The Tourist

Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture – Drama

  • Natalie Portman – Black Swan
  • Halle Berry – Frankie and Alice
  • Nicole Kidman – Rabbit Hole
  • Jennifer Lawrence – Winter’s Bone
  • Michelle Williams – Blue Valentine

Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture – Comedy Or Musical

  • Paul Giamatti – Barney’s Version
  • Johnny Depp – Alice in Wonderland
  • Johnny Depp – The Tourist
  • Jake Gyllenhaal – Love & Other Drugs
  • Kevin Spacey – Casino Jack

Best Television Series – Comedy Or Musical

  • Glee (FOX)
  • 30 Rock (NBC)
  • The Big Bang Theory (CBS)
  • The Big C (Showtime)
  • Modern Family (ABC)
  • Nurse Jackie (SHOWTIME)

Best Director – Motion Picture

  • David Fincher – The Social Network
  • Darren Aronofsky – Black Swan
  • Tom Hooper – The King’s Speech
  • Christopher Nolan – Inception
  • David O. Russell – The Fighter

Cecil B. DeMille Award

  • Robert De Niro

Best Performance by an Actress In A Supporting Role in a Motion Picture

  • Melissa Leo – The Fighter
  • Amy Adams – The Fighter
  • Helena Bonham Carter – The King’s Speech
  • Mila Kunis – Black Swan
  • Jacki Weaver – Animal Kingdom

Best Performance by an Actor In A Television Series – Comedy Or Musical

  • Jim Parsons – The Big Bang Theory (CBS)
  • Alec Baldwin – 30 Rock (NBC)
  • Steve Carell – The Office (NBC)
  • Thomas Jane – Hung (HBO)
  • Matthew Morrison – Glee (FOX)

Best Performance by an Actress In A Television Series – Comedy Or Musical

  • Laura Linney – The Big C (Showtime)
  • Toni Collette – United States Of Tara (SHOWTIME)
  • Edie Falco – Nurse Jackie (SHOWTIME)
  • Tina Fey – 30 Rock (NBC)
  • Lea Michele – Glee (FOX)

Best Foreign Language Film

  • In A Better World (Denmark)
  • Biutiful (Mexico, Spain)
  • The Concert (France)
  • The Edge (Russia)
  • I Am Love (Italy)

Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Series, Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for Television

  • Jane Lynch – Glee (FOX)
  • Hope Davis – The Special Relationship
  • Kelly MacDonald – Boardwalk Empire (HBO)
  • Julia Stiles – Dexter (SHOWTIME)
  • Sofia Vergara – Modern Family (ABC)

Best Screenplay – Motion Picture

  • Aaron Sorkin – The Social Network
  • Simon Beaufoy, Danny Boyle – 127 Hours
  • Christopher Nolan – Inception
  • Stuart Blumberg, Lisa Cholodenko – The Kids Are All Right
  • David Seidler – The King’s Speech

Best Performance by an Actress In A Mini-series or Motion Picture Made for Television

  • Claire Danes – Temple Grandin (HBO)
  • Hayley Atwell – Pillars Of The Earth (STARZ)
  • Judi Dench – Return To Cranford
  • Romola Garai – Emma
  • Jennifer Love Hewitt – The Client List

Best Performance by an Actor in a Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for Television

  • Al Pacino – You Don’t Know Jack (HBO)
  • Idris Elba – Luther
  • Ian McShane – Pillars Of The Earth (STARZ)
  • Dennis Quaid – The Special Relationship
  • Edgar Ramirez – Carlos (Sundance C)

Best Animated Feature Film

  • Toy Story 3
  • Despicable Me
  • How To Train Your Dragon
  • The Illusionist
  • Tangled

Best Original Score – Motion Picture

  • Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross – The Social Network
  • Alexandre Desplat – The King’s Speech
  • Danny Elfman – Alice in Wonderland
  • A. R. Rahman – 127 Hours
  • Hans Zimmer – Inception

Best Original Song – Motion Picture

  • “You Haven’t Seen The Last Of Me” – Burlesque, Music & Lyrics By: Diane Warren
  • “Bound To You” – Burlesque, Music By: Samuel Dixon
  • Lyrics By: Christina Aguilera and Sia Furler, “Coming Home” – Country Strong, Music & Lyrics By: Bob DiPiero, Tom Douglas, Hillary Lindsey and Troy Verges,
  • “I See The Light” – Tangled, Music By: Alan Menken,  Lyrics By: Glenn Slater
  • “There’s A Place For Us” – The Chronicles Of Narnia: The Voyage Of The Dawn Treader, Music & Lyrics By: Hillary Lindsey, Carrie Underwood and David Hodges

Best Television Series – Drama

  • Boardwalk Empire (HBO)
  • Dexter (SHOWTIME)
  • The Good Wife (CBS)
  • Mad Men (AMC)
  • The Walking Dead (AMC)

Best Performance by an Actor In A Television Series – Drama

  • Steve Buscemi – Boardwalk Empire (HBO)
  • Bryan Cranston – Breaking Bad
  • Michael C. Hall – Dexter (SHOWTIME)
  • Jon Hamm – Mad Men (AMC)
  • Hugh Laurie – House (FOX)

Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for Television

  • Chris Colfer – Glee (FOX)
  • Scott Caan – Hawaii Five-O
  • Chris Noth – The Good Wife (CBS)
  • Eric Stonestreet – Modern Family (ABC)
  • David Strathairn – Temple Grandin (HBO)

Best Performance by an Actor In A Supporting Role in a Motion Picture

  • Christian Bale – The Fighter
  • Michael Douglas – Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps
  • Andrew Garfield – The Social Network
  • Jeremy Renner – The Town
  • Geoffrey Rush – The King’s Speech

Best Mini-Series Or Motion Picture Made for Television

  • Carlos (Sundance C)
  • The Pacific (HBO)
  • Pillars Of The Earth (STARZ)
  • Temple Grandin (HBO)
  • You Don’t Know Jack (HBO)

Best Performance by an Actress In A Television Series – Drama

  • Katey Sagal – Sons Of Anarchy
  • Julianna Margulies – The Good Wife (CBS)
  • Elisabeth Moss – Mad Men (AMC)
  • Piper Perabo – Covert Affairs
  • Kyra Sedgwick – The Closer (TNT)

Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture – Comedy Or Musical

  • Annette Bening – The Kids Are All Right
  • Anne Hathaway – Love & Other Drugs
  • Angelina Jolie – The Tourist
  • Julianne Moore – The Kids Are All Right
  • Emma Stone – Easy A


Let us know what you thought of the 2011 Golden Globes and if any film, actor, actress, director, etc… got snubbed this year in your opinion. Was Ricky Gervais too mean as a host, or did you find his brand of ego-deflating humor spot on?

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  1. British humor is actually very funny it’s probably just a lot smarter than what your used to. By all means enjoy God awful Will Ferral comedy.


    I’ve seen TSN, Inception, Black Swan, The Fighter , The Town and most other movies that were considered great this year and I would say it is a non brained that TSN was not the best. Out of the above I’d rank it above Black Swan and only just barely.

    Best Picture – The Fighter
    Best Director & Screen Play -Nolan for Inception

    Vic since your strongly defending TSN is it safe to say you think it deserved these? Do you really think that it was the best film with best direction and best screenplay?

    • Daniel,

      I’m defending it against blind statements saying it doesn’t deserve anything because “it’s a movie about a website.” People who haven’t seen it and are bashing it on general principle.


  2. cool

  3. Vic

    I can understand that I’m not a fan of blind hatred either.

    I’ve seen it and it’s certainly not an awful film but I don’t think it’s great either and IMO very overrated. It was very bland and the entire film felt pointless. The entire film all I could think was “why does this exist ? What’s point?” it felt very shallow as well with no real emotion. It was movie making by the numbers. David Fincher is talented and knows how to direct a film I think he did the best he could but the story wasn’t really that interesting and didn’t matter. Great directing with pretty good acting overall but the story killed it for me. I’d give it a solid 3/5 maybe a 3.5 but that’s pushing it. Just wasn’t in the top ten of the year for me didn’t deserve to win IMO or even be nominated. Maybe for directing a nom is justified but not best film and certainly not screenplay.

    What do you think deserved those three catagories Vic?

    • Daniel,

      I can’t say as I haven’t seen all the contenders.


  4. I think The Social Network won because it’s a lot harder to sell and make a film interesting that is based on real (exaggerated) events. Inception was good and well written but TSN had to take something that could of been extremely bland and made it very entertaining. But that’s just my perception :).

  5. Sully the problem is in my opinion it wasn’t entertaining so they failed.

    Besides it’s not about how hard it was to make the film it’s about what is actually the best.

    I can see debating best directing Fincher is talented and did the best he could with a dull concept and poor script. Direction was solid. I don’t think it was the best but I could understand why some might.

    My biggest problems are with best film and best screen play. It certainly was not best film there were alot of films that were much better some didn’t even get nominated. Inception, The Fighter, The Town, True Grit, Hereafter, Toy Story 3, Kick Ass, Buried and a few othes. As far as screenplay goes that’s even worse it was probably the worst part of the film especially when inception was it’s competition. I don’t think inception was the best film of the year close but not best but it was in my opinion by far the best screen play with out any competition IMO it was by far the best screenplay.

    • Daniel, I totally agree with the fact a lot of others got snubbed. I was just thinking thats how they look at it. Me personally don’t think it should of won. But the G.G. and the Academy are always loving bio-pics.

  6. Sully I really want to agree with you and Vic on this but I can’t.

    Ok so with the facebook thing at the bottom I agree that’s not promoting facebook that’s saying if you have it go ahead and like it.

    However, the reason I can’t agree is that they do the competition to win cool movie and TV show gear and if you want to sign up to win you have to like sr on facebook. Which in my opinion is really messed up and not needed. Basically it’s promoting facebook pushing hold outs to sign up or they can’t win cool things that they want. My GF pushed me to join but before that I missed out on alot of give sways because of that one awful step I didn’t have a facebook and unless I signed up and clicked like I was out of the running. It’s pushing people to join.

    • I can see your point there Daniel. I never looked at it that way I guess cause I’ve had a facebook account before I found SR.

      For me though facebook is really a necessity when promoting my music. A lot of my friends have moved out of state and it’s the only way I can show them my music without having to email 3 mp3 songs at a time cause they can just stream it.

  7. I hate award shows, admittedly because the apparently crappy movies I enjoy never get nominated for anything, and I’ve usually seen few, if any, of the movies or shows that do get nominated. That said, I absolutely loved Ricky Gervais. These award shows can be so full of hot air – it was great to see Gervais take such a big pin to it all. There’ll be no reason to watch next year if he’s not back.

  8. Gervias ripped Cruise and Travolta.
    Loved that one!