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. hate gervais he is just not funny is he as popular in the states as he is in the u.k

    • He’s soo funny! have you seen the original office?

      • yeah i liked the show to a point it was very over hyped in the u.k ive watched the first two of his live dvds to ive tried hard to like him i just dont like his humour

    • Yeah he’s not as funny as he thinks he is…

      Was the Social Network really better than Inception?

      • On this site, don’t be surprised if the majority says no. I personally thought yes.

      • Yes. Many times yes. Inception was great though

      • No definitely not better. I watched inception like 5 times, on the other hand how many people can say that they’ve watched the social network. Inception was brilliantly original and entertaining, the story just never gets old. Not to mention the acting was superb.

  2. Apparently “The host has disabled reader comments.”

  3. Okay so what if Chris Nolan didn’t win anything. I personaly still enjoyed Inception and the res of his works. Don’t mean he’s a bad director.

  4. Emma Stone should have won best actress in a musical/comedy. I hated The Kids are All Right And Anette Bening was just fine in the film, but geesh her costar Julianne Moore was so much better as was Emma Stone.

    I’m glad that Christian Bale won, but wow, what an awful speech.

    Jaki Weaver should have won supporting actress in my opinion, I hated the women of The Fighter, so I personally do not get the awards love they’re both receiving so its probably just me.

    And Glee taking home awards in acting and best show is a joke.

    • I totally agree about Glee. What an awful show. Possibly one of the worst “original” shows ever made.

  5. I don’t think Inception won because it was WAY too cerebral for the average movie crowd. You had to really be paying attention to understand all the different layers instead of just mindlessly watching something for 2 hours.

    I’m also sad Breaking Bad did not even make the TV show drama list. It is a brilliantly written show with a highly original premise. And Bryan Cranston should have won best actor for the show. His acting versatility and ability continues to surprise me.

    • Don’t worry about Bryan Cranston, he already has 2(or 3?) Emmys and for tv they are a much bigger deal than the globes.

      And Breaking Bad not making the cut for best drama I think I can live with. The fact that The Walking Dead was a nominee I though made up for it.

    • Or else Inception didn’t win because it wasn’t quite as good as The Social Network. I personally loved both movies, but would have picked The Social Network over Inception in a heartbeat. While Inception was a thinker, and undeniably great on just about every level (ha, get it?), The Social Network wasn’t exactly a film for the unthinking crowd either. A lot of people label it as just “that facebook movie,” but it’s more than that; it’s a brilliant commentary on humanity, our relationships, and our psyche. Well deserved, in my opinion.

      Not trying to bash on anyone or anything. Just throwing my opinion out there :)

  6. Or maybe The Foreign Press Association understood Inception but liked The Social Network BETTER?
    Thats always possible.
    Congrats to all the winners.

  7. Inception got snubbed … so sad :(

    • i know.. it didint win 1 globe =(

  8. Inception won crap?! That is severely wrong. I also think Blue Valentine, The Fighter and Black Swan should have gotten more recognition. Congrats to The Social Network and Robert DeNiro! Next in line for Cecil B. DeMille award are Matt Damon, Tom Hanks and Leonardo DiCaprio. Those are my picks for the future. Now I can’t wait for the Academy Awards on February 27th!

  9. I’m okay with The Social Network winning. I’m not okay with True Grit getting no nominations.

  10. I should have been paying attention to those moments that were censored. It was a hectic show, I couldn’t always here the dialog,,,
    I was pretty surprised by Gervais comments concerning Hugh Hefner and his new bride. Did that make the broacast??? Wow?

    I loved his $cientology rip on Cruise and Travolta, “there both not here”,,,

    Steve Carrell and Tim Allen both took him down a peg,,,

  11. Very let down it’s sad to see Spcial Network beat out Many better films. The only awards I’m happy to see are for Sons of Anarchy, Christian Bale, and that’s about it. The Fighter, Inception and The Town were far better films with far better performances than Social Network it’s sad to see how low this show has gone.

    I can only hope the Oscars take them selves a little more serious and show a bit more dignity. Doubt it though.

  12. I’m shocked that Inception didn’t win anything but I reckon they’ll clean up at the OSCARs. Good on Social Network cleaning up, it’s quite a good film. Must give Black Swan a watch.

  13. Cmon, what happened to tron legacy? I was surprised that it wasnt even nominated for the best musical score.

  14. The globes seem less about the craft and skill and more about the accessibility and the mood of the market… so… that having been said… way to tread upon the well trodden paths… better luck next year artists and tradesmen..

  15. yay all that black nail polish wasnt in vain after all

  16. i own both How To Train Your Dragon and TS3, enjoyed HTTYD more then ts3, both were good, but i was kinda disappointed that they went with the “safe” win.

  17. I just found out threasonLaura Linney wasnt there to accept her award was because her Father died.
    My condolonces to her as well as her friends and family.

  18. People take these ceremonies too seriously. Did anyone catch the lawsuit being filed against the HFPA president claiming bribery and all kinds of shady stuff? I’m not surprised one bit. The lawsuit claims bribes by movie studios, etc.

    So we have a TRULY original movie in Inception that was in development/being written for 10+ years loose to The Social Network, which was adapted from a book and chronicles the story that everyone knows. Creativity and originality is dying in Hollywood.

    People, stop taking these shows so seriously. It’s all ceremonial, pat your self on the back Hollywood nonsense.

  19. Glee, is a disturbing trend in that it encourages high school students to strive for a career in Cheer leading/song dance/ acting. (Imo) Its really a horrible message to send out.
    Out of all the students that latch onto this kind of career, only 1% make it. The rest end up usually on the streets or in a career they didn’t expect.

    Sure the show has some points about gay tollerance and courage but they’re overshadowed by the fame aspect and popular click messages. (Imo)

  20. Ogb, these shows are all rigged at the highest levels. I’m not surprised the Facebook movie won.

    The push to get everyone into “whatever social network” is real and being supported by the hollywood industry.

    • 790,

      Did you actually see the film? And yes, I’m sure the 252 movie critics who gave the movie a glowing review here:


      were all paid off by the studio or some back door conglomerate to promote Facebook. I guess I’ll have to ask our reviewer where my cut of his check is for his positive review of the film.


  21. If the industry isn’t supporting Facebook? what does “Follow ScreenRant or Rotton Tomatoes on Facebook” sound like?

    I’m going to see TSN sometime this week for free on dvd.

  22. If your asking readers to follow Screen Rant on Facebook, are you promoting Screen Rant or Facebook?

    Its no different with awarding TSN with slew of high profile awards. Either way Facebook is the center of focus and buzz.

    The mention of lawsuits and awards being bought off, just provide more evidence of conspiracy.

    • 790,

      I’m not promoting Facebook. I’m asking people to follow us there because the site has a lot of reach and is very helpful in helping to promote Screen Rant.

      BTW, I’m not saying that nothing fishy goes on with awards shows – I don’t even really watch the Oscars any more because I think some awards are agenda-driven. But what I *am* saying is that there is general agreement that The Social Network was an excellent film. I saw it and thought it was very good, and no one is paying me nor influencing me to say that.


  23. You can’t have it both ways Vic… By asking people to follow SR on Facebook, you are promoting Facebook.
    Ironic,,, eh?

    • 790,

      I’m not trying to “have it both ways.” I’m not anti-Facebook. I don’t care if people use Facebook. I don’t care if asking people to recommend Screen Rant promotes Facebook.

      There’s no “two ways” about it. It’s a non-issue.


  24. ricky gervais is a fat annoying douchepon…he wasn’t funny in the least bit, british humour sucks

  25. I guess its a matter of perception Vic? As more SR readers follow SR on Facebook, the larger FB will become. Promotion generated by function, is the key to a social sites success.

    Http//: My point was only about how the studio industry is corrupt enough to skewer votes, to benefit other larger agendas. This year it seems promoting Facebook, inadvertanly or not is the goal. Does this kinda thing go on? you bet.

    My comments were never meant to judge the film only the intent of why its winning all these awards. When you look at it from my perspective that’s what I see going on.

    Who thinks this was better then The Fighter, or Black Swan? I’m going to have to watch this now. Damn it!

    • 790,

      Really, I don’t think anyone would sign up for Facebook because of Screen Rant, rather people who already have Facebook accounts would “Like” Screen Rant’s FB page. As far as I’m concerned it’s a one-way transaction, not two way. :)


    • Who thinks this was better then The Fighter?
      I do, I think it was better than all of the other nominees except for Black Swan. I honestly don’t mind it winning since by now I’m used to my favorite film of the year not winning best picture, and plus have you not seen the score it has on RT?

    • 790
      I wouldn’t sign up to facebook to follow screenrant, all i have to do is go to screenrant.com. But as a musician I use facebook all the time to promote my band to my friends. Plus when I check FB I see what was posted on SR and it’s quite convenient. I skip a whole step. I don’t think Vic is at all promoting FB. More of a suggestion that if one already has an account to like the page. Pretty simple.

  26. so inception got beat twice by a movie about an internet site? lol…


    and i thought gervais although very harsh, very honest. just some people either dont like the truth or have different opinions. lol.

    thank you god for making me an athiest!

    • illuminati,

      Have you seen BOTH films? If you haven’t, you shouldn’t be marveling at the fact that one beat the other like it should have been a no-brainer to go the other way.


  27. “so inception got beat twice by a movie about an internet site?”

    Yep, its true.

  28. im happy that big bang got an award its one of my fav shows on tv at the moment

    just saw a few pics and demi moore looked dam hot i have to say as did mila kunis and olivia wilde (i work with a girl who is a blonde version of olivia i enjoy those shifts lol)

  29. I’m going to wqtch the Social Network in a few minutes.

    All be back.