68th
Golden Globe Awards

January 16, 2011


Picture – Drama:
The Social Network


Picture – Musical or Comedy:
The Kids Are All Right


TV Series – Drama:
Boardwalk Empire


TV Series – Musical / Comedy:
Glee


Mini-Series or TV Movie:
Carlos

The 68th Golden Globe Awards were broadcast live from the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, California on January 16, 2011, by NBC. The host was Ricky Gervais.[1] The nominations were announced on December 14, 2010, by Josh Duhamel, Katie Holmes and Blair Underwood. Robert De Niro was presented with the Cecil B. DeMille Award for lifetime achievement in motion pictures.[2][3] The Social Network won four awards, the most of any film, including best drama. It beat British historical tale The King's Speech, which had entered the awards ceremony with the most nominations but collected just one award.[4]

Film

Colin Firth, Best Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama winner
Natalie Portman, Best Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama winner
Paul Giamatti, Best Actor in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy winner
Annette Bening, Best Actress in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy winner
Christian Bale, Best Supporting Actor winner
Melissa Leo, Best Supporting Actress winner
Steve Buscemi, Best Actor in a Television Series - Drama winner
Katey Segal, Best Actress in a Television Series - Drama winner
Jim Parsons, Best Actor in a Television Series - Musical or Comedy winner
Laura Linney, Best Actress in a Television Series - Musical or Comedy winner
Al Pacino, Best Actor in a Miniseries or Television Film winner
Claire Danes, Best Actress in a Miniseries or Television Film winner
Chris Colfer, Best Supporting Actor in a Series, Miniseries or Television Film winner
Jane Lynch, Best Supporting Actress in a Series, Miniseries or Television Film winner

These are the nominations for the 68th Golden Globe Awards. The winners are in bold.[5]

Best Motion Picture
Drama Musical or Comedy
Best Performance in a Motion Picture – Drama
Actor Actress
Best Performance in a Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy
Actor Actress
Supporting Actor Supporting Actress
Best Director Best Screenplay
Best Original Score Best Original Song
Best Animated Feature Film Best Foreign Language Film

Television

Best Series
Drama Musical or Comedy
Best Performance in a Television Series – Drama
Actor Actress
Best Performance in a Television Series – Musical or Comedy
Actor Actress
Best Performance in a Miniseries or Television Film
Actor Actress
Best Supporting Performance in a Series, Miniseries, or Television Film
Actor Actress
Best Miniseries or Television Film

Awards breakdown

Number of nominations

Actors

Films

Television

Number of wins

Films

  • 4: The Social Network
  • 2: The Fighter, The Kids Are All Right
  • 1: Burlesque, Toy Story 3, In A Better World, Barney's Version, Black Swan, The King's Speech

Television

  • 3: Glee
  • 2: Boardwalk Empire
  • 1: Sons of Anarchy, Carlos, You Don't Know Jack, Temple Grandin, The Big Bang Theory, The Big C

Presenters

Criticism

The three nominations for The Tourist were criticized since the film previously received negative reviews from critics and was nominated in the Musical or Comedy categories despite the fact that it was sold as a thriller film.[7][8][9] The nominations for Burlesque, another film with bad reviews, also received outrage after news surfaced that the film's distributor, Sony, had treated Golden Globe voters to an all-expenses-paid trip to Las Vegas, culminating in a concert by Cher, one of the film's stars.[10] And while the reviews for Alice in Wonderland were only average, it still meant that The Kids Are All Right had no real competition aside from Red.

Ricky Gervais's job as host was also met with criticism since he made biting jokes about many of the stars in attendance including Johnny Depp, Mel Gibson, Charlie Sheen, and Paul McCartney.[11][12] The Hollywood Foreign Press Association even wrote, "his blunt one-liners targeting big-name celebrities caused anger and resentment in some quarters.”[13][14]

See also

References

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  2. ^ http://www.goldenglobes.org/nominations/
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  5. ^ http://www.goldenglobes.org/blog/2010/12/the-68th-annual-golden-globe-awards-nominations/
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  9. ^ Paywall
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  11. ^ Ricky Gervais' rudest Golden Globes jokes
  12. ^ Ricky Gervais returning as Golden Globes host
  13. ^ Official: Ricky Gervais back as Golden Globes host
  14. ^ Ricky Gervais's best bits of 2010 Golden Globes