Facebook founder Mark Zuckerburg’s objections to the way he was portrayed in The Social Network obviously did it no harm. The film scored four Golden Globes in LA overnight.
David Fincher’s story about the billionaire’s creation of the popular website scooped the prizes for best dramatic film, best director, best screenplay and best score.
In his acceptance speech for best screenplay, the film’s writer, Aaron Sorkin, extended an olive branch to Zuckerberg, who viewed the The Social Network as a character assassination.
“Rooney Mara’s character makes a prediction at the beginning of the movie: she was wrong. You turned out to be a great entrepreneur, a visionary and an incredible altruist,” Sorkin said.
And Colin Firth, who played stammering King George VI in The King’s Speech, was rewarded for his performance with the best actor globe.
“To get to this stage of your life with your dignity and judgment intact can be somewhat precarious,’ Firth said during his speech.
“Sometimes all you need is a bit of gentle reassurance to keep you on track but right now this (the award) is all that stands between me and a Harley Davidson.”
Natalie Portman won best actress for her role in Black Swan.
She thanked her husband Benjamin Millipied, who she met on the set of the film.
“Benjamin choreographed the film, and also you might remember him in the movie as the guy when they ask, ‘Would you sleep with that girl?’ And he’s like, ‘Pffsh, no.’ He’s the best actor. It’s not true: He totally wants to sleep with me!”
Best Motion Picture – Drama: The Social Network
Best Motion Picture – Comedy or Musical: The Kids Are All Right
Best Director – Motion Picture: David Fincher, The Social Network
Best Actor in a Motion Picture – Drama: Colin Firth, The King’s Speech
Best Actress in a Motion Picture – Drama: Natalie Portman, Black Swan
Best Actor in a Motion Picture – Comedy or Musical: Paul Giamatti, Barney’s Version
Best Actress in a Motion Picture – Comedy or Musical: Annette Bening, The Kids Are All Right
Best Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture: Christian Bale, The Fighter
Best Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture: Melissa Leo, The Fighter
Best Animated Feature Film: Toy Story
Best Screenplay – Motion Picture: The Social Network
Best Original Song – Motion Picture: You Haven’t Seen the Last of Me, Burlesque
Best Original Score – Motion Picture: The Social Network
Best Foreign Language Film: In a Better World
Best Television Series – Drama: Boardwalk Empire
Best Television Series – Comedy: Glee
Best Actor in a Television Series – Drama: Steve Buscemi, Boardwalk Empire
Best Actor in a Television Series – Comedy: Jim Parsons, The Big Bang Theory
Best Actress in a Television Series – Drama: Katey Sagal, Sons of Anarchy
Best Actress in a Television Series – Comedy: Laura Linney, The Big C
Best Supporting Actor – Television: Chris Colfer, Glee
Best Supporting Actress – Television: Jane Lynch, Glee
Best Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for Television: Carlos
Best Actor in a Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for Television: Al Pacino, You Don’t Know Jack.
Best Actress in a Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for Television: Claire Danes, Temple Grandin.