The Golden Globes Award Goes To “The Social Network”

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Facebook dominance is riding high on online and offline as well. And when it came to entertainment, it was emerged as big time winner bypassing many well-appreciated movies in various verticals. On Sunday, at 68th Annual Golden Globe Awards function “The Social Network” was identified as one of the big winner by bagging four prestigious awards.

The film was nominated totally for six awards including best picture, managed to take the trophy for four. Indeed, not a bad performance which was almost called a mockery play by many critics. The Social Network secured the award for Best picture- Drama, Best Director, Best screenplay and Best Score.

Here is the rundown of nominations/wins that The Social Network received at the Golden Globes:

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  • 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

Surely, the performance at Golden Globes will dry The Social Network for long. Upcoming nominations for Academy Awards, starting from 25 January, are going to have substantial impact from this result and The Social Network will emerge has almost secured a place in that nomination list.

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.

We would like to know from our readers about their take on Golden Globe Awards results. Do you think “The Social Network” deserves the reorganization it has managed to secure ? Do let us know in comment section.

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