Last night the Golden Globes were handed out, and many celebs acknowledged their gratitude to the Hollywood Foreign Press Association (or as Natalie Portman hiply said, “the HFPA”), that amorphous mass of unknown peoples who continue to wield power in a pre-Oscars season because they just can, even though we’re not sure if they’re real press, make believe press, or married to someone with money.
In any event, it’s a done deal, in terms of people getting little statues, and Hollywood odds crunchers are undoubtedly tallying new possibilities of potential Oscar Nominees, since the HFPA is believed to influence the decisions of AMPAS members.
Michael Douglas received a standing ovation, and for Canadians, Paul Giamatti surprised us with an affectionate salute to Montrealers, and Canada. Most likely he will be awarded or rendered an Honorary Canadian and Montrealer and Quebecer.
Below is a list of the winners (as underlined, or noted) in Film and TV, followed by a short tally of what’s currently / soon to be on home video:
Best Picture (Drama)
'The King's Speech'
'The Social Network'
.Best Picture (Comedy)
'Alice in Wonderland'
'The Kids Are All Right'
Best Picture (Animated)
'How to Train Your Dragon'
'Toy Story 3'
Best Foreign Language Film
'Biutiful' (Mexico, Spain)
'The Concert' (France)
'The Edge' (Russia)
'I am Love' (Italy)
'In a Better World' (Denmark)
Darren Aronofsky, 'Black Swan'
David Fincher, 'The Social Network'
Tom Hooper, 'The King's Speech'
Christopher Nolan, 'Inception'
David O. Russell, 'The Fighter'
Simon Beaufoy, Danny Boyle - 127 Hours
Christopher Nolan - Inception
Stuart Blumberg, Lisa Cholodenko - The Kids Are All Right
David Seidler - The King's Speech
Aaron Sorkin , 'The Social Network'
Best Original Score
Alexandre Desplat - The King's Speech
Danny Elfman - Alice in Wonderland
A. R. Rahman - 127 Hours
Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross, 'The Social Network' --- Winner
Hans Zimmer - Inception
Best Original Song - Motion Picture
"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
"You Haven't Seen The Last Of Me" – Burlesque
Music & Lyrics By: Diane Warren
Best Actress (Comedy)
Annette Bening, 'The Kids Are All Right'
Anne Hathaway, 'Love and Other Drugs'
Angelina Jolie, 'The Tourist'
Julianne Moore, 'The Kids Are All Right'
Emma Stone, 'Easy A'
Best Actress (Drama)
Halle Berry, 'Frankie and Alice'
Nicole Kidman, 'Rabbit Hole'
Jennifer Lawrence, 'Winter's Bone'
Michelle Williams, 'Blue Valentine'
Natalie Portman, 'Black Swan'
Best Actor (Drama)
Jesse Eisenberg, 'The Social Network'
Colin Firth, 'The King's Speech'
James Franco, '127 Hours'
Ryan Gosling, 'Blue Valentine'
Mark Wahlberg, 'The Fighter'
Best Actor (Comedy)
Johnny Depp, 'Alice in Wonderland'
Johnny Depp, 'The Tourist'
Paul Giamatti, 'Barney's Version'
Jake Gyllenhaal, 'Love and Other Drugs'
Kevin Spacey, 'Casino Jack'
Best Supporting Actor
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 Supporting Actress
Amy Adams, 'The Fighter'
Helena Bonham Carter, 'The King's Speech'
Mila Kunis, 'Black Swan'
Melissa Leo, 'The Fighter'
Jackie Weaver, 'Animal Kingdom'
Best Drama Series
'Mad Men,' AMC
'The Good Wife,' CBS
'Boardwalk Empire,' HBO
'The Walking Dead,' AMC
Best Comedy Series
'30 Rock,' NBC
'The Big Bang Theory,' CBS
'Modern Family,' ABC
'The Big C,' Showtime
Best Actor, Drama
Steve Buscemi, 'Boardwalk Empire'
Michael C. Hall, 'Dexter'
Jon Hamm, 'Mad Men'
Hugh Laurie, 'House'
Bryan Cranston, 'Breaking Bad'
Best Actress, Drama
Julianna Margulies, 'The Good Wife'
Piper Perabo, 'Covert Affairs'
Elisabeth Moss, 'Mad Men
Kyra Sedgwick, 'The Closer'
Katey Sagal, 'Sons of Anarchy'
Best Actor, Comedy
Alec Baldwin, '30 Rock'
Steve Carell, 'The Office'
Thomas Jane, 'Hung'
Matthew Morrison, 'Glee'
Jim Parsons, 'The Big Bang Theory'
Best Actress, Comedy
Toni Collette, 'United States of Tara'
Edie Falco, 'Nurse Jackie'
Tina Fey, '30 Rock'
Laura Linney, 'The Big C'
Lea Michele, 'Glee'
Best Supporting Actor
Scott Caan, 'Hawaii Five-0'
Chris Noth, 'The Good Wife'
David Strathairn, 'Temple Grandin'
Eric Stonestreet, 'Modern Family'
Chris Colfer, 'Glee'
Best Supporting Actress
Jane Lynch, 'Glee'
Julia Stiles, 'Dexter'
Kelly Macdonald, 'Boardwalk Empire'
Hope Davis, 'The Special Relationship'
Sofia Vergara, 'Modern Family'
Best Mini-Series or Made for TV Movie
'The Pacific,' HBO
'Temple Grandin,' HBO
'You Don't Know Jack,' HBO
'The Pillars of the Earth,' Starz
Best Actor in a Mini-Series or Made for TV Movie
Dennis Quaid, 'The Special Relationship'
Ian McShane, 'The Pillars of the Earth'
Édgar Ramírez, 'Carlos'
Al Pacino, 'You Don't Know Jack'
Idris Elba, 'Luther'
Best Actress in a Mini-Series or Made for TV Movie
Claire Danes, 'Temple Grandin'
Hayley Atwell, 'The Pillars of the Earth'
Jennifer Love Hewitt, 'The Client List'
Judi Dench, 'Return to Cranford'
Romola Gara, 'Emma'
Cecil B. DeMille Award
Robert De Niro
Winners in Film currently / soon to be on home video:
I Am Love
Kids Are All Right
The Social Network
Toy Story 3
Winners in TV currently / soon to be on home video:
The Big Bang Theory: The Complete Third Season
Carlos the Jackal (2-Disc DVD Limited Edition) – to be released March 15
Glee: Season 2, Volume 1
Sons of Anarchy: Season 2
You Don't Know Jack
Mark R. Hasan, Editor