2011 Golden Globes Recap: The Social Network and Glee Feted by Foreign Press Evening Hosted by Mean-Spirited Ricky Gervais

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The Social Network and Glee Feted by Foreign Press Evening Hosted by Mean-Spirited Ricky Gervais

It was a whiteout at the Golden Globes with the Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA) failing to hand out any of its annual awards to any black, brown, yellow or red folks. Thus, there was little “Glee” among members of minority groups as they were left disconnected from “The Social Network.”

But even more surprising than those results was the way in which the show’s host, Ricky Gervais, went out of his way to court controversy. His unscripted remarks ranged from introducing Bruce Willis as Ashton Kutcher’s dad to insinuating that the HFPA accepts bribes for nominations to outing a couple of celebrity Scientologists as gay.

The producers found the insults so offensive that they kept the ostensibly-inebriated Gervais offstage completely for about an hour or so to sober up while they read him the riot act. But after his unexplained absence, Ricky only picked right back up where he left off, ending the evening with a swipe at the Creator, signing off with, “Thank you to God for making me an atheist.”

As for the Globes, which are considered an Academy Awards indicator, The Social Network emerged as the early Oscar favorite, given that it won in four categories: Best Picture (Drama), Director, Score and Screenplay. Next in number were The Kids Are All Right and The Fighter, which garnered a couple of trophies apiece. In terms of TV, Glee netted a trio of Globes, including Best Television Series – Musical or Comedy.

Too bad the evening was ruined for so many recipients and presenters by a mean-spirited emcee with a cruel agenda.

Complete List of Golden Globe Winners:

MOTION PICTURE – DRAMA

THE SOCIAL NETWORK

MOTION PICTURE – COMEDY OR MUSICAL
THE KIDS ARE ALL RIGHT

ACTRESS IN A MOTION PICTURE – DRAMA
NATALIE PORTMAN – BLACK SWAN

ACTOR IN A MOTION PICTURE – DRAMA
COLIN FIRTH – THE KING’S SPEECH

ACTRESS IN A MOTION PICTURE – COMEDY OR MUSICAL
ANNETTE BENING – THE KIDS ARE ALL RIGHT

ACTOR IN A MOTION PICTURE – COMEDY OR MUSICAL
PAUL GIAMATTI – BARNEY’S VERSION

ANIMATED FEATURE FILM
TOY STORY 3

FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM
IN A BETTER WORLD (DENMARK)

ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE IN A MOTION PICTURE
MELISSA LEO – THE FIGHTER

ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE IN A MOTION PICTURE
CHRISTIAN BALE – THE FIGHTER

DIRECTOR – MOTION PICTURE
DAVID FINCHER – THE SOCIAL NETWORK

SCREENPLAY – MOTION PICTURE
AARON SORKIN – THE SOCIAL NETWORK

ORIGINAL SCORE – MOTION PICTURE
TRENT REZNOR – THE SOCIAL NETWORK

ORIGINAL SONG – MOTION PICTURE
“YOU HAVEN’T SEEN THE LAST OF ME” – BURLESQUE

Music & Lyrics by: Diane Warren

TELEVISION SERIES – DRAMA
BOARDWALK EMPIRE (HBO)

ACTRESS IN A TELEVISION SERIES – DRAMA
KATEY SAGAL – SONS OF ANARCHY

ACTOR IN A TELEVISION SERIES – DRAMA
STEVE BUSCEMI – BOARDWALK EMPIRE

TELEVISION SERIES – COMEDY OR MUSICAL
GLEE (FOX)

ACTRESS IN A TELEVISION SERIES – COMEDY OR MUSICAL
LAURA LINNEY – THE BIG C

ACTOR IN A TELEVISION SERIES – COMEDY OR MUSICAL
JIM PARSONS – THE BIG BANG THEORY

MINI-SERIES OR MOTION PICTURE MADE FOR TELEVISION
CARLOS (SUNDANCE CHANNEL)

ACTRESS IN A MINI-SERIES OR MOTION PICTURE MADE FOR TELEVISION
CLAIRE DANES – TEMPLE GRANDIN

ACTOR IN A MINI-SERIES OR MOTION PICTURE MADE FOR TELEVISION
AL PACINO – YOU DON’T KNOW JACK

ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE IN A SERIES, MINI-SERIES OR MOTION PICTURE MADE FOR TELEVISION
JANE LYNCH GLEE

ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE IN A SERIES, MINI-SERIES OR MOTION PICTURE MADE FOR TELEVISION
CHRIS COLFER – GLEE

CECIL B. DEMILLE LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD
ROBERT DE NIRO

~Kam Williams
~Photodescription: TV Personality Shaun Robinson
~Photo Jason Merritt/Getty Images

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