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Golden Globes: Portman Wins Actress Drama for Black Swan, Kids Are All Right Gets Comedy

You can feel the warmth in the house for True Grit star Jeff Bridges, who presents the Golden Globe to Natalie Portman, winner of best actress drama for Black Swan. The Fox party goes wild.
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • January 17, 2011 3:34 AM
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Golden Globes: Paul Giamatti Wins Actor Comedy/Musical for Barney's Version

Given the weakness of the Golden Globe comedy/musical categories this year, it was hard to call who would win best actor. Paul Giamatti totally deserved the win for hilarious Canadian comedy/drama Barney's Version. I hope this award drives more people to watch the movie, which is worth seeing not only for Giamatti's performance, but those of Minnie Driver and Rosamund Pike. It's just going into theaters now.
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • January 17, 2011 3:25 AM
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Golden Globe: David Fincher Wins Directing for Social Network

It's no surprise that David Fincher won best director for The Social Network. Fincher says that when producer Scott Rudin first called he was confused--because he usually is known for "pitch black stories about misanthropes.. or serial killers."
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • January 17, 2011 3:15 AM
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Golden Globes: Supporting Actress Melissa Leo for The Fighter

Californian Melissa Leo looks sensational accepting her Golden Globe for The Fighter. She was afraid she was too young to play Mark Wahlberg's mother but went to the meeting with David O. Russell. "It's all work, man."
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • January 17, 2011 2:50 AM
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Golden Globes: Surprise Win for Bier for Foreign Film for In a Better World

Sony Pictures Classics is releasing Susanne Bier's Globe-winning In a Better World, who won a surprise best foreign film award. Check out her quotes from the foreign film Globe panel here.
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • January 17, 2011 2:37 AM
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Golden Globes: Sorkin Wins Best Screenplay for Social Network

Tina Fey and Steve Carell are presenting screenplay award as writers--"we are still stars," says Carell.
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • January 17, 2011 2:22 AM
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Golden Globes: Best Actor/Actress Mini-Series/TV Movie Go to Pacino, Danes

The Golden Globe award for best actor mini-series TV movie goes to Al Pacino for channeling Jack Kevorkian in HBO's You Don't Know Jack. He's received 15 Globe nominations and won for Serpico and Angels in America, and won the Cecil B. DeMille award in 2001. He was great in this movie. But I was rooting for Edgar Ramirez, star of Canal Plus mini-series drama winner Carlos.
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • January 17, 2011 2:11 AM
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Golden Globes: Best Actress Comedy or Musical Goes to Bening

Robert Downey, Jr. is killing his sexy intro. Best Actress Comedy or Musical winner Annette Bening thanks her The Kids Are All Right movie partner Julianne Moore and writer-director Lisa Cholodenko. "It was a labor of love for all of us." She reveals something we did not know: the 1962 Globe winner of most promising actor was her husband, Warren Beatty.
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • January 17, 2011 2:00 AM
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Golden Globes: Best Song Goes To Burlesque, Score to Social Network

Will Trent Reznor's Golden Globe for best score be the first of many wins for The Social Network? Best song goes to Diane Warren's "You Haven't Seen the Last of Me" from Burlesque, her fifth nomination and first win. She thanks Cher for "fighting to get the song in the movie and keep it in the movie."
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • January 17, 2011 1:45 AM
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Golden Globes: Boardwalk Empire Wins Best TV Series Drama, Actor

Steve Buscemi won his first Golden Globe for his lead role as Nucky Thompson in HBO's Boardwalk Empire. "I love going to work every day," he says. Well-deserved. And the show also wins best TV Series Drama. It's the most elaborate and expensive series of the nominees. Much as I love it, I prefer Madmen.
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • January 17, 2011 1:34 AM
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