Tuesday, January 18, 2011

‘The Social Network’ Wins Golden Globe Award For Best Picture

The Social Network took home four 68th Annual Golden Globe Awards, for Best Picture (in the drama category), Screenplay (Aaron Sorkin), Score (Trent Reznor), and Director (David Fincher). These wins signal that the movie has a strong chance of taking the top honor at the Oscars next month

The film, about Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg, won in four of the six categories for which it was nominated.

The Social Network had already picked up best screenplay and best score prizes at the Globes.

As the film’s cast and executives took to the stage their thankyous included one for Zuckerberg, whose life served as “a metaphor for communication and the way we relate to each other”.

“The Social Network” had also been nominated for best actor for Jesse Eisenberg and best supporting actor for Andrew Garfield at the Beverly Hills show.

Its four out of six wins compared with a disappointing sole win for British historical drama “The King’s Speech,” which had been the frontrunner with nods in seven categories.

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