Tuesday, June 25, 2024

Golden Globe Wrap: Social, Colin, Natalie, Annette, Paul–Will the Oscars Be Different?


The Golden Globe for Best Picture went to “The Social Network.”

Now what will the Academy do? Last year, after the Globe went to “Avatar,” the Academy chose “The Hurt Locker” for Best Picture.

This could happen again. The Globes have been so discredited in the last few weeks it’s entirely possible the Oscar will go to another film.

For now, though, the people behind “The Social Network” can enjoy their tremendous success. David Fincher won Best Director also for “The Social Network.”

Best Actor went to Colin Firth, Best Actress to Natalie Portman. In the comedy/musical, the acting awards went to Annette Bening and Paul Giamatti.

Roger Friedman
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Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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