One of the industry’s  biggest award ceremonies – The Golden Globes – took place last night and Colin Firth and Natalie Portman went away with the top honours.

Portman, who is both newly engaged and pregnant, was named best actress for her role in Black Swan. Firth received best actor for his portrayal of King George VI in The King’s Speech.

The awards for Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture and Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture were received by Melissa Leo and Christian Bale both for The Fighter. All four actors, Portman, Firth, Leo and Bale also received awards at the Critics’ Choice Awards on Friday. Could they get a hat-trick at the Oscars?

The Golden Globes were hosted by Ricky Gervais, who caused his usual amount of controversy, although it is thought he may have gone too far this time, in particular with a joke he made about Scientology. Referring to the film I Love You Phillip Morris, Gervais said it was about “two heterosexual actors pretending to be gay – so the complete opposite of some famous Scientologists, then.”

Aside from the drama caused by Gervais, it was definitely drama that stole the show. The Social Network, which tells the story of Facebook was awarded Best Motion Picture – Drama, as well as Best Screenplay, Best Director and Best Original Score.

In television it was without doubt Glee that came out on top, winning Best Television Series – Comedy or Musical, Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Series, Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for Television went to Jane Lynch and Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for Television went to Chris Colfer.

The full list of the 2011 Golden Globe Award winners are as follows:

  • Best Motion Picture – Drama
  • The Social Network
  • Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture – Drama
  • Natalie Portman, Black Swan
  • Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture – Drama
  • Colin Firth, The King’s Speech
  • Best Motion Picture – Comedy or Musical
  • The Kids Are All Right
  • Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture – Comedy or Musical
  • Annette Bening, The Kids Are All Right
  • Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture – Comedy or Musical
  • Paul Giamatti, Barney’s Version
  • Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture
  • Melissa Leo, The Fighter
  • Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture
  • Christian Bale, The Fighter
  • Best Director – Motion Picture
  • David Fincher, The Social Network
  • Best Television Series – Drama
  • Boardwalk Empire
  • Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series – Drama
  • Katey Sagal, Sons of Anarchy
  • Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series – Drama
  • Steve Buscemi, Boardwalk Empire
  • Best Television Series – Comedy or Musical
  • Glee
  • Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series – Comedy or Musical
  • Laura Linney, The Big C
  • Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series – Comedy or Musical
  • Jim Parsons, The Big Bang Theory
  • Best Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for Television
  • Carlos
  • Best Performance by an Actress in a Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for Television
  • Claire Danes, Temple Grandin
  • Best Performance by an Actor in a Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for Television
  • Al Pacino, You Don’t Know Jack
  • Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Series, Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for Television
  • Jane Lynch, Glee
  • Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for Television
  • Chris Colfer, Glee
  • Best Screenplay
  • Aaron Sorkin, The Social Network
  • Best Original Song
  • You Haven’t Seen the Last of Me from Burlesque
  • Best Original Score
  • The Social Network
  • Best Foreign Language Film
  • In a Better World, Denmark
  • Best Animated Feature
  • Toy Story 3
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