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‘The Social Network’ wins at Golden Globes

The Golden Globes aired last night and the big winner of the night was, well, Mark Zuckerberg. The Social Network won four of its six nominations, including Best Dramatic Picture, Best Director, and Best Screenplay. Not too shabby, and it means that the film is now a leading contender for the Academy Awards. The Academy releases its nominations on January 25.


The film, which our own Ryan Fleming called “a masterpiece on many levels,” has been criticized for bending and breaking the truth in its portrayal of Mark Zuckerberg and the founding of Facebook. This criticism, however, doesn’t seem to be holding it back from a rising tide of critical acclaim. The film beat out tough contenders like Inception, Black Swan, and The King’s Speech to take the top prize.

Here is a breakdown of the film’s nominations:

  • Lost – Best Supporting Actor: Andrew Garfield
  • Lost – Best Actor, Drama: Jesse Eisenberg
  • Won – Best Original Score: Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross
  • Won – Best Screenplay: Aaron Sorkin
  • Won – Best Director: David Fincher
  • Won – Best Picture, Drama: The Social Network

Though Eisenberg and Garfield performed admirably in the film, the competition was stiff. Eisenberg lost out to Colin Firth’s portrayal of the speech-impaired King George VI in The King’s Speech and Garfield was taken down by Christian Bale in The Fighter. Both were fitting losses in the grand scheme. Eisenberg has already won a number of film critic awards for his portrayal of Zuckerberg.

Trent Reznor, of Nine Inch Nails, was shocked to win out over musical scores like Inception and 127 Hours. The rocker actually tweeted “Holy shit!” from the show.

For a full list of winners and losers, head here. Does The Social Network have a shot at Oscar glory? Does it deserve it?

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