68th Golden Globe Awards

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68th Golden Globe Awards

January 16, 2011

Picture – Drama:
The Social Network

Picture – Musical or Comedy:
The Kids Are All Right

TV Series – Drama:
Boardwalk Empire

TV Series – Musical / Comedy:

Mini-Series or TV Movie:

The 68th Golden Globe Awards were broadcast live from the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, California on January 16, 2011, by NBC. The host was Ricky Gervais.[1] The nominations were announced on December 14, 2010, by Josh Duhamel, Katie Holmes and Blair Underwood. Robert De Niro was presented with the Cecil B. DeMille Award for lifetime achievement in motion pictures.[2][3] The Social Network won four awards, the most of any film, including best drama. It beat British historical tale The King's Speech, which had entered the awards ceremony with the most nominations but collected just one award.[4]


Date Deadline
Friday, October 29, 2010 Final date for press conferences for television entries
Friday, November 5, 2010 Deadline for submission of Golden Globe entry forms
Tuesday, November 9, 2010 Cecil B. DeMille Award Announcement
Thursday, December 2, 2010 Deadline for nomination ballots to be mailed to all HFPA members by Ernst & Young
Wednesday, December 8, 2010 Final screening date for Motion Pictures
Thursday, December 9, 2010 Final date for Motion Picture press conferences
Friday, December 10, 2010 Deadline for receipt of nomination ballots by Ernst & Young
Tuesday, December 14, 2010 Live announcement at 5AM PST/8AM EST of the nominations
Wednesday, December 15, 2010 Deadline for receipt of media credential applications
Monday, December 27, 2010 Final ballots mailed to all HFPA members
Friday, December 31, 2010 Deadline for receipt of publicist credential applications
Wednesday, January 12, 2011 Deadline for receipt of final ballots by Ernst & Young
Sunday, January 16, 2011 Presentation ceremonies and live telecast on NBC at 5PM PST/8PM EST


David Fincher, Best Director winner
Colin Firth, Best Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama winner
Natalie Portman, Best Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama winner
Paul Giamatti, Best Actor in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy winner
Annette Bening, Best Actress in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy winner
Christian Bale, Best Supporting Actor winner
Melissa Leo, Best Supporting Actress winner

These are the nominations for the 68th Golden Globe Awards. The winners are in bold.[5]

Best Motion Picture
Drama Musical or Comedy
Best Performance in a Motion Picture – Drama
Actor Actress
Best Performance in a Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy
Actor Actress
Supporting Actor Supporting Actress
Best Director Best Screenplay
Best Original Score Best Original Song
Best Animated Feature Film Best Foreign Language Film


Best Series
Drama Musical or Comedy
Best Performance in a Television Series – Drama
Actor Actress
Best Performance in a Television Series – Musical or Comedy
Actor Actress
Best Performance in a Miniseries or Television Film
Actor Actress
Best Supporting Performance in a Series, Miniseries, or Television Film
Actor Actress
Best Miniseries or Television Film

Awards breakdown[edit]

Number of nominations[edit]




Number of wins[edit]


  • 4: The Social Network
  • 2: The Fighter, The Kids Are All Right
  • 1: Burlesque, Toy Story 3, In A Better World, Barney's Version, Black Swan, The King's Speech


  • 3: Glee
  • 2: Boardwalk Empire
  • 1: Sons of Anarchy, Carlos, You Don't Know Jack, Temple Grandin, The Big Bang Theory, The Big C



The three nominations for The Tourist were criticized since the film previously received negative reviews from critics and was nominated in the Musical or Comedy categories despite the fact that it was sold as a thriller film.[7][8][9] The nominations for Burlesque, another film with bad reviews, also received outrage after news surfaced that the film's distributor, Sony, had treated Golden Globe voters to an all-expenses-paid trip to Las Vegas, culminating in a concert by Cher, one of the film's stars.[10] And while the reviews for Alice in Wonderland were only average, it still meant that The Kids Are All Right had no real competition aside from Red.

Ricky Gervais's job as host was also met with criticism since he made biting jokes about many of the stars in attendance including Johnny Depp, Mel Gibson, Charlie Sheen, and Paul McCartney.[11][12] The Hollywood Foreign Press Association even wrote, "his blunt one-liners targeting big-name celebrities caused anger and resentment in some quarters.”[13][14]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Dowling, Tim (2011-01-16). "Golden Globes 2011: who'd be an awards show presenter?". Guardian (London). Archived from the original on 19 January 2011. Retrieved 2011-01-17. 
  2. ^ http://www.goldenglobes.org/nominations/
  3. ^ Horn, John (2011-01-16). "'The Social Network' is friended by the Hollywood Foreign Press". Los Angeles Times. Archived from the original on 20 January 2011. Retrieved 2011-01-17. 
  4. ^ "Glee and The Social Network dominate Golden Globes". BBC News. 2011-01-17. Archived from the original on 17 January 2011. Retrieved 2011-01-17. 
  5. ^ http://www.goldenglobes.org/blog/2010/12/the-68th-annual-golden-globe-awards-nominations/
  6. ^ Heller, Corinne. "Golden Globe Awards: Jim Parsons wins 'Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series – Comedy or Musical'". Retrieved 2011-01-16. 
  7. ^ "'Tourist,' Depp nods among Globes surprises". 
  8. ^ "How 'The Tourist' got three Golden Globes nominations and 'True Grit' got nada". Los Angeles Times. 
  9. ^ Kimberly Nordyke (December 14, 2010). "Why Angelina Jolie 'Laughed' About Her Golden Globe Nomination". The Hollywood Reporter.  Paywall
  10. ^ Adams, Guy (2010-12-19). "Bribed Golden Globe judges nominate flops after Vegas junket: 'The Tourist' and 'Burlesque' are among poorly reviewed films up for awards". London: The Independent. Retrieved 2010-12-21. 
  11. ^ Ricky Gervais' rudest Golden Globes jokes
  12. ^ Ricky Gervais returning as Golden Globes host
  13. ^ Official: Ricky Gervais back as Golden Globes host
  14. ^ Ricky Gervais's best bits of 2010 Golden Globes