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The Social Network wins big at Golden Globe Awards

The film The Social Network was one of the big winners at the 68th Annual Golden Globe Awards on Sunday night in Los Angeles, taking home four trophies, including those for Best Picture, Best Director and Best Screenplay.

The Social Network filmmakers David Fincher picked up the award for best Director and Aaron Sorkin took the award while Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross won Best Original Score for their work on the film’s soundtrack.

The Social Network is about setting up the networking site Facebook. On a fall night in 2003, Harvard undergrad and computer programming genius Mark Zuckerberg sits down at his computer and heatedly begins working on a new idea. In a fury of blogging and programming, what begins in his dorm room soon becomes a global social network and a revolution in communication. A mere six years and 500 million friends later, Mark Zuckerberg is the youngest billionaire in history… but for this entrepreneur, success leads to both personal and legal complications.

Critics say the film has also a good chance for the top award at the Oscars.

Natalie Portman won the Golden Globe for best actress for her role in Black Swan. Colin Firth was elected the best actor for his role in The King’s Speech.

The film The Kids Are All Right received two awards, including best comedy. The TV series Boardwalk Empire also won two awards, including for best series.
Steve Buscemi won for his role in the Boardwalk Empire the award for best actor in drama.

Also The Glee TV series were among the winners. The series garnered three awards, including best TV musical.

Toy Story 3 won the award for best animation film, and the Danish film in a Better World in the category of best foreign film.