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The 2011 Golden Globe Awards: Winners List, Recap and Ricky Gervais

Actress Kyra Sedgwick (L) and actor Kevin Bacon arrive at the 68th Annual Golden Globe Awards held at The Beverly Hilton
Actress Kyra Sedgwick (L) and actor Kevin Bacon arrive at the 68th Annual Golden Globe Awards held at The Beverly Hilton
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The 68th annual Golden Globes went down last night in Hollywood. With champagne flowing and celebs from the TV and film world mingling, the Golden Globes are widely considered the wildest awards show of the season, Oscar’s red-headed step-sister. Last night’s broadcast was no exception with host Ricky Gervais opening the evening with a biting, yet hilarious, monologue that left the audience unsure if they should laugh or leave. Controversial jokes aside, there were some great moment at this year’s Golden Globes:

TV Winners

Boardwalk Empire and Glee were the big winners for the television categories. Boardwalk Empire took home Best TV Series Drama as well as Best Actor for Steve Buscemi. Glee took home 3 awards last night including Best TV Series Comedy and a Supporting Actress award for the hilarious Jane Lynch. A surprised Chris Colfer picked up Best Supporting Actor for his work in Glee, Colfer’s genuine reaction to the win and acceptance speech was one of the highlights of the evening (video). Laura Linney took home the prize for Best Actress in a Comedy for her work in The Big C and a stunned Katey Saga (otherwise known as Peggy Bundy) took home the same award in the drama category for Sons of Anarchy.

Another favorite moment of the night was Kaley Cuoco’s excitement when presenting the award for Best Actor in a Comedy Series to her The Big Bang Theory co-star, Jim Parsons (video). In the mini-series categories, Clair Danes took home Best Actress for TempleGrandin and Al Pacino Best Actor for his work on You Don’t Know Jack.

Surprisingly shut out of any wins this year were previous big winners, Dexter, Mad Men and 30 Rock which sadly meant that we didn’t have the privilege a Tina Fey acceptance speech.

Film Winners

The Social Network was the big winner in the film portion of the night taking home Best Director, Best Screenplay and Best Motion Picture. Not surprisingly, they were not given any acting based awards. Natalie Portman took home Best Actress for Black Swan and made a cringe-worthy acceptance speech dedicated almost entirely to her baby daddy and new fiancé (video). Colin Firth deservingly won Best Actor for The King’s Speech and Christian Bale for Best Supporting Actor for The Fighter. Melissa Leo took home Best Supporting Actress for her role as Marky Mark and Bale’s mom in The Fighter.

In the comedy category, Annette Bening took home Best Actress. Paul Giamatti won for Best Actor for his role in Barney’s Version based on the book by Montreal author Mordecai Richler. Giamatti praised Canada and Montreal in his acceptance speech instantly becoming the belle of the ball in the Canadian Press.

Ricky Gervais

Love it or hate it, Ricky Gervais’ performance is what everyone is talking about this morning. Here is a list of his best moments. Some jokes are over the top but most were right on point. He probably will never be asked back but it was worth it! You be the judge and share your thoughts in the comments section.

Favorite joke of the night: Gervais introduced Bruce Willis as Ashton Kutcher’s dad. Priceless.

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