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'Social Network' sweeps Golden Globes with four trophies

Mon Jan 24 10:03:30 UTC 2011

'The Social Network', the story of Facebook's birth, continued its winning streak by bagging four trophies including the best picture and best director at the 68th annual Golden Globe Awards.

David Fincher was named the best director, Aron Sorkin for the best screenplay while Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross piped Indian musician A R Rahman in the best score category.

A pregnant Natalie Portman, dressed in a pink gown, accepted the best dramatic actress trophy for her performance of a troubled ballerina in 'Black Swan'.

Portman thanked director Darren Aronofsky for the movie and "such a beautiful gift with this role." She met her fiance, Benjamin Millepied while working on the movie.

British actor Colin Firth, who had lost last year for 'Single Man', took home the trophy for the best actor for his performance of a stuttering King George VI in royal drama 'The King's Speech'.

The 50-year-old star said it could be difficult going through mid-life "with your dignity and judgement intact." Holding his trophy in his hands, Firth said: "Right now this is all that stands between me and a Harley Davidson."

'The Kids Are All Right' won the top comedy picture and its star Annette Bening picked up her second Golden Globe trophy in the best actress in a comedy or musical for her performance as a lesbian mother in the movie.

"I'm very proud to be part of this very special film about two women who are very deeply in love and trying to keep their family together," Bening said thanking her co-star and fellow nominee Julianne Moore for her "class act."

Supporting honours went to 'The Fighter' with Christian Bale winning the best supporting actor award for his performance as former fighter and addict Dickie Eklund.

Bale thanked his wife and co-star Mark Wahlberg, saying, "You can only give a loud performance like the one I gave when you have a quiet anchor."

Actress Melissa Leo, who won the best supporting trophy for her portrayal of a mom to Bale's character in 'The Fighter', admitted that initially she thought she was too young to play the mother.

"I really don't know if I can play Mark and Christian's mother. I'm a little young. Mark Wahlberg, you are a prince. You are amazing. It was beautiful to play your mother."

Paul Giamatti piped Johnny Depp, who had received two nominations, in the category of best actor in a comedy or musical for his role in indie film 'Barney's Version'.

A R Rahman loses out on Golden Globe

Oscar winning Indian musician A R Rahman lost out the Golden Globe in the Original Score category to Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross, who won for their music in 'The Social Network'.

The 45-year-old musician was up for his second Golden Globe for the Danny Boyle film '127 Hours' and had just a day earlier bagged the best original song trophy at the 16th Critics' Choice Awards for his number 'If I Rise' from the film.

The musician who had won his first Golden Globe in 2009 for another of the British director's film, 'Slumdog Millionaire', is in the running for his second Oscar with the song, which is a collaboration between him and British popstar Dido.

"A year ago I had no idea I'd have the opportunity to score a film. The idea of standing up here to accept this award is surreal," said Reznor, who is the frontman of the rock group 'Nine Inch Nails', in his acceptance speech.

Rahman's music in '127 Hours', starring James Franco as real-life mountain climber Aron Ralston, who cut off his arm to escape from beneath a boulder after being trapped for more than five days, had received good reviews for it's "haunting tracks" and "wonderful crescendos."

The musician, known as the 'Mozart of Madras' had won two Oscars for his score in 'Slumdog Millionaire' at the 2009 Oscars, taking the film's total haul to eight.

His song 'Na Na' from his Hollywood debut venture Couple's Retreat, was longlisted in the 'Best Original Song' category at the 2010 Oscars but failed to win a nomination.

Rahman, who was honoured with a Padma Bhushan last year, had enjoyed a golden run at the 52nd Grammy Awards, where he had again bagged two gramophones for his music in the 'Slumdog Millionaire'.
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