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May the Firth be with you

Colin Firth was one of the few highlights for Britain at the Golden Globes last night, as he won the award for best film actor for his performance in The King’s Speech.

Firth, whose has drawn critical acclaim for his turn as King George VI dealing with his stammer, was the only winner from the film, which was nominated for seven awards. In almost every other category it was beaten by Facebook drama The Social Network, including for the coveted Best Motion Picture, Drama gong.

There should also be a nice big up for Boardwalk Empire, the superb Martin Scorsese-directed drama, set in the early days of Atlantic City. It picked up the award for best TV drama and gave the underrated Steve Buscemi the best TV actor title. Nice work all.

‘Getting through the mid stage of your life with your dignity and judgement intact can be somewhat precarious,’ said Firth. ‘Sometimes all you need a bit of gentle reassurance to keep on track. I'm not sure this could be described as gentle, but right now this is all that stands between me and a Harley Davidson.’

Winners
  • Best Motion Picture, Drama - The Social Network
  • Best Actor in a Motion Picture, Drama - Colin Firth The King’s Speech
  • Best Motion Picture, Comedy or Musical - The Kids Are All Right
  • Best Actress in a Motion Picture, Drama - Natalie Portman
  • Best Actor in a Motion Picture, Comedy - Paul Giamatti
  • Best Televison Series, Comedy or Musical - Glee
  • Best Director - Motion Picture - David Fincher The Social Network
  • Best Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture - Melissa Leo The Fighter
  • Best Actor in a Television Series, Comedy or Musical - Jim Parsons Big Bang Theory
  • Best Actress in a Television Series, Comedy or Musical - Laura Linney The Big C
  • Best Foreign Language Film - In a Better World
  • Best Supporting Actress in a Series, Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television -Jane Lynch Glee
  • Best Screenplay - Motion Picture - The Social Network
  • Best Actress in a Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television - Claire Danes Temple Grandin
  • Best Actor in a Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television - Al Pacino You Don't Know Jack
  • Best Actress in a Motion Picture, Comedy - Annette Bening The Kids Are All Right
  • Best Animated Feature Film - Toy Story 3
  • Best Original Score - Motion Picture - Trent Reznor, Atticus Ross - The Social Network
  • Best Original Song - Motion Picture - You Haven't Seen the Last of Me - Burlesque
  • Best Television Series, Drama - Boardwalk Empire
  • Best Actor in a Television Series, Drama - Steve Buscemi Boardwalk Empire
  • Best Supporting Actor in a Series, Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television - Chris Colfer Glee
  • Best Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television - Carlos
  • Best Actress in a Television Series, Drama - Katey Sagal Sons of Anarchy
  • Best Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture - Christian Bale The Fighter

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