Golden Globes likes Facebook movie, 'The Social Network'

The Social Network (Columbia Pictures)
By Richi Jennings. January 17, 2011.

The Facebook movie, 'The Social Network' picked up four Golden Globe awards last night. The film portrays an imagining of Mark Zuckerberg's journey from nerdy college kid to... well... nerdy CEO. In IT Blogwatch, bloggers predict Oscar success next.

Your humble blogwatcher curated these bloggy bits for your entertainment. Not to mention Hilariously bemused Canadian kids...

Dorothy Pomerantz reports:

The film, which has dominated the critic awards, won Best Motion Picture Drama. ... Director David Fincher, writer Aaron Sorkin and rock star Trent Reznor also walked away with Globes for their work.


Although Mark Zuckerberg did not participate in the movie, which tells a version of the story of how he founded Facebook, producer Scott Rudin took a moment ... to thank the young billionaire. Maybe ... Zuckerberg will now make an appearance at the Oscars.

Tim Appelo adds:

Bagging three out of four important Globes (picture, director and screenplay) ... plus the less crucial best score prize ... The Social Network looks increasingly hard to stop as a runaway train.


Writer Aaron Sorkin ... did damage control aimed at those who may have heard Zuckerberg's allies calling his portrait in the film "horrifically unfair" ... said, "Rooney Mara's character makes a prediction." ... She says to Zuckerberg ... “You're going to go through life thinking girls don't like you because you're a tech geek. I want you to know ... that won't be true. It'll be because you're an *******.”

"She was wrong," said Sorkin. "You turned out to be a great entrepreneur, a visionary and an incredible altruist."

MG Siegler also picked up on that scene:

It basically sets the tone for the entire film. And it’s also undoubtedly one of the many scenes that made Facebook (the actual company) uneasy.


It seems like ages ago that we first heard that Hollywood would be making a movie based on the founding of Facebook. At the time, the entire thing seemed like a bit of a joke. Then Aaron Sorkin signed on to write it. Then David Fincher signed on to direct it. Then Trent Reznor signed on to score it.


Oscar gold is likely to follow next.

Christina Warren agrees:

For those keeping track, nominations for the Academy Awards will be announced on January 25. ... After big wins at the Globes, the Broadcast Film Critics Association Awards and receiving honors from the National Board of Review and others, we’ll go on record as saying that ... Academy Award ... nominations are an absolute lock.

Meanwhile, Michael Cieply and Brooks Barnes seem a little punch-drunk by it all:

As always, the awards show, in the grand ballroom of the Beverly Hilton, wore thin as the plethora of awards ... piled up and were spread around. ... [It] occasionally sank to the more inevitable movie-season jokes about Mr. Zuckerberg’s billions (“Heather Mills calls him the one that got away,” said Ricky Gervais, the show’s sharp-tongued host).

And Finally...

Canadian kids are so stupid (Il était une fois... les technologies du passé)

[hat tip: Andy Dawson]

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