Anyway, enough about the stupid show itself. As you're likely dying to get your Oscar pool going, you want to know who won. Well, the big winner of the night in the movie categories was The Social Network, which won Best Motion Picture: Drama, Best Director ( David Fincher), Best Screenplay ( Aaron Sorkin), and Best Original Score ( Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross). While the winners of these categories aren't always a clear-cut window into how the Oscars will shake out (remember Avatar winning best drama last year?), The Social Network's endless amount of good buzz, coupled with its wins tonight, bode well for its chances at the Academy Awards.
Elsewhere in dramatic film, The Fighter got a pair of wins in the supporting actor/actress categories, with both Christian Bale and Melissa Leo taking the awards--Bale's speech has me hopeful for a repeat at the Oscars-- Natalie Portman took her expected win for Black Swan (and used the opportunity to remind us all that she's totally pregnant) and Colin Firth won best actor for his turn in The King's Speech. Also, in the musical/comedy categories, Paul Giamatti won Best Actor (for Barney's Version, which I'm guessing none of you have seen), and The Kids Are All Right won both Best Picture and Best Actress ( Annette Bening). It's perhaps worth noting that in all of those categories, nearly all the nominees who didn't win were in completely shit movies. So, hey, nice to see the not shitty people win, I guess?
For those of you holding out hope for a big night for Burlesque, you will be saddened to hear that its only win came in the Best Original Song category. Somewhere right now, an ancient queen is weeping softly into his old Cher LPs, and a younger queen is weeping loudly into his iPod filled with illegally downloaded Christina Aguilera mp3s.
In the TV categories, Boardwalk Empire walked away with multiple awards (Best Drama Series, and Best Actor in a Drama Series for Steve Buscemi), but Glee was ultimately the biggest winner, with wins in the Best Series: Comedy, Best Supporting Actor: Comedy ( Chris Colfer), and Best Supporting Actress: Comedy ( Jane Lynch). Best Actress: Comedy went to Laura Linney for The Big C, Best Actor: Comedy was awarded to Jim Parsons for The Big Bang Theory, and Katey Sagal took Best Actress: Drama for her work on Sons of Anarchy.
You can find the full list of nominees and winners here.