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The Social Network rakes in 4 awards at the Golden Globes

by Shannon Harris on January 17, 2011

The Social Network took the lead with four awards at Sunday's 68th annual Golden Globe Awards in Beverley Hills, California, giving rise to speculation that it will also take the spotlight at the upcoming Academy Awards in February.

The Facebook film won the award for Best Drama as well as Best Director for David Fincher's lead, Best Screenplay for Aaron Sorkin and Best Original Score, which featured Nine Inch Nails' Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross.

Acceptance speeches for the film acknowledged Facebook creator Mark Zuckerberg, who inspired the main character in the film, but was portrayed in an unflattering light by actor Jesse Eisenberg.

Producer Scott Rudin said that he wanted to "thank everybody at Facebook – Mark Zuckerberg for his willingness to allow us to use his life and work as a metaphor through which to tell a story about communication and the way we relate to each other," TIME.com reports.

"I wanted to say to Mark Zuckerberg, if you're watching tonight, Rooney Mara's character makes a prediction at the beginning of the movie, she was wrong. You turned out to be a great entrepreneur, a visionary and an altruist," added Sorkin while accepting the Best Screenplay Award.

Other major winners at the Awards included the TV show Glee with three prizes and Boardwalk Empire with two awards.

Colin Firth and Natalie Portman won the lead acting prizes in the drama category for The King's Speech and Black Swan, respectively. The lead actor and actress for comedies were Paul Giamatti in Barney's Version and Annette Bening in The Kids Are All Right.

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