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The awards season has officially started. Last night we all saw the Golden Globe Awards 2011, and it appears that the HFPA don’t like Inception nearly as much as we do. Ricky Gervais returned to host the ceremony, which celebrates the best in film and TV. The big winner on the night was The Social Network, winning 4 awards, with Glee dominating the TV side of things.

Every 2011 awards show host should just pre-emptively thank Charlie Sheen now for providing endless material. It’s particularly perfect because nobody even feels bad laughing at him, since he makes so much more money than everyone else in America Combined.

So it’s no surprise that host Ricky Gervais kicked off Sunday’s Golden Globes ceremony by taking a few easy potshots at the “Two and a Half Men” star – particularly pointing out that before his latest booze-fueled alleged porn star capture, he introduced the woman to his ex-wife, Denise Richards.

The monologue was as no-holds-barred as can be expected of a man who takes the stage with a beer in hand.

Golden Globes 2011 Winners:

Best film (drama): The Social Network

Best film (musical or comedy): The Kids are All Right

Best director: David Fincher – The Social Network

Best actor (drama): Colin Firth – The King’s Speech

Best actor (musical or comedy): Paul Giamatti – Barney’s Version

Best actress (drama): Natalie Portman – Black Swan

Best actress (musical or comedy): Annette Bening – The Kids are All Right

Best supporting actor: Christian Bale – The Fighter

Best supporting actress: Melissa Leo – The Fighter

Best animated feature film: Toy Story 3

Best screenplay: Aaron Sorkin – The Social Network

Best foreign language film: In a Better World – Denmark

Best original song: You Haven’t Seen the Last of Me – Burlesque: music and lyrics by Diane Warren

Best original score: Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross – The Social Network

As you can see, there was no love for Christopher Nolan’s Inception, which is very surprising. The Golden Globes are usually a good indication of how the Oscars will play out, but, the Academy Awards do have knack at throwing in a surprise or two.

What are your thoughts on the above? Please feel free to comment on this post and share your thoughts.

A few pictures from the 68th Golden Globes:

Favorite moment:


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