Golden Globes vs. Critics Choice Awards: Recap and winners

I have never watched the Critics Choice Awards before, but they aired Friday on VH1, and since the Golden Globes were coming up on Sunday, I figured that it might be interesting to get a "sneak peek" of what was to come on the Golden Globes. What was interesting, however, was that the actors and actresses who won Critics Choice Awards ended up being almost the exact same to the ones who won Golden Globes yesterday.

Some observations:
  • The Critics Choice Awards have a few categories that the Globes do not - Best Young Actor/Actress (Hailee Steinfeld, "True Grit"), Best Acting Ensemble (The Fighter), Best Original Screenplay and Best Adapted Screenplay (they separate it into two categories), and the Music + Film Award (Quentin Tarantino).
  • The CCAs also don't separate the acting categories by comedy and drama; therefore, for Best Actress, Annette Bening ("The Kids are All Right") was competing against Natalie Portman ("Black Swan,") with Portman winning the award.
  • With the exception of a few minor awards like Best Mini-series/movie made for television, the winners of the CCAs were eerily similar to the winners of the Golden Globes. My only surprise was that Paul Giamatti won Best Actor - Comedy or Musical for "Barney's Version," a movie that has yet to be released here in Michigan, and The Social Network beat out Inception, who won the CCA for Best Action Film, although that really wasn't that big of a surprise.
  • "True Grit" got completely passed over for any Golden Globe nominations, as was Leonardo DiCaprio for "Inception" (Best Actor). It will be interesting to see if the Oscars pass them over as well.


And now, the winners for the major categories: (CCA is in bold, Globes are in blue and italics)

Best Picture: The Social Network
Best Motion Picture, Drama: The Social Network
Best Motion Picture, Comedy or Musical: The Kids are All Right


Best Actor: Colin Firth - The King's Speech
Best Actor - Drama: Colin Firth - The King's Speech
Best Actor - Comedy or Musical: Paul Giamatti - Barney's Version

Best Actress: Natalie Portman - Black Swan
Best Actress - Drama: Natalie Portman - Black Swan
Best Actress - Comedy or Musical: Annette Bening - The Kids are All Right

Best Supporting Actor: Christian Bale - The Fighter
Best Supporting Actor: Christian Bale - The Fighter

Best Supporting Actress: Melissa Leo - The Fighter
Best Supporting Actress: Melissa Leo - The Fighter

Best Director: David Fincher - The Social Network
Best Director - Motion Picture: David Fincher - The Social Network

Best Original Screenplay: David Seidler - The King's Speech
Best Adapted Screenplay: Aaron Sorkin - The Social Network
Best Screenplay: Aaron Sorkin - The Social Network

Best Action Movie: Inception
Best Motion Picture - Drama: The Social Network

Best Comedy: Easy A
Best Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical: The Kids are All Right

Best Animated Feature: Toy Story 3
Best Animated Feature Film: Toy Story 3

Best Song: "If I Rise," from 127 Hours
Best Original Song: "You Haven't Seen the Last of Me" - Burlesque

Best Score: Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross - The Social Network
Best Original Score: Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross - The Social Network

CCA only:
Best Young Actor/Actress: Hailee Steinfeld - True Grit
Best Acting Ensemble: The Fighter
(Honorary) Film + Music Award: Quentin Tarantino

*How will the Oscars compare to these two award shows? Do you think The Social Network, which swept the Globes, might have competition with Inception or The King's Speech?


(For those of you keeping track, by the way: The Social Network received four awards at the Globes, and The King's Speech only one, for Colin Firth as Best Actor)

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