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Monday
Jan172011

'The Social Network' and First-Time Winners Dominate Golden Globes

Photo Courtesy - Robyn Beck/AFP/Getty Images(BEVERLY HILLS, Calif.) -- Award shows can sometimes become set in their ways when it comes to honoring the same folks year after year, but that wasn't the case at Sunday night's 68th annual Golden Globe Awards.

First-time winners dominated in many of the categories, among them Christian Bale and Melissa Leo for The Fighter; Chris Colfer and Jane Lynch for Glee, as well as the show itself; Boardwalk Empire and its star, Steve Buscemi; Jim Parsons for The Big Bang Theory; and Katey Sagal for Sons of Anarchy.  Nine Inch Nails rocker Trent Reznor also won his first Golden Globe for Best Original Score for The Social Network.

The Social Network was the night's big winner, scooping four prizes, including Best Drama and Best Director for David Fincher.  But the movie, about the founding of Facebook, didn't score any acting prizes.  The big winners there were Colin Firth and Natalie Portman, Best Actor and Actress in a Drama respectively, for The King's Speech and Black Swan, and Annette Bening and Paul Giamatti, Best Actress and Actor in a Comedy or Musical respectively, for The Kids are All Right and Barney's Version.

The Kids are All Right was also named Best Comedy or Musical Film, while Toy Story 3 was named Best Animated Feature.

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Monday
Dec272010

Natalie Portman Pregnant and Engaged

Photo Courtesy - Jason Kempin/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- These are busy times for Natalie Portman. ABC News has confirmed that the actress is pregnant and engaged to choreographer Benjamin Millepied, whom she met while working on Black Swan. It will be the first child for the 29-year-old actress.

Portman has scored a Golden Globe nomination for her role in Black Swan, with many pundits predicting she will follow that up with an Academy Award nomination.

It’s not clear when Portman is due, other than in 2011.

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Tuesday
Dec142010

'Black Swan' Receives 12 Nods for Critics' Choice Movie Awards

Photo Courtesy - Fox Searchlight Pictures(LOS ANGELES) -- The Natalie Portman thriller Black Swan is the leading nominee for the 2011 Critics' Choice Movie Awards, presented by the Broadcast Film Critics Association.  Black Swan received a record 12 nominations, including best picture, best actress for Portman, and best director for Darren Aronofsky.

The field for best picture contains 10 nominees in all.  It also includes 127 Hours, Inception, The Social Network and Toy Story 3.  Jeff Bridges, James Franco and Nicole Kidman are among the stars who earned acting nods.

The full list of nominees can be found at bfca.org.  The 16th annual Critics' Choice Movie Awards will air live on VH1 on Jan. 14.

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