has a lot of friends in Hollywood.
about the creation of
continued its winning ways Sunday, taking home four trophies at the 68th
, including dramatic feature, director for
, screenplay for
and original score for
and Atticus Ross. The drama has been cleaning up this awards season, most recently dominating the Critics Choice Movie Awards on Friday night.
about a lesbian couple trying to keep their family together, earned the Golden Globe for musical or
feature while one of its stars,
, won for lead actress.
In all, there were few surprises in the top movie categories. As many had predicted, mother-to-be
won her first Golden Globe, for lead actress in a drama for her performance as a ballerina descending into madness in
The role earned more than critical acclaim this awards season: She met her fiancé on set, and the two are now engaged and expecting their first child.
won for lead actor in a dramatic feature playing King George VI in
won animated feature.
The Golden Globes are often considered an indicator as to what will win an Academy Award, and "The Social Network"'s big night solidifies its position as front-runner for Oscar gold. But the
and the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences don't always agree. Last year, the Globes awarded the dramatic film to
winning for directing, while the academy gave best picture to
and director to
Still, the Golden Globes also managed to spread the wealth around. Sure, there were plenty of awards handed out to industry favorites. But many of the trophies went to first-timers, many of whom were absolutely
-ful to find themselves at the star-studded event held at the Beverly Hilton Hotel and telecast on
's sophomore series "Glee" won three Golden Globes, including its first in the comedy or musical series category. A visibly moved and emotional
won for supporting actor for his role as an openly gay high school student on the hit comedy, and
-- the track-suit wearing cheerleading coach on "Glee" -- won for supporting actress.
's freshman 1920s gangster series,
laid waste to the competition, winning drama series as well as a trophy for
for lead actor and beating such faves as
won for actress in a TV drama for
TV miniseries or movie went to the French miniseries "Carlos," which beat out such HBO movies and miniseries as "The Pacific," "Temple Grandin" and "You Don't Know Jack," and
won his first Golden Globe trophy, for lead actor in a comedy or musical TV series for
On the film side, a jubilant
won for supporting actress -- her first Golden Globe ever -- that she won for playing the mother-manager of two boxers in
: "Look, Ma, I got a Golden Globe!" she said as she hoisting the honor.
also won his first Golden Globe for playing her drug addicted son.
also won her first Golden Globe for the song "You Haven't Seen the Last of Me" from "Burlesque."
Other winners included
, who picked up his fourth Golden Globe, for lead actor in a miniseries or TV movie for playing
in "You Don't Know Jack." "It's a great honor for me to portray such an extraordinary person," Pacino said.
won her second Golden Globe, as lead actress in a miniseries or TV movie for "Temple Grandin."
picked up a Golden Globe for lead actress in a comedy or musical TV series for
Other film honors went to
won for foreign language film and
for lead actor in a comedy or musical motion picture for
He was frequently bleeped during his speech.
spent the night insulting seemingly everybody.
"I warned them," Gervais cracked after an opening monologue that made fun of
, the airbrushing that went into the movie poster for
as "the walking dead," brought up
's allegedly anti-Semitic leanings and, for good measure, questioned the sexual orientation of some of Hollywood's high-profile scientologists. He even alluded to allegations that the evening's host -- the Hollywood Foreign Press Assn. -- had taken bribes.
Later, Gervais introduced
, saying he was best known for his "work" at the
Clinic and with law enforcement. Downey took it all in stride -- although he noted the meanspiritedness of it all as well as its dark undertone. (That said, Downey went on to give an innuendo-filled introduction to the nominees for lead actress in a motion picture comedy or musical category.)
Though the audience seemed uncomfortable with Gervais, several in the audience were laughing so hard they were wiping tears of laughter from their eyes, including actor
As previously announced,
received the Cecil B. DeMille Award. While he was honored for such classics as "Raging Bull" and "Taxi Driver," he also poked fun of those films that did not meet with critical acclaim, including his most recent film, "Little Fockers."