'The Social Network' Wins Best Picture At Golden Globes

By Jackie Cohen Comment

The Social Network took home four Golden Globes Awards, for best dramatic motion picture, screenplay, director and soundtrack. These wins signal that the movie has a strong chance of taking the top honor at the Oscars next month.

Although twoof the nominations didn’t result in wins, The Social Network received more nominations than any other movie this year from the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, which runs the Golden Globe Awards.

While Facebook publicists maintain that the movie isn’t a factually correct account of the company, the public has come to regard it as such. So the multiple Globe wins, including best dramatic picture, seems to benefit the real-life social network.

The timing of the Globes tends to influence people’s expectations for the Oscars, although the former includes television while the latter only deals with movies. Nominations for the 83rd annual Academy Awards are expected to be announced at 8:30 am January 25, and the ceremony will take place February 27.

Readers, what do you think about the awards’ effect on public perceptions of Facebook in the real world? Do you think The Social Network will win in the same categories at the Oscars next month?