"The Social Network," the blockbuster film based on the story of the Faceback social media site, made the 68th Annual Golden Globe Awards ceremony absolutely geeky this year by winning four major categories.
The Social Network won the award for Best Motion Picture – Drama, beating out Black Swan, The Fighter, Inception and The King's Speech.
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David Fincher earned the Best Director award and Aaron Sorkin took home honors for Best Screenplay. Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross paired to win the award for Best Original Score.
The Social Network, based on Ben Mezrich's book (which we reviewed), opened this past fall to rave reviews. Casting nailed its lead in choosing Jesse Eisenberg to play Facebook co-founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg, who was ranked at #35 on the Forbes list last year of 400 richest Americans with a total worth of $6.9 billion.
One other geek-worthy note from the Golden Globes: Jim Parsons, who plays Sheldon Cooper in the geek-filled TV show "The Big Bang Theory", won the award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series (Comedy or Musical).
The Golden Globes are awarded by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association and are seen as an indicator of how things might go at the Academy Awards, which are handed out in late February.
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