Colin Firth named Best Actor at Golden Globes

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A musical starring Cher & Christina Aguilera, Burlesque tells the story of Ali (Aguilera), a small-town girl who leaves Iowa and travels to L.A. to seek a career in showbiz. She finds her way to a small, financially troubled club owned by Tess (Cher) where a musical show is put on for the patrons. After starting out as a waitress, Ali quickly becomes the show's star performer.
January 17th, 2011

Colin Firth was named Best Actor at last night's (16.01.11) Golden Globes.

The 50-year-old actor was given the prestigious accolade for his portrayal of stammering British monarch King George VI in 'The King's Speech' and had the audience at Los Angeles' Beverly Hilton Hotel in fits of laughter as he accepted the award.

He quipped: "To get to this stage of your life with your dignity and judgment intact can be somewhat precarious.

"Sometimes all you need is a bit of gentle reassurance to keep you on track but right now this (the award) is all that stands between me and a Harley Davidson."

While Colin was named Best Actor, Natalie Portman received the accolade for Best Actress for her portrayal of a tortured ballerina in 'Black Swan'.

The 29-year-old beauty - who is expecting her first baby with fiance Benjamin Millepied - said: "Thank you to my parents for bringing me into this world and giving me this beautiful life. And thank you to Benjamin for helping me to bring more creation into the world."

The 'Social Network' - about the creation of the Facebook website - was named Best Picture in the drama category and also won prizes for Best Director, Best Screenplay and Best Original Score.

TV musical phenomenon 'Glee' was named Best TV Musical or Comedy while two of its stars, Chris Colfer and Jane Lynch, picked up awards for supporting actor and actress respectively.

Other winners at the star-studded ceremony - which was hosted by Ricky Gervais - included Melissa Leo, Christian Bale and Annette Bening.

Full list of winners at the 2011 Golden Globes:

Film Categories

Best Picture - 'The Social Network'

Best Picture (Comedy) - 'The Kids Are All Right'

Best Director - David Fincher - 'The Social Network'

Best Actress (Drama) - Natalie Portman - 'Black Swan'

Best Actor - Colin Firth, 'The King's Speech'

Best Actress (Comedy) - Annete Bening - 'The Kids Are All Right'

Best Actor (Comedy) -Paul Giamatti - 'Barney's Version'

Best Supporting Actor - Christian Bale - 'The Fighter'

Best Supporting Actress - Melissa Leo - 'The Fighter'

Best Song - 'Bound to You' - 'Burlesque'

Best Original Score - 'The Social Network'

Best Screenplay - 'The Social Network'

Best Animated Film - 'Toy Story 3'

TV Categories

Best Actress (TV Drama) - Katey Sagal - 'Sons of Anarchy'

Best Actor (TV Drama) - Steve Buscemi - 'Boardwalk Empire'

Dramatic TV Series - 'Boardwalk Empire'

Best Actor for supporting role in a series, mini-series or motion picture made for TV - Chris Colfer - 'Glee'

Best mini-series or motion picture made for television - 'Carlos'

Best TV Musical or Comedy - 'Glee'

Best Actor, TV musical or comedy - Jim Parsons - 'The Big Bang Theory'

Best Actress, TV musical or comedy - Laura Linney - 'The Big C'

Best performance by an actress in a mini-series or a motion picture made for TV - Claire Danes - 'Temple Grandin'

Best performance by an actor in a mini-series or a motion picture made for TV - Al Pacino - 'You Don't Know Jack'

Best performance by an actress in a supporting role in a series, mini-series or motion picture made for TV - Jane Lynch - 'Glee'