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My Thoughts, for what they are worth:

Best Motion Picture – Drama: The Social Network took the award, I’m not surprised or unhappy at this as it is a great movie, personally I would have given it to Inception.

Best Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy: Not the strongest category (okay so it contained some utter crap to be honest) but the best of the nominated film won: The Kids Are All Right.

Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture – Drama: Colin Firth for The King’s Speech was a great choice, hopefully he will walk away with the Oscar and BAFTA too.

Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture – Drama: I really wanted Jennifer Lawrence to win for Winter’s Bone but can’t complain about Natalie Portman for Black Swan as I haven’t seen the movie yet. What I can complain about is UK distribution and the fact I haven’t been able to see Black Swan yet!

Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy: Paul Giamatti won for Barney’s Version, again this one isn’t out over here yet so don’t know how good he is in it. I am just glad Johnny Depp didn’t win for the two mediocre movie he was nominated for (sorry Johnny, nothing personal, they just weren’t much good)

Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy: Annette Bening won for The Kids Are All Right, she was great in the movie (as was co star Julianne Moore) but I would have given it to Emma Stone for Easy A with Anne Hathaway for Love and Other Drugs a close second.

Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture: The winner was Christian Bale for The Fighter, no surprise, it isn’t out here yet, so I will have to reserve judgment, I will say both Andrew Garfield in The Social Network and Geoffrey Rush in The King’s Speech were brilliant.

Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture: Melissa Leo won for The Fighter that as I mentioned above I haven’t seen yet, in fact the only nominated movie in this category I have seen is The King’s Speech and really enjoyed Helena Bonham Carter’s performance.

Best Director – Motion Picture: David Fincher won for The Social Network, I would have been happy with him or Christopher Nolan for Inception. In some ways I think Fincher deserved it more than Nolan as he made such a great movie out of so little.

Best Screenplay – Motion Picture: Aaron Sorkin for The Social Network was absolutely the right winner.

Best Original Song – Motion Picture: No decent songs in this category but the winner is Diane WarrenYou Haven’t Seen The Last of Me” from Burlesque. Her first win after four nominations.

Best Original Score – Motion Picture: Trent (Nine Inch Nails) Reznor and Atticus Ross for The Social Network were deserved winners, A.R. Rahman for 127 Hours is also worthy of note.

Best Animated Film: I can’t complain at Toy Story 3, it was the only animated movie I saw all year.

Best Foreign Language Film: In a Better World from Denmark won, unfortunately I haven’t seen this or any of the other nominations.

I will skip over most of the TV awards as I don’t watch most of the winning shows but will mention Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series – Drama that went to Katey Sagal for the hugely underrated Sons of Anarchy.

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