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The 68th Annual Golden Globes are a wrap, folks!

And in case you missed our awesome LIVE BLOG coverage (nice job, Katie!), here's what went down. Ricky Gervais rocked the hosting duties. No surprise there. Robert Downey Jr. said he'd "like to give it" to all five nominees for Best Actress in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy, and we're pretty sure he wasn't talking about the award.

Similarly unsurprising: Colin Firth won Best Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama, Natalie Portman cinched Best Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama for "Black Swan," Matt Damon presented Robert De Niro with the Cecil B. DeMille Award (yeah, that was announced beforehand), Christian Bale and Melissa Leo scored victories for Best Supporting Actor and Best Supporting Actress for their turns in "The Fighter," "Toy Story 3" prevailed in the Best Animated Motion Picture category, and Aaron Sorkin and "The Social Network" claimed gold for Best Screenplay and Best Motion Picture - Drama. Read More...

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Golden Globes live blog
The time for the 2011 Golden Globes is upon us. The stars have walked the red carpet, endured countless "Who are you wearing?!" queries, engaged in chit-chat about their picks for who'll win. But now it's time to find out who will actually win, who'll miss their award because they're in the bathroom and who host Ricky Gervais will make fun of the most (our bet: Charlie Sheen).

We'll be watching the show and updating this blog in real time, so be sure to refresh the page every minute or two for a play-by-play of the night and some insightful (or at least entertaining) commentary. Check out our GOLDEN GLOBES LIVE BLOG below! Read More...

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Golden GlobesThe Golden Globes air tomorrow, Sunday, January 16th at 8 p.m. ET — have you filled out your ballot? For those of you who think the show is all about fashion faux pas or the flubbing of lines, we've compiled a handy primer to savvy you up a bit. Don't forget to log on tomorrow and follow our live commentary during the show!

Who's responsible for Golden Globe nominations and votes?

That'd be the Hollywood Foreign Press Association — a group of 90 international journalists who report on the U.S. film industry. The HFPA represents over 55 countries outside the U.S., and new membership admittance is restricted to five per year (with MPAA accreditation and yearly clip submissions required to maintain status). Every awards show has its own exclusive voting base — therefore, the Globes' viewpoint is unique in that its nominations and winners are chosen by foreign journalists. Read More...

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Golden Globes live blog

The 68th Annual Golden Globes are almost upon us. On Sunday, January 16, at 7 p.m. ET celebrities will flood the red carpet outside the Beverly Hilton Hotel. MTV's Hollywood Crush will be live-blogging about the fashion hits and misses of Natalie Portman, Mila Kunis, Amy Adams and others, while MTV's Josh Horowitz will be grilling the stars on all of their projects present and future.

And, when the star-studded awards ceremony kicks of at 8 p.m. ET with Ricky Gervais poking fun at every celeb in his line of sight (and beyond), MTV Movies Blog will be providing live-blog coverage so you don't miss a thing. We'll be sure to tell you which flicks, actors, songs, screenplays and musical scores take home the gold and provide funny and insightful commentary along the way. See you on January 16!

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Golden Globes pollEarlier this week, we asked you, the loyal MTV Movies Blog readers, which movies, actors, directors, writers, composers and songs you thought should win at this year's Golden Globes -- and you responded to the tune of almost 8,400 votes.

The verdict? "Inception" dominated with four victories, earning your stamp of approval in the Best Picture - Drama, Best Director and Best Screenplay for Christopher Nolan, and Best Score for "Hans Zimmer. While Zimmer and Nolan won their categories handily, the Best Picture - Drama race was a tight one, with "Inception" prevailing by just a few percentage points over runner-up "Black Swan" and third-place finisher "The Social Network." Read More...

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Golden Globes pollThe Golden Globes are just a precious few days away, which means we'll soon find out which flicks, performances, songs, screenplays and musical scores tallied the most votes from the Hollywood Foreign Press. MTV News' Josh Horowitz will be on the red carpet on Sunday, January 16, to interview the throngs of celebs; Hollywood Crush will be providing live-blog coverage of the stars' fashion triumphs and miscues before the ceremony; and Movies Blog will be spewing out minute-by-minute live-blog coverage of all the winners, highlights and unfortunately timed bathroom breaks during the ceremony.

Before then, however, we want to know who you think should win all the movie awards. Should Natalie Portman snag one of those badboys for her turn in "Black Swan"? Should "The Social Network" trump "Inception" for Best Picture - Drama? And should Johnny Depp beat out Johnny Depp in the Best Actor in a Musical or Comedy category? Hit the jump to vote in our poll, and remember to come back here on Sunday, January 16, for all our Golden Globes coverage! (The poll closes Friday, January 14, at 2 p.m., and results will be posted shortly thereafter.)

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True Grit vs. Winter's Bone

What were you pleased as punch about during your high-school years? Reppin' a spot on the debate team? Leading your soccer squad to the state finals? Scoring straight A's?

Catch the performances of two of this year's youngest critically-acclaimed darlings and you'll wonder why the heck you spent so much time patting yourself on the back over all that trivial jazz.

Hailee Steinfeld, 14, and Jennifer Lawrence, 20, are relative newcomers to the Hollywood scene, but you wouldn't know it after watching them kick cinematic butt in "True Grit" (now in theaters) and "Winter's Bone" (currently available on DVD and Blu-ray), respectively. Steinfeld superbly holds her own amongst the formidable screen presences of veteran greats Jeff Bridges, Matt Damon and Josh Brolin, while Lawrence successfully carries the entire weight of an indie film on her petite shoulders. These ladies didn't back down from their make-or-break roles, and -- now that awards season is upon us -- they've got the roster of nominations to prove it.

Among their many nods, Lawrence is up for a Golden Globe, a SAG Award and an Independent Spirit Award, while Steinfeld is a contender for a SAG Award. But the accolades aren't all that bond these actresses. The plots of "True Grit" and "Winter's Bone" are strikingly similar. Here are five reasons why these celluloid gems are a match made in back-to-back-viewing heaven. Read More...

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The Tourist and True Grit

It's not the least bit shocking that awards-season front runners like "The Social Network," "The King's Speech" and "Black Swan" cleaned up when the 68th annual Golden Globe nominations were announced this morning. But "The Tourist"? We love Angelina Jolie and Johnny Depp as much as the next person, but apparently not nearly as much as the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, which doles out the Globes. Despite ice-cold reviews and a lukewarm box-office reception, "The Tourist" walked away from today's nominations with three nods, including one for Best Picture. And that was just one of the big surprises. Mark Wahlberg's boxing drama "The Fighter" weighed in with an impressive six noms, while Depp was nominated twice in the same category.

As usual, there were a fair amount of prominent snubs as well. Not a single nod for "True Grit"? Seriously? And are "The Tourist" and "Burlesque" and the rest of Best Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy race really more worthy of a nomination in that category than "Toy Story 3"? Check out our picks for the biggest snubs and surprises of this year's Golden Globes nominations. Read More...

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Black Swan and The Social NetworkAwards season is officially in full swing, as Blair Underwood, Josh Duhamel and Katie Holmes got out of bed super early this morning to announce the Hollywood Foreign Press Association's nominations for the 68th annual Golden Globes.

Keeping in line with the awards and nominations already doled out this year, Tom Hooper's historical drama "The King's Speech" led the field with seven nominations, while David Fincher's searing look at the founding of Facebook, "The Social Network," and David O. Russell and Mark Wahlberg's real-life boxing tale "The Fighter" followed close behind with six apiece. Darren Aronofsky's dark ballet thriller "Black Swan" scored four nods. In other, also unsurprising news, HFPA favorite Johnny Depp will compete against himself in the Best Actor in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy category, scoring nods for his turn as the Mad Hatter in "Alice in Wonderland" and for playing the title role in Angelina Jolie-co-starring "The Tourist." And, in more surprising news, the Coen Bros.' gritty Western "True Grit," thought to be a Globes front runner, was shut out of all the major awards.

On the TV front, "Glee" lead the way with five nominations, while a bevy of shows -- including "30 Rock," "Mad Men," "Boardwalk Empire" and "Mad Men" -- scored three nods each.

Check out a full list of the movie and TV nominees below, and come back soon for an analysis of this year's biggest Globes snubs and surprises. Read More...

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FROM SPLASH PAGE: We crossed one name off the list of potential "Spider-Man" directors this weekend, but what about the rumored favorite for the gig, "500 Days of Summer" filmmaker Marc Webb?

MTV News caught up with Webb on the Golden Globe Awards red carpet to get his thoughts on the rumors pegging him as Sony's most-wanted man behind the camera when Peter Parker returns to the big screen in 2012.

"Of course," Webb told MTV News when asked if he was a fan of Spider-Man. "Stan Lee, big fan ... love the 'Ultimate [Spider-Man]' stuff."

Continue reading EXCLUSIVE: Rumored 'Spider-Man' Director Marc Webb 'Loves The Ultimate Stuff'

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