The Social Network won the best picture award at the Golden Globes last night, in a good night for the Facebook movie at the Hollywood awards show.
The film, about Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg, won in four of the six categories for which it was nominated, including best director for David Fincher.
The blockbuster movie had already picked up best screenplay and best score prizes at the Globes, traditionally seen as a pointer to success at the more prestigious Oscars show next month.
As the film’s cast and executives took to the stage their thankyous included one for Zuckerberg, whose life served as “a metaphor for communication and the way we relate to each other”.
The Social Network had also been nominated for best actor for Jesse Eisenberg and best supporting actor for Andrew Garfield at the Beverly Hills show.
Its four out of six wins compared with a disappointing sole win for British historical drama The King’s Speech, which was the frontrunner with nods in seven categories.