Last night, the Social Network won four of its six Golden Globe nominations, including Best Picture and Best Director. Having already done very well critically, currently sitting at a 97% fresh rating on Rotten Tomatoes, these Golden Globe wins put The Social Network in very strong position for taking home some Oscars as well.
The success of the movie, which chronicles the birth of the Facebook social networking site, comes as a bit of a surprise since it is, after all, a movie about a website. Let’s just say that again: it’s a movie about a website. Despite that inauspicious concept, it has garnered much praise for the careful dissection of a modern cultural phenomena and the players behind it. The fact that this film took home so many top awards is just another sign that the world is getting more and more comfortable with living in an online world. With Oscar nominations coming out in late January, we’ll see just how far that comfort goes.
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