David Fincher's movie about the founding of Facebook won the Golden Globes for best dramatic film, best screenplay, best director, and best original score. But major acting awards were spread across the board: Natalie Portman won best dramatic actress for "Black Swan," Colin Firth best dramatic actor for "The King's Speech."
"The Kids Are Alright" scored top honors in the comedic realm, winning the award for best non-dramatic film. Annette Bening, who stars alongside Julianne Moore in the movie about a lesbian couple whose children seek out their biological father, picked up the award for best comedic actress. Paul Giamatti took home the best comedic actor trophy for "Barney's Version."
For the second year in a row, the Hollywood Foreign Press Association lavished accolades on "Glee" which won Globes for best supporting actress (Jane Lynch), best supporting actor (Chris Colfer) and best comedic series. HBO's "Boardwalk Empire" dominated the drama front, winning the award for best dramatic series and best dramatic actor (Steve Buscemi).
Ultimately, all the awards served as a vehicle for comedy. In his second stint hosting what's often Hollywood's most uninhibited awards show, Gervais insulted pretty much all the A-listers in attendance and swung at a few who were not. A few actors -- Steve Carell, Tom Hanks, Robert Downey Jr. -- dared to push back; most went with the flow and let Gervais lure them into making their own off-the-cuff comments. Robert de Niro joked about acting only so he could put his kids through private school; Portman called her "Black Swan" co-star Mila "sweet lips" Kunis.
As a result, the night's most memorable moments came in the form of quips. Below, 15 outrageous/in-your-face/funny quotes from the Golden Globes:
Gervais on the lack of nominations for "Sex and the City 2:" "I thought the Golden Globe for special effects would go to the team that airbrushed that poster … Girls, we know how old you are."
Gervais on "I Love You Phillip Morris:" "Also not nominated, 'I Love You Phillip Morris.'
Gervais offering advice to Crystal Harris, 24, the fiance of Hugh Hefner, 84: "Don't worry. Hold out. Just don't look at it when you touch it."
Chris Colfer, accepting the best comedic supporting actor award for "Glee:" "I think I just dropped my heart between Natalie Portman and Juilanne Moore, so if anyone sees that, please give it back to me."
Colfer dedicating his award: "Most importantly, to all the amazing kids that watch our show and the kids that our show celebrates that are constantly told 'no' by bullies in their school and they can't be who they are ... Well, screw that, kids."
Andrew Garfield stuttering while introducing "The Social Network:" "Inspiri -- inspir -- OK, here we go. Inspiringly written by Aaron Sorkin. Alright! I appreciate the supportive room."
Alec Baldwin to co-presenter Jennifer Lopez: "That was close. I almost wore the exact same thing."