Quick Side Note: "The Social Network" wins Golden Globes for Best Picture, Screenplay, Director, and Score

While not exactly tech news, the past weekend Aaron Sorkin’s recent hit “The Social Network” made quite a killing at the Golden Globes. “˜”The Social Network” nabbed Best Picture (drama category), Screenplay (Aaron Sorkin), Score (Trent Reznor), and Director (David Fincher).
When I first heard that there was going to be a movie detailing Facebook’s beginnings, I kind of laughed it off. I mean really – how interesting would a bunch of people coding be? Narrow minded I guess. The movie was fresh – and the screenplay was indeed brilliant. The flashbacks between court depositions and actual events were very well put together. While it did not portray Mark Zuckerberg in a positive light, I walked out having respect for what the guy did achieve.
The one part of the movie that stood out happened right in the beginning, with Mark’s girlfriend telling him the following:

You are probably going to be a very successful computer person. But you‘re going to go through life thinking that girls don‘t like you because you‘re a nerd. And I want you to know, from the bottom of my heart, that that won‘t be true. It‘ll be because you‘re an asshole.

It is no secret that Mark Zuckerberg and Facebook were not too glad about the movie, and they often reminded people that the movie was not an accurate portrayal of character. Who knows if that is even remotely close to actual events?  However, Aaron Sorkin said the following when he accepted his Golden Globe:

“œI wanted to say to Mark Zuckerberg, if you‘re watching tonight, Rooney Mara‘s character makes a prediction at the beginning of the movie, she was wrong. You turned out to be a great entrepreneur, a visionary and an altruist“

As everyone knows, the Golden Globes are a pretty good indicator of what will happen at the Oscars on the 27th February. Lets see how “The Social Network” does.