Natalie Portman, Aaron Sorkin triumph at Golden Globes

By Jennifer Lipman, January 17, 2011
Natalie Portman won for her role in Black Swan

Natalie Portman won for her role in Black Swan

Jewish stars were celebrating last night after they swept the boards at the Golden Globes ceremony in Los Angeles.

Jerusalem-born actress Natalie Portman has been widely tipped for an Oscar-nomination after she was named Best Actress for Black Swan.

The film, released in Britain this week, stars Ms Portman as a tormented prima ballerina and is directed by Jewish filmmaker Darren Aronofsky.

Mr Aronofsky was nominated for Best Director but lost out to The Social Network, a retelling of the origin of Facebook and its Jewish misfit creator Mark Zuckerberg.

The film won four awards last night, including Best Screenplay for writer Aaron Sorkin. Its stars, Jesse Eisenberg and Andrew Garfield, were both nominated but did not win in their categories.

Other successes included The Kids Are All Right, written by Lisa Cholodenko and Stuart Blumberg, which picked up the prize for Best Comedy, and The King’s Speech, written by David Seidler. Dane Susanne Bier won for Best Foreign Language Film for In a Better World.

Actor Paul Giamatti was named as Best Actor for a Comedy for his role in the soon-to-be released film adaptation of the Mordecai Richler’s 1997 novel Barney's Version.

In the television section of the awards, Jewish actress Katey Sagel triumphed for the series Sons of Anarchy, while Glee, which stars Jewish performer Lea Michele as the main character, was chosen as Best Television Series.

Last updated: 2:59pm, January 28 2011