2010 NYFCC Awards Announced

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(L-R) Jesse Eisenberg, Brenda Song and Andrew Garfield in Columbia Pictures' THE SOCIAL NETWORK. PHOTO BY: Merrick Morton

Today, the New York Film Critics Circle announced its 2010 award winners. Along with the Boston Society of Film Critics, Los Angeles Film Critics Association, and the National Board of Review, the awards season for 2010 is dominated largely by Aaron Sorkin and David Fincher’s collaboration, THE SOCIAL NETWORK.

The Dallas-Ft. Worth Film Critics Association plans to announce its winners on Friday, December 17. The Chicago Film Critics Association will announce nominees on Friday, December 17, and winners on Monday, December 20. The National Society of Film Critics (the most prestigious of critics’ organizations in the United States; founded in 1966 by Pauline Kael and Hollis Alpert) will announce its awards in January.

Outside of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association and the Broadcast Film Critics Association, these regional critics organizations hold significant influence in the race to the 83rd Academy Awards®, organized by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, to be presented at the Kodak Theatre in Hollywood, California, on Sunday, February 27, 2011.

The 2010 NYFCC Awards winners are as follows:

Best Film:
The Social Network

Best Director:
David Fincher, The Social Network

Best Screenplay:
The Kids Are All Right

Best Actress:
Annette Bening, The Kids Are All Right

Best Actor:
Colin Firth, The King’s Speech

Best Supporting Actress:
Melissa Leo, The Fighter

Best Supporting Actor:
Mark Ruffalo, The Kids Are All Right

Best Cinematography:
Black Swan

Best Animated Film:
The Illusionist

Best Non-fiction Film:
Inside Job

Best Foreign Language Film:
Carlos

Best First Feature:
Animal Kingdom