THE SOCIAL NETWORK Dominates CFCA Awards

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Jesse Eisenberg, left, and Justin Timberlake in Columbia Pictures' THE SOCIAL NETWORK. Photo By: Merrick Morton


Today, Peter Sobczynski of the Chicago Film Critics Association announced that THE SOCIAL NETWORK won for Best Picture, Best Director and Best Adapted Screenplay (Aaron Sorkin). Nominations were announced Friday, alongside the Dallas-Ft. Worth Film Critics Association’s award winners.

It was followed by two wins for INCEPTION in the categories of Best Original Screenplay and Best Cinematography (Wally Pfister), and BLACK SWAN which garnered a Best Actress award for Natalie Portman and Best Original Score for Clint Mansell.

Not to be shut out, Colin Firth won Best Actor for the late release, THE KING’S SPEECH. Christian Bale and Hailee Steinfeld won for their supporting roles in THE FIGHTER and TRUE GRIT, respectively.

The French drama, A PROPHET, was recognized for Best Foreign-Language Film while Banksy’s EXIT THROUGH THE GIFT SHOP won Best Documentary.

Jennifer Lawrence continues to receive accolades for her breakthrough performance in WINTER’S BONE, earning the CFCA’s Most Promising Performer Award. Derek Clanfrance received this year’s Most Promising Filmmaker Award for BLUE VALENTINE.

Rounding out the Chicago Film Critics Association’s 2010 selections was TOY STORY 3 adding to the Pixar mantle another award for Best Animated Feature.