The AFI, NYFCO, Boston And Los Angeles Critics All Pick ‘The Social Network’ As Best Film

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The Los Angeles Film Critics Association, the New York Film Critics Online and the Boston Society Of Film Critics have all selected David Fincher’s The Social Network as the year’s best film.  First the L.A. Film Critics Association announced their choices with David Fincher’s film picking up Best Picture, Best Screenplay, Best Music, and in a tie with Carlos’ Olivier Assayas for Best Director. The  French-German television mini-series-turned theatrical film Carlos also took home the award for Best Foreign-Language Film.

Here is the full list of winners and runners-up.

Best Picture
The Social Network
Runner-up: Carlos

Best Actor
Colin Firth, The King’s Speech
Runner-up: Edgar Ramirez, Carlos

Best Actress
Kim Hye-ja, Mother
Runner-up: Jennifer Lawrence, Winter’s Bone

Best Supporting Actor
Niels Arestrup, A Prophet
Runner-up: Geoffrey Rush, The King’s Speech

Best Supporting Actress
Jacki Weaver, Animal Kingdom
Runner-up: Olivia Williams, The Ghost Writer

Best Director
Olivier Assayas, Carlos and David Fincher, The Social Network (tie)

Best Screenplay
Aaron Sorkin, The Social Network
Runner-up: David Seidler, The King’s Speech

Best Cinematography
Matthew Libatique, Black Swan
Runner-up: Roger Deakins, True Grit

Best Documentary/Non-Fiction Film
Last Train Home
Runner-up: Exit Through the Gift Shop

Best Foreign-Language Film
Carlos
Runner-up: Mother

Best Animated Film
Toy Story 3
Runner-up: The Illusionist

New Generation Award
Lena Dunham, Tiny Furniture

Best Music/Score
Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross, The Social Network and Alexandre Desplat, The Ghost Writer (tie)

Best Production Design
Guy Hendrix Dyas, Inception
Runner-up: Eve Stewart, The King’s Speech

Douglas E. Edwards Award for Independent/Experimental Film/Video
Film Socialism

Legacy of Cinema
Serge Bromberg for his preservation efforts, including his work on Henri-Georges Clouzot’s Inferno

Next the American Film Institute have announced their top 10 movies and TV programs of 2010.  As usual, the list is placed in alphabetical order so technically there is no winner. Only  three TV programs with more than two seasons were mentioned while two shows, Terriers and Community are nowhere to be found. Here are the lists.

AFI MOVIES OF THE YEAR

BLACK SWAN
THE FIGHTER
INCEPTION
THE KIDS ARE ALL RIGHT
127 HOURS
THE SOCIAL NETWORK
THE TOWN
TOY STORY 3
TRUE GRIT
WINTER’S BONE

AFI TV PROGRAMS OF THE YEAR

THE BIG C
BOARDWALK EMPIRE
BREAKING BAD
GLEE
MAD MEN
MODERN FAMILY
THE PACIFIC
TEMPLE GRANDIN
30 ROCK
THE WALKING DEAD

After the Boston Society of Film Critics announced their picks: David Fincher’s The Social Network swept the awards winning Best Film, Best Actor, Best Director, Best Screenplay and Best Use of Music. Thankfully Oscar frontrunner and the much over-rated The King’s Speech walked away empty handed.

And finally The New York Film Critics Online (NYFCO) have announced their annual award winners, and once again David Fincher’s The Social Network led the way, taking best picture, best director, and best screenplay.

Here is the full list of winners:

Picture
The Social Network

Actor
James Franco, 127 Hours

Actress
Natalie Portman, Black Swan

Director
David Fincher, The Social Network

Supporting Actor
Christian Bale, The Fighter

Supporting Actress
Melissa Leo, The Fighter

Breakthrough Performer
Noomi Repace, The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo

Debut Director
John Wells, The Company Men

Ensemble Cast
The Kids Are All Right
Screenplay
Aaron Sorkin, The Social Network

Documentary
Exit Through The Gift Shop

Foreign Language
I Am Love

Animated
Toy Story 3

Cinematography
Black Swan

Film Music or Score
Black Swan






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