‘The Social Network’ Wins Big at Los Angeles Film Critics Awards

The Social Network won big today at the Los Angeles Film Critics Association Awards picking up Best Picture and Best Screenplay along with a tie for Best Director (David Fincher) and Best Music/Score.  Olivier Assayas’ Carlos also won big getting the runner up for Best Picture, Best Actor (Edgar Ramierz), and tieing for Best Director.  It also picked up the Best Foreign Language Film award.

The acting awards offered up plenty of surprises with possibly Colin Firth being the only expected winner with Best Actor for The King’s Speech.  The aformentioned Ramirez was the runner up for his performance in Carlos.  In a surprising upset, Kim Hy-Ja’s performance in Mother beat out runner-up Jennifer Lawrence in Winter’s Bone for Best Actress.  Lawrence was considered the favorite to grab this award however the Los Angeles Critics have been known to give out major awards to obscure or foreign films in the past.   Another surprise was Niels Arestrup beating out Geoffrey Rush in The King’s Speech for his performance in Un Prophete.  Jacki Weaver picked up the Best Supporting Actress win for her performance in Animal Kingdom, edging out Olivia Williams in The Ghost Writer.

Here is a list of all of the awards, courtesy of Indiewire.

Best Picture
The Social Network
(Runner-up: Carlos)

Best Actor
Colin Firth, The Kings 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
The Social Network
(Runner-up: The King’s Speech)

Best Cinematography
Black Swan
(Runner-up: True Grit)

New Generation Award
Lena Dunham, Tiny Furniture

Best Documentary/Non-fiction Film
Last Train Home
(Runner-up: Exit Through The Gift Shop)

Best Foreign-Language Film
(Runner-up: Mother)

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

Best Music/Score
The Ghost Writer and The Social Network (tie)

Best Production Design
(Runner-up: The King’s Speech)

Douglas E. Edwards Independent/Experimental Film/Video:
Film Socialism

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