Friday, January 14, 2011

'Social Network' Snags Best Picture at the Critics Choice Awards, but The Fighter and others score as well

From the Hollywood Reporter. Click here for full story and other news (subscription recommended):

The Social Network took home the bulk of the top prizes at the Critics Choice Award Friday night, winning best picture, best director, best adapted screenplay and best score.
But Inception led all films with six awards total, most for technical achievement.

The best picture award left star Social Network star Jesse Eisenberg reaching for words. "It's been an overwhelming experience to be in something received so wonderfully," he said backstage.

A visibly pregnant Natalie Portman won best actress for Black Swan and gushed onstage about the film's director Darren Aronofsky. "You made me skinny and you're indirectly responsible for making me fat because you introduced me to my love," she said, referring to her fiance and the film's choreographer, Benjamin Millepied. The two are expecting their first child together later this year.
"I'm incredibly thankful for that special gift," she added.

Christian Bale won for best supporting actor for The Fighter and dedicated the prize to the real-life Dicky Eklund, whom he portrayed on screen. "This feels great because I feel like he's winning as well," he said, later tearing up as he thanked his wife.

Colin Firth won best actor The King's Speech and Melissa Leo won best supporting actress for The Fighter.

Following are the main award winners:
BEST PICTURE
The Social Network

BEST ACTOR
Colin FirthThe King's Speech

BEST ACTRESS
Natalie PortmanBlack Swan

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR
Christian BaleThe Fighter

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS
Melissa LeoThe Fighter

BEST YOUNG ACTOR/ACTRESS
Hailee Steinfeld True Grit

BEST ACTING ENSEMBLE
The Fighter

BEST DIRECTOR
David FincherThe Social Network

BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY
The King's SpeechDavid Seidler

BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY
The Social NetworkAaron Sorkin

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY
InceptionWally Pfister

BEST ART DIRECTION
Inception Guy Hendrix Dyas

BEST ANIMATED FEATURE
Toy Story 3

BEST ACTION MOVIE
Inception

BEST COMEDY
Easy A

BEST PICTURE MADE FOR TELEVISION
The Pacific

BEST DOCUMENTARY FEATURE
Waiting for 'Superman'

BEST SONG
"If I Rise" – performed by Dido and A.R. Rahman/music by A.R. Rahman/lyrics by Dido Armstrong and Rollo Armstrong – 127 Hours

BEST SCORE
The Social Network Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross

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