Critics Name ‘Social Network’ Best Picture, Nation Shocked

Friday, January 14 by

The Social Network took home the biggest prizes at the Critics Choice Awards tonight, to the surprise of absolutely no one. The film has “friended” many film critics, who gave The Social Network Best Director (David Fincher), Best Adapted Screenplay (Aaron Sorkin) and Best Score prizes. Again, this is about as shocking as Farmville requests flooding your feed.

Awards like these can be indicators of how the Oscars are gonna go. I thought The Social Network was terrific, but I’m pulling for Toy Story 3 to win Best Picture, just like director / noted foot fetishist Quentin Tarantino. Are industry types willing to give the prestigious title of “Best Picture” to the third film in a series about action figures who fight mean children and evil teddy bears? Hopefully! But as long as they can ghettoize Pixar films to the Best Animated movie category, Buzz and Woody’s Best Picture chances may end up in the incinerator. Also, remember how terrified you were during that scene? Yeah, that shit was crazy.

A little more interesting is Inception sleep-stealing the most awards of the evening with 6, but they’re mostly art direction awards, which means they’re entirely worthless. The Fighter pounded its way to two awards for Best Supporting Actor and Actress Christian Bale and Melissa Leo. Also, Natalie Portman won Best Actress for Black Swan. Wasn’t Mila Kunis going down on her enough of a reward?

Here’s the full list of winners from Cinema Blend:

Best Picture: The Social Network
Best Actor:
Colin Firth, The King’s Speech
Best Actress:
Natalie Portman, Black Swan
Best Supporting Actor:
Christian Bale, The Fighter
Best Supporting Actress:
Melissa Leo, The Fighter
Best Young Actor/Actress:
Hailee Steinfeld, True Grit
Best Acting Ensemble:
The Fighter
Best Director:
David Fincher, The Social Network
Best Original Screenplay:
David Seidler, The King’s Speech
Best Adapted Screenplay:
Aaron Sorkin, The Social Network
Best Cinematography:
Inception
Best Art Direction:
Inception
Best Editing:
Inception
Best Costume Design:
Alice in Wonderland
Best Makeup:
Alice in Wonderland
Best Visual Effects:
Inception
Best Sound:
Inception
Best Animated Feature:
Toy Story 3
Best Action Movie:
Inception
Best Comedy:
Easy A
Best Picture Made for Television:
The Pacific
Best Foreign Language Film:
The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo
Best Documentary Feature:
Waiting for Superman
Best Score:
The Social Network