‘The Social Network’ is the Critics’ Choice

The critics have spoken!  Tonight the 16th Critics’ Choice Awards took place in Hollywood and to the surprise of no one the awards went down pretty much how we all expected it to.   Much to the chagrin of everyone in the room, The Social Network, David Fincher and Aaron Sorkin  picked up the top honors of Best Picture, Best Director and Best Adapted Screenplay, respectively.  Colin Firth and Natalie Portman started their televised winning streak, which will likely continue throughout the weekend, while Annette Bening went home empty-handed. Sadly, the BFCA didn’t even throw a tie her way as they’ve done previously; guess that’s what happens when you’re not Meryl Streep.

Moving on…

Christian Bale and Melissa Leo both ousted their competition in the supporting categories, while the entire cast of The Fighter was honored with the first award of the evening for Best Ensemble. Meanwhile,  Hailee Steinfeld beat out some tough competition for Best Young Actress/Actor for her remarkable work in True Grit.  Speaking of youngsters,  Toy Story 3 took home the coveted honor of Best Animated Feature.  As for Christopher Nolan’s Inception, the film won Best Action Movie and pretty much owned the technical awards.   The evening’s special honorees included Quentin Tarantino and Matt Damon.

Check out the full list of winners down below:

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
The King’s Speech

BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY
The Social Network

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 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

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

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