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David Fincher’s THE SOCIAL NETWORK Tops National Board of Review Awards 2010

Jesse Eisenberg, The Social Network
Jesse Eisenberg, The Social Network

David Fincher’s The Social Network, about the founding of and the fighting behind Facebook, has received four top mentions at the 2010 National Board of Review Awards. The Social Network won awards for Best Film, Best Director, Best Actor (Jesse Eisenberg), and Best Adapted Screenplay (Aaron Sorkin).

Other winners announced thus far include surprising Best Actress Lesley Manville for Mike Leigh’s drama Another Year, Best Supporting Actor Christian Bale for The Fighter, and Best Supporting Actress Jacki Weaver for the Australian crime drama Animal Kingdom.

Xavier Beauvois drama inspired by the real-life massacre of Catholic priests in North Africa, Of Gods and Men was the Best Foreign Film. Toy Story 3 and Waiting for ’Superman’ were, respectively, Best Animated Feature and Best Documentary.

Best Film: The Social Network

Top Ten Films (In alphabetical order):
Another Year
The Fighter
Hereafter
Inception
The King’s Speech
Shutter Island
The Town
Toy Story 3
True Grit
Winter’s Bone

Best Foreign Language FilmOf Gods and Men by Xavier Beauvois

Top Foreign Language Films (In alphabetical order):
I Am Love
Incendies
Life, Above All
Soul Kitchen
White Material

Top Ten Independent Films (In alphabetical order):
Animal Kingdom
Buried
Fish Tank
The Ghost Writer
Greenberg
Let Me In
Monsters
Please Give
Somewhere
Youth in Revolt

Best Documentary:  Waiting for ’Superman’ by Davis Guggenheim

Top Documentary Films (In alphabetical order):
A Film Unfinished
Inside Job
Joan Rivers: A Piece of Work
Restrepo
The Tillman Story

Best Animated Feature: Toy Story 3

Best Director:  David Fincher, The Social Network

Best Actor:  Jesse Eisenberg, The Social Network

Best Actress:  Lesley Manville, Another Year

Best Supporting Actor:  Christian Bale, The Fighter

Best Supporting Actress:  Jacki Weaver, Animal Kingdom

Best Ensemble Cast:  The Town

Best Original Screenplay: Chris Sparling, Buried

Best Adapted Screenplay: Aaron Sorkin, The Social Network

Breakthrough Performance: Jennifer Lawrence, Winter’s Bone

Debut Directors: Sebastian Junger and Tim Hetherington, Restrepo

Production Design Award: Dante Ferretti, Shutter Island

Spotlight Award: Sylvain Chomet and Jacques Tati, The Illusionist

Special Filmmaking Achievement Award: Sofia Coppola, for for writing, directing, and producing Somewhere

William K. Everson Film History Award: Leonard Maltin

NBR Freedom of Expression Award: Fair Game, Conviction, Howl

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1 Comment to David Fincher’s THE SOCIAL NETWORK Tops National Board of Review Awards 2010

  1. azure

    Why was THE KIDS ARE ALL RIGHT Ignored? That was a GREAT movie. It was much better thaN the NETWORK Moive.







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