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'The Social Network' Sweeps Boston, AFI Top Ten Movies

Andrew Garfield, The Social Network
Andrew Garfield, The Social Network

Best Picture: The Social Network

Best Foreign Language Film: Mother

Best Dir.: David Fincher for The Social Network

Best Actor: Jesse Eisenberg for The Social Network

Best Actress: Natalie Portman for Black Swan

Best Supporting Actor: Christian Bale for The Fighter

Best Supporting Actress: Juliette Lewis for Conviction

Best Ensemble Cast: The Fighter

Best Scr.: Aaron Sorkin for The Social Network

Best Cinematography: Roger Deakins for True Grit

Best Documentary: Marwencol

Best Animated Film: Toy Story 3

Best Film Editing (awarded in memory of Karen Schmeer): Andrew Weisblum for Black Swan

Best New Filmmaker (awarded in memory of David Brudnoy): Jeff Malmberg for Marwencol

Best Use of Music in a Film: Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross for The Social Network

Photo: The Social Network (Merrick Morton / Sony Pictures)

Natalie Portman, Black Swan
Natalie Portman, Black Swan

No major surprises are to be found in the American Film Institute's list of best American movies released in 2010. Debra Granik's Winter's Bone was included, and so were Lisa Cholodenko's The Kids Are All Right, Danny Boyle's 127 Hours, Christopher Nolan's Inception, and David O. Russell's The Fighter.

Needless to say, David Fincher's The Social Network and Darren Aronofsky's Black Swan were also shortlisted. Rounding out the top ten were Ben Affleck's The Town, Joel and Ethan Coen's True Grit, and Lee Unkrich's Toy Story 3.

So as to include a foreign (British) film and a documentary in their year-end honor rolls, the AFI gave “Special Awards” to Tom Hooper's The King's Speech and to Davis Guggenheim's Waiting for 'Superman'. Non-English-language films were out of luck.

AFI MOVIES OF THE YEAR (in alphabetical order)

  • Black Swan
  • The Fighter
  • Inception
  • The Kids Are All Right
  • 127 Hours
  • The Social Network
  • The Town
  • Toy Story 3
  • True Grit
  • Winter's Bone


  • The King's Speech
  • Waiting for 'Superman'

Photo: Black Swan (Niko Tavernise / Fox Searchlight)

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