January 03, 2011

"The Social Network" Named Best Picture In the OFCS Awards

The Social Network, the dramatized examination of the personalities and incidents behind the launch of the Facebook social media movement, was named Best Picture in the 14th annual Online Film Critics Society Awards. The film also won in the categories of Best Director (David Fincher) and Best Adapted Screenplay (Aaron Sorkin).

The OFCS Awards for acting were divided among a quartet of productions: Colin Firth in The King’s Speech for Best Actor, Natalie Portman in Black Swan for Best Actress, Christian Bale in The Fighter for Best Supporting Actor and Hailee Steinfield in True Grit for Best Supporting Actress. True Grit was also honored for Roger Deakins' cinematography.

Inception received two awards: Christopher Nolan for Best Original Screenplay and Lee Smith for Best Editing. Toy Story 3 was named Best Animated Feature, Exit Through the Gift Shop received the Best Documentary Award, and the South Korean production Mother was named Best Picture Not in the English Language.

The winners of the 2010 Online Film Critics Society Awards:

Best Picture: The Social Network
Best Director: David Fincher, The Social Network
Best Lead Actor: Colin Firth, The King's Speech
Best Lead Actress: Natalie Portman, Black Swan
Best Supporting Actor: Christian Bale, The Fighter
Best Supporting Actress: Hailee Steinfeld, True Grit
Best Original Screenplay: Christopher Nolan, Inception
Best Adapted Screenplay: Aaron Sorkin, The Social Network
Best Cinematography: Roger Deakins, True Grit
Best Editing: Lee Smith, Inception
Best Animated Feature: Toy Story 3
Best Foreign Language Film: Mother
Best Documentary: Exit Through The Gift Shop

A complete list of nominees can be found here.

Founded in 1997, the Online Film Critics Society has been the key force in establishing and raising the standards for Internet-based film journalism. The OFCS membership consists of film reviewers, journalists and scholars based in the U.S., Canada, Europe, Latin America and the Asia/Pacific Rim region. For more information, visit the Online Film Critics Society at ofcs.org.


Anonymous said...

Oh well another year of WTF awards to good actors in bad movies!! Black Swan?!!? Give me a break....I thought we were above that kinda tripe.

Ken Maher said...

"The Social Network"‽ Movies about the troubles of poor, little rich kids are just so boring. Whether it's Marie Antoinette or Mark Zuckerberg doesn't make much difference, except she had a fancier wardrobe.

Dan Jardine said...

These are the perils of any large organization making decisions of taste.

Anonymous said...

wowza Ken. I think your reading of The Social Network says more about you than the film itself.

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Anonymous said...

I agree with your Colin Firth pick. Cant wait to see the move again.


Nice picks but I'm surprised that both of Edward Norton's performances were left out this year.

Razboz said...

I agree with Ken, it's ridiculous how much attention rich white kids get, even from 'critics'. It's like the industry is owned by rich white men, and must therefore propagate some kind of hegemonic cultural bias which supports this system.

Anonymous said...

To everybody disowning The Social Newtwork because it about "rich white kids",
That does not make it a bad movie. Respectable acting, and a brilliant screenplay are what make a good movie, not your silly prejudices. You people sound very intelligent telling us that the Golden Globe winner was bad because its based on truth. GO spam on somebody else's website.

kasser said...

Nice and great post.

Thanks & regards.