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Oscar Watch: "Social Network" Wins Big Again and Again

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    NEWSLETTERS

    From director David Fincher and screenwriter Aaron Sorkin comes the story of the birth of Facebook. (Published Thursday, Jul 8, 2010)

    Director David Fincher, screenwriter Aaron Sorkin and their Facebook drama, "The Social Network," twice repeated on Sunday their New York Film Critics trifecta, taking Best Director, Screenplay and Film from both the Los Angeles Film Critics Awards and Boston Society of Film Critics.

    The New "Toy Story 3" Trailer Drops

    [NATL] The New "Toy Story 3" Trailer Drops
    "TS3" appears to offer more of the same: toilet humor, sexual innuendo, nods to classic films, a Ken-meets-Barbie love story, a nefarious cabal of villainous toys... see for yourself. (Published Wednesday, May 30, 2012)

     

    There were no real surprises among LAFCA's selections, though it's nice to see that Jacki Weaver's Best Supporting Actress Award suggests she's a broad base of backers for her chilling performance as the matriarch of a Melbourne crime family fighting for its lifework in "Animal Kingdom." Let's hope it holds.

    "Animal Kingdom"

    [NATL] "Animal Kingdom"
    Writer-director David Michod's crime drama follows the fading fortunes of the Cody family as they try to adapt to a changing world. (Published Friday, Aug 13, 2010)

     

    The BSFC, meanwhile, played it right down the middle, giving "Social Network" five awards, and two each to "The Fighter" and "Black Swan."

    "The King's Speech"

    [NATL] "The King's Speech"
    Colin Firth stars as Prince Albert, a man with a crippling speech impediment who suddenly finds himself the king of a nation on the brink of war. Co-stars Geoffrey Rush and Helena Bonham-Carter. (Published Tuesday, Nov 23, 2010)

     

    Here's a list of winners in the major categories :

     

    PICTURE

    LA & Boston: "The Social Network"

     

    DIRECTOR

    LA: Olivier Assayas, "Carlos," and David Fincher, "The Social Network" (tie)

    Boston: David Fincher, "The Social Network"

     

    ACTOR

    LA: Colin Firth, "The King's Speech"

    Boston: Jesse Eisenberg, “The Social Network”

     

    ACTRESS

    LA: Kim Hye-ja, "Mother"

    Boston: Natalie Portman, “Black Swan”

     

    SUPPORTING ACTOR

    LA: Niels Arestrup, "A Prophet"

    Boston: Christian Bale, “The Fighter”

     

    SUPPORTING ACTRESS

    LA: Jacki Weaver, "Animal Kingdom"

    Boston:  Juliette Lewis, “Conviction”

     

    SCREENPLAY

    LA & Boston: Aaron Sorkin, "The Social Network"

     

    FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM

    LA: "Carlos"

    Boston: "Mother"

     

    ANIMATION

    LA & Boston: "Toy Story 3"

     

    DOCUMENTARY / NON-FICTION FILM

    LA: "Last Train Home"

    Boston: “Marwencol”

     

    CINEMATOGRAPHY

    LA: Matthew Libatique, "Black Swan"

    Boston: Roger Deakins, "True Grit"

     

    MUSIC/SCORE

    LA: Alexandre Desplat, "The Ghost Writer," and Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross, "The Social Network" (tie)

    Boston: Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross, "The Social Network"

     

    For a complete list of winners and runners-up visit the websites of LA Film Critics and the Boston Society of Film Critics.