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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.
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.
The BSFC, meanwhile, played it right down the middle, giving "Social Network" five awards, and two each to "The Fighter" and "Black Swan."
Here's a list of winners in the major categories :
LA & Boston: "The Social Network"
LA: Olivier Assayas, "Carlos," and David Fincher, "The Social Network" (tie)
Boston: David Fincher, "The Social Network"
LA: Colin Firth, "The King's Speech"
Boston: Jesse Eisenberg, “The Social Network”
LA: Kim Hye-ja, "Mother"
Boston: Natalie Portman, “Black Swan”
LA: Niels Arestrup, "A Prophet"
Boston: Christian Bale, “The Fighter”
LA: Jacki Weaver, "Animal Kingdom"
Boston: Juliette Lewis, “Conviction”
LA & Boston: Aaron Sorkin, "The Social Network"
FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM
LA & Boston: "Toy Story 3"
DOCUMENTARY / NON-FICTION FILM
LA: "Last Train Home"
LA: Matthew Libatique, "Black Swan"
Boston: Roger Deakins, "True Grit"
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"