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"The Social Network" Dominates Nat'l Society of Film Critics Awards

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    NEWSLETTERS

    Is there any doubt left as whether or not "The Social Network" will win Best Picture at the Golden Globes and Oscars?

    "The Social Network," the dark, moody tale about the birth of Facebook, on Saturday took the top prize from the National Society of Film Critics, as well as Best Actor for Jesse Eisenberg, Best Director for David Fincher and Best Screenplay for Aaron Sorkin.

    "The Social Network"

    [NATL] "The Social Network"
    From director David Fincher and screenwriter Aaron Sorkin comes the story of the birth of Facebook.

    As it stands now, both the film and Sorkin are mortal locks to win at the Golden Globes and Oscars, with Fincher feeling like a strong candidate in a crowded field ad Eisenberg as a dark horse-- their are just too many others who gave performances this year--Javier Bardem, Ryan Gosling, Edgar Ramirez-- that demanded more.

    Here's the NSFC's complete list of winners, with a breakdown of how they voted--a bit of disclosure we find refreshing:

    "The Social Network" Star Jesse Eisenberg: I Don't Use Facebook

    [FREEL] "The Social Network" Star Jesse Eisenberg: I Don't Use Facebook
    Actor Jesse Eisenberg, attending the New York premiere for his latest film "Holy Rollers" last night, said that just because he stars in the upcoming film about social networking phenomenon Facebook doesn't mean he's a user himself.

    BEST ACTOR
    *1. Jesse Eisenberg 30 – "The Social Network"
    2. Colin Firth 29 – "The King’s Speech"
    2. Edgar Ramirez 29 – "Carlos"

    BEST ACTRESS
    *1. Giovanna Mezzogiorno 33 – "Vincere"
    2. Annette Bening 28 – "The Kids Are All Right"
    3. Lesley Manville 27 – "Another Year"

    PopcornBiz Takes a College Student to "The Social Network"

    [FREEL] PopcornBiz Takes a College Student to "The Social Network"
    An NYU freshman joins Scott Ross to chat about "The Social Network" and the impact Facebook has had on him and his peers.

    BEST ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE
    *1. Geoffrey Rush 33 – "The King’s Speech"
    2. Christian Bale 32 – "The Fighter"
    3. Jeremy Renner 30 – "The Town"

    BEST ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE
    *1. Olivia Williams 37 – The Ghost Writer"
    2. Amy Adams 28 – "The Fighter"
    3. Melissa Leo 23 – "The Fighter"
    3. Jacki Weaver 23 – "Animal Kingdom"

    "The Social Network's" Justin Timberlake: I Don't Do Facebook

    [NATL] "The Social Network's" Justin Timberlake: I Don't Do Facebook
    Justin Timberlake talks about his new movie "The Social Network and reveals that in real life he tweets but doesn't Facebook. For more exclusive videos go to ExtraTV.com

    BEST PICTURE
    *1. "The Social Network" 61
    2. "Carlos" 28
    3. "Winter’s Bone" 18

    BEST DIRECTOR
    *1. David Fincher 66 – "The Social Network"
    2. Olivier Assayas 36 – "Carlos"
    3. Roman Polanski 29 – "The Ghost Writer"

    BEST NONFICTION
    *1. "Inside Job" 25 (Charles Ferguson)
    2. "Exit Through the Gift Shop" 21 (Banksy)
    3. "Last Train Home" 15 (Lixin Fan)

    BEST SCREENPLAY
    *1. Aaron Sorkin 73 – "The Social Network"
    2. David Seidler 25 – "The King’s Speech"
    3. Roman Polanski and Robert Harris 19 – "The Ghost Writer"

    BEST FOREIGN-LANGUAGE FILM
    *1. "Carlos" 31
    2. "A Prophet" 22
    3. "White Material" 16

    BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY
    *1. "True Grit" 31 (Roger Deakins)
    2. "Black Swan" 27 (Matthew Libatique)
    3. "Somewhere" 18 (Harris Savides)