Hey, National Board of Review: Where's 'Black Swan' and '127 Hours'?
Our forum posters are shocked that the National Board of Review opted for "The Social Network" as best picture. "I do think the National Board of Review is making an effort to not seem like a bunch of tea-sipping, croquet-playing, Anglophilic mama's boys anymore," said our poster Pacinofan.
Overall, our posters are also surprised by the omission of "The Kids Are All Right, "Black Swan" and "127 Hours" from the list of best pictures. See more reaction below and in our forums here.
Montana82: They included "Hereafter" in their top 10 films. Their annual bone to Eastwood.
Kelemenmarc: What I Hate:
- Lesley Manville won over Annette Bening, Julianne Moore or Anne Hathaway.
- Jesse Eisenberg won best actor award.
- Amy Adams didn't win.
Pacinofan: It is possible Jesse Eisenberg could pull off a Michelle Pfeiffer and win all four of the major critics' prizes and still lose the Oscar and never really be considered the most likely to win it either.
AwardMadness101: Very surprised with the love for The Social Network. I'm all for it, just very surprised. Especially since Fincher was awarded for Best Director just two years ago. It got the Picture/Director/Adapted Screenplay trifecta at NBR; here's to the Oscars!
-- Tom O'Neil
Photos: "Black Swan," "127 Hours." Credits: Fox Searchlight