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Oscars: Aaron Sorkin’s ‘The Social Network’ wins for adapted screenplay

February 27, 2011 |  6:15 pm

Sorkin Aaron Sorkin won the Oscar for adapted screenplay for “The Social Network” at the 83rd Academy Awards on Sunday night. It’s the first Oscar win for Sorkin, whose screenplay chronicles the creation of Facebook. Sorkin was considered the favorite in this category, having won almost every adapted screenplay award this season, including those from such critics groups as the Los Angeles Film Critics Assn. and the National Society of Film Critics, as well as the Golden Globe and Writers Guild Award.

Sorkin was competing against Danny Boyle and Simon Beaufoy for “127 Hours,” Michael Arndt, John Lasseter, Andrew Stanton and Lee Unkrich for “Toy Story 3,” Joel and Ethan Coen for “True Grit,” and Debra Granik and Anne Rosellini for “Winter’s Bone.”

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Photo: Aaron Sorkin accepts his Oscar. Credit: Associated Press.

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