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'The Social Network' wins Critics' Choice Movie Award for best film

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As expected, "The Social Network" won the Critics' Choice Movie Award for best film of 2010 on Friday evening, along with the best director award for David Fincher, best adapted screenplay for Aaron Sorkin and best score for Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross. The drama about the birth of Facebook has won the majority of critics honors this year, including the Los Angeles Film Critics Assn., New York Film Critics Circle and National Society of Film Critics. It's nominated for six Golden Globe Awards and earlier in the week earned nominations from the Producers Guild of America, the Writers Guild of America and the Directors Guild of America.

However, it was not the evening's biggest winner by trophy count.  That distinction went to Christopher Nolan's enigmatic thriller "Inception," which took home six awards from the Broadcast Film Critics Assn.: best action film; cinematography for Wally Pfister; art direction for Guy Henrix Dyas, Larry Dias and Doug Mowat;  editing for Lee Smith; and for visual effects and sound.

Best actor went to Oscar front-runner Colin Firth for "The King's Speech." The historical drama also won best original screenplay for David Seidler. Natalie Portman took best actress honors for the psychological thriller "Black Swan." Christian Bale and Melissa Leo won best supporting actor and actress for their work in "The Fighter," which won the best ensemble award. And 14-year-old Hailee Steinfeld's breakout work in "True Grit" landed her the best young actor/actress award.

"Toy Story 3" won best animated feature, and "Easy A" took home the best comedy honors. Tim Burton's box office hit "Alice in Wonderland" won best costume design for Colleen Atwood as well as best makeup.

"The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo" earned best foreign-language film honors, while "Waiting for 'Superman,' " was named best documentary.  Best song honors went to "If I Rise" from "127 Hours,"  music by A.R. Rahman and lyrics by Dido Armstrong and Rollo Armstrong. The sole TV honor -- best television movie -- went to HBO's miniseries "The Pacific."

The awards were handed out at the Hollywood Palladium and telecast on VH1.

— Susan King

 

Photo: Jesse Eisenberg, Brenda Song and Andrew Garfield in "The Social Network." Credit: Merrick Morton/Columbia Tristar.


American Society of Cinematographers nominate 'True Grit,' 'Inception' among others

 

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Three of the nominees  for the American Society of Cinematographers' outstanding achievement awards in feature film are first-timers --Danny Cohen for "The King's Speech," Jeff Cronenweth for "The Social Network" and Matthew Libatique for "Black Swan."

Rounding out the list of five nominees for the 25th annual award  are Roger Deakins for "True Grit" and Wally Pfister for "Inception."

The nominations were announced Monday evening.

This is the ninth nomination for the veteran Deakins in the feature film category; he won the ASC award for 1994's "The Shawshank Redemption" and 2001's "The Man Who Wasn't There." He is also being honored by the ASC this year with the 2011 Lifetime Achievement Award.

Pifster was previously nominated for 2005's "Batman Begins" and 2008's "The Dark Knight," which like "Inception" were directed by Christopher Nolan.

 

The winners will be announced at the ASC Awards celebration at the Grand Ballroom at Hollywood and Highland on Feb. 13th.

For more information about the awards go to http://www.theasc.com

--Susan King

Photo: Jeff Bridges in "True Grit." Credit: Lorey Sebastian/AP

 


American Society of Cinematographers nominated 'True Grit,' 'Inception' among others

 

Bridges

Three of the nominees for the American Society of Cinematographers Outstanding Achievement Awards in feature film are first-timers — Danny Cohen for "The King's Speech, " Jeff Cronenweth for "The Social Network" and Matthew Libatique for "Black Swan."

Rounding out the list of nominees for the 25th annual award are Roger Deakins for "True Grit" and Wally Pfister for "Inception."

The nominations were announced early Tuesday morning.

This is the ninth nomination for the veteran Deakins in the feature film category; he won the ASC award for 1994's "The Shawshank Redemption" and 2001's "The Man Who Wasn't There." He is also being honored by the ASC this year with the 2011 Lifetime Achievement Award.

Pifster was nominated for 2005's "Batman Begins" and 2008's "The Dark Knight," which like "Inception" were directed by Christopher Nolan.

The winners will be announced at the ASC Awards celebration at the Grand Ballroom at Hollywood and Highland on Feb. 13.

For more information about the awards go to http://www.theasc.com

— Susan King

Photo: Jeff Bridges in "True Grit." Credit: Lorey Sebastian/Associated Press.

 



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