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The National Society of Film Critics names 'The Social Network' best of 2010

January 8, 2011 |  1:18 pm

"The Social Network" express continues to pick up steam during the movie-awards season, winning best picture Saturday from the National Society of Film Critics. The acclaimed drama about the creators of Facebook also won best actor for Jesse Eisenberg, best director for David Fincher and screenplay for Aaron Sorkin.

The 45th annual awards, which is known for its more esoteric choices, selected Giovanni Mezzogiorno as best actress for her role as Mussolini's mistress in the Italian film "Vincere."  Best supporting actress went to Olivia Williams in "The Ghost Writer," and Geoffrey Rush was named best supporting actor for "The King's Speech."

The voting is still going on at Sardi's Restaurant in New York City.

-- Susan King