Facebook Movie The Social Network Wins Best Critics Prize

Miruna Sfia

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The movie that describes the origins of Facebook, The Social Network, has achieved the title of Best Picture of 2010, by the Los Angeles Film Critics Association. The movie was described by The New York Times as “a brilliant, once-in-a-generation movie”.

The Social Network, produced and released in 2010, starred Jesse Eisenberg as Mark Zuckerberg and Justin Timberlake – in the role of Sean Parker, also got an award for best director to David Fincher. The winners have been announced on Monday, and Fincher shared his directing prize with Olivier Assayas – the director of Carlos, the picture voted as best foreign language movie.

The Social Network also won an award for the screenplay, signed by Aaron Sorkin – and got to split the best score award with The Ghost Writer, by Norman Polanski. The winners will have their own ceremony where they will be honored for their success, on the 15th of January in LA.

The prize for best actor went to British actor Colin Firth, for his magnificent role of George VI in The King’s Speech.
Toy Story 3 won the prize for best animated movie of the year, while Kim Hye-Ja won the prize for best actress for the South Korean drama entitled Mother.

The Facebook movie, as many people call it, was also nominated for Best Film prize at the New York Film Critics Circle, and was also honored by the Richard Attenborough Film Awards, held every year by the British film critics.

Christopher Nolan, who directed Inception, was entitled film-maker of the year and Sir Michael Caine received his honors as an “all time legend”.
The nominees for the Critics’ Choice Movie Awards for 2011 will be announced later, and the ceremony will be presented, same as every year, by the Broadcast Film Critics Association.11

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