“The Social Network” is a favorite to win the 2011 Oscar.
Every year the National Board of Review (NBR), a New Yorker group formed by 110 critics and historians, selected their favorite titles and awards season opening of the american mainstream. This year, The Social Network was elected by the group in important categories like best picture, best screenplay, best director and best actor.
“We believe the movie portrays a dramatic story that will stand up to weather and will be interesting for many generations,” said the president Annie Schulhof of NBR to Variety.
Last year, Up in the Air took the most awards, but the one chosen by the NBR was not the same at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, which awarded six Oscars the The Hurt Locker. However, the previous two years, those chosen as best picture by NBR, Who Wants To Be A Millionaire?, in 2008, and Franks and No Country for Old Men, in 2007, also took the Oscar.
Check out the full list of winners of 2010:
- Best Film: “The Social Network”
- Best Director: David Fincher, “The Social Network”
- Best Actor: Jesse Eisenberg, “The Social Network”
- Best Actress: Lesley Manville, “Another Year”
- Best Supporting Actor: Christian Bale, “The Fighter”
- Best Supporting Actress: Jacki Weaver, “Animal Kingdom”
- Best Foreign Language Film: “Of Gods and Men”
- Best Documentary: “Waiting for “Superman” “
- Best Animated Feature: “Toy Story 3”
- Best Ensemble Cast: “The Town”
- Breakthrough Performance: Jennifer Lawrence, “Winter’s Bone”
- Debut Directors: Sebastian Junger and Tim Hetherington, “Restrepo”
- Spotlight Award: Sylvain Chomet and Jacques Tati, “The Illusionist”
- Best Original Screenplay: Chris Sparling, “Buried”
- Best Adapted Screenplay: Aaron Sorkin, “The Social Network”
- Special Filmmaking Achievement Award: Sofia Coppola for writing, directing, and producing “Somewhere”
- William K. Everson Film History Award: Leonard Maltin
- NBR Freedom of Expression: “Fair Game”, “Conviction”, “Howl”
- Production Design Award: Dante Ferretti, “Shutter Island”