Very Much the Season’s Like
The Social Network is on a roll.
Over the weekend, David Fincher’s Facebook film received Best Pictures kudos from the Los Angeles Film Critics Association, the Boston Society of Film Critics, and the New York Film Critics Online, this on the heels of its receiving the honor from the National Board of Review.
Boston named Jesse Eisenberg Best Actor for his portrayal of Facebook honcho Mark Zuckerberg, while L.A. sided with Colin Firth (The King’s Speech), and James Franco proved irresistible to New York Online for his fascinating turn as trapped mountaineer Aron Ralston in 127 Hours.
Natalie Portman was named Best Actress by Boston and New York Online for her performance as a disturbed ballerina in Black Swan, while L.A. chose Mother’s Kim Hye-Ja.
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127 Hours, Black Swan, and The Social Network also made the American Film Institute’s Top 10, along with The Fighter, Inception, The Kids Are All Right, The Town, Toy Story 3, True Grit, and Winter’s Bone.
Finally, Black Swan received a record 12 Critics’ Choice Movie Award noms earlier today, including one for Mila Kunis’ supporting part.
Photo: Columbia Pictures (The Social Network).
Update: Looks like The Social Network’s the one to beat.
The New York Film Critics Circle also has picked it as the best of 2010.