THE SOCIAL NETWORK Takes Top Prize at the Los Angeles Film Critics Awards

     December 12, 2010


The critics’ lists just keep on coming. We already brought you the American Film Institute and the Boston Society of Film Critics’ awards for the best in film of 2010 earlier today, and now the Los Angeles Film Critics Association has announced the winners of their awards. The Social Network was, again, the big winner. David Fincher’s award-magnet picked up Best Picture, Best Screenplay, Best Music, and in a tie with Carlos’ Olivier Assayas, Best Director. In a bit of a surprise, the other big winner was the French-German television mini-series-turned theatrical film Carlos. The film took home the award for Best Foreign-Language Film as well as Best Director. Oscar heavyweight The King’s Speech only managed to pick up one award, Best Actor. Hit the jump for a full list of winners and runners-up.

A few of the winners on this list are a bit, shall we say, different from what we’ve come to expect during this awards season. Don’t let it be said that the LAFCA lacks gusto. Nevertheless, it’s nice to see some fresh choices once in a while. Expect more announcements from the critics groups in the next few days, with the Hollywood Foreign Press Association announcing their nominations for the Golden Globes on Tuesday.

The-Social-Network-movie-poster-David Fincher

Best Picture
The Social Network
Runner-up: Carlos

Best Actor
Colin Firth, The King’s Speech
Runner-up: Edgar Ramirez, Carlos

Best Actress
Kim Hye-ja, Mother
Runner-up: Jennifer Lawrence, Winter’s Bone

Best Supporting Actor
Niels Arestrup, A Prophet
Runner-up: Geoffrey Rush, The King’s Speech

Best Supporting Actress
Jacki Weaver, Animal Kingdom
Runner-up: Olivia Williams, The Ghost Writer

Best Director
Olivier Assayas, Carlos and David Fincher, The Social Network (tie)

Best Screenplay
Aaron Sorkin, The Social Network
Runner-up: David Seidler, The King’s Speech

Best Cinematography
Matthew Libatique, Black Swan
Runner-up: Roger Deakins, True Grit

Best Documentary/Non-Fiction Film
Last Train Home
Runner-up: Exit Through the Gift Shopexit_through_the_gift_shop_movie_poster_01

Best Foreign-Language Film
Runner-up: Mother

Best Animated Film
Toy Story 3
Runner-up: The Illusionist

New Generation Award
Lena Dunham, Tiny Furniture

Best Music/Score
Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross, The Social Network and Alexandre Desplat, The Ghost Writer (tie)

Best Production Design
Guy Hendrix Dyas, Inception
Runner-up: Eve Stewart, The King’s Speech

Douglas E. Edwards Award for Independent/Experimental Film/Video
Film Socialism

Legacy of Cinema
Serge Bromberg for his preservation efforts, including his work on Henri-Georges Clouzot’s Inferno

Around The Web

Latest News

New Hi-Res BATMAN V SUPERMAN Images Feature Bruce Wayne and Clark Kent

Gal Gadot also gets a new stylish image showing off her Diana Prince character.

James Ponsoldt Talks THE END OF THE TOUR, Financing Challenges, His Shooting Style and More

Ponsoldt also discusses telling the story from David Lipsky's eyes but also conveying David Foster Wallace's perspective.

New Posters for BLACK MASS Starring Johnny Depp and SICARIO Starring Emily Blunt

'Black Mass' and 'Sicario' will both play at the Toronto International Film Festival before opening in theaters on September 18, 2015.

Collider Movie Talk: Is Channing Tatum Leaving GAMBIT?

On today's episode of Collider Movie Talk, the crew discusses Channing Tatum possibly leaving 'Gambit', the trailers for 'The Night Before' and '13 Hours', 'Wonder Woman', and more.

MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE – GHOST PROTOCOL Revisited: “Mission: Accomplished!”

Brad Bird’s film gets 'Mission: Impossible' right by building a team around everything going wrong.

FANTASTIC FOUR Featurette: Department of Defense Makes Plans for the “Assets”

"From tragedy comes opportunity ..."

GHOSTBUSTERS: Chris Pratt/Channing Tatum Spinoff May Be Moving Forward

The interconnected 'Ghostbusters' universe may be happening after all.

Watch: Simon Pegg Returns as Drunk Ron Weasley for Harry Potter’s Birthday

Poor Ron.

SPOTLIGHT Trailer: Michael Keaton, Rachel McAdams Expose Catholic Church Sex Abuse

The true story drama revolves around the Boston Globe journalists who rocked the world with their investigation.

Vince Vaughn Joins Andrew Garfield in Mel Gibson’s HACKSAW RIDGE

The World War II film marks Gibson's first directorial effort in nearly a decade.

Page 1 of 4,06512345...102030...Last »