Saturday, January 15, 2011

'Inception' And 'Social Network' Win Big At Critics' Choice Awards

JAN 15, 2011 - The Oscar season hots up last night with the Critics' Choice Awards ceremony at the Hollywood Palladium. The big winners were Inception, which took home six awards, 'The Social Network' with four and The Fighter with three.

However, Social Network nabbed the top prizes: Best Picture, Best Director for David Fincher, and Best Adapted Screenplay for Aaron Sorkin and the film's score won Best Composer award for Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross.

The Fighter nabbed Best Acting Ensemble, supporting actor for Christian Bale and supporting actress for Melissa Leo.

And 'Inception,' the sci-fi thriller directed by Christopher Nolan and starring Leonardo DiCaprio, won for Best Action Movie, Cinematography, Art Direction, Best Editing, Best Sound and Visual Effects.

Acting awards went to Colin Firth for 'The King's Speech' and Natalie Portman for 'Black Swan.' Hailee Steinfeld won the nod for Best Young Actor/Actress for her role in the Coen Brothers' True Grit.

The Broadcast Film Critics Association, the largest film critics organisation in the US and Canada, represents about 250 TV, radio and online critics. These awards help us predict how the Academy will vote - meaning that Social Network is the favourite for the top Oscars.

Here's the List of Winners:

Best Picture: The Social Network

Best Actor: Colin Firth, The King's Speech

Best Actress: Natalie Portman, Black Swan

Best Supporting Actor: Christian Bale, The Fighter

Best Supporting Actress: Melissa Leo, The Fighter

Best Young Actor/Actress: Hailee Steinfeld (pic), 'True Grit'

Best Acting Ensemble: The Fighter

Best Director: David Fincher, The Social Network

Best Original Screenplay: The King's Speech, David Seidler

Best Adapted Screenplay: The Social Network, Aaron Sorkin

Best Cinematography: Inception, Wally Pfister

Best Art Direction: Inception, Guy Hendrix Dyas and Larry Dias & Doug Mowat

Best Editing: Inception, Lee Smith

Best Costume Design: Alice in Wonderland, Colleen Atwood

Best Make-up: Alice in Wonderland

Best Visual Effects: Inception

Best Sound: Inception

Best Animated Feature: Toy Story 3

Best Action Movie: Inception

Best Comedy: 'Easy A'

Best Picture Made For TV: The Pacific

Best Foreign Language Film: The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo

Best Documentary Feature: Waiting for 'Superman

Best Song: 'If I Rise,' (performed by Dido and A.R. Rahman) '127 Hours'

Best Score: The Social Network, Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross


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