May 27, 2017

“Social Network,” David Fincher win with the Online Film Critics


By Sean O’Connell
Hollywoodnews.com: New year, same old story when it comes to the ongoing awards race.

By that, I mean David Fincher and his Facebook drama, “The Social Network,” picked up another end-of-the-year critical award, this time from the Online Film Critics Society.

From the release:

“The Social Network,” the dramatized examination of the personalities and incidents behind the launch of the Facebook social media movement, was named Best Picture in the 14th annual Online Film Critics Society Awards. The film also won in the categories of Best Director (David Fincher) and Best Adapted Screenplay (Aaron Sorkin).

The OFCS Awards for acting were divided among a quartet of productions: Colin Firth in The King’s Speech for Best Actor, Natalie Portman in Black Swan for Best Actress, Christian Bale in The Fighter for Best Supporting Actor and Hailee Steinfield in True Grit for Best Supporting Actress. True Grit was also honored for Roger Deakins’ cinematography.

Inception received two awards: Christopher Nolan for Best Original Screenplay and Lee Smith for Best Editing. Toy Story 3 was named Best Animated Feature, Exit Through the Gift Shop received the Best Documentary Award, and the South Korean production Mother was named Best Picture Not in the English Language.

Here is the full list of winners selected by the OFCS:
The winners of the 2010 Online Film Critics Society Awards:

Best Picture: The Social Network
Best Director: David Fincher, The Social Network
Best Lead Actor: Colin Firth, The King’s Speech
Best Lead Actress: Natalie Portman, Black Swan
Best Supporting Actor: Christian Bale, The Fighter
Best Supporting Actress: Hailee Steinfeld, True Grit
Best Original Screenplay: Christopher Nolan, Inception
Best Adapted Screenplay: Aaron Sorkin, The Social Network
Best Cinematography: Roger Deakins, True Grit
Best Editing: Lee Smith, Inception
Best Animated Feature: Toy Story 3
Best Foreign Language Film: Mother
Best Documentary: Exit Through The Gift Shop

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About Sean O'Connell

Sean O'Connell is a nationally recognized film critic. His reviews have been published in print ('The Washington Post,' 'USA Today') and online (AMC FilmCritic.com, MSN's Citysearch) since 1996. He's a weekly contributor to several national radio programs. He is a longstanding member of the Broadcast Film Critics Association (BFCA), the Online Film Critics Society (OFCS), and the Southeastern Film Critics View all articles by Sean O'Connell Association (SEFCA).

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