Aaron Sorkin cites Network scribe Paddy Chayefsky as he accepts his Oscar for best adapted screenplay for The Social Network. David Fincher “made the movie of any screenwriter’s dreams,” he says, reprising the acceptance speeches he has been making all season. “I grew up worshiping the movie The Graduate,” says Sorkin backstage. “These were the youngest characters I have ever written, so we were going to have to find the best young actors…I think Mark Zuckerberg has been an awful good sport about this.”
David Seidler, 73, admitted that he’s a “late bloomer. I believe I am the oldest person to win this award.” He thanks her Majesty the Queen for not putting him in the tower of London for using the “Melissa Leo F word. For all the stutters in the world, we have a voice, we have been heard.”
Trent Reznor And Atticus Ross won best original score for The Social Network, in the night’s biggest upset. Says Reznor: “Is this really happening?”
Inception wins both the sound editing and mixing awards, as expected.