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"The Social Network," "Inception" Lead Critics Choice Award Winners

Photo of Peter Knegt By Peter Knegt | Indiewire January 15, 2011 at 4:4AM

David Fincher's "The Social Network" topped the generally predictable winners of the 16th annual Critics' Choice Movie Awards, handed out this evening by the Broadcast Film Critics Association. The film - which details the origins of Facebook - took awards for best picture, best director, best adapted screenplay, and best original score. After a near-complete domination of awards season thus far, the film is heading into the Oscar nominations a considerable frontrunner.
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David Fincher's "The Social Network" topped the generally predictable winners of the 16th annual Critics' Choice Movie Awards, handed out this evening by the Broadcast Film Critics Association. The film - which details the origins of Facebook - took awards for best picture, best director, best adapted screenplay, and best original score. After a near-complete domination of awards season thus far, the film is heading into the Oscar nominations a considerable frontrunner.

In addition to "The Social Network," major winners included Christopher Nolan's "Inception," which dominated the technical categories and actually took home the most trophies of the night, David O. Russell's "The Fighter", which took awards for best ensemble, and for both Melissa Leo and Christian Bale for best supporting actress and actor, respectively, and Tom Hooper's "The King's Speech," which won both best actor (Colin Firth) and best original screenplay. All four films area all but guaranteed Oscar nominations for best picture.

Darren Aronofsky's "Black Swan" headed into the ceremony with a record 12 nominations, but won only one, for Natalie Portman's performance.

Other winners included "Waiting For 'Superman,'" which won best documentary feature over "Inside Job" and "Exit Through the Gift Shop," and "The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo," which took best foreign language film over "I Am Love" and "Biutiful."

Full list of announced winners below. Check out a list of all the announced awards so far this year here.


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 - "True Grit"

BEST ACTING ENSEMBLE
The Fighter

BEST DIRECTOR
David Fincher, The Social Network

BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY
The King's Speech

BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY
The Social Network

BEST ANIMATED FEATURE
Toy Story 3

BEST ACTION MOVIE
Inception

BEST COMEDY
Easy A

BEST PICTURE MADE FOR TELEVISION
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/music by A.R. Rahman/lyrics by Dido Armstrong and Rollo Armstrong - 127 Hours

BEST SCORE
"The Social Network" - Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY
Inception

BEST ART DIRECTION
Inception

BEST EDITING
Inception

BEST COSTUME DESIGN
Alice in Wonderland

BEST MAKEUP
Alice in Wonderland

BEST VISUAL EFFECTS
Inception

BEST SOUND
Inception

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