Saturday, January 15, 2011

OSCAR WATCH: Critics Choice Awards

Well, there ya have it. "The Social Network" is the one to beat. In addition to Best Picture(pictured above), the film also won for Best Score (slight surprise, beating the more "showy" scores of Black Swan and Inception), Director and Screenplay. My predictions weren't too bad, I got 15 out of 24. I got most of the major categories correct except for Original Screenplay which surprisingly went to "The King's Speech". Like "Avatar" last year, "Inception" won the most awards due to a sweep of the more technical categories (winning the same 6 categories as Avatar). The Fighter is also looking very strong in the acting categories, winning the supporting awards and ensemble, which bodes well for its SAG chances. "The Social Network" is the clear frontrunner, but "The Fighter" is a real dark horse in this race and the Globes may still go for "The King's Speech" at the Globes tomorrow. And the winners were:

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 Director
David Fincher, The Social Network

Best Young Actor
Hailee Steinfeld, True Grit

Best Acting Ensemble
The Fighter

Best Original Screenplay
The King's Speech, David Seidler

Best Adapted Screenplay
The Social Network, Aaron Sorkin

Best Cinematography

Best Art Direction

Best Editing

Best Costume Design
Alice in Wonderland

Best Makeup
Alice in Wonderland

Best Visual Effects

Best Sound

Best Animated Feature
Toy Story 3

Best Action Movie

Best Comedy
Easy A

Best Foreign 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
Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross, The Social Network

Inception - 6
The Social Network - 4
The Fighter - 3
The King's Speech - 2
Alice in Wonderland - 2
And 7 movies picked up 1 award(including Black Swan despite its record-breaking 12 nominations!)

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