Sunday, December 12, 2010

Boston Society of Film Critics: 2010 Award Winners

The Boston Society of Film Critics has announced their 2010 award winners. The Social Network dominated with five awards for Picture, Actor (Jesse Eisenberg), Director (David Fincher), Screenplay (Aaron Sorkin) and Score (Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross).

Other acting prizes went to Natalie Portman for Black Swan, Christian Bale for The Fighter, and surprise winner Juliette Lewis for Conviction. The Best Ensemble Cast award went to The Fighter.

Jeff Malmberg's Marwencol not only won Best Documentary, but also claimed Best New Filmmaker. Marwencol is not on the short list for the Best Documentary Oscar, however, as it wasn't eligible this year. Best Foreign Language Film was Mother, and Toy Story 3 was named Best Animated Film.

Complete list of 2010 Boston Society of Film Critics award winners

Best Picture
The Social Network

Best Actor
Jesse Eisenberg for The Social Network

Best Actress
Natalie Portman for Black Swan

Best Supporting Actor
Christian Bale for The Fighter

Best Supporting Actress
Juliette Lewis for Conviction

Best Director
David Fincher for The Social Network

Best Screenplay
Aaron Sorkin for The Social Network

Best Cinematography

Roger Deakins for True Grit

Best Documentary


Best Foreign-Language Film


Best Animated Film

Toy Story 3

Best Film Editing (awarded in memory of Karen Schmeer)
Andrew Weisblum for Black Swan

Best New Filmmaker (awarded in memory of David Brudnoy)
Jeff Malmberg for Marwencol

Best Ensemble Cast
The Fighter

Best Use of Music in a Film
Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross for The Social Network

BSFC 2010 Awards, Commendations and Rediscoveries
Best Film Series

Decadent Shadows ~ The Cinema of Weimar Germany (HFA)
A John Ford Retrospective, parts I – III (HFA)
Nicholas Ray: Hollywood’s Last Romantic
Spanning Bridges: A Jeff Bridges Retrospective
(Somerville Theatre)
Sternberg Before Dietrich

Best Rediscoveries
Burn! (Queimada!) (ArtsEmerson)
The Complete Metropolis (Coolidge Corner)
The Heartbreak Kid (The Comic Vision of Elaine May, HFA)
House (Hausu) (Brattle)
L’Enfer: Henri-Georges Clouzot’s Inferno (Brattle)

Special Commendations
To Frederick Wiseman, Cambridge’s ground-breaking documentary filmmaker, who, after 43 years and 39 films, is still turning out complex, multi-layered and highly original examinations of institutions and

To Saul Levine, for his single-minded devotion to bring experimental, underground, and avant-garde cinema to the Boston public through his many decades of programming the Massart Film Society.

To Rebecca Meyers, the director of film programs for ArtsEmerson, who has broadened  Boston
moviegoers¹ options  with  her ambitious programming of independent,  repertory and foreign films  in Emerson¹s new Bright Family Screening Room at the Paramount Center.

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