Friday, January 14, 2011
Tonight, the Broadcast Film Critics Association held the ceremony to present the winners of their 16th annual Critics' Choice Movie Awards. As is becoming tediously predictable, especially with critics' groups, The Social Network came out on top. It won prizes for Best Picture, Best Director (David Fincher), Best Adapted Screenplay (Aaron Sorkin) and Best Score (Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross).
Inception actually came out with more awards, with wins for Best Action Movie, Best Cinematography, Best Art Direction, Best Editing, Best Visual Effects and Best Sound. Black Swan on the other hand had led with a record 12 nominations, but only came away with a single win for Best Actress (Natalie Portman).
The Fighter won three acting awards for Best Ensemble, Best Supporting Actor (Christian Bale) and Best Supporting Actress (Melissa Leo). The King's Speech came away with prizes for Best Actor (Colin Firth) and Best Original Screenplay (David Seidler).
The Best Animated Feature was Toy Story 3. The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo was named Best Foreign Language Film. The surprise winner of Best Documentary was Waiting for 'Superman'.
Matt Damon was presented with the fourth annual Joel Siegel Award for his humanitarian efforts.
Quentin Tarantino with the BFCA's inaugural Critics' Choice Music+Film Award for his use of source and soundtrack music in his films.
Complete list of winners for the 16th annual BFCA Critics' Choice Movie Awards
The Social Network
Colin Firth – The King's Speech
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
David Fincher – The Social Network
BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY
The King's Speech – David Seidler
BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY
The Social Network – Aaron Sorkin
Inception – Wally Pfister
BEST ART DIRECTION
Inception – Guy Hendrix Dyas
Inception – Lee Smith
BEST COSTUME DESIGN
Alice in Wonderland – Colleen Atwood
Alice in Wonderland
BEST VISUAL EFFECTS
BEST ANIMATED FEATURE
Toy Story 3
BEST ACTION MOVIE
BEST PICTURE MADE FOR TELEVISION
BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
BEST DOCUMENTARY FEATURE
Waiting for 'Superman'
"If I Rise" – performed by Dido and A.R. Rahman/music by A.R. Rahman/lyrics by Dido Armstrong and Rollo Armstrong – 127 Hours
The Social Network – Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross