NY Film Critics Award 'The Social Network', David Fincher, Colin Firth, & Annette Bening

The New York Film Critics Circle Chair Armond White said today, ”This year’s choices reflect the current critical mindset.  It’s proof that it’s always a good year for movies.”The New York critics followed the Los Angeles Film Critics Association, the National Board of Review, and the New York Film Critics Online in choosing The Social Network as the year’s best film. Here’s the complete list of winners:

Best Film – “The Social Network“
Best Director – David Fincher (“The Social Network“)
Best Screenplay – Lisa Cholodenko & Stuart Blumberg (“The Kids Are All Right”)
Best Actress – Annette Bening (for “The Kids Are All Right”)
Best Actor –  Colin Firth (“The King’s Speech“)
Best Supporting Actress – Melissa Leo (“The Fighter”)
Best Supporting Actor – Mark Ruffalo (“The Kids Are All Right”)
Best Cinematography –  Matthew Libatique (“The Black Swan”)
Best Animated Film – “The Illusionist”
Best Non-fiction Film – “Inside Job
Best Foreign Language Film – “Carlos
Best First Feature – “Animal Kingdom

The annual awards presentation will take place on January 10th.

  1. I especially like the choices for Best Film and Best Actor. Colin Firth was terrific in “The King’s Speech“.

    King’s was my second favorite film for 2010, right behind Social Network. I wonder if True Grit is going to upset the apple cart — might be really good.

  2. They saw all the quality and any indie that had a star. If you were an indie with a star and were not chosen the truth has been presented. Indies with stars that do not garner awards are stinky movies.

  3. These are great choices and I think will be close to what the Oscars are ultimately awarded for. The Social Network may not be the best film but it is decade-defining and an instant classic, and I think voters will reward that. And although Natalie Portman is breath-taking in The Black Swan, I expect voters will finally give Annette Bening her long-overdue Oscar. Colin Firth is probably a lock for Best Actor, deservedly so. The supporting categories are still up for grabs, but these picks are as good as any right now. I love Melissa Leo and am very happy to see her success.

  4. I don’t get it…I must have seen a different movie then all of the ‘Social Network’ supporters on this website. The movie I saw called the ‘Social Network’ was very well made, but overall rather unremarkable and boring. The story wasn’t new, and much of the ‘story’ is just untrue. And Jesse Eisenberg was awful, and showed nothing going on inside throughout the film. If that’s good acting, Hollywood has really lost it.

    This has to be the most overrated film since the latest release from the Weinsteins…

  5. I don’t get Ruffalo winning Best Supporting. He was good but Bale ate up the Dicky Eklund role in THE FIGHTER like, he does for every other role. But I get that the NY big wigs have a different vibe, and want TKAAR to build more acclaim…

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