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Movie Quote of the Day – The Social Network, 2010 (dir. David Fincher)

Cameron Winklevoss: What, do you want to hire an IP lawyer and sue him?
Divya Narendra: No, I want to hire the Sopranos to beat the shit out of him with a hammer!
Tyler Winklevoss: We don’t even have to do that.
Cameron Winklevoss: That’s right.
Tyler Winklevoss: We can do that ourselves. I’m 6’5″, 220, and there’s two of me.

Aaron Sorkin Wins At WGA, USC Scripter Awards

Aaron Sorkin can add a few more feathers to his cap on his way to the Oscars later this month, winning Best Adapted Screenplay at the Writers Guild of America awards. The Social Network screenwriter also won the top prize at the USC Scripter Awards, which gives its prize to the best adapted screenplay of the year. Sorkin sure seems like he cannot lose come Oscar night; he’s won almost every single award he’s been nominated for.

For full updates on the rest of the WGA winners (remember, the screenplay for The King’s Speech is ineligible due to David Seidler not being a member), follow Steve Pond on Twitter.

Cinema Fanatic’s Favorite Fifteen Films of 2010

So we’ve gotten to the end of the year, which, of course, means end-of-the-year lists. I don’t think 2010 was the worst year ever, but it pales in comparison to 2009. Last year I was in love with so many films – starting very early in the year and continuing into January of this year with the films I wasn’t able to see before ’09 ended. I really just think 2010 will go down as a mediocre year. I did, however, still manage to come up with a list of my 15 favorite films of the year. I’d like to emphasize that this list is based on my favorites and not necessarily a “best” list. I’d  also like to note that, unlike last year, I was able to see almost all of the 2010 releases I was interested in seeing before the New Year. There were three, however, that I missed that I wish I could have seen before making this list: The King’s Speech, 127 Hours and Blue Valentine. There’s no guarantee those would have made the list anyhow, but I still wish I could have seen them. Regardless, I did manage to see fifty-five 2010 releases this year, a personal record for new releases. I’d also like to note that I’ve seen over 500 new-to-me films this year, but I’ll make a proper round-up post for that tomorrow (I’m watching movies til Midnight tonight!).

The list is after the cut, because I think my #1 is a little shocking and I want to keep up the suspense.

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“The Social Network,” “127 Hours” Tie For Best Film At Utah Film Critics

The acting winners are more of the same, but it’s nice to see John Hawkes’ name being thrown around still!

Best Picture

  • 127 Hours and The Social Network (tie)

Toy Story 3
True Grit

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Austin Film Critics Like “Black Swan,” Oklahoma Film Critics Circle Joins “The Social Network”

Austin Film Critics:

Top 10 Films:

  1. Black Swan
  2. The Social Network
  3. Inception
  4. Toy Story 3
  5. The King’s Speech
  6. True Grit
  7. The Fighter
  8. Un Prophete
  9. Winter’s Bone
  10. Scott Pilgrim vs. the World

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Florida Films Critics Circle Favor “The Social Network,” “Inception”

Best Picture: The Social Network
Best Actor: Colin Firth, The King’s Speech
Best Actress: Natalie Portman, Black Swan
Supporting Actor: Christian Bale, The Fighter
Supporting Actress: Melissa Leo, The Fighter
Director: David Fincher, The Social Network
Adapted Screenplay: Aaron Sorkin, The Social Network
Original Screenplay: Christopher Nolan, Inception
Cinematography: Wally Pfister, Inception
Visual Effects: Inception
Art Direction/Production Design: Ricker/Dyas, Inception
Foreign Language Film: I Am Love
Animated: Toy Story 3
Documentary: The Tillman Story
Breakout: Jennifer Lawrence, Winter’s Bone
Golden Orange: Matthew Curtis, Enzian Theater & FL Film Festival

list from AwardsDaily

Updated Precursors Chart, A Look At Best Supporting Actress

I’ve added a few more winners to the precursors chart. The Social Network, Fincher and Sorkin still lead their categories. Colin Firth leads Best Actor, Natalie Portman leads Best Actress and Christian Bale leads Best Supporting Actor.

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What has recently become interesting is the Best Supporting Actress category. At first Jacki Weaver for Animal Kingdom seemed to be primed for the award, with a win at the National Board of Review and a Golden Globe nomination. But she failed to receive a SAG nomination and that could hurt her chances. Melissa Leo in The Fighter has been picking up steam, with five critic awards wins, a Golden Globe and SAG nomination. Recently joining the race and picking up major momentum is Hailee Steinfeld from True Grit. Although she didn’t receive a Golden Globe nomination, she also have five critic award wins and a SAG nomination. With all the other acting fields relatively predictable (as well as most of the tech categories), Supporting Actress seems to be the most interesting race of the year.

Chicago Fim Critics Association Pick “The Social Network”

Best Picture: The Social Network
Best Director: David Fincher 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: Hailee Steinfeld True Grit
Best Original Screenplay: Christopher Nolan Inception
Best Adapted Screenplay: Aaron Sorkin The Social Network
Best Foreign Language Film: A Prophet
Best Documentary: Exit Through the Gift Shop
Best Animated Feature: Toy Story 3
Best Cinematography: Wally Pfister Inception
Best Original Score: Clint Mansell Black Swan
Most Promising Performer: Jennifer Lawrence Winter’s Bone
Most Promising Filmmaker: Derek Cianfrance Blue Valentine

List from AwardsDaily

“The Social Network” Top St. Louis Film Critics, 15th Annual Satellite Awards

I”m gonna post both lists of winners in this one post. Still looks like The Social Network may be unstoppable.

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“The Social Network” Tops Houston Film Critics

Best Picture: The Social Network

Best Foreign Film: The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

Best Director: David Fincher, The Social Network

Best Actor: Jesse Eisenberg, The Social Network

Best Actress: Natalie Portman, Black Swan

Best Supporting Actor: Christian Bale, The Fighter

Best Supporting Actress: Hailee Steinfeld, True Grit

Best Screenplay: Aaron Sorkin, The Social Network

Best Documentary: Restrepo

Best Animated Film: Toy Story 3

Best Cinematography: Wally Pfister, Inception

Best Score: Hans Zimmer, Inception

Best Original Song: Beck’s “We Are Sex Bob-Omb!” from Scott Pilgrim vs. the World

Worst Picture: Jonah Hex

Humanitarian of the Year: George Clooney

Lifetime Achievement Award: Sissy Spacek

Cinematic Achievement Award: Hector Luna, founder and editor of C-47 Houston magazine, and Charles Dove, director of the Rice U. Media Center

List from AltFilmGuide