Oscar 2010: Social Network Is Critics Choice

"The Social Network" the 2010 best picture award from the Los Angeles Film Critics Association.

The Sony drama also took the director award for David Fincher, who shared the prize with Olivier Assayas for "Carlos." Assayas' three-part miniseries, made for French television and released theatrically in the U.S. by IFC, also scooped the award for foreign-language film and was the runner-up for picture.

Our review emanuellevy.com/search/details.cfm?id=16461.

In a year in which not a single American actor took an acting award, Colin Firth won the actor kudo for "The King's Speech," and South Korean Kim Hye-ja took the actress prize for the South Korean drama "Mother."

Supporting actor prizes were voted to Niels Arestrup for "A Prophet" and Jacki Weaver for "Animal Kingdom."

Aaron Sorkin won the screenplay prize for "The Social Network," and the group voted its documentary award to "Last Train Home."

PICTURE: "The Social Network"

RUNNER-UP: "Carlos"

DIRECTOR: Olivier Assayas, "Carlos," and David Fincher, "The Social Network" (tie)

ACTOR: Colin Firth, "The King's Speech"

RUNNER-UP: Edgar Ramirez, "Carlos"

ACTRESS: Kim Hye-ja, "Mother"

RUNNER-UP: Jennifer Lawrence, "Winter's Bone"

SUPPORTING ACTOR: Niels Arestrup, "A Prophet"

RUNNER-UP: Geoffrey Rush, "The King's Speech"

SUPPORTING ACTRESS: Jacki Weaver, "Animal Kingdom"

RUNNER-UP: Olivia Williams, "The Ghost Writer"

SCREENPLAY: Aaron Sorkin, "The Social Network"

RUNNER-UP: David Seidler, "The King's Speech"

FOREIGN-LANGUAGE FILM: "Carlos"

RUNNER-UP: "Mother"

ANIMATION: "Toy Story 3"

RUNNER-UP: "The Illusionist"

DOCUMENTARY/NON-FICTION FILM: "Last Train Home"

RUNNER-UP: "Exit Through the Gift Shop"

CINEMATOGRAPHY: Matthew Libatique, "Black Swan"

RUNNER-UP: Roger Deakins, "True Grit"

MUSIC/SCORE: Alexandre Desplat, "The Ghost Writer," and Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross, "The Social Network" (tie)

PRODUCTION DESIGN: Guy Hendrix Dyas, "Inception"

RUNNER-UP: Eve Stewart, "The King's Speech"

NEW GENERATION: Lena Dunham, "Tiny Furniture"

DOUGLAS E. EDWARDS AWARD FOR INDEPENDENT/EXPERIMENTAL FILM/VIDEO: "Film Socialism"

LEGACY OF CINEMA AWARDS: Serge Bromberg, "Henri-Georges Clouzot's Inferno," and the F.W. Murnau Foundation and Fernando Pena for the restoration of "Metropolis"

CAREER ACHIEVEMENT: Paul Mazursky.

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