2010 National Board of Review Awards

Yesterday the organization announced the winners for the current year awards and here they are.

Best Film: The Social Network

Best Director: David Fincher for The Social Network
Best Debut Director: Sebastian Junger and Tim Hetherington for Restrepo

Best Ensemble Cast: The Town
Best Actress: Lesley Manville in Another Year
Best Supporting Actress: Jacki Weaver in Animal Kingdom
Best Actor: Jesse Eisenberg in The Social Network
Best Supporting Actor: Christian Bale in The Fighter

Breakthrough Performance: Jennifer Lawrence in Winter’s Bone

Best Adapted Screenplay: Aaron Sorkin for The Social Network
Best Original Screenplay: Chris Sparling for Buried

Best Animated Feature: Toy Story 3

Best Foreign Language Film: Of Gods and Men
Top Five Foreign Films (alphabetical order)
I Am Love
Above All
Soul Kitchen
White Material

Best Documentary: Waiting for Superman
Top Five Documentaries (alphabetical order)
A Film Unfinished
Inside Job
Joan Rivers: A Piece of Work
The Tillman Story

Top Independent Films (alphabetical order
Animal Kingdom
Fish Tank
The Ghost Writer
Let Me In
Please Give
Youth in Revolt

Spotlight Award: Sylvain Chomet and Jacques Tati for The Ilusionist
Special Filmmaking Achievement: Sofia Coppola for writing, directing and producing Somewhere
Production Design Award: Dante Ferretti for Shuter Island
William K. Everson Award for Film History: Leonard Maltin
Freedom of Expression: Fair Game, Conviction and Howl

To check announcement at official site go here. The Social Network is the film that collected more awards this year and becomes “more” an Oscar contender (of course we already had it in our list) and perhaps opens opportunities for Eisenberg to grab a nod; maybe what calls my attention from the first critics’ awards is the original screenplay award going to Buried.

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