Chicago Film Critics Friend 'The Social Network'

"The Social Network"
"The Social Network"
 

Add another win for The Social Network.

The Chicago Film Critics Association has named the Facebook film the best of the year. Its director David Fincher and screenwriter Aaron Sorkin also snagged awards.

Colin Firth won the best actor prize for his portrayal of the stammering King George VI in The King's Speech, while Black Swan's Natalie Portman took the top actress honor. Christian Bale of The Fighter and newcomer Hailee Steinfeld of True Grit topped the supporting categories.

For original screenplay, the Chicago film critics awarded Christopher Nolan's summer mindbender Inception. The original score went to Clint Mansell of Black Swan. (According to reports, Mansell's score has been disqualified for Oscar consideration.)

Banksy's Exit Through the Gift Shop was the Windy City's top documentary. Toy Story 3 took home animated film, while A Prophet nabbed the foreign language honor.

In the most promising categories, Jennifer Lawrence (Winter's Bone) and writer-director Derek Cianfrance (Blue Valentine) were recognized.

Below is the full list of winners:

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 Cinematography: Wally Pfister, Inception
Best Original Score: Clint Mansell, Black Swan
Best Documentary: Exit Through the Gift Shop
Best Foreign Language Film: A Prophet
Best Animated Feature: Toy Story 3
Most Promising Performer: Jennifer Lawrence, Winter’s Bone
Most Promising Filmmaker: Derek Cianfrance, Blue Valentine

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