N.Y. Film Critics Online Picks 'Social Network' as Year's Best Picture

4:15 PM PST 12/12/2010 by Gregg Kilday
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'Black Swan' wins three prizes from the group, including one for star Natalie Portman.

The Social Network picked up more laurels as the New York Film Critics Online voted it best picture of the year Sunday.

The critics group -- not to be confused with the New York Film Critics Circle, which will choose its 2010 favorites Monday -- also gave its best director award to Network's David Fincher and its screenplay prize to that movie's Aaron Sorkin. [Related: Social Network named best picture by the L.A. Film Critics Assn. and the Boston Society of Film Critics.]

Black Swan also earned three prizes from the group -- for best actress Natalie Portman, cinematographer Matthew Libatique and Clint Mansell's score.

James Franco was named best actor for his performance as a trapped rock climber in 127 Hours.

Supporting nods went to Christian Bale and Melissa Leo, both of The Fighter, while Noomi Rapace was hailed as breakthrough performer for The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo.

Toy Story 3 was chosen best animated film, while the documentary award went to Exit Through the Gift Shop, and the Italian feature I Am Love was selected best foreign film.

In other awards, John Wells was singled out as best debut director for The Company Men, and the actors in The Kids Are All Right were proclaimed best cast.

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