New York Film Critics Name 'Social Network' Best Film of 2010

The Social Network
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Facebook-founding drama The Social Network scored six Golden Globe nominations, including best motion picture drama and acting noms for Jesse Eisenberg and Andrew Garfield.

Writer Aaron Sorkin told The Hollywood Reporter that he had the time of his life working alongside his colleagues on the film.

"On a personal note, it's humbling to be nominated alongside six of the best screenwriters in town," Sorkin said.



Colin Firth and Annette Bening also receive best acting honors.

The New York Film Critics Circle has voted The Social Network the best film of 2010. The film's director David Fincher won for best director.

Best actress was awarded to Annette Bening for The Kids Are Alright and best actor to Colin Firth for The King’s Speech.  

The members cast their votes at the annual meeting this morning.

Chair Armond White said in a release, ”This year's choices reflect the current critical mindset.  It's proof that it's always a good year for movies.”

Here's the complete list of winners:

Best Film – The Social Network
Best Director – David Fincher (The Social Network)
Best Screenplay – Lisa Cholodenko & Stuart Blumberg (The Kids Are All Right)
Best Actress – Annette Bening (for The Kids Are All Right)
Best Actor –  Colin Firth (The King’s Speech)
Best Supporting Actress – Melissa Leo (The Fighter)
Best Supporting Actor – Mark Ruffalo (The Kids Are All Right)
Best Cinematography –  Matthew Libatique (The Black Swan)
Best Animated Film – The Illusionist
Best Non-fiction Film – Inside Job
Best Foreign Language Film - Carlos
Best First Feature – Animal Kingdom

The annual awards presentation will take place on Monday, Jan. 10.