Good Morning Oscar, December 23: ‘Social Network’ Goes 3-for-5 (Updated)

Five new critics groups give awards – and believe it or not, only three of them name “The Social Network” best picture

UPDATED: Five new critics groups give awards – and believe it or not, only three of them name "The Social Network" best picture. Should we ask for a couple of recounts?Black Swan

The Austin Film Critics Association becomes the second regional group, after San Diego, to choose something other than David Fincher's film for its top honor. "The Social Network" shows up in the Adapted Screenplay category, but "Black Swan" takes Best Movie and Best Director honors, while the biggest departure elsewhere in the awards is the choice of Daft Punk's "Tron: Legacy" as Best Score.

Best Movie: "
Black Swan"
Best Director: 
Darren Aronofsky, "Black Swan"
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, "The Fighter"
Best Adapted Screenplay: 
Aaron Sorkin, "The Social Network"
Best Original Score: 
Daft Punk, "Tron: Legacy"
Best Foreign Film: "
A Prophet" ["Un Prophete"], France
Best Documentary: "
Exit Through the Gift Shop"
Best Animated Feature
: "Toy Story 3"
Robert R. McCurdy Honorary Breakthrough Artist Award: 
Chloe Moretz, "Kick-Ass"/"Let Me In"
Best First Film
: Gareth Edwards, "Monsters"
Austin Film Award
: Ben Steinbauer, "Winnebago Man"
Special Honorary Award: "
Friday Night Lights," for producing excellent, locally made television in Austin for the past five years.

Top Ten Movies

1. "Black Swan"
2. "The Social Network"
3. "Inception"
4. "Toy Story 3"
5. "The King’s Speech"
6. "True Grit"
7. "The Fighter"
8. "A Prophet"
9. "Winter’s Bone"
10. "Scott Pilgrim vs. the World"

The Women Film Critics Circle, an association of 55 "women film critics and scholars," divides its top awards between "Mother and Child," "Winter's Bone" and "The Kids Are All Right." And despite the charges of misogyny levied against "Social Network,"  it wasn't mentioned in the Worst Female Images in a Movie category — instead, that prize went to "Black Swan."

Best Movie About Women: "Mother And Child"
Best Movie by a Woman: "Winter's Bone"


Best Woman Storyteller (screenwriting award): Lisa Cholodenko, "The Kids Are All Right"
Best Actress: 
Annette Bening, "The Kids Are All Right"
Best Actor: Colin Firth, "The King’s Speech"


Best Young Actress: Jennifer Lawrence, "Winter’s Bone"


Best  Comedic Actress: Annette Bening, "The Kids Are All Right"


Best Foreign Film by or About Women: (tie) 
"Mother," 
"Women Without Men"


Best Female Images in a Movie: 
"Conviction"


Worst Female Images in a Movie:
 "Black Swan"


Best Male Images in a Movie: (tie) 
"Another Year,"
 "The King’s Speech"


Worst Male Images in a Movie:
 "Jackass 3D"


Best Theatrically Unreleased Movie by or About Women: "Temple Grandin"


Best Equality of the Sexes: (tie) 
"Another Year,"
 "Fair Game"


Best Animated Females: "Despicable Me"


Best Family Film: "Toy Story 3"


Lifetime Achivement Award: 
Helen Mirren


Acting and Activism:
 Lena Horne


Adrienne Shelly Award for a film that most passionately opposes violence against women:
 "Winter’s Bone"


Josephine Baker Award for best expressing the woman of color experience in America: "For Colored Girls"


Karen Morley Award for best exemplifying a woman’s place in history or society, and a courageous search for identity: "Fair Game"


Courage in Acting: Helen Mirren, "The Tempest"
The Invisible Woman Award [Performance by a woman whose exceptional impact on the film dramatically, socially or historically, has been ignored]:
 Q’Orianka Kilcher, "Princess Kaiulani"
Best Documentary by a Woman:
 "A Film Unfinished"


Women's Work: Best Ensemble:
 "Mother And Child"


Best Screen Couple:
 "Another Year": Jim Broadbent and Ruth Sheen

Finally, the last of Wednesday's critics' groups to chime in — and the only one to put "The Social Network" on top — is the Black Film Critics Circle, which announced its inaugural awards on Wednesday. Despite the group's choice of Fincher's film, though, its Best Director award went to Darren Aronofsky for "Black Swan." The organization was only formed in 2010.

Best Picture: "The Social Network"
Best Director
: Darren Aronofsky, "Black Swan"
Best Actor
: (tie) Colin Firth, "The King’s Speech
" and James Franco, "127 Hours"
Best Actress: 
Natalie Portman, "Black Swan"
Best Supporting Actor
: Christian Bale, "The Fighter"
Best Supporting Actress: 
Melissa Leo, "The Fighter"
Best Independent Film: "Night Catches Us"
Best Original Screenplay: 
Christopher Nolan, "Inception"
Best Adapted Screenplay: 
Aaron Sorkin, "The Social Network"
Best Documentary
: "Waiting For 'Superman'"
Best Foreign Film:
 "The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo"
Best Animated Film: "
Toy Story 3"
Best Ensemble
: "The Social Network"
Pioneer: Haile Gerima
Breakout Performance: Jaden Smith
Special Mention: Gareth Edwards

BFCC’s Top Ten Picks

1.  "The Social Network"
2. "Inception"
3. "Black Swan"
4. "The Fighter"
5. (tie) "The Kids Are All Right"
    "The Town"
7. "Toy Story 3"
8. "The King's Speech"
9. "Winter's Bone"
10. "The Ghost Writer"

On Thursday, the Utah Film Critics Association stepped in and spread the wealth around: they've got three ties in 11 categories, including ties in Best Picture ("127 Hours" and "The Social Network") and Best Director (Christopher Nolan and David Fincher). (via Awards Daily)

Best Picture: (tie) "127 Hours" and "The Social Network"
Best Achievement in Directing: (tie) Christopher Nolan, "Inception" and David Fincher, "The Social Network"
Best Lead Performance by an Actor:James Franco, "127 Hours"
Best Lead Performance by an Actress:Natalie Portman, "Black Swan"
Best Supporting Performance by an Actor: Christian Bale, "The Fighter"
Best Supporting Performance by an Actress: Jacki Weaver, "Animal Kingdom"
Best Screenplay: "The Social Network," Aaron Sorkin
Best Cinematography: "127 Hours," Enrique Chediak and Anthony Dod Mantle
Best Documentary Feature: "Catfish"
Best Non-English Language Feature: (tie) "Micmacs" and "A Prophet"
Best Animated Feature: "Toy Story 3"

Finally, the Oklahoma Film Critics Circle goes back to all-"TSN," all the time, giving the Facebook movie Best Film, Best Director, Best Actor and Best Adapted Screenplay awards. It's biggest surprise: Mila Kunis winning Best Supporting Actress for "Black Swan."

Best Film: "The Social Network"

Best Director: David Fincher, "The Social Network"
Best Actor: Jesse Eisenberg, "The Social Network"

Best Actress: Natalie Portman, "Black Swan"

Best Supporting Actor: Christian Bale, "The Fighter"

Best Supporting Actress: Mila Kunis, "Black Swan"

Best Screenplay (Original): Christopher Nolan, "Inception"

Best Screenplay (Adapted): Aaron Sorkin, "The Social Network"

Best Documentary: "Exit Through the Gift Shop"

Best Foreign Language Film: "A Prophet"

Best Animated Film: "Toy Story 3"

Best First Feature: Chris Morris, "Four Lions"

Obviously Worst Movie: "Sex and the City 2"

Not-So-Obviously Worst Movie: "Alice in Wonderland"

Top 10 Best Films
"The Social Network"

"Inception"

"Black Swan"

"The Fighter"

"Winter’s Bone"

"True Grit"

"The King’s Speech"

"Toy Story 3"

"The Kids Are All Right"

"127 Hours"