2 More Critics Groups Get ‘Social’

Halle Berry, “Winter’s Bone” also honored by African-American Film Critics Association and Southeastern Film Critics

This is turning into a rout.

Two more critics' groups have added their voices to the unanimous chorus of praise for "The Social Network," with David Fincher's drama picking up Best Picture honors from the African-American Film Critics Association and the Southeastern Film Critics.

Halle BerryThe AAFCA, a nationwide group composed of African-American media professionals, named "The Social Network" Best Feature Film, but gave its Best Director citation to Christopher Nolan for "Inception." Its acting awards went to Halle Berry for "Frankie and Alice" (left), Mark Wahlberg for "The Fighter," and two supporting performers from "For Colored Girls": actress Kimberly Elise and actor Michael Ealy.

In its list of Top 10 films, "The Social Network" was followed by "The King's Speech," "Inception," "Black Swan" and "Night Catches Us."

The Southeastern Film Critics, meanwhile, also chose "The Social Network" as the best film and "The King's Speech" as the second-best. Their acting awards went to Colin Firth, Natalie Portman, Geoffrey Rush and Hailee Steinfeld.

One of the group's most curious awards, the Gene Wyatt Award for Film That Best Evokes the Spirit of the South, went to Debra Granik's "Winter's Bone," which depicts of rural Southern landscape full of violence, poverty and drugs.

AFRICAN-AMERICAN FILM CRITICS ASSOCIATION:

Best Feature Film: “The Social Network,” directed by David Fincher
Best Documentary: “Waiting for Superman” directed by Davis Guggenheim
Best Actress: Halle Berry, “Frankie and Alice”
Best Actor: Mark Wahlberg, “The Fighter”
Best Supporting Actress: Kimberly Elise, “For Colored Girls”
Best Supporting Actor: Michael Ealy, “For Colored Girls”
Best Director: Christopher Nolan, “Inception”
Best Screenplay: “Night Catches Us” by Tanya Hamilton
Best Song: “Four Women” composed by N. Simone, “For Colored Girls”
Special Achievement: Lena Horne, Roger Ebert and Melvin Van Peebles. 

AAFCA's Top 10 films of 2010:
1.    The Social Network
2.    The King’s Speech
3.    Inception
4.    Black Swan
5.    Night Catches Us
6.    The Fighter
7.    Frankie And Alice
8.    Blood Done Sign My Name
9.    Get Low
10.  For Colored Girls

SOUTHEASTERN FILM CRITICS:

Top 10 Films:
1.   The Social Network
2.   The King’s Speech
3.   Winter’s Bone
4.   Black Swan
5.   Inception
6.   True Grit
7.   Toy Story 3
8.   127 Hours
9.   The Fighter
10. The Kids Are All Right

Best Actor:  Colin Firth, "The King’s Speech"
     Runner-up: James Franco, "127 Hours"
Best Actress: Natalie Portman, "Black Swan"
     Runner-up: Jennifer Lawrence, "Winter’s Bone"
Best Supporting Actor: Geoffrey Rush, "The King’s Speech"
     Runner-up: Christian Bale, "The Fighter"
Best Supporting Actress: Hailee Steinfeld, "True Grit"
     Runner-up: Melissa Leo, "The Fighter"
Best Ensemble: "The Social Network"
     Runner-up: "Winter’s Bone"
Best Director: David Fincher, "The Social Network"
     Runner-up: Christopher Nolan, "Inception"
Best Original Screenplay: "The King’s Speech"
     Runner-up: "Inception"
Best Adapted Screenplay: "The Social Network"
     Runner-up: "Winter’s Bone"
Best Documentary: "Inside Job"
     Runner-up: "Exit Through the Gift Shop"
Best Foreign-Language Film: "Mother"
     Runner-up: "Biutiful"
Best Animated Film: "Toy Story 3"
     Runner-up: "How To Train Your Dragon"
Best Cinematography: "True Grit"
     Runner-up: "Inception"
The Gene Wyatt Award for Film That Best Evokes the Spirit of the South: "Winter’s Bone"
     Runner-up: "Get Low"