The International Press Academy says that the best film of the year is …
"Scott Pilgrim Vs. the World"???
Well, yes, that's what they said at the 15th Annual Satellite Awards, which took place Sunday in Los Angeles.
But have no fear, they also said that "The Social Network" is the best film of the year, restoring a semblance of the order we've come to expect in this year's awards picture.
"The Social Network" was named Best Motion Picture, Drama by the IPA – which, like the Hollywood Foreign Press Association at the Golden Globes, hands out top honors for both drama and comedy/musical films.
"Scott Pilgrim" won the award for Best Motion Picture, Comedy or Musical – and just as "The Social Network" won additional awards for director David Fincher and screenwriter Aaron Sorkin, do did "Scott Pilgrim" pick up a second honor for leading man Michael Cera, who was named Best Actor in a Motion Picture, Comedy or Musical.
Yep, that's right: Michael Cera won a Best Actor award. But so did Colin Firth (Best Actor, Drama for "The King's Speech"), who is no doubt amused by the company.
On the actress side, the IPA went for a couple of offbeat choices: in the drama category, "The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo" star Noomi Rapace beat Natalie Portman ("Black Swan"), Nicole Kidman ("Rabbit Hole"), Jennifer Lawrence ("Winter's Bone") and Michelle Williams ("Blue Valentine"), among others, while on the comedy/musical side Anne Hathaway's performance in "Love and Other Drugs" topped Annette Bening and Julianne Moore in "The Kids Are All Right."
Motion Picture, Drama: THE SOCIAL NETWORK
Motion Picture, Comedy or Musical: SCOTT PILGRIM VS. THE WORLD
Motion Picture, Foreign Language Film: THE GIRL WITH THE DRAGON TATTOO
Motion Picture, Animated or Mixed Media: TOY STORY 3
Motion Picture, Documentary: RESTREPO
Actress in a Motion Picture, Drama: NOOMI RAPACE THE GIRL WITH THE DRAGON TATTOO
Actor in a Motion Picture, Drama: COLIN FIRTH THE KING’S SPEECH
Actress in a Motion Picture, Comedy or Musical: ANNE HATHAWAY LOVE AND OTHER DRUGS
Actor in a Motion Picture, Comedy or Musical: MICHAEL CERA SCOTT PILGRIM VS. THE WORLD
Actress in a Supporting Role: JACKI WEAVER ANIMAL KINGDOM
Actor in a Supporting Role: CHRISTIAN BALE THE FIGHTER
Director: DAVID FINCHER THE SOCIAL NETWORK
Screenplay, Original: DAVID SEIDLER THE KING’S SPEECH
Screenplay, Adapted: AARON SORKIN THE SOCIAL NETWORK
Original Score: HANS ZIMMER INCEPTION
Original Song: "YOU HAVEN’T SEEN THE LAST OF ME" CHER DIANE WARREN BURLESQUE
Cinematography: WALLY PFISTER INCEPTION
Visual Effects: KEN RALSTON, DAVE SCHAUB, CAREY VILLEGAS, SEAN PHILLIPS ALICE IN WONDERLAND
Film Editing: ROBERT FRAZEN PLEASE GIVE
Sound (Editing and Mixing): MARK P. STOECKINGER, KEVIN O’CONNELL, BEAU BORDERS, WILLIAM B. KAPLAN UNSTOPPABLE
Art Direction & Production Design: GUY HENDRIX DYAS, LUKE FREEBORN, BRAD RICKER, DEAN WOLCOTT INCEPTION
Costume Design: COLLEEN ATWOOD ALICE IN WONDERLAND
Motion Picture Made for Television: TEMPLE GRANDIN
Actress in a Miniseries or a Motion Picture Made for Television: CLAIRE DANES TEMPLE GRANDIN
Actor in a Miniseries or a Motion Picture Made for Television: AL PACINO YOU DON’T KNOW JACK
Actress in a Supporting Role in a Series, Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television: BRENDA VACCARO YOU DON’T KNOW JACK
Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television : DAVID STRATHAIRN TEMPLE GRANDIN
Television Series, Drama: BREAKING BAD
Actress in a Series, Drama: CONNIE BRITTON FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS
Actor in a Series, Drama: BRYAN CRANSTON BREAKING BAD
Television Series, Comedy or Musical: THE BIG C
Actress in a Series, Comedy or Musical: LAURA LINNEY THE BIG C
Actor in a Series, Comedy or Musical: ALEC BALDWIN 30 ROCK