National Board of Review Goes Wild for The Social Network


Have you got Oscar fever yet? (It's kind of like a head cold, with temperature spikes whenever an actress wears Marchesa at a winner's podium.) Time to break out the chicken soup, since the National Board of Review just announced its year-end winners and it's the first of many critical groups and awards precursors to do so. The Social Network virtually swept the NBR, picking up honors for Best Film, Best Director, and Best Actor (Jesse Eisenberg), while awards dark horses Lesley Manville (Another Year) and Jacki Weaver (Animal Kingdom) won for Best Actress and Best Supporting Actress, respectively. Here's the full winners' slate.

Best Film: The Social Network

Best Director: David Fincher, The Social Network

Best Actor: Jesse Eisenberg, The Social Network

Best Actress: Lesley Manville, Another Year

Best Supporting Actor: Christian Bale, The Fighter

Best Supporting Actress: Jacki Weaver, Animal Kingdom

Best Foreign Film: Of Gods and Men

Best Documentary: Waiting For "Superman"

Best Animated Feature: Toy Story 3

Best Ensemble Cast: The Town

Breakthrough Performance: Jennifer Lawrence, Winter's Bone

Spotlight Award for Best Directorial Debut: Sebastian Junger and Tim Hetherington, Restrepo

Best Original Screenplay: Chris Sparling, Buried

Best Adapted Screenplay: Aaron Sorkin, The Social Network

Special Filmmaking Achievement Award: Sofia Coppola, for for writing, directing, and producing Somewhere

William K. Everson Film History Award: Leonard Maltin

NBR Freedom of Expression: Fair Game, Conviction, Howl

Top Eleven Films
Another Year
The Fighter
The King's Speech
Shutter Island
The Social Network
The Town
Toy Story 3
True Grit
Winter's Bone

Top Ten Independent Films
Animal Kingdom
Fish Tank
The Ghost Writer
Let Me In
Please Give
Youth in Revolt

Top Six Foreign Films
I Am Love
Life, Above All
Of Gods And Men
Soul Kitchen
White Material

Top Six Documentary Films
A Film Unfinished
Inside Job
Joan Rivers: A Piece of Work
The Tillman Story
Waiting For "Superman"

“Social Network” Sweeps National Board of Review Awards [Indiewire]