AND SO IT BEGINS: THE NATIONAL BOARD OF REVIEW ANNOUNCES (2010)





It’s the beginning of awards season…and this is how it all shakes out.

Though I have seen over thirty 2010 releases at this juncture, there are a few films that I haven’t run across. Plus all of the big guns have yet to open where I live. That particular onslaught starts next week.

But THE SOCIAL NETWORK is definitely worthy of any accolades that it acquires.

BEST FILM: THE SOCIAL NETWORK

BEST DIRECTOR: DAVID FINCHER – THE SOCIAL NETWORK

BEST ACTRESS: LESLEY MANVILLE – ANOTHER YEAR

BEST ACTOR: JESSE EISENBERG – THE SOCIAL NETWORK

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS: JACKI WEAVER – ANIMAL KINGDOM

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR: CHRISTIAN BALE – THE FIGHTER

BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM: OF GODS & MEN

BEST DOCUMENTARY: WAITING FOR SUPERMAN

BEST ANIMATED FEATURE: TOY STORY 3

BEST ENSEMBLE CAST: THE TOWN

BREAKTHROUGH PERFORMANCE: JENNIFER LAWRENCE – WINTER’S BONE

DEBUT DIRECTORS: SEBASTIAN JUNGER & TIM HETHERINGTON – RESTREPO

SPOTLIGHT AWARD: SYLVAIN CHOMET & JACQUES TATI – THE ILLUSIONIST

BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY: CHRIS SPARLING – BURIED

BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY: AARON SORKIN – THE SOCIAL NETWORK

SPECIAL FILMMAKING ACHIEVEMENT AWARD: SOFIA COPPOLA FOR WRITING, DIRECTING & PRODUCING SOMEWHERE

WILLIAM K. EVERSON FILM HISTORY AWARD: LEONARD MALTIN

NBR FREEDOM OF EXPRESSION: FAIR GAME, CONVICTION, HOWL

PRODUCTION DESIGN AWARD: DANTE FERRETTI – SHUTTER ISLAND

TOP ELEVEN FILMS (IN ALPHABETICAL ORDER)
ANOTHER YEAR
THE FIGHTER
HEREAFTER
INCEPTION
THE KING’S SPEECH
SHUTTER ISLAND
THE SOCIAL NETWORK
THE TOWN
TOY STORY 3
TRUE GRIT
WINTER’S BONE

TOP TEN INDEPENDENT FILMS (IN ALPHABETICAL ORDER)
ANIMAL KINGDOM
BURIED
FISH TANK
THE GHOST WRITER
GREENBERG
LET ME IN
MONSTERS
PLEASE GIVE
SOMEWHERE
YOUTH IN REVOLT

TOP SIX FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILMS (IN ALPHABETICAL ORDER)
I AM LOVE
INCENDIES
LIFE, ABOVE ALL
OF GODS & MEN
SOUL KITCHEN
WHITE MATERIAL

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