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One more for The Social Network: Southeast critics name 2010 movie awards

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Jesse Eisenberg (left) and Joseph Mazzello in The Social Network
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  • Jesse Eisenberg (left) and Joseph Mazzello in The Social Network
Today, the Southeastern Film Critics Association announced its winners for the best in movies for 2010. [This author is one of SEFCA's 43 members.] See SEFCA's press release below:

SOUTHEASTERN FILM CRITICS ASSOCIATION HONORS ‘THE SOCIAL NETWORK,’ ‘THE KING’S SPEECH,’ ‘WINTER’S BONE’ AND OTHERS

(Dec. 13, 2010) The Southeastern Film Critics Association (SEFCA) yesterday named ‘The Social Network’ the Best Picture of 2010. Director David Fincher’s incisive account of the founding of Facebook earned a total of four awards, with its other victories coming in the categories of Best Ensemble, Best Director and Best Adapted Screenplay. [Complete list of winners at end of story.]

According to SEFCA president Curt Holman, the association’s 19th annual awards saw ballots from 43 members, all film journalists working in print, radio and on-line media in Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee and Virginia.

The historical dramedy ‘The King’s Speech’ won Best Adapted Screenplay and two major acting winners, with Colin Firth taking Best Actor for his role as the speech-impaired King George VI, and Geoffrey Rush winning Best Supporting Actor as his unconventional speech therapist (in a narrow victory over Christian Bale as a crack-addicted ex-boxer in ‘The Fighter’). Natalie Portman won Best Actress as ‘Black Swan’s’ mentally unstable ballerina, and Hailee Steinfeld won Best Supporting Actress as a spunky, vengeful frontier teen in the Coen Brothers’ remake of ‘True Grit.’

Other winners include Charles Ferguson’s account of the U.S. financial collapse, ‘Inside Job,’ as Best Documentary; the Korean thriller ‘Mother’ as Best Foreign Language Film; Pixar’s popular ‘Toy Story 3’ as Best Animated Film; and True Grit for Best Cinematography. This year SEFCA introduced awards in the Best Cinematography and Best Ensemble categories for the first time.

In its sixth year, the Wyatt Award went to ‘Winter’s Bone,’ a drama starring Jennifer Lawrence as a young woman trying to track down her missing father against the backdrop of the rural drug trade. ‘Winter’s Bone’ earned runners-up honors in such categories as Best Ensemble, Best Adapted Screenplay and Best Actress. Named after the late SEFCA member Gene Wyatt, the prize seeks to honor one film each year that best embodies the essence of the South.

TOP TEN 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 Winner- Colin Firth (The King’s Speech)
Runner-up - James Franco (127 Hours)

BEST ACTRESS Winner - Natalie Portman (Black Swan)
Runner-up - Jennifer Lawrence (Winter’s Bone)

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR
Winner - Geoffrey Rush (King’s Speech)
Runner-up - Christian Bale (The Fighter)

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS
Winner - Hailee Steinfeld (True Grit)
Runner-up - Melissa Leo (The Fighter)

BEST ENSEMBLE
Winner - The Social Network
Runner-up - Winter’s Bone

BEST DIRECTOR Winner - David Fincher, The Social Network
Runner-up - Christopher Nolan, Inception

BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY Winner - The King’s Speech
Runner-up - Inception

BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY Winner - The Social Network
Runner-up -Winter’s Bone

BEST DOCUMENTARY Winner - Inside Job
Runner-up - Exit Through the Gift Shop

BEST FOREIGN-LANGUAGE FILM Winner - Mother
Runner-up - Biutiful

BEST ANIMATED FILM Winner - Toy Story 3
Runner-up - How To Train Your Dragon

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY
Winner - True Grit
Runner-up - Inception

The GENE WYATT AWARD for FILM THAT BEST EVOKES THE SPIRIT OF THE SOUTH Winner: Winter’s Bone
Runner-up - Get Low

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