2ND UPDATE 11:45 AM and 12:30 PM: The National Board Of Review kicked off the critics’ awards with their winners today. As I scooped earlier today, Sony Pictures’ The Social Network won Best Film Of 2010, Best Director for David Fincher, Best Adapted Screenplay for Aaron Sorkin, and Best Actor for Jesse Eisenberg.  “We believe the film portrays a dramatic story that will stand up over time and appeal to many generations,” said NBR President Annie Schulhof. Another Year‘s Lesley Manville captured Best Actress. Christian Bale won Best Supporting Actor for Paramount/Relativity’s The Fighter and Jacki Weaver won Best Actress for Animal Kingdom. The NBR is traditionally the first group to announce its annual film honors during awards season but is not necessarily considered a reliable arbiter of things to come since its membership is not confined to professional critics. The annual gala will be held January 11th. Here are all the winners:

Best Film: The Social Network (Sony Pictures)
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 (Paramount/Relativity)
Best Supporting Actress: Jacki Weaver, Animal Kingdom
Best Foreign Language 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
Debut Directors: Sebastian Junger and Tim Hetherington, Restrepo
Spotlight Award: Sylvain Chomet and 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, and 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

Ten Best Films (in alphabetical order)
Another Year, The Fighter, Hereafter, Inception, The King’s Speech, Shutter Island, The Town, Toy Story 3, True Grit, Winter’s Bone

Five Best Foreign-Language Films (in alphabetical order)
I Am Love, Incendies, Life, Above All, Soul Kitchen, White Material

Five Best Documentaries (in alphabetical order)
A Film Unfinished, Inside Job, Joan Rivers: A Piece of Work, Restrepo, The Tillman Story

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

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