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ChiTown Crix Like ‘The Social Network’

Mike Fleming

The Chicago Film Critics Association chose The Social Network for its Best Picture and Best Director honors for David Fincher and Best Adapted Screenplay for Aaron Sorkin. I’m not sure how important Monday’s results from the Chicago contingent figures in the larger Oscar picture, but it certainly bolsters my prognosticating colleague Pete Hammond’s feelings about how The Social Network is rising in the critical consensus so far.

The winners:

Best picture: The Social Network

Director: David Fincher, The Social Network

Actor: Colin Firth, The King’s Speech

Actress: Natalie Portman, Black Swan

Supporting actor: Christian Bale, The Fighter

Supporting actress: Hailee Steinfeld, True Grit

Original screenplay: Christopher Nolan, Inception

Adapted screenplay: Aaron Sorkin, The Social Network

Foreign language film: A Prophet

Documentary: Exit Through the Gift Shop

Animated feature: Toy Story 3

Cinematography: Wally Pfister, Inception

Original score: Clint Mansell, Black Swan

Promising performer: Jennifer Lawrence, Winter’s Bone

Promising filmmaker: Derek Cianfrance, Blue Valentine

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Chicago Crix Deliver Nominations

Mike Fleming

The Chicago Film Critics Association has released its nominations, covering many of the usual suspects who’ve lined other awards lists. Here is the list of nominees:

BEST PICTURE

Black Swan
Inception
The King’s Speech
The Social Network
Winter’s Bone

BEST DIRECTOR

Darren Aronofsky, Black Swan
David Fincher, The Social Network
Debra Granik, Winter’s Bone
Tom Hooper, The King’s Speech
Christopher Nolan, Inception

BEST ACTOR

Jeff Bridges, True Grit
Jesse Eisenberg, The Social Network
Colin Firth, The King’s Speech
James Franco, 127 Hours
Ryan Gosling, Blue Valentine

BEST ACTRESS

Annette Bening, The Kids Are All Right
Jennifer Lawrence, Winter’s Bone
Lesley Manville, Another Year
Natalie Portman, Black Swan
Michelle Williams, Blue Valentine

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR

Christian Bale, The Fighter
Andrew Garfield, The Social Network
John Hawkes, Winter’s Bone
Mark Ruffalo, The Kids Are All Right
Geoffrey Rush, The King’s Speech

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS

Amy Adams, The Fighter
Helena Bonham Carter, The King’s Speech
Melissa Leo, The Fighter
Hailee Steinfeld, True Grit
Jacki Weaver, Animal Kingdom

BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY

Black Swan, Mark Heyman, Andres Heinz & John McLaughlin
Four Lions, Jesse Armstrong, Sam Bain & Chris Morris
Inception, Christopher Nolan
The Kids Are All Right, Lisa Cholodenko & Stuart Blumberg
The King’s Speech, David Seidler

BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY

Rabbit Hole, David Lindsay Abaire
The Social Network, Aaron Sorkin
Toy Story 3, Michael Arndt
True Grit, Joel & Ethan Coen
Winter’s Bone, Debra Granik & Anne Rosellini

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY

Black Swan, Matthew Libatique
Inception, Wally Pfister
Shutter Island, Robert Richardson
The Social Network, Jeff Cronenweth
True Grit, Roger Deakins

BEST ORIGINAL SCORE

Black Swan, Clint Mansell
I Am Love, John Adams
Inception, Hans Zimmer
The Social Network, Trent Reznor & Atticus Ross
True Grit, Carter Burwell

BEST DOCUMENTARY

Exit Through the Gift Shop
Inside Job
Restrepo
The Tillman Story
Waiting for Superman

BEST FOREIGN-LANGUAGE FILM

Biutiful
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
I Am Love
Mother
A Prophet

BEST ANIMATED FEATURE

Despicable Me
How to Train Your Dragon
The
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