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‘Social Network’ Tops Chicago Critics’ List

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In this publicity image released by Columbia Pictures, Jesse Eisenberg, left, and Joseph Mazzello are shown in a scene from "The Social Network." (AP Photo/Columbia Pictures, Merrick Morton)

In this publicity image released by Columbia Pictures, Jesse Eisenberg, left, and Joseph Mazzello are shown in a scene from “The Social Network.” (AP Photo/Columbia Pictures, Merrick Morton)

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CHICAGO (CBS) – The Chicago Film Critics Association has awarded the “The Social Network” its top prize for best picture, the group announced Monday.

In voting for the association’s 22nd annual awards, the local critics also awarded the prize for best director to David Fincher, and cited screenwriter Aaron Sorkin for best adapted screenplay, also both for “The Social Network.”

“Inception” also won some awards from the association, for best original screenplay and best cinematography. “Black Swan” also scored, with Natalie Portman winning best actress, and a citation for best original score.

Colin Firth took away the association’s award for best actor, for his performance as King George VI in the British drama “The King’s Speech.” Christian Bale won best supporting actor for playing a former boxer turned crack addict in “The Fighter,” and Hailee Steinfeld won best supporting actress for her debut screen performance in “True Grit.”

The French prison drama “A Prophet” won for best foreign-language film, “Exit through the Gift Shop” was named best documentary, and “Toy Story 3” won for best animated feature.

The Full List:
Best Picture: The Social Network
Best Director: David Fincher “The Social Network”
Best Actor: Colin Firth “The King’s Speech”
Best Actress: Natalie Portman “Black Swan”
Best Supporting Actor: Christian Bale “The Fighter”
Best Supporting Actress: Hailee Steinfeld “True Grit”
Best Original Screenplay: Christopher Nolan “Inception”
Best Adapted Screenplay: Aaron Sorkin “The Social Network”
Best Foreign Language Film: A Prophet
Best Documentary: Exit Through the Gift Shop Best Animated Feature: Toy Story 3 Best Cinematography: Wally Pfister “Inception”
Best Original Score: Clint Mansell “Black Swan”
Most Promising Performer: Jennifer Lawrence “Winter’s Bone”
Most Promising Filmmaker: Derek Cianfrance “Blue Valentine”

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