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Chicago Film Critics Pick “The Social Network”

So, some nice news from the home front. It’s just been announced that my town of Chicago has picked “The Social Network” as its number one film of the year. I can now rest easy.

Aside from that, however, I’m afraid that these awards are really kind of boring. Nice to see “Exit Through the Gift Shop” getting a consistent amount of love. Hopefully, it will gain enough traction to at least make it to a nomination for Best Documentary. Hailee Steinfeld is really starting to rack in the awards, as well, though I don’t think she has much of a chance. The Academy loves to nominate child actors, but only once in a blue moon do they actually hand over the gold to them.

Aside from the possible backlash that might be headed it’s way, I still see absolutely no boredom or regret over this unprecedented domination of the awards season. As I’ve said since the first time I saw it, this is one of the best films I’ve ever seen. It is nearly flawless, down to the last detail. I also don’t think there has ever been a film that better defines my generation. I don’t think that we’re likely to see a film this good come along for some time.

Check out the continuing tally of “The Social Network”‘s critical wins and nominations here.

I have the full list of winners after the jump or you can read the official press release from the CFCA.

Best Picture
“Black Swan”
“Inception”
“The King’s Speech”
“The Social Network”
“Winter’s Bone”

Best Director
Darren Aronofsky – “Black Swan”
Christopher Nolan – “Inception”
Tom Hooper – “The King’s Speech”
David Fincher – “The Social Network”
Debra Granik – “Winter’s Bone”

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 Adapted Screenplay
“Rabbit Hole”
“The Social Network”
“Toy Story 3″
“True Grit”
“Winter’s Bone”

Best Original Screenplay
“Black Swan”
“Four Lions”
“Inception”
“The Kids Are All Right”
“The King’s Speech”

Best Foreign Language Film
“Biutiful”
“The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo”
“I Am Love”
“Mother”
“A Prophet”

Best Documentary
“Exit Through the Gift Shop”
“Inside Job”
“Restrepo”
“The Tillman Story”
“Waiting for Superman”

Best Animated Feature
“Despicable Me”
“How to Train Your Dragon”
“The Illusionist”
“Tangled”
“Toy Story 3″

Best Cinematography
“Black Swan”
“Inception”
“Shutter Island”
“The Social Network”
“True Grit”

Best Original Score
“Black Swan”
“I Am Love”
“Inception”
“The Social Network”
“True Grit”

Most Promising Performer
Armie Hammer – “The Social Network”
Katie Jarvis – “Fish Tank”
Jennifer Lawrence – “Winter’s Bone”
Tahar Rahim – “A Prophet”
Hailee Steinfeld – “True Grit”

Most Promising Filmmaker
Bansky – “Exit Through the Gift Shop”
Derek Cianfrance – “Blue Valentine”
David Michod – “Animal Kingdom”
Aaron Schneider – “Get Low”
John Wells – “The Company Men”

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