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Washington D.C. Film Critics Ring In

December 6, 2010 Leave a comment

This is, perhaps, not one of the most principal of awards to be released this December, but one that I follow, nonetheless. And thus more good news for David Fincher and his brilliant film, “The Social Network.” This announcement, coupled with the recent National Board of Review sweep, is setting “Social” up to be potential critical darling, much like “The Hurt Locker,” “Slumdog Millionaire” and “No Country for Old Men” before it.

It used to be that being a favorite of film aficionados was an evil, or at least irrelevant, matter when it came to the Oscars. “Brokeback Mountain” and “Sideways” both falling victim to this statute. However, if you look at the track record of the above mentioned films, it is evident that the critics take a more substantial role than ever before.

While D.C. didn’t seem to go outside the box for a lot of their nominations, they did make some interesting choices with their picks. An extremely good showing for “Inception,” taking 4 awards, including Best Original Screenplay, which would have been more likely taken by, well, really any of the other nominees in that field. Also, “The Fighter” takes both of the supporting categories away from “The King’s Speech.” In fact, the only award that Tom Hooper’s film did pick up was the expected Best Actor for Colin Firth.

Here is the full list of nominations and awards after the jump:

Best Film
“Black Swan”
“Inception”
“127 Hours”
The Social Network
“Toy Story 3″

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