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“The Social Network” Takes Dallas, Detroit and Las Vegas

December 17, 2010 Leave a comment

In more awards news, “The Social Network” can add three more critical accolades to its repertoire. Recently, the Dallas-Fort Worth Film Critics Association, the Detroit Film Critics Society and the Las Vegas Film Critics Society have all named David Fincher’s film as the best of the year.

Both Las Vegas and Dallas also honored the film with awards for Best Director (Fincher) and Best Screenplay (Aaron Sorkin). In other news, James Franco picked up a bit of steam by winning Best Actor awards from both Dallas and Las Vegas, as well. Colin Firth took the honors from Detroit. Natalie Portman of “Black Swan,” meanwhile took Best Actress awards from both Dallas and Las Vegas, while Jennifer Lawrence won Detroit’s equivalent honor from Detroit for her performance in “Black Swan”

Once again, folks, and I’m not just tooting my horn for the “The Social Network,” an critical awards sweep of this magnitude has never been documented before. The only thing I’ve seen come close was “Brokeback Mountain”‘s thunderous reign in 2005. However, at this point, not even that film was doing as well as the Fincher/Sorkin juggernaut.

To view the full lists of these critics groups choices, click on each’s respective link above.

To see an updated list of “The Social Network”‘s big wins and nominations in major categories, click here.

“The Social Network” Awards Tally

December 13, 2010 2 comments

All right, I have a feeling that some people are sick of not only my love for “The Social Network,” but also my endless praise for the amount of wins that it’s getting. But this really is a sight to behold. This is an event of epic proportions. Not even such immense critical darlings such as “Sideways,” “Brokeback Mountain,” or “Slumdog Millionaire,” had anywhere near the amount of unanimous support for a single film. This is probably one of the biggest coronations of a work of cinema since “Schindler’s List,” if not more so.

And you know what? It deserves it.

Here is the full tally of critics awards that it has won, thus far, for I think we’ve nearly reached the halfway point:

BEST PICTURE

WINS
Boston Society of Film Critics
Chicago Film Critics Association
Dallas-Fort Worth Film Critics Association
Detroit Film Critics Society
Florida Film Critics Circle
Houston Film Critics Society
Indiana Film Journalists Association
International Press Academy
Las Vegas Film Critics Society
Los Angeles Film Critics Association
National Board of Review
New York Film Critics Circle
New York Film Critics Online
San Francisco Film Critics Circle
Southeastern Film Critics Association
St. Louis Film Critics Association
Toronto Film Critics Association
Washington D.C. Film Critics Association

NOMINATIONS
Broadcast Film Critics Association (not yet awarded)
Golden Globe (not yet awarded)
San Diego Film Critics

BEST DIRECTOR

WINS
Boston Society of Film Critics
Chicago Film Critics Association
Dallas-Fort Worth Film Critics Association
Florida Film Critics Circle
Houston Film Critics Society
Indiana Film Journalists Association
International Press Academy
Las Vegas Film Critics Society
Los Angeles Film Critics Association (TIE with Carlos Assayas)
National Board of Review
New York Film Critics Circle
New York Film Critics Online
San Francisco Film Critics Circle (TIE with Darren Aronofsky)
Southeastern Film Critics Association
St. Louis Film Critics Association
Toronto Film Critics Association
Washington D.C. Film Critics Association

NOMINATIONS
Broadcast Film Critics Association (not yet awarded)
Detroit Film Critics Society
Golden Globe (not yet awarded)
San Diego Film Critics

BEST ACTOR

WINS
Boston Society of Film Critics
Houston Film Critics Society
Indiana Film Journalists Association (runner-up)
National Board of Review
Toronto Film Critics Association

NOMINATIONS
Broadcast Film Critics Association (not yet awarded)
Detroit Film Critics Society
Golden Globe (not yet awarded)
International Press Academy
San Diego Film Critics
Screen Actors Guild Award (not yet awarded)
St. Louis Film Critics Association

BEST SCREENPLAY

WINS
Boston Society of Film Critics
Chicago Film Critics Association
Dallas-Forth Worth Film Critics Association
Florida Film Critics Circle (adapted)
Houston Film Critics Society
Indiana Film Journalists Association
International Press Academy
Las Vegas Film Critics Society
Los Angeles Film Critics Association
National Board of Review
New York Film Critics Online
San Diego Film Critics Society (adapted)
San Francisco Film Critics Circle
Southeastern Film Critics Association (adapted)
St. Louis Film Critics Association (adapted)
Toronto Film Critics Association (adapted)
Washington D.C. Film Critics Association (adapted)

NOMINATIONS
Broadcast Film Critics Association (not yet awarded)
Golden Globe (not yet nominated)

This list is not even counting the countless nominations for Andrew Garfield in Best Supporting Actor and several more wins for Trent Reznor and Atticus Finch for Best Original Score. My guess is that the film will take home at least half, if not all of the Picture, Director and Screenplay awards that have yet to be awarded, and maybe even a few more Best Actor awards to boot.

And there’s much more to come. Read about it, here.