National Board of Review, The First Major Critics Association To Judge This Year's Movies, Gives 2010 Best Picture, Director, Adapted Screenplay and Actor Award All to One Movie [Hint: The Few Good Men (and Women) Who Loved 'Sports Night' Will Be Pleased] Deadline.com
The National Board of Review has checked in with its choices for top movie kudos for the year, Deadline.com reports.
And the big winner is the Aaron Sorkin-penned "The Social Network."
The National Board of Review named the the Best Film Of 2010, Best Director for David Fincher, Best Adapted Screenplay for Aaron Sorkin, and Best Actor for Jesse Eisenberg.
In the film Eisenberg portrays Facebook founded Mark Zuckerberg, and the film gives a version of the social network's founding.
Sorkin who also wrote "A Few Good Men" for both stage an the big screen, is a well-known TV writer as well, having created "West Wing," "Sports Night" and "Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip."
Here's a list of the winners designated by the National Board of Review, according to the Deadline.com article:
Best Film: The Social Network (Sony Pictures)
Best Director: David Fincher, The Social Network
Best Actor: Jesse Eisenberg, The Social Network
Best Actress: Lesley Manville, Another Year
Best Supporting Actor: Christian Bale, The Fighter (Paramount/Relativity)
Best Supporting Actress: Jacki Weaver, Animal Kingdom
Best Foreign Language Film: Of Gods and Men
Best Documentary: Waiting for “Superman”
Best Animated Feature: Toy Story 3
Best Ensemble Cast: The Town
Breakthrough Performance: Jennifer Lawrence, Winter’s Bone
Debut Directors: Sebastian Junger and Tim Hetherington, Restrepo
Spotlight Award: Sylvain Chomet and Jacques Tati, The Illusionist
Best Original Screenplay: Chris Sparling, Buried
Best Adapted Screenplay: Aaron Sorkin, The Social Network
Special Filmmaking Achievement Award: Sofia Coppola for writing, directing, and producing Somewhere
William K. Everson Film History Award: Leonard Maltin
NBR Freedom of Expression: Fair Game, Conviction, Howl
Production Design Award: Dante Ferretti, Shutter Island