16th Critics' Choice Awards

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16th Critics' Choice Awards
Date January 14, 2011
Best Film The Social Network
Most awards Inception (6)
Most nominations Black Swan (12)
Television coverage
Network VH1

The 16th Critics' Choice Awards, which were presented on January 14, 2011, at the Hollywood Palladium, honored the finest achievements in 2010 filmmaking.[1] The ceremony was broadcast on VH1.

Nominees were announced on December 13, 2010.

Winners and nominees[edit]

Best Picture[edit]

The Social Network

Best Actor[edit]

Colin FirthThe King's Speech

Best Actress[edit]

Natalie PortmanBlack Swan

Best Supporting Actor[edit]

Christian BaleThe Fighter

Best Supporting Actress[edit]

Melissa LeoThe Fighter

Best Young Actor/Actress[edit]

Hailee SteinfeldTrue Grit

Best Acting Ensemble[edit]

The Fighter

Best Director[edit]

David FincherThe Social Network

Best Original Screenplay[edit]

The King's SpeechDavid Seidler

Best Adapted Screenplay[edit]

The Social NetworkAaron Sorkin

Best Cinematography[edit]

InceptionWally Pfister

Best Art Direction[edit]

InceptionGuy Hendrix Dyas

Best Editing[edit]

InceptionLee Smith

Best Costume Design[edit]

Alice in WonderlandColleen Atwood

Best Makeup[edit]

Alice in Wonderland

Best Visual Effects[edit]


Best Sound[edit]


Best Animated Feature[edit]

Toy Story 3

Best Action Movie[edit]


Best Comedy[edit]

Easy A

Best Picture Made for Television[edit]

The Pacific

Best Foreign Language Film[edit]

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

Best Documentary Feature[edit]

Waiting for Superman

Best Song[edit]

"If I Rise" – performed by Dido and A. R. Rahman; music by A. R. Rahman; lyrics by Dido and Rollo Armstrong; from 127 Hours

Best Score[edit]

The Social NetworkTrent Reznor and Atticus Ross

Joel Siegel Award[edit]

Matt Damon [2]

Music+Film Award[edit]

Quentin Tarantino [3]

Awards breakdown[edit]

Number of nominations (minimum 2)

12Black Swan
11The King's Speech and True Grit
9The Social Network
8127 Hours
6The Fighter
5Toy Story 3 and The Town
4Winter's Bone, The Kids Are All Right, and Alice in Wonderland
2Blue Valentine, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 1, Tangled, and Waiting for "Superman"

Number of awards (minimum 2)

4The Social Network
3The Fighter
2The King's Speech and Alice in Wonderland


  1. ^ "Broadcast Film Critics Association Awards Nominees". Broadcast Film Critics Association. 2010-12-13. Archived from the original on 2012-08-18. 
  2. ^ "Matt Damon Recognized At Critics' Choice Awards For Water.org Charity". MTV.com. 15 January 2011. Retrieved 19 August 2015. 
  3. ^ "Quentin Tarantino to Receive First-Ever Critics' Choice Music+Film Award". The Hollywood Reporter. 10 January 2011. Retrieved 19 August 2015.