2010 National Society of Film Critics Awards

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45th NSFC Awards

January 8, 2011

Best Film:
The Social Network

The 45th National Society of Film Critics Awards, given on 8 January 2011, honored the best in film for 2010.[1][2][3]


David Fincher, Best Director winner
Jesse Eisenberg, Best Actor winner
Giovanna Mezzogiorno, Best Actress winner
Geoffrey Rush, Best Supporting Actor winner
Olivia Williams, Best Supporting Actress winner
Aaron Sorkin, Best Screenplay winner

Winners are listed in boldface along with the runner-up positions and counts from the final round:

Best Picture[edit]

1. The Social Network (61)
2. Carlos (28)
3. Winter's Bone (18)

Best Director[edit]

1. David FincherThe Social Network (66)
2. Olivier AssayasCarlos (36)
3. Roman PolanskiThe Ghost Writer (29)

Best Actor[edit]

1. Jesse EisenbergThe Social Network (30)
2. Colin FirthThe King's Speech (29)
2. Édgar RamírezCarlos (29)

Best Actress[edit]

1. Giovanna MezzogiornoVincere (33)
2. Annette BeningThe Kids Are All Right (28)
3. Lesley ManvilleAnother Year (27)

Best Supporting Actor[edit]

1. Geoffrey RushThe King's Speech (33)
2. Christian BaleThe Fighter (32)
3. Jeremy RennerThe Town (30)

Best Supporting Actress[edit]

1. Olivia WilliamsThe Ghost Writer (37)
2. Amy AdamsThe Fighter (28)
3. Melissa LeoThe Fighter (23)
3. Jacki WeaverAnimal Kingdom (23)

Best Screenplay[edit]

1. Aaron SorkinThe Social Network (73)
2. David SeidlerThe King's Speech (25)
3. Roman Polanski and Robert HarrisThe Ghost Writer (19)

Best Cinematography[edit]

1. Roger DeakinsTrue Grit (31)
2. Matthew LibatiqueBlack Swan (27)
3. Harris SavidesSomewhere (18)

Best Foreign Language Film[edit]

1. Carlos (31)
2. A Prophet (22)
3. White Material (16)

Best Non-Fiction Film[edit]

1. Charles FergusonInside Job (25)
2. BanksyExit Through the Gift Shop (21)
3. Lixin FanLast Train Home (Guītú Lièchē) (15)

Film Heritage Awards[edit]

1. Flicker Alley for Chaplin at Keystone
2. Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment for The Elia Kazan Collection
3. The Film Foundation (for twenty years of providing financial support and moral leadership for the preservation and restoration of motion pictures from around the world)
4. Upstream, a rediscovered 1927 backstage comedy film directed by John Ford (discovered in the collection of the New Zealand Film Archive and repatriated under the auspices of the National Film Preservation Foundation with the collaboration of the Academy Film Archive, Park Road Post Production, and Twentieth Century Fox)
5. On the Bowery (restored by Davide Pozzi of the Cineteca del Comune di Bologna in cooperation with the Rogosin Heritage and Anthology Film Archives, and distributed in the U.S. by Milestone Films)
6. Word Is Out: Stories of Some of Our Lives (restored by Ross Lipman for the UCLA Film & Television Archive and the Outfest Legacy Project, and distributed by Milestone Films)


  1. ^ ""Social Network" dominates 2010 NSFC awards". National Society of Film Critics. January 8, 2011. Retrieved January 8, 2011.
  2. ^ Knegt, Peter (January 8, 2011). ""Social Network" Sweeps National Society of Film Critics' Awards (UPDATED)". IndieWire. Retrieved January 8, 2011.
  3. ^ Fleming, Mike Jr. (January 8, 2011). "National Society of Film Critics Really Likes 'The Social Network'". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved January 8, 2011.

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