Dallas–Fort Worth Film Critics Association Awards 2010

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16th Dallas–Fort Worth Film Critics Association Awards
Date December 17, 2010 (2010-12-17)
Location Dallas, Texas
Country United States
Presented by Dallas–Fort Worth Film Critics Association
Website dfwfilmcritics.net

The 16th Dallas–Fort Worth Film Critics Association Awards honoring the best in film for 2010 were announced on December 17, 2010. These awards "recognizing extraordinary accomplishment in film" are presented annually by the Dallas–Fort Worth Film Critics Association (DFWFCA), based in the Dallas–Fort Worth metroplex region of Texas.[1] The organization, founded in 1990, includes 28 film critics for print, radio, television, and internet publications based in north Texas.[2][3] The Dallas–Fort Worth Film Critics Association began presenting its annual awards list in 1991.[3]

The Social Network was the DFWFCA's most awarded film of 2010 taking top honors in the Best Picture, Best Director (David Fincher), and Best Screenplay (Aaron Sorkin) categories.[4][5] This continued a trend of critics groups across the United States giving their top prizes to the film about the founding of Facebook.[6]

Two films each took two top prizes: 127 Hours garnered a Best Actor nod for James Franco as real-life mountain climber Aron Ralston plus Anthony Dod Mantle and Enrique Chediak for Best Cinematography.[7] The Fighter earned Christian Bale the Best Supporting Actor honor for his performance as real-life boxer Dicky Eklund and Melissa Leo the Best Supporting Actress award for her portrayal of Dicky's mother, Alice Eklund.[4][8]

The other acting award went to Natalie Portman as Best Actress for her leading role in Black Swan.[2] The remaining film honors went to Toy Story 3 as Best Animated Film, Waiting for "Superman" as Best Documentary, and Mexico's Biutiful as Best Foreign Language Film.[4][8][9]

Along with the 11 "best of" category awards, the group also presented the Russell Smith Award to Winter's Bone as the "best low-budget or cutting-edge independent film" of the year.[8] The award is named in honor of late Dallas Morning News film critic Russell Smith.[7]

Winners and runners-up[edit]

Winners are listed first and highlighted with boldface.[9] Other films ranked by the annual poll are listed in order.[7] While most categories saw 5 honorees named, some categories ranged from as many as 10 (Best Film) to as few as 2 (Best Cinematography, Best Animated Film, Best Screenplay).

Category awards[edit]

David Fincher, Best Director winner
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James Franco, Best Actor winner
Natalie Portman, Best Actress winner
Christian Bale, Best Supporting Actor winner
Melissa Leo, Best Supporting Actress winner
Best Picture[8] Best Foreign Language Film[7]
  1. The Social Network
  2. The King's Speech
  3. Black Swan
  4. 127 Hours
  5. Winter's Bone
  6. Inception
  7. The Fighter
  8. True Grit
  9. The Town
  10. The Kids Are All Right
  1. BiutifulMexico
  2. The Girl with the Dragon TattooSweden
  3. MotherSouth Korea
  4. LebanonIsrael
  5. I Am LoveItaly
Best Actor Best Actress
  1. James Franco - 127 Hours as Aron Ralston
  2. Colin Firth - The King's Speech as King George VI
  3. Jesse Eisenberg - The Social Network as Mark Zuckerberg
  4. Robert Duvall - Get Low as Felix Bush
  5. Michael Douglas - Solitary Man as Ben Kalmen
  1. Natalie Portman - Black Swan as Nina Sayers / The Swan Queen
  2. Jennifer Lawrence - Winter's Bone as Ree Dolly
  3. Nicole Kidman - Rabbit Hole as Becca Corbett
  4. Annette Bening - The Kids Are All Right as Dr. Nicole "Nic" Allgood
  5. Michelle Williams - Blue Valentine as Cindy Heller
Best Supporting Actor Best Supporting Actress
  1. Christian Bale - The Fighter as Dicky Eklund
  2. Geoffrey Rush - The King's Speech as Lionel Logue
  3. Jeremy Renner - The Town as James "Jem" Coughlin
  4. Bill Murray - Get Low as Frank Quinn
  5. Chris Cooper - The Company Men as Phil Woodward
  1. Melissa Leo - The Fighter as Alice Eklund
  2. Jacki Weaver - Animal Kingdom as Janine "Smurf" Cody
  3. Helena Bonham Carter - The King's Speech as Queen Elizabeth
  4. Hailee Steinfeld - True Grit as Mattie Ross
  5. Mila Kunis - Black Swan as Lily / The Black Swan
Best Director Best Documentary Film
  1. David Fincher - The Social Network
  2. Danny Boyle - 127 Hours
  3. Darren Aronofsky - Black Swan
  4. Christopher Nolan - Inception
  5. Tom Hooper - The King's Speech
  1. Waiting for "Superman"
  2. Exit Through the Gift Shop
  3. Restrepo
  4. The Tillman Story
  5. Marwencol
Best Animated Film Best Cinematography
  1. Toy Story 3
  2. How to Train Your Dragon
  1. Anthony Dod Mantle and Enrique Chediak - 127 Hours
  2. Wally Pfister - Inception
Best Screenplay
  1. Aaron Sorkin - The Social Network
  2. Christopher Nolan - Inception

Individual awards[edit]

Russell Smith Award[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Mission Statement". Dallas–Fort Worth Film Critics Association. Archived from the original on January 27, 2013. Retrieved December 22, 2012. 
  2. ^ a b Safava, Rubin (December 17, 2010). "THE SOCIAL NETWORK tops DFW Film Critics Picks". Cinemalogue. Retrieved December 23, 2010. 
  3. ^ a b "Home page". Dallas–Fort Worth Film Critics Association. Retrieved December 23, 2010. 
  4. ^ a b c Wilonsky, Robert (December 17, 2010). "DFW Film Crix, Very Social at Year's End". Dallas Observer. Unfair Park. Retrieved December 17, 2010. 
  5. ^ a b Knegt, Peter (December 17, 2010). ""Social Network" Express Hits Las Vegas, Dallas Critics". IndieWire. Retrieved December 23, 2010. 
  6. ^ Kilday, Greg (December 20, 2010). "Oscar contenders jockey for position". Reuters Canada. Retrieved December 23, 2010. 
  7. ^ a b c d Kelly, Christopher (December 17, 2010). "Dallas-Fort Worth critics 'like' 'Social Network': DFW critics join the chorus of praise for 'Social Network,' naming it the year's best.". Fort Worth Star-Telegram. Dallas–Fort Worth Film Critics Association. Retrieved December 23, 2010. 
  8. ^ a b c d Kelly, Christopher (December 17, 2010). "'Social Network' gets top honors from Dallas-Fort Worth Film Critics Association". Miami Herald. 
  9. ^ a b "Dallas-Fort Worth Film Critics Association 2010 Awards". Movie City News. Retrieved December 17, 2010. 

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