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Arts and Entertainment

'The Social Network' Tops LA Film Critics' 2010 Picks

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The Los Angeles Film Critics Association (LAFCA) has released their 36th annual list of top films of the year, and the internet goes silver screen semi-biopic The Social Network takes top honors. David Fincher, the film's director, gets a nod (in a tie win with Olivier Assayas for his film Carlos) for Best Director, while its scribe, Aaron Sorkin, picks up a win for Best Screenplay.

So is it going to be a Social Network-heavy awards season in early 2011? Could be. "Along with the New York Film Critics Circle," explains the AP via the HuffPo, "the Los Angeles reviewers' awards are among the key critical picks that help single out potential favorites on the buildup to the Feb. 27 Academy Awards."

The LAFCA will honor their winners on January 15th in a ceremony here in L.A.

Check out all the winners:

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BEST ACTOR
Colin Firth "THE KING'S SPEECH"
Runner-up: Edgar Ramirez ("Carlos")

BEST ACTRESS
Kim Hye-ja "MOTHER"
Runner-up: Jennifer Lawrence ("Winter's Bone")

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR
Niels Arestrup "A PROPHET"
Runner-up: Geoffrey Rush ("THE KING'S SPEECH")

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS
Jacki Weaver "ANIMAL KINGDOM"
Runner-up: Olivia Willams ("THE GHOST WRITER")

BEST SCREENPLAY
Aaron Sorkin, “THE SOCIAL NETWORK"
Runner-up: David Seidler ("THE KING'S SPEECH")

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY
Matthew Libatique, "BLACK SWAN"
Runner-up: Roger Deakins ("TRUE GRIT")

BEST PRODUCTION DESIGN
Guy Hendrix Dyas, "INCEPTION"
Runner-up: Eve Stewart ("THE KING'S SPEECH")

BEST MUSIC SCORE
Alexandre Desplat, "THE GHOST WRITER" AND Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross, "The Social Network" (TIE)

BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM
"CARLOS" Directed by Olivier Assayas
Runner-up: "MOTHER" directed by Joon-ho Bong

BEST DOCUMENTARY/NON-FICTION IFLM
"LAST TRAIN HOME" Directed by Lixin Fan
Runner-up: "EXIT THROUGH THE GIFT SHOP" directed by Banksy

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BEST ANIMATION
"TOY STORY 3" Directed by Lee Unkrich
Runner-up: "THE ILLUSIONIST" directed by Sylvain Chomet

NEW GENERATION
Lena Dunham, "Tiny Furniture"

CAREER ACHIEVEMENT
Paul Mazursky

The Douglas Edwards Experimental/Independent Film/Video Award
Jean-Luc Godard, "Film Socialisme"

LEGACY OF CINEMA AWARDS
Serge Bromberg for "Henri-Georges Clouzot's Inferno," and the F.W. Murnau Foundation and Fernando Pena for the restoration of "Metropolis"