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You Don't Get to Best Film Without Making a Few Enemies

The Washington, D.C. Area Film Critics Association just announced its awards:

Best Film:
The Social Network

Best Director:
David Fincher (The Social Network)

Best Actor:
Colin Firth (The King's Speech)

Best Actress:
Jennifer Lawrence (Winter's Bone)

Best Supporting Actor:
Christian Bale (The Fighter)

Best Supporting Actress:
Melissa Leo (The Fighter)

Best Acting Ensemble:
The Town

Best Adapted Screenplay:
Aaron Sorkin (The Social Network)

Best Original Screenplay:
Christopher Nolan (Inception)

Best Animated Feature:
Toy Story 3

Best Documentary:
Exit Through the Gift Shop

Best Foreign Language Film:

Best Art Direction:
Luke Freeborn, Brad Ricker and Dean Wolcott (Inception)

Best Cinematography:
Wally Pfister (Inception)

Best Score:
Hans Zimmer (Inception)

In the comments field to his post about the awards, Jeff Wells says the D.C. association is more of a bellwether to Academy tastes than similar associations in L.A. and N.Y. Maybe, but it's still not much of a bellwether. Here are D.C.'s best picture winners over the last nine years:

  • “Up in the Air”
  • “Slumdog Millionaire” *
  • “No Country for Old Men” *
  • “United 93”
  • “Munich”
  • “Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind”
  • “Lord of the Rings: Return of the King” *
  • “Road to Perdition”

In terms of best picture, only three matches (*). It's still a wide-open field, kids.

Posted at 09:03 AM on Mon. Dec 06, 2010 in category Movies - The Oscars  
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Jordy wrote:

I wanna see Scott Pilgrim Vs The World win “Best Visual Effects!”

Comment posted on Wed. Dec 15, 2010 at 05:15 PM

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