No surprise that the web-based critics who form the Online Film Critics Society went for “The Social Network” as the best film of the year. The drama about the founding of Facebook also won best director (David Fincher) and best adapted screenplay (Aaron Sorkin) in the 13th annual edition of these kudos. “Inception” prevailed for original screenplay (Christopher Nolan) and editing (Lee Smith).
Three of the four acting prizes went to our pundits picks as Oscar frontrunners — lead performers Colin Firth (“The King’s Speech”) and Natalie Portman (“Black Swan”) as well as supporting actor Christian Bale (“The FIghter”). However, the supporting actress award was won by Hailee Steinfeld (“True Grit”) who may fall victim to category confusion at the Oscars.
In other races, lenser Roger Deakins won the cinematography award for his work on “True Grit,” “Toy Story 3” was named best animated feature, “Exit Through the Gift Shop” took best documentary and “Mother,” from South Korea, was awarded best foreign language film.