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The Winners of the 16th Annual Critics Choice Movie Awards are…


15 January 2011

The Social Network starring new Spider-Man Andrew Garfield has been named Best Picture at the 16th Annual Critics Choice Movie Awards, that's one of four awards the Facebook thriller has been awarded at the prestigious event.

The big winner of the night was Inception from prolific The Dark Knight Rises director Christopher Nolan its biggest being Best Action Film, the rest of its six wins were all in technical categories.

Other big wins came for the lovely Natalie Portman, whose descent into madness continued to be worth it, as she scored a Best Actress win to go along with the baby and fiancé she already nabbed from starring in Black Swan. She said "Thank you, Darren [Aronofsky], I met you 10 years ago in a HoJo. You were classy then, you're keeping it classy now. I keep telling Darren, you made me very skinny, and now youre indirectly responsible for making me fat because you introduced me to my love, [Black Swan choreographer] Benjamin Millepied, and I am incredibly grateful for that most special of gifts."

As expected Colin Firth bagged the Best Actor award for his turn as the reluctant king in The King's Speech he said "We people, well I, have a need for attention and approval which borders on the infantile, and we, if I may revert to the royal 'We,'" Firth charmingly rambled, "we need it from our audiences, obviously, our peers and, believe me, we need it from our critics. And you can tell by the way we deny it."

The upcoming Christian Bale and Mark Wahlberg starring The Fighter took away three major wins including Best Acting Ensemble and Best Supporting Actor for Christian Bale, already the heavyweight to beat this awards season for playing Mark Wahlberg's drug-addled half-brother and trainer.

True Grit garnered 11 nominations, however its young star Hailee Steinfeld was the sole performer left standing taking home Best Young Actor/Actress for her role as a plucky teen raring to avenge her father's death who has the wherewithal to get Rooster Cogburn on the case.

Sleeper (and alleged sleeping around) hit Easy A upset the bromantic Get Him to the Greek and The Other Guys to win Best Comedy; Toy Story 3 was unsurprisingly Best Animated Feature; HBO's The Pacific was Best Picture Made for Television; and Sweden's The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo was named Best Foreign Language Film.

Here's the complete list of winners from the 16th Annual Critics Choice Movie Awards:

Best Picture: The Social Network
Best Actor: Colin Firth, The King's Speech
Best Actress: Natalie Portman, Black Swan
Best Supporting Actor: Christian Bale, The Fighter
Best Supporting Actress: Melissa Leo, The Fighter
Best Young Actor/Actress: Hailee Steinfeld, True Grit
Best Acting Ensemble: The Fighter
Best Director: David Fincher, The Social Network
Best Original Screenplay: David Seidler, The King's Speech
Best Adapted Screenplay: Aaron Sorkin, The Social Network
Best Cinematography: Inception
Best Art Direction: Inception
Best Editing: Inception
Best Costume Design: Alice in Wonderland
Best Makeup: Alice in Wonderland
Best Visual Effects: Inception
Best Sound: Inception
Best Animated Feature: Toy Story 3
Best Action Movie: Inception
Best Comedy: Easy A
Best Picture Made for Television: The Pacific
Best Foreign Language Film: The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo
Best Documentary Feature: Waiting for Superman
Best Song: "If I Rise," music by A.R. Rahman, lyrics by Rollo and Dido Armstrong, 127 Hours
Best Score: The Social Network

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