The Social Network Snags 8 Oscar Nominations

January 25, 2011

4:12 pm

This morning, the Academy of Motion Pictures announced the nominations for the 83rd Academy Awards, and, as expected, The Social Network was nominated in several categories.  We absolutely loved the movie (see Frank’s review), so we are looking forward to seeing if The Social Network can overthrow The King’s Speech, which has generated equally ardent fans and positive reviews.  (Personally, I’ll take—sigh—Colin Firth, aka, the one and only Mr. Darcy, over Jesse Eisenberg any day).

It will be a very close Oscars race between the two movies, especially because The King’s Speech won the Producers Guild of American Awards top prize, and that winner usually claims the best picture prize at the Oscars.  However, at the Golden Globe awards last week, The Social Network won for Best Picture (in the drama category), Screenplay (Aaron Sorkin), Score (Trent Reznor), and Director (David Fincher).  You’ll see those categories repeated below.

The 8 Oscar nominations for The Social Network:

  • Actor in a Leading Role for Jesse Eisenberg
  • Cinematography
  • Directing
  • Film Editing
  • Original Score
  • Best Picture
  • Sound Mixing
  • Adapted Screenplay

We’ll have to wait til February 27 to see who triumphs!  Do you think either movie will sweep the Oscars?

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Monika Jansen is a writer and editor who is happiest pounding out blog posts, newsletters, website content, and other materials. Follow her at: @monikacjansen

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