LOS ANGELES .- “The Social Network” by David Fincher, received the award for Best Movie at the Critics’ Choice Awards of the Broadcast Film Critics Association (BFCA), which took place at dawn on Saturday.
The film about the birth of the social network Facebook and its founder, Mark Zuckerberg, also took the awards for Best Director, Best Adapted Screenplay (Aaron Sorkin) and best original score.
The best actor prize went to Colin Firth, for his role in “The King’s Speech” (directed by Tom Hooper), while Natalie Portman was chosen best female for her work in “Black Swan”, directed by Darren Aronofsky.
The awards for best supporting actor went to Christian Bale and Melissa Leo, both for his roles in “The Fighter” for director David O. Russell. The young Hailee Steinfeld was named best novel by actress performance in “True Grit” of the brothers Ethan and Joel Coen.
In the category of best foreign language film “Millennium 1: Men Who Hate Women,” by Niels Arden Oplev won. The film based on the novel by Swedish Stieg Larsson managed to beat “Biutiful”, by Mexican director Alejandro González Iñárritu, who also competed for the prize.
“The Origin” by Christopher Nolan, garnered six awards, most of them in technical categories.
The Critics’ Choice Awards are considered a prelude to the Oscars.