“The Social Network” has picked up another Best Picture nod from a critics group.
The New York Film Critics gave the film and its director David Fincher each awards this afternoon.
Best Actor and Actress are, respectively, Colin Firth and Annette Bening.
Supporting Actor and Actress: Melissa Leo, and Mark Ruffalo, for “The Fighter” and “The Kids Are All Right.”
Best Non Fiction film went to “Inside Job.” Foreign Film went to “Carlos.” First feature was awarded to “Animal Kingdom.”
It’s a reasonable list, although most of these critics groups do not predict the Academy Awards. Still, “The Social Network” is certainly popular with critics everywhere. But it may fall into the category of critics’ pets like “Milk” and “Brokeback Mountain,” which had a lot of heat from the various cities but didn’t win the Academy Award.
Meanwhile, Firth and Bening are looking strong as Oscar contenders, although Nicole Kidman may yet a post threat to Bening’s long sought after gold statue. It’s a race to the finish!