‘Social Network’ Nabs Two More Best Picture Awards

You know what’s cooler than winning multiple Best Picture awards? A billion dollars, but not much else.

On Sunday, the Los Angeles Film Critics Association named The Social Network its Best Picture of the Year, underscoring the National Board of Review’s high praise from earlier this month, and on Monday the New York Film Critics Circle also elected to give the Ivy League-to-riches Facebook story its most prestigious honor.

Network lensman David Fincher won Best Director from both groups, but none of the film’s young stars (Jesse Eisenberg, Andrew Garfield or Justin Timberlake) are bringing home acting hardware of their own thus far. However, writer Aaron Sorkin did manage a Best Screenplay award from the folks in LA, as did Nine Inch Nails mastermind Trent Reznor and collaborator Atticus Ross for the movie’s crisp soundtrack.

Black Swan’s cinematography by Matthew Libatique was the film’s only special recognition, but it did win on both coasts. Toy Story 3 surprised no one by winning Best Animation in LA, but New York critics saw it differently, giving the award to France’s The Illusionist in what’s sure to be classified as a snub.

Check out The Illusionist trailer below:

Both critics groups are known as harbingers of things to come at the main event, the Oscars, so we ask you: Do you think The Social Network will win Best Picture at the Oscars this year? Tell us what you think in the comments section.