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I Am Love won for Best Foreign Film

Christopher Nolan’s “Inception” was the top winner with four awards in the Florida Film Critics Circle’s annual honors, but “The Social Network” received Best Picture award in 2010.  The film about the founding of Facebook, won three awards, including Best Director (David Fincher) and Best Adapted Screenplay (Aaron Sorkin).

Natalie Portman won Best Actress for her performance in “Black Swan,” and Colin Firth took Best Actor honors for his turn as King George VI in “The King’s Speech.”  Christian Bale and Melissa Leo each won Supporting Actor awards for their performances in Director David O. Russel’s “The Fighter”.

In addition to Nolan’s win for Best Original Screenplay,  “Inception” also received awards in the technical categories: Cinematography (Wally Pfister), Visual Effects, and Art Direction/Production Design (Brad Ricker and Guy Hendrix Dyas, respectively.

“I Am Love” won for Best Foreign Film, “Toy Story 3” took Best Animated Film, “The Tillman Story” was hailed as Best Documentary and “Winter’s Bone” star Jennifer Lawrence won the Pauline Kael Breakout Award.

The Golden Orange award, given for a significant contribution to film and/or filmmaking in Florida, went to Matthew Curtis, programming director for the Enzian Theater and FL Film Festival in Orlando. He was honored for “continuing to bring diverse programming to Orlando’s lone art house and being similarly dedicated to ensuring that the Florida Film Festival is a significant component of Central Florida’s film culture for the past two decades.”

Founded in 1996, the Florida Film Critics Circle is comprised of 19 writers from state publications.  Dan Hudak of www.hudakonhollywood.com has served as chairman since March 2008.

 

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