In what has been a mostly predictable awards season the Critics Choice Movie Awards maintained the status quo, handing all the expected winners their expected awards.
The Social Network grabbed Best Picture, Best Director for David Fincher, and Best Adapted Screenplay for Aaron Sorkin – the three awards it has won time and time again the past couple of months. It also received the Best Score award, leading me to believe that Trent Reznor might have an Academy Award to put on his mantle in the near future.
As per the usual Colin Firth (The King’s Speech) won Best Actor, and Supporting Actor heavyweight Christian Bale took home another award for his stellar performance in The Fighter.
While it is not all that surprising, Natalie Portman’s Best Actress win for her role in Black Swan probably gives her an edge up on Annette Bening (The Kids Are All Right) in the Oscar race. The Supporting Actress category is still anyone’s game, but the fact that Melissa Leo (The Fighter) got love from the CCMA definitely helps her chances.
Other than Hailee Steinfeld’s Best Young Actor/Actress win, True Grit was completely shut out; Inception was given Best Action Movie accolades and a host of technical awards making it the most awarded movie of the evening with six wins; and Easy A won Best Comedy, thankfully keeping The Other Guys off the stage.
Perhaps the Golden Globes will shake things up a bit this Sunday.
You can find the complete list of Critics Choice Movie Awards winners here.