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St. Louis Film Critics Announce 2010 Winners, Show ‘Social Network’ and ‘Scott Pilgrim’ Love

Posted: December 20, 2010 at 11:06 am   /   by   /   comments (1)


The St. Louis Film Critics, a professional association, announced the winners of its annual St. Louis Film Critics’ Awards on Monday, December 20, 2010 at 10 a.m. Central Standard Time. The association gives these awards to recognize the best in cinema for each year.

Winners of the St. Louis Film Critics Awards, along with the nominees, are posted on the association’s website: www.stlfilmcritics.org. The results of voting were announced to members at the SLFC’s annual awards party at C. G. Muggs restaurant in Webster Groves, Mo.



Winners of the 2010 St. Louis Film Critics’ Awards:


St. Louis Film Critics’ Awards
Best Film: “The Social Network”
(runner-up: “The King’s Speech”)
Best Actor: Colin Firth (“The King’s Speech”)
(runner-up): James Franco (“127 Hours”)
Best Actress: Natalie Portman (“Black Swan”)
(runner-up): Jennifer Lawrence (“Winter’s Bone”)
Best Supporting Actor: Christian Bale (“The Fighter”)
(runner-up): Geoffrey Rush (“King’s Speech”)
Best Supporting Actress: Melissa Leo (“The Fighter”)
(runner-up): Hailee Steinfeld (“True Grit”)
Best Director: David Fincher (“The Social Network”)
(runner-up): Christopher Nolan (“Inception”)
Best Cinematography: True Grit (“Roger Deakins”)
(runner-up): “127 Hours” (Enrique Chediak and Anthony Dod Mantle)
Best Music: “The Social Network”
(runners-up): “Inception” & “Black Swan” (tie)
Best Visual Effects: “Inception”
(runner-up): “Scott Pilgrim vs The World”
Best Original Screenplay: “The King’s Speech” (David Seidler)
(runner-up): “Inception” (Christopher Nolan)
Best Adapted Screenplay: “The Social Network” (Aaron Sorkin)
(runner-up): “Winter’s Bone” (Debra Granik and Anne Rosellini)
Best Foreign-Language Film: “Micmacs”
(runners-up): “Biutiful,” “The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo” & “A Prophet” (tie)
Best Documentary: “The Tillman Story”
(runner-up): “Waiting for Superman”
Best Comedy: “Scott Pilgrim vs the World”
(runner-up): “Micmacs”
Best Animated Film: “Toy Story 3”
(runner-up): “How To Train Your Dragon”
Best Artistic/Creative Film (for excellence in art-house cinema) “Micmacs”
(runner-up): “Scott Pilgrim vs. The World”
Moving the Medium Forward (for technical/artistic innovative that advances the medium) “Inception”
(runner-up): “Scott Pilgrim vs. The World”
Special Merit (for best scene, cinematic technique or other memorable aspect or moment) (tie) “127 Hours”: the zoom-up scene beginning with a tight shot on Aron (James Franco) screaming which pulls up to a wide shot of a large land area, showing how isolated he was.
(tie) “Inception”: the zero-gravity hotel hallway fight scene with Joseph Gordon-Levitt.
– “Harry Potter and Deathly Hallows, Part 1”: the “obliviate” scene in which Hermione erases her parents’ memories of her.

– “Kick-Ass”: the Hit-Girl kill spree.
– “Easy A”: the John Hughes tribute near the beginning.


To be eligible for an award, a film must have been shown in St. Louis, by theatrical release, at a film festival or film series, or made available for viewing by the SLFC member film critics during the past year.

The St. Louis Film Critics association also confers annual awards at the St. Louis International Film Festival and St. Louis Filmmakers Showcase, both presented by Cinema St. Louis, and sponsors film-related events throughout the year. The mission of the SLFC association is to promote St. Louis as an area that appreciates great cinema and appreciation of great cinema in St. Louis. The member film critics review films for a variety of media, including print, radio, television and Internet in the Greater St. Louis Area.

For further information on the St. Louis Film Critics Awards, the St. Louis Film Critics association or the association’s other film awards and activities throughout the year, please contact SLFC at [email protected] or 314.576.2912.

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