'The Social Network' cleans up the 2010 National Board of Review awards

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Award Season is upon us and with it comes reminders of all the great movies we saw (or still want to see) from the past year. Kicking off the film kudos from 2010 is The National Board of Review, which features a hodgepodge of film enthusiasts, academics, film professionals and students choosing the winners. This year, "The Social Network" walks away with top honors.

The film commonly referred to as "the Facebook movie" will take home Best Film, Best Director ( David Fincher), Best Actor ( Jesse Eisenberg) and Best Adapted Screenplay ( Aaron Sorkin) accolades at the awards gala. 

Other films to be honored include "The Fighter," "Inception," "Shutter Island," "The Town," "Toy Story 3," "True Grit" and "Winter's Bone."

NBR began as a clearing house for new movies back in 1909 with the stated purpose of endorsing films of merit and championing the new "art of the people." Typically, NBR is the first to announce its annual film honors, but its picks do not always coincide with those of professional critics. In this case, we have a feeling that "The Social Network" is going to clean up across the board.

While all winners were announced Thursday Dec. 2, award recipients will be recognized at the gala hosted by Meredith Viera on Jan. 11 in New York City. 

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