2010 FFCC Award Winners
December 20, 2010 – Christopher Nolan’s Inception led the way with four awards in the Florida Film Critics Circle’s (FFCC) annual honors, but critical darling The Social Network is the group’s Best Picture of 2010. The film, about the founding of Facebook, won three awards, including Best Director (David Fincher) and Best Screenplay (Aaron Sorkin).
Natalie Portman won Best Actress for her performance as a tortured ballerina in Black Swan, and Colin Firth took Best Actor honors for his turn as King George VI in The King’s Speech. Director David O. Russell’s The Fighter took home both Supporting Actor awards, with Christian Bale and Melissa Leo each winning by comfortable margins.
In addition to Nolan’s win for Best Original Screenplay, the other awards for Inception were in technical categories: Cinematography (Wally Pfister), Visual Effects, and Art Direction/Production Design (Brad Ricker and Guy Hendrix Dyas, respectively).
In other awards, I Am Love won for Best Foreign Language Film, Toy Story 3 took Best Animated Film and The Tillman Story was hailed as the Best Documentary. And in a close competition with True Grit star Hailee Steinfeld, 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.”
The Social Network
David Fincher – The Social Network
Colin Firth – The King’s Speech
Natalie Portman – Black Swan
Best Supporting Actor:
Christian Bale – The Fighter
Best Supporting Actress:
Melissa Leo – The Fighter
Best Adapted Screenplay:
Aaron Sorkin – The Social Network
Best Original Screenplay:
Christopher Nolan – Inception
Best Animated Film:
Toy Story 3
Best Art Direction/Production Design:
Brad Ricker and Guy Hendrix Dyas – Inception
Wally Pfister – Inception
Best Documentary Film:
The Tillman Story
Best Foreign Language Film:
I Am Love (Io sono l’amore) – Italy
Best Visual Effects:
Pauline Kael Breakout Award:
Jennifer Lawrence – Winter’s Bone
Golden Orange for Outstanding Contribution to Film:
Matthew Curtis, programming director for the Enzian Theater and FL Film Festival in Orlando. Honored for bringing 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.