‘Social Network’ and ‘Scott Pilgrim’ Top 2010 Satellite Awards


This evening the International Press Academy announced the winners of the 15th Satellite Awards and The Social Network took home six wins including Best Picture (Drama), Director (David Fincher) and Adapted Screenplay (Aaron Sorkin). Additionally, Edgar Wright’s Scott Pilgrim vs. the World took home the award for Best Picture (Comedy or Musical) and star Michael Cera won for Best Actor (Comedy or Musical), which makes for two awards giving the awards circuit a bit of a different flavor.

Anne Hathaway taking Best Actress in Comedy/Musical is a bit of a surprise over the ladies of The Kids are All Right and Noomi Rapace besting Natalie Portman, Jennifer Lawrence and Nicole Kidman in the Drama category is also a shift from the norm. It’s almost as if they couldn’t decide on any of the better performances and settled with the lesser ones. Rapace’s performance, especially, is by no means Best Actress material. Her character stands around and glares for most of the Dragon Tattoo franchise. How that’s award worthy is beyond me.

Please Give winning Editing isn’t as much as a surprise as it may seem if you have seen the movie, but considering it was up against Inception and other faster paced features I’m sure it will surprise most. Other than that, same old story.

Inception led the list of nominees with eleven nominations and came away with three technical awards for Cinematography, Score and Art Direction and Production Design.

Tomorrow the Chicago Film Critics will be weighing in with their 2010 winners and that will be just about it for the award notifications until January 15, 2011 when the Broadcast Film Critics Association hold their Critics Choice Awards kicking off the start of the major award season kudos. The following day the Golden Globes will be held and from then on out it will be consistent updates until the Oscars at the end of February.

You can check the complete award schedule in my “Oscar Overture” section where I’ve already added posters for The Social Network and Scott Pilgrim vs. the World for a complete snapshot of what’s to come and what has already passed.

Other than that, directly below is the complete list of Satellite Award winners.

Motion Picture (Drama)

  • The Social Network

Motion Picture (Comedy or Musical)

  • Scott Pilgrim vs. the World


  • David Fincher (The Social Network)

Original Screenplay

  • David Seidler (The King’s Speech)

Adapted Screenplay

  • Aaron Sorkin (The Social Network)

Actress in a Motion Picture (Drama)

  • Noomi Rapace (The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo)

Actor in a Motion Picture (Drama)

  • Colin Firth (The King’s Speech)

Actress in a Motion Picture (Comedy or Musical)

  • Anne Hathaway (Love and Other Drugs)

Actor in a Motion Picture (Comedy or Musical)

  • Michael Cera (Scott Pilgrim vs. the World)

Actress in a Supporting Role

  • Jacki Weaver (Animal Kingdom)

Actor in a Supporting Role

  • Christian Bale (The Fighter)

Foreign Language Film

  • The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (Sweden)

Best Animated or Mixed Media

  • Toy Story 3

Best Documentary

  • Restrepo


  • Wally Pfister (Inception)

Film Editing

  • Robert Frazen (Please Give)

Original Score

  • Hans Zimmer (Inception)

Art Direction & Production Design

  • Guy Hendrix Dyas, Luke Freeborn, Brad Ricker and Dean Wolcott (Inception)

Costume Design

  • Colleen Atwood (Alice in Wonderland)

Original Song

  • “You Haven’t Seen the Last of Me” Cher, Diane Warren (Burlesque)

Sound (Editing and Mixing)

  • Mark P. Stoekinger, Kevin O’Connell, Beau Borders and William B. Kaplan (Unstoppable)

Visual Effects

  • Ken Ralston, Dave Schaub, Carey Villegas and Sean Phillips (Alice in Wonderland)

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