‘Swan’ tops with Austin critics

Aronofsky, Portman, scribes honored

The Austin Film Critics Assn. has tapped “Black Swan” as the top 2010 film and also honored director Darren Aronofsky, lead actress Natalie Portman, screenwriters Mark Heyman, Andres Heinz, and John McLaughlin and cinematographer Matthew Libatique.

The group, in an announcement Wednesday, also selected Colin Firth as best actor for “The King’s Speech,” Christian Bale as best supporting actor for “The Fighter” and Hailee Steinfeld as best supporting actress for “True Grit.”

Aaron Sorkin won the adapted screenplay kudo for “The Social Network,” which as also named as the group’s second best film of the year, followed by “Inception,” “Toy Story 3,” “The King’s Speech,” “True Grit,” “The Fighter,” “Un Prophete,” “Winter’s Bone” and “Scott Pilgrim vs. the World.”

“Un Prophète” won best foreign language film, Daft Punk was recognized for original score for “Tron: Legacy,” “Toy Story 3” won best animated feature and “Exit Through the Gift Shop” was awarded best documentary.

Chloe Moretz won the org’s Robert R. McCurdy Memorial Breakthrough Artist Award for her work in both “Let Me In” and “Kick-Ass.” Gareth Edwards’ “Monsters” was named best first film and Ben Steinbauer’s “Winnebago Man” won Best Austin Film.

The AFCA also gave a special honorary award to “Friday Night Lights.”

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