BFCC names ‘Network’ as best pic

Smith, Edwards feted with special kudos

The Black Film Critics Circle has named “The Social Network” its top film of 2010.

BFCC members also voted Monday in Gotham for helmer Darren Aronofsky for “Black Swan,” Christopher Nolan’s “Inception” for original screenplay and Aaron Sorkin’s “The Social Network” for adapted screenplay. “Toy Story 3” took the top toon nod.

Actor was a tie between Colin Firth in “The King’s Speech” and James Franco in “127 Hours” while actress went to “Black Swan’s” Natalie Portman. “The Fighter’s” Christian Bale and Melissa Leo won supporting prizes.

Other kudos included indie (“Night Catches Us”), docu (“Waiting for Superman”), foreign film (“The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo”) and ensemble (“Social Network”).

BFFC Signature kudos were also awarded to Haile Gerima, producer and helmer of indie “Teza”; Jaden Smith for his breakout role in “The Karate Kid”; and Gareth Edwards for the visual story-telling and character work in “Monsters.”

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