Kudos briefs

“The Social Network” continues to rack up awards as the African-American Film Critics Assn. honored the pic with both the best feature film prize and the top spot on its list of best films of 2010.

In the acting categories, Halle Berry won the award for actress for her turn in “Frankie and Alice,” while Mark Wahlberg nabbed actor honors for “The Fighter.”

In the supporting categories, Kimberly Elise and Michael Ealy won for their perfs in “For Colored Girls.”

The AAFCA’s special achievement awards went to Lena Horne, Roger Ebert and Melvin Van Peebles.

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Score another one for “The Social Network” as the New York Film Critics Online named the Facebook drama best of the year. The group also honored helmer David Fincher and scribe Aaron Sorkin for their work on the pic.

Top acting honors went to Natalie Portman for “Black Swan” and James Franco for “127 Hours,” while Christian Bale and Melissa Leo won supporting trophies for “The Fighter.” Ensemble cast prize went to “The Kids Are All Right.”

The New York Online Critics is an org comprising Internet pic crix based in New York City. Honors were handed out Saturday.

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Indiana Film Journalists Awards honored “The Social Network” as pic of 2010 and for screenplay by Aaron Sorkin. The drama beat out “Inception,” which took home the runner-up prize. However, pic’s helmer, Christopher Nolan, nabbed the director award. “Inception” also won the group’s Original Vision Awards.

Natalie Portman and James Franco added to honors for their perfs in “Black Swan” and “127 Hours,” respectively, while Hailee Steinfeld won a supporting award for “True Grit.” Christian Bale won support actor for his turn in “The Fighter.”

The group’s Hoosier Award went to Andie Redwin for “Paradise Recovered.”

The IFJA was founded in 2009 and comprises local area critics who promote quality pic criticism in Indiana.

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