'Social Network' tops kudos

New York

It was an evening of snowstorm watching, with Bill Murray feasting on Red Hot candy when he gave Sofia Coppola her prize and Dianne Wiest channeling her inner Bob Dylan, as stars gathered Jan. 11 for the National Board of Review of Motion Pictures Awards Gala, held at Cipriani 42nd Street.

On the red carpet, Mark Wahlberg joked about personal favorites missing from the NBR’s 10 best films of the year, which includes his own picture “The Fighter.”

“Are we honoring ‘Tangled’ tonight? I saw ‘Tangled,’ twice,” Wahlberg said. ” ‘Harry Potter,’ three times.”

With awards season in full swing, it was a big night for “The Social Network,” nabbing prizes for best film, director, adapted screenplay and actor Jesse Eisenberg, who shared the red carpet festivities with co-star Andrew Garfield.

The pair admitted that since the release of the film, certain questions have gotten old.

“Probably being asked whether we’re on Facebook,” said Garfield, “that’s kind of played out a little bit.”

“I had a Facebook page, but it was under Andrew’s name,” added Eisenberg, “and then the weirdest thing happened. No one friend-requested me except Andrew, but it was his own pseudonym.”

Stephen Colbert presented the best film award to “The Social Network.”

“Anyone who is anyone in Hollywood is here tonight,” he began. “From the top to the bottom. Producers, directors, cinematographers, actors, busboys, scriptwriters. … Tonight we honor the story of a young nerd, who beat the odds to make a fortune: David Fincher.”

— Peggy Troung

With the snowy weather a fine fit for staying home and surfing a good website, the National Board of Review awards gala cuddled up to “The Social Network,” which nabbed prizes for film, director, adapted screenplay and actor Jesse Eisenberg, who shared the red carpet festivities with co-star Andrew Garfield at the Jan. 11 event, held at Cipriani 42nd Street.

The pair admitted that since the release of the film, certain questions have gotten old.

“Probably being asked whether we’re on Facebook,” said Garfield, “that’s kind of played out a little bit.”

“I had a Facebook page, but it was under Andrew’s name,” added Eisenberg, “and then the weirdest thing happened. No one friend-requested me except Andrew, but it was his own pseudonym.”

Meanwhile, Bill Murray feasted on Red Hot candy as he dished kudos to Sofia Coppola, and Dianne Wiest dressed to channel her inner Bob Dylan.

On the red carpet, Mark Wahlberg joked about personal favorites missing from the NBR’s 10 best films of the year, which includes his own picture “The Fighter.”

“Are we honoring ‘Tangled’ tonight? I saw ‘Tangled,’ twice,” Wahlberg said. “‘Harry Potter,’ three times.”

Stephen Colbert presented the best film award to “Social Network.”

“Anyone who is anyone in Hollywood is here tonight,” he began. “From the top to the bottom. Producers, directors, cinematographers, actors, busboys, scriptwriters. … Tonight we honor the story of a young nerd who beat the odds to make a fortune: David Fincher.”

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