Social Network Wins Oscar Bellwether

And they’re off: The National Board Review announced this year’s picks for the top movie categories, and the Best Film award went to The Social Network. The film also won Best Director for David Fincher, Best Screenplay, and Best Actor for Jesse Eisenberg. Best Actress went to Lesley Manville for her performance in Mike Leigh’s ensemble drama, Another Year, but the NBR gave Best Ensemble Cast to The Town. The awards selection for the nonprofit organization is chosen each year by a select group of film enthusiasts, academics, film professionals, and students.