The Toronto Film Critics Association really likes The Social Network

The Toronto Film Critics Association really likes The Social Network

Jesse Eisenberg scored the top acting nod from Toronto film critics 

If Mark Zuckerberg was at all peeved by the huge commercial success of the less-than-flattering biographical film The Social Network (he was), he’ll be even more irked by the praise critics across North America are heaping on the flick, including here at home in Toronto.

The film ran away with virtually all the top prizes doled out by the Toronto Film Critics Association last night at its 14th annual awards. The film was honoured as best picture, and David Fincher as best director, with star Jesse Eisenberg named best actor. Armie Hammer took home best supporting actor for his portrayal of the Winkelvoss twins.

The Social Network has also been named best picture of the year by the New York Film Critics Circle, the Los Angeles Film Critics Association, the U.S. National Board of Review, the New York Film Critics Online and the Boston Society of Film Critics.

While it’s great to see a good film get its due, we’re also beginning to dread what is shaping up to be a yawn-worthy Oscar season. At least we can look forward to a painfully awkward acceptance speech from real-life super-nerd Eisenberg (cue cerebral joke that nobody gets and wrap-it-up orchestra music).

• The Social Network picked by L.A., N.Y. critics [CBC]
• T.O. critics like ‘Social Network’ [Toronto Sun]
• ‘The Social Network’ tops Toronto critics’ picks [Globe and Mail]
• The Social Network picked by L.A., N.Y. critics [CBC]