The Social Network draws eight Oscar nominations


25 Jan 2011

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The Social Network, the movie about the founding of the popular social network Facebook and its creator, Mark Zuckerberg, has earned eight Oscar nominations.

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced the nominees for the 83rd Academy Awards in Beverly Hills, California, today.

The Social Network has been nominated for best picture; Jesse Eisenberg, who played Zuckerberg, is up for best actor; David Fincher is a nominee for best director; and the film also drew nominations in the best adapted screenplay (Aaron Sorkin), best film editing (Angus Wall and Kirk Baxter), best cinematography (Jeff Cronenweth), best sound mixing (Ren Klyce, David Parker, Michael Semanick and Mark Weingarten) and best music written for motion pictures (original score) (Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross) categories.

Other nominees for best motion picture of the year include Black Swan, The Fighter, Inception, The Kids Are All Right, The King’s Speech, 127 Hours, Toy Story 3, True Grit and Winter’s Bone.

Eisenberg’s fellow nominees in the best actor category are Javier Bardem (Biutiful), Jeff Bridges (True Grit), Colin Firth (The King’s Speech), and James Franco (127 Hours).

The Oscars awards ceremony is scheduled to take place on 27 February at Hollywood’s Kodak Theater.