16th Critics' Choice Awards

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16th Critics' Choice Awards
DateJanuary 14, 2011
Official websitewww.criticschoice.com
Best FilmThe Social Network
Most awardsInception (6)
Most nominationsBlack Swan (12)
Television coverage

The 16th Critics' Choice Awards were presented on January 14, 2011 at the Hollywood Palladium, honoring the finest achievements of 2010 filmmaking.[1] The ceremony was broadcast on VH1. The nominees were announced on December 13, 2010.

Winners and nominees[edit]

David Fincher, Best Director winner
Colin Firth, Best Actor winner
Natalie Portman, Best Actress winner
Christian Bale, Best Supporting Actor winner
Melissa Leo, Best Supporting Actress winner
Hailee Steinfeld, Best Young Actor/Actress winner
Aaron Sorkin, Best Adapted Screenplay winner

Best Picture[edit]

The Social Network

Best Director[edit]

David FincherThe Social Network

Best Actor[edit]

Colin FirthThe King's Speech

Best Actress[edit]

Natalie PortmanBlack Swan

Best Supporting Actor[edit]

Christian BaleThe Fighter

Best Supporting Actress[edit]

Melissa LeoThe Fighter

Best Young Actor/Actress[edit]

Hailee SteinfeldTrue Grit

Best Acting Ensemble[edit]

The Fighter

Best Original Screenplay[edit]

The King's SpeechDavid Seidler

Best Adapted Screenplay[edit]

The Social NetworkAaron Sorkin

Best Art Direction[edit]

InceptionGuy Hendrix Dyas, Larry Dias, and Doug Mowat

Best Cinematography[edit]

InceptionWally Pfister

Best Costume Design[edit]

Alice in WonderlandColleen Atwood

Best Editing[edit]

InceptionLee Smith

Best Makeup[edit]

Alice in Wonderland

Best Score[edit]

The Social NetworkTrent Reznor and Atticus Ross

Best Song[edit]

"If I Rise" – performed by Dido and A. R. Rahman; music by A. R. Rahman; lyrics by Dido and Rollo Armstrong127 Hours

Best Sound[edit]


Best Visual Effects[edit]


Best Animated Feature[edit]

Toy Story 3

Best Action Movie[edit]


Best Comedy[edit]

Easy A

Best Documentary Feature[edit]

Waiting for "Superman"

Best Foreign Language Film[edit]

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (Män som hatar kvinnor)Sweden

Best Picture Made for Television[edit]

The Pacific

Music+Film Award[edit]

Quentin Tarantino [2]

Joel Siegel Award[edit]

Matt Damon [3]

Awards breakdown[edit]

Number of nominations (minimum 2)

12Black Swan
11The King's Speech and True Grit
9The Social Network
8127 Hours
6The Fighter
5The Town and Toy Story 3
4Alice in Wonderland, The Kids Are All Right, and Winter's Bone
2Blue Valentine, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 1, Tangled, and Waiting for "Superman"

Number of awards (minimum 2)

4The Social Network
3The Fighter
2Alice in Wonderland and The King's Speech


  1. ^ "Broadcast Film Critics Association Awards Nominees". Broadcast Film Critics Association. 2010-12-13. Archived from the original on 2012-08-18.
  2. ^ "Quentin Tarantino to Receive First-Ever Critics' Choice Music+Film Award". The Hollywood Reporter. January 10, 2011. Retrieved January 10, 2011.
  3. ^ "Matt Damon Recognized At Critics' Choice Awards For Water.org Charity". MTV. January 15, 2011. Retrieved January 15, 2011.