Tonight at the 83rd Academy Awards® Show Aaron Sorkin, writer for the film The Social Network has just won an Oscar for Best Adapted Screenplay. The Social Network was based on the book The Accidental Billionaires by Ben Mezrich.
In The Social Network, Jesse Eisenberg portrays Mark Zuckerberg during the foundation of one of the largest companies in the world: Facebook.
Other contenders in this category were:
- Toy Story 3: Screenplay by Michael Arndt, Story by John Lasseter, Andrew Stanton and Lee Unkrich
- True Grit: Written for the Screen by Joel Coen and Ethan Coen
- Winter’s Bone: Adapted for the screen by Debra Granik and Anne Rosellini
- 127 Hours: Screenplay by Danny Boyle and Simon Beaufoy
This is Aaron Sorkin’s first Academy Award win and nomination.
Aaron Sorkin has also won awards for his screenplay of The Social Network from:
- Writers Guild of America, USA
- Austin Film Critics Association
- Boston Society of Film Critics Awards
- Central Ohio Film Critics Association
- Chicago Film Critics Association Awards
- Dallas-Fort Worth Film Critics Association Awards
- Golden Globes, USA
- Kansas City Film Critics Circle Awards
- Las Vegas Film Critics Society Awards
- Los Angeles Film Critics Association Awards
- National Board of Review, USA
- Online Film Critics Society Awards
- Phoenix Film Critics Society Awards
- San Diego Film Critics Society Awards
- Toronto Film Critics Association Awards
- Washington DC Area Film Critics Association Awards
Be sure to check to the left of this article for the Slideshow and a Trailer from The Social Network.
The Academy Awards® hosted by screen stars Anne Hathaway and James Franco is being telecast around the world from Hollywood’s Kodak Theater.
Check back here later for a recap of the entire Academy Awards® ceremony including the winners and the fashion from the night.
Whatever your movie choice this week, please remember your movie theater etiquette: silence your cell phones, no texting, don’t talk during the film and remove your children if they become a distraction to other audience members. Don’t forget that laughing, crying and cheering are always approved behavior and even encouraged.
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-Kay Shackleton is a film historian with special focus on Silent Film, see her work on SilentHollywood.com