THE SOCIAL NETWORK continues to thrill America's movie experts - it was named Best Picture by the Houston Film Critics Society on Saturday (18Dec10).
David Fincher's movie, about the invention of Facebook.com, has already garnered favour from critics' groups in New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco and Indiana. The movie also landed six Golden Globe nominations when the contenders were announced last week (14Dec10).
And it went on to take home the biggest prize at the Houston Film Critics Society in Texas over the weekend, as well as trophies for Jesse Eisenberg for Best Actor, Best Director for Fincher and Best Screenplay for Aaron Sorkin.
Natalie Portman continued her dominance of the critic-led awards by picking up the Best Actress honour for thriller Black Swan, while Christian Bale's turn in the The Fighter won him Best Supporting Actor.
Toy Story 3 continued to win big and picked up the Best Animated movie, while The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo was named Best Foreign film.