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The Social Network Loses Best Picture, Picks Up 3 Awards Anyway

by Emily Price | February 28, 2011February 28, 2011 6:52 am PDT

The Social Network may have missed out on the award for best picture at last night’s Oscars, losing to The King’s Speech; but that didn’t stop it from picking up three other awards at the show.

The film picked up the award for:

  • Best Adapted Screenplay – Aaron Sorkin
  • Best Original Score – Trent Reznor
  • Best Film Editing – Angus Wall and Kirk Baxter

The Social Network won the Best Picture award at the Golden Globes, and was nominated for a total of eight Oscars. The film has won more award than any movie previously that focuses on technology and computer “nerds.”

What do you think about The King’s Speech beating out The Social Network? Do any of you have any other favorite “nerd” movies that have made it to the Oscars?


Emily Price

Emily has been obsessed with computers since the early 80s when she discovered she could play Ghostbusters on her father's Commodore 64. She...

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