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The Social Network Nominated For Best Picture

Posted by on February 27, 2011 at 7:33 PM EST

the social network oscarFacebook founder inspired the movie The Social Netork is nominated for Best Picture at the Academy Awards 2011.

There are probably very few people left in the civilized world that have not at least heard of Facebook. The Best Picture Oscar nominated Social Network takes us back to 2003 when then Harvard undergrad Mark Zuckerberg came up with the idea for Facebook and set about creating it.

Mark Zuckerberg had many different reasons for wanting to create Facebook, none the least of which was using it to get girls. This Best Picture nominated (Academy Awards) movie (The Social Network) follows him has he creates the site, puts it into action and watches as it explodes in popularity. Six years after he came up with the idea Zuckerberg was the youngest billionaire in history. But it didn’t all happen without problems. Lawsuit flew as others claimed Zuckerberg stole the idea from them and The Social Network never shies away from facing those allegations. It also shows Zuckerberg (played with brilliance by Jesse Eisenberg) as a flawed, but brilliant and ambitious man. We get to look into the world of building an empire and learn that you really can’t make an omelet without breaking some eggs.

The Best Picture nominated The Social Network brings together an all start cast and crew that include actors Justin Timberlake and Andrew Garfield (if that name sounds familiar he was just cast to replace Toby McGuire as Spider-man) to work alongside the Oscar Nominated Eisenberg. Director David Fincher (Seven, Fight Club) worked with brilliant writer Aaron Sorkin (The West Wing, A Few Good Men) to develop a movie that aims to tell a great story while also pulling us into the technical world that developed what is now one of the biggest, most well-known websites on the planet.

The Social Network is nominated for a total of eight Oscars including: Best Picture, Best Cinematography, Best Director, Best Editing, Best Original Score, Best Sound Mixing, Best Actor for Jesse Eisenberg and Best Screenplay. While I think The King’s Speech is probably the front runner for Best Picture, I think The Social Network is in the top three and has a chance to pull off the upset.



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