No “Actors” for The Social Network
Awards season has been kind to The Social Network. At the Golden Globes, the film won Best Director (David Fincher), Best Screenplay (Aaron Sorkin), Best Score (Trent Reznor), and Best Picure, Drama. Jesse Eisenberg and Andrew Garfield had been nominated for Best Actor and Best Supporting Actor for their roles as Mark Zuckerberg and Eduardo Saverin respectively.
Then, The Social Network was nominated for 8 academy awards, including: Best Picture, Best Direction, Actor in a Leading Role, Adapted Screenplay, Cinematography, Film Editing, Sound Mixing, and Music (Original Score).
The film missed out on any wins at the Screen Actors Guild (SAG) Awards last night, however. Eisenberg, Garfield, and co-stars Justin Timberlake and Armie Hammer were all in attendance, and presented the film’s nomination for Outstanding Performance By A Cast In A Motion Picture. It was also nominated for Outstanding Performance By A Male Actor In A Leading Role (Eisenberg).
Eisenberg hosted Saturday Night Live over the weekend, and was met during his monologue by SNL’s Andy Samberg portraying Mark Zuckerberg. Then he was met by the real Mark Zuckerberg:
By the way, the awards given out at the SAG awards are called "Actors" – hence, the title of this article. I would not imply that the actors in the film should be called actors.