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Bafta joy for Sorkin as The Social Network wins

14th February 2011

Screenwriter Aaron Sorkin is celebrating after winning the Bafta for best adapted screenplay at last night's (February 13th) ceremony.

His screenplay for The Social Network, which won the London Film Critics' Award last week, beat off competition from True Grit, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, 127 Hours and Toy Story 3.

Sorkin's script was adapted from Ben Mezrich's The Accidental Billionaires, which charts the rise of Facebook into a social media phenomenon and the splintered relationship between its founders, Eduardo Saverin and Mark Zuckerberg.

David Fincher also scooped the best director gong for the film, though the big winner on the night was The King's Speech, which took home eight awards including best film and best actor for Colin Firth.

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, based on Stieg Larsson's first novel in the Millennium trilogy, was victorious in the film not in the English language category.

However, Danny Boyle's 127 Hours, based on the Aron Ralston memoir Between a Rock and a Hard Place, failed to pick up a single award despite being nominated for eight.

© W&G Foyle Ltd
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