Facebook the movie picks up 3 Oscars
The Social Network, which tells the story of Facebook's formative years, picked up three gongs at today's Oscars.
The ceremony was held at the Kodak Theatre in Los Angeles, Sunday night local time, Monday afternoon here in Sydney.
After four Golden Globes last month, The Social Network was among the hot favourites for a major Oscar haul.
However, it took a back seat to The King's Speech on the night, with the British film picking up four statuettes, including Best Picture and Best Actor (Colin Firth).
The Social Network went home with a credible three awards: Best Adapted Screenplay, Best Original Score and Best Film Editing.
The Facebook movie got some celebrity support from Kevin Spacey. The American Beauty star tweeted: "On the red carpet at the Oscars. Go Social Network!"
Bill Maher, the US chat show host, was also backing the movie, tweeting: "Aaron Sorkin [who wrote the screenplay for The Social Network]. There's a guy who deserves an Oscar."
Oscar buzz has been dominating social media chatter today (rather unsurprisingly).
The Oscars hashtag (#oscars), Natalie Portman (Best Actress for Black Swan) The King's Speech and Colin Firth were all among Australia's trending topics on Twitter.
Social media chat also did a decent job of predicting the Oscar winners ahead of the ceremony. Two out of three for the top awards (Best Picture, Best Actor and Best Actress) ain't bad.