Let Oscar Frenzy Begin! Early Indicators Point to Social Network, Winter’s Bone

It wouldn’t be December without absurdly early predictions about the Oscars.

First up: Last night the National Board of Reviews anointed The Social Network with four awards, including best picture, best director, best actor, and best adapted screenplay. Jennifer Lawrence of Winter’s Bone earned a nod for breakthrough performance, though that movie missed the best ensemble cast designation, which instead went to Ben Affleck’s The Town.

Earlier in the week, at the Gotham Awards, Winter’s Bone did take home the best ensemble cast award, in addition to the best feature award.

That’s buzz you can take to the bank! Should you be betting on the Oscars. Which you probably shouldn’t be doing, this far out.

Let Oscar Frenzy Begin! Early Indicators Point to Social Network, Winter’s Bone