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"The Social Network" Falls Short at Oscars

“The Social Network,” the Hollywood version of the founding of Facebook, won three out of the eight Oscars it was nominated for on Sunday, but not the grand prize of best picture.

The movie won prizes for best film editing, best original score and best adapted screenplay. But its honorees spent their speeches complimenting each other rather than playing homage to their inspiration in Palo Alto. And no Winklevii appeared in person, despite how good the litigious twins might have looked in tuxes.

“The Social Network” had also been nominated for best actor (Jesse Eisenberg as Mark Zuckerberg), best cinematography, best director (David Fincher) and best sound mixing.

“The King’s Speech” was the big winner of the night, taking four Academy Awards, including best picture.

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Another gadget you don’t really need. Will not work once you get it home. New model out in 4 weeks. Battery life is too short to be of any use.

— From the fact sheet for a fake product entitled Useless Plasticbox 1.2 (an actual empty plastic box) placed in L.A.-area Best Buy stores by an artist called Plastic Jesus