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Aaron Sorkin's 'The Social Network' wins adapted screenplay OscarLos Angeles Times | Feb. 27, 6:14 p.m. PT
Aaron Sorkin won the Oscar for adapted screenplay for "The Social Network" at the 83rd Academy Awards on Sunday night. It's the first Oscar win for Sorkin, whose screenplay chronicles the creation of Facebook. Sorkin was considered the favorite in this category having won almost every adapted screenplay award this season, including those from such critics' groups as the Los Angeles Film Critics Assn. and the National Society of Film Critics, as well as the Golden Globe and Writers Guild Award.
"The Social Network" was competing against "127 Hours," "Toy Story 3," "True Grit" and "Winter's Bone." The Oscars are taking place at the Kodak Theatre in Hollywood.
Complete coverage of the Academy Awards, including red carpet photos and all the winners, at latimes.com/envelope