Facebook Keeping Mum on The Social Network's Oscar Noms
Posted 01.25.11 by Ryan
With the Oscar nominations being announced today, several of those nominated have been asked for their comment. Not even a month after The Social Network dominated the Golden Globes by winning awards for Best Picture, Best Director (David Fincher, and Best Screenplay (Aaron Sorkin), among others, the drama is now up for 8 Oscars, trailing only True Grit and The King's Speech. THR decided to ask how Facebook felt about The Social Network's nominations, since, obviously, the movie is based on CEO Mark Zuckerberg and the founding of the popular website.
"We've said all we're going to say about the movie and the books," a Facebook representative told the site. "We've moved on from this discussion, and we think others have, too."
Clearly, "others" haven't stopped talking about the movie, nor will they until the Oscars air on February 27. One of those in particular who was willing to talk about it was Best Actor nominee Jesse Eisenberg's cousin, who ironically works at Facebook.
My cousin sent me a text message telling me that Mark liked the parts that the movie got right and he thought I did a nice job.
Zuckerberg commented on the movie on The Oprah Winfrey show last September, and spoke positively, even while again claiming the movie contains many falsehoods.
It's a movie. It's fun. A lot of it is fiction. The last six years have been a lot of coding and focus and hard work. But maybe it would be fun to remember it as partying and all this crazy drama.
Sorkin adapted the screenplay from the book The Accidental Billionaires: The Founding of Facebook, A Tale of Sex, Money, Genius, and Betrayal by author Ben Mizrich, which used court documents and conversations with Facebook co-founder Eduardo Saverin (played by Andrew Garfield in the movie) as the book's foundation.