‘Social Network’ Screenwriter Aaron Sorkin Calls Oscar Noms ‘Cherry On Top’

'It's a great way to start the morning,' Sorkin says of film's eight nominations.

“The Social Network” has been friended by the Academy. On Tuesday when the Oscar nominations were announced, the David Fincher-directed, Aaron Sorkin-penned movie received eight nods from the Academy .

“It’s a great way to start the morning,” Sorkin told “Good Morning America” moments after he learned of his own nomination for Adapted Screenplay. “I love ‘The King’s Speech.’ It was a great year for movies. It was the year for the screenplay too. I’m so happy for everyone involved. My recommendation for anyone who wants an Oscar nomination: Work with David Fincher.”

The film is nominated for Best Motion Picture of the Year, Best Performance by an Actor in a leading role for Jesse Eisenberg, Achievement in Cinematography, Achievement in directing for David Fincher, Achievement in Film Editing, Original Score for Nine Inch Nails’ Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross, Achievement in Sound Mixing, and Sorkin’s own nomination for Adapted Screenplay.

Calling all the accolades “a triumph,” Sorkin added, “I think it was the people I got to sit in the room with. I love the way audiences responded to this movie. They came out and saw it and they loved it. It’s a special cherry on top.”

When asked about future projects, Sorkin said, “This morning is about ‘The Social Network.’ I’m so happy. It’s a great reward.”

Sorkin is up against Danny Boyle and Simon Beaufoy for “127 Hours”; Michael Arndt, John Lasseter, Andrew Stanton and Lee Unkrich for “Toy Story 3″; Joel Coen and Ethan Coen for “True Grit”; and Debra Granik and Anne Rosellini for “Winter’s Bone.”

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