There's a reason why an almost perfect film such as "Drive" doesn't get a Best Picture nomination or ends up as the #1 film on my end-of-the-year lists... despite being a perfectly executed story, it lacks a certain vitality films such as "Tree of Life" and "A Separation" possess.
That's why it's a crock of shit that "The King's Speech" took home top gold at Oscar. Was it a brilliantly acted, beautifully shot and masterfully crafted film? Moreso than most films from 2010. But "The Social Network" spoke to the evolving nature of human communication as opposed to the history lesson that "The King's Speech" was.
And I haven't even gotten into the reasons why this film is so great beyond the story's real-life origins -- and I will someday soon in a full review. Let it be said: This just might be David Fincher's best film, but it definitely was the best of 2010.