Sorkin hailed director David Fincher, "who was able to make scenes of typing, and sometimes just scenes of talking about typing look like bank robberies."
Sorkin then offered an olive branch to Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg, who was portrayed not so flatteringly in the film.
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"I wanted to say to Mark Zuckerberg, if you're watching tonight, Rooney Mara's character makes a prediction at the beginning of the movie, she was wrong. You turned out to be a great entrepreneur, a visionary and an altruist."
For all the praise it received it, "The Social Netowrk" also received criticism from some corners for being sexist, with people commenting that none of the females in the film were fully drawn or realistic. Sorkin appeared to try to make nice with them as well.
"And I want to thank all the female nominees tonight for helping demonstrate to my young daughter that elite is not a bad word, it's a an aspirational one. Honey, look around, smart girls have more fun, and honey, you're one of them, I love you."
Sorkin's prize was the second of the evening for "The Social Network," with Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross having previously won for Best Score.