Critics Choice winners Colin Firth and Natalie Portman
Updated: 2011-01-17 16:00
Colin Firth and Natalie Portman were named Best Actor and Actress at last nights (14.01.11) VH1 Critics Choice Awards.
The British actor took away the trophy for his role as Britain's stammering King Edward VI in 'The King's Speech', while Natalie was awarded for her portrayal of ballet dancer Nina Sayers in 'Black Swan'.
Accepting her award, Natalie thanked director Darren Aaronofsky not only for his work on the film, but for introducing her to fiance, choreographer Benjamin Millepied, with whom she is now expecting a baby.
Addressing Darren, she said: "You are responsible for getting me skinny and indirectly responsible for getting me very fat, as you introduced me to my love."
The awards are one of the first of the season, and seen by many as an indicator as to who will triumph at the Golden Globes - held tomorrow (16.01.11) - and the Oscars.
Referring to the spate of awards shows in coming weeks, Colin said: "I will be wearing this around my neck to give me magical powers as we all enter the fray again."
Meanwhile the biggest winners of the night were 'Inception' and 'The Social Network', with the former - a psychological thriller starring Leonardo Di Caprio - taking home six awards, including Best Action Movie, and the latter taking home the prestigious Best Picture accolade.
'The Social Network' was directed by David Fincher and stars Jesse Eisenberg, Andrew Garfield and Justin Timberlake, and gives a fictional account of the establishment of social networking site, based around the story of internet site Facebook.
Other award winners included Christian Bale and Melissa Leo, who scooped Best Supporting Actor and Actress respectively for 'The Fighter', about boxer Dicky Ward, and Hailee Steinfeld, who was named Best Young Actor for her part in cowboy remake 'True Grit'.
Complete List of Critics' Choice Winners:
'The Social Network'
Colin Firth, 'The King's Speech'
Natalie Portman, 'Black Swan'
Best Supporting Actor
Christian Bale, 'The Fighter'
Best Supporting Actress
Melissa Leo, 'The Fighter'
Best Acting Ensemble
David Fincher, 'The Social Network'
Best Original Screenplay
David Seidler, 'The King's Speech'
Best Adapted Screenplay
Aaron Sorkin, 'The Social Network'
Best Animated Feature
'Toy Story 3'
Best Young Actor/Actress (Under 21)
Hailee Steinfeld, 'True Grit'
Best Action Movie
Best Comedy Movie
Best Picture Made For Television
Best Foreign Language Film
'The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo'
Best Documentary Feature
'Waiting For Superman'
'If I Rise' (Dido and AR Rahman), 127 Hours
Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross, 'The Social Network'
Best Visual Effects
Best Costume Design
'Alice in Wonderland'
'Alice in Wonderland'
Best Art Direction
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The Music and Film Award
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