‘The Social Network’ wins London Film Critics’ Circle’s top award

'The Kings Speech', 'The Kids Are Alright', 'Of Gods and Men' also win

The Social Network picked up the Film of the Year award at the London Film Critics’ Circle Awards last night (February 10).

The film’s director, David Fincher, also won the Director of the Year gong as the film won four awards in total.

Colin Firth won the Best Actor award for his role in The King’s Speech, with other victories for The Kids Are Alright, Of Gods and Men and actress Kristin Scott Thomas.

The ceremony took place at the BFI Southbank in London. See Criticscirle.org.uk for the full list of winners.

Jason Solomons, chairman of the London Film Critics’ Circle and host for the evening, said: “Congratulations to the winners in an extremely close-fought year, where so many worthy titles caught the eyes of the critics. The purpose of these awards is to bring attention to the wide variety of films on offer to viewers and I think we’ve done that with our nominees and winners.”

The film awards season is in full swing – the Oscars are set to be given out on February 27 and the BAFTAs will be handed out on Sunday (13).