COLIN FIRTH and Natalie Portman have taken the top honours at the Critics Choice Awards in Hollywood on Friday night. The pair, widely believed to be frontrunners for this years Academy Awards, picked up Best Actor and Best Actress for their roles in The Kings Speech and Black Swan. Knowing that tomorrow will be open season again, I appreciate this moment of love, Firth, 50, joked in his acceptance speech on stage at the Hollywood Palladium. He is also nominated in the Best Actor category at Sundays Golden Globes. He promised: I will be wearing this [award] around my neck as a talisman to give me magical powers as we all enter the fray again. Actress Natalie Portman, 29 told the audience shed been busy teasing director Darren Aronofsky. I keep telling Darren, you made me skinny and are indirectly responsible for getting me very fat as you introduced me to my love, she laughed. She added: I am incredibly grateful for that most special of gifts. Portman also thanked her parents who were in the audience. If I am a shadow as good a parent, an echo, then I will be the best in the world, so thank you, she said. The Social Network took home this years Best Picture with Christian Bale taking Best Supporting Actor for The Fighter. Melissa Leo won Best Supporting Actress for The Fighter, beating Helena Bonham Carter who had earlier insisted she did not take the award season too seriously. Im just worried about staying on my feet, she admitted, speaking on the red carpet. Its better if you lose because then you dont have to worry, then you can relax - whatever she laughed. Mirror The winners Best Picture: The Social Network Best Actor: Colin Firth (The Kings Speech) Best Actress: Natalie Portman (Black Swan) Best Supporting Actor: Christian Bale (The Fighter) Best Supporting Actress: Melissa Leo (The Fighter) Best Young Actor/Actress: Hailee Steinfeld (True Grit) Best Acting Ensemble: The Fighter Best Director: David Fincher(The Social Network) Best Original Screenplay: David Seidler (The Kings Speech) Best Adapted Screenplay: Aaron Sorkin (The Social Network) Best Cinematography: Wally Pfister (Inception)