Firth wins another best actor prize


Colin Firth has picked up a best actor award for The King's Speech

Colin Firth has notched up another gong for his role in The King’s Speech.

The star scooped the best actor in a drama prize at the Satellite Awards for his portrayal of stammering King George VI, while the film’s screenwriter David Seidler earned the award from the International Press Academy for best original screenplay.

But it was The Social Network and Inception’s night – with both films nabbing three awards each.

The Facebook film took home best motion picture drama, best director for David Fincher and best adapted screenplay for Aaron Sorkin, as Inception won three technical awards for its score, cinematography and art direction and production design.

Michael Cera was named best comedy actor for his role in Scott Pilgrim Vs The World, which was also picked as best motion picture comedy.

Other acting kudos went to Love And Other Drugs’ Anne Hathaway (best actress in a comedy), Swedish actress Noomi Rapace (The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo), and Christian Bale as best supporting actor for The Fighter.

The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo was chosen as best foreign-language film, and Toy Story 3 was hailed as best animated feature.

The 15th annual Satellite Awards lunch took place at the Intercontinental Hotel in Los Angeles’ Century City.

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