UK regional critics have voted The Social Network Best Film and Best Screenplay at the fifth annual Richard Attenborough Awards.
Of the fourteen categories, seven are decided by UK regional critics, seven by the public.
The people’s choice categories were dominated by Toy Story 3, which took awards for Animated Film of the year, 3D Film of the year and Family film of the year. Harry Potter And TheDeathly Hallows: Part 1 was voted best film on ITV1’s The Alan Titchmarsh Show.
Critics voted Christopher Nolan filmmaker of the year, while Colin Firth (The King’s Speech) and Noomi Rapace (The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo) took the top acting awards. Chloe Moretz (Kick-Ass, Diary Of A Wimpy Kid, Let Me In) won Rising Star of the Year and Sir Michael Caine was honoured with the All Time Legend accolade.
Voting in the seven categories for regional critics took place online between 15 November and 6 December 2011.
Chloe Moretz, who also won Breakthrough Star of the Year in the public vote, said: “I am so thrilled and humbled to have been thought of, much less win such an award when I am still very young. Thank you to all who voted and I hope that in the years to come I am able to portray characters that will continue to entertain audiences.”
Lord Attenborough CBE commented: “The last year has shown the cinema to be both resilient and innovative, with large audiences eager to enjoy the unique theatrical experience. It has also brought a superb crop of terrific films with compelling performances from both experienced and fresh talents. I offer my warmest congratulations to this admirable set of winners.”