Colin Firth and Natalie Portman
01/15/2011 AT 08:00 AM EST
One down and one to go!
A weekend of awards shows kicked off with the 16th annual Critics' Choice Movie Awards
at the Hollywood Palladium Friday night – and Natalie Portman
and Colin Firth went home winners.
The stars of Black Swan
and The King's Speech
, respectively, both picked up best acting awards but their films lost out in the best picture category to the film about Facebook, The Social Network
Christian Bale was named best supporting actor for his role in The Fighter
and his costar in that pugilistic picture, Melissa Leo, was named best supporting actress.
, 14, picked up the award for best young actor or actress for her role in the Coen brothers' western True Grit
Other winners of the night included best director David Fincher for The Social Network
, Leonardo DiCaprio
's mind-bender Inception
for best action movie, Easy A
for best comedy and Toy Story 3
for best animated feature.
Many of the winners and nominees at the Critics' Choice Awards will be back on the red carpet on Sunday night for another round of glamour at the Golden Globe Awards, hosted by Ricky Gervais from the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills.