Firth 'delighted' with Rafa honour
Colin Firth said he was "delighted" to receive the actor of the year gong at the Richard Attenborough Film Awards.
The British star was awarded the honour by regional film critics for his portrayal of stammering King George VI in The King's Speech, and Noomi Rapace was given actress of the year for her turn as computer hacker Lisbeth Salander in the big-screen adaptations of Stieg Larsson's Millennium trilogy.
He said: "I am delighted to receive the Richard Attenborough Film award for best actor and to be recognised by the regional media in the UK."
David Fincher's Facebook movie The Social Network won the prestigious film of the year, while Inception director Christopher Nolan was picked as the filmmaker of the year in the regional awards, dedicated to the acclaimed filmmaker.
13-year-old Chloe Moretz, who was propelled to big-screen fame following her appearances in Kick-Ass and Let Me In, scooped rising star of the year.
"I am so thrilled and humbled to have been thought of, much less win such an award when I am still very young. I hope that in the years to come, I am able to portray characters that will continue to entertain audiences," she said.
Sir Michael Caine was honoured with the status of All Time Legend, and Angelina Jolie was picked as the film star of 2010.
Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows: Part One was voted British film of the year, while Toy Story 3 won best animated film, best 3D film and best family film.