Colin Firth has been named Actor of the Year for the second time in a row.

The 50-year-old star scooped the accolade at the London Film Critics' Circle Awards for his portrayal of stuttering monarch King George VI in 'The King's Speech', 12 months after taking the same honour for his role in 'A Single Man'.

'The King's Speech' also won The Attenborough Award for British Film of the Year and British Director of the Year for Tom Hooper but missed out on Film of the Year, being named runner up to 'The Social Network.'

'The Social Network' - which chronicles the origin of Facebook - picked up a total of four awards, including won Director of the Year for David Fincher, British Actor in a Supporting Role for Andrew Garfield and Screenwriter of the Year for Aaron Sorkin.

'The Kids Are All Right' star Annette Benning was named Actress of the Year while

'The Ghost's Olivia Williams received the British Actress in a Supporting Role honour.

Kristin Scott Thomas was presented with the Dilys Powell Award for Excellence in Cinema at the BFI Southbank in London by her 'Nowhere Boy' director Sam Taylor-Wood.

31st London Critics' Circle Film Awards winners:

Film of the Year:

'The Social Network'

The Attenborough Award for British Film of the Year :

'The King's Speech'

Foreign Language Film of the Year:

'Of Gods and Men'

Director of the Year:

David Fincher - 'The Social Network'

British Director of the Year:

Tom Hooper - 'The King's Speech'

Actor of the Year:

Colin Firth - 'The King's Speech'

Actress of the Year:

Annette Bening - 'The Kids Are All Right'

British Actor of the Year:

Christian Bale - 'The Fighter'

British Actress of the Year:

Lesley Manville - 'Another Year'

British Actor in a Supporting Role:

Andrew Gafield - 'The Social Network'

British Actress in a Supporting Role:

Olivia Williams - 'The Ghost'

Screenwriter of the Year:

Aaron Sorkin - 'The Social Network'

Young British Performer of the Year:

Conor McCarron - 'NEDs'

Breakthrough British Filmmaker:

Gareth Edwards - 'Monsters'