LOS ANGELES — "The Social Network" keeps making friends, winning the Critics' Choice award for best picture and three other prizes.

But "Inception" led the night Friday with six awards total, all in technical categories.

Best actor went to Colin Firth for "The King's Speech," while Natalie Portman won best actress for "Black Swan."

"The Social Network," which chronicles the origin of Facebook, also won for David Fincher's direction, Aaron Sorkin's adapted screenplay and the score from Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross.

The boxing drama "The Fighter" won in three categories: supporting actor Christian Bale, supporting actress Melissa Leo and best ensemble.

The Critics' Choice Movie Awards are given each year by the Broadcast Film Critics Association.