'Amour' sweeps London Critics' Circle Awards

21 January 2013 / 3 years 9 months ago

Source: Bang Showbiz NewsFrench-language drama 'Amour' was the big winner at the London Critics' Circle Awards on Sunday night (20.01.13), where it was awarded Film of the Year.The critically acclaimed movie's star Emmanuelle Riva was named Actress of the Year, while its director Michael Haneke also won the trophy for Screenwriter of the Year but lost out to 'Life of Pi' director Ang Lee for the Best Director prize.Other big winners included 'The Master' stars Joaquin Phoenix and Philip Seymour Hoffman, who won the awards for Actor of the Year and Supporting Actor of the Year.Anne Hathaway - who won a Golden Globe last Sunday (13.01.13) - was named Supporting Actress of the Year for her role as Fantine in 'Les Miserables', while Andrea Riseborough won British Actress of the Year for her part in 'Shadow Dancer'.Toby Jones emerged with the British Actor of the Year prize for his outing in 'Berberian Sound Studio', which also won the Attenborough Award: British Film of the Year.The London Film Critics' Circle comprises more than 120 members of U.K. film critics, broadcasters and writers, who this year voted for more than 200 titles on their nominations ballots.The awards were handed out at a star-studded ceremony at the May Fair Hotel in central London, where attendees included Emily Blunt, Samantha Barks, and Helena Bonham Carter.The 46-year-old 'Les Miserables' star was honoured with the Dilys Powell Award for Excellence in Film.The winners in full:The Sky Movies Award: FILM OF THE YEAR'Amour'FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM OF THE YEAR'Rust and Bone'DOCUMENTARY OF THE YEAR'The Imposter'The Attenborough Award: BRITISH FILM OF THE YEAR - presentedby The May Fair Hotel'Berberian Sound Studio'The Spotlight Award: ACTOR OF THE YEARJoaquin Phoenix - 'The Master'ACTRESS OF THE YEAREmmanuelle Riva - 'Amour'SUPPORTING ACTOR OF THE YEARPhilip Seymour Hoffman - 'The Master'SUPPORTING ACTRESS OF THE YEARAnne Hathaway - 'Les Miserables'BRITISH ACTOR OF THE YEAR - in association with Cameo ProductionsToby Jones - 'Berberian Sound Studio'BRITISH ACTRESS OF THE YEARAndrea Riseborough - 'Shadow Dancer'YOUNG BRITISH PERFORMER OF THE YEARTom Holland - 'The Impossible'The American Airlines Award: DIRECTOR OF THE YEARAng Lee - 'Life of Pi'SCREENWRITER OF THE YEARMichael Haneke - 'Amour'BREAKTHROUGH BRITISH FILMMAKERAlice Lowe & Steve Oram, writers - 'Sightseers'The Sky 3D Award: TECHNICAL ACHIEVEMENT'Life of Pi' - Bill Westenhofer, visual effectsDILYS POWELL AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE IN FILM - sponsored by PremierHelena Bonham CarterTop 10 Films'Amour''The Master''Life of Pi''Argo''Beasts of the Southern Wild''Zero Dark Thirty''Once Upon a Time in Anatolia''Django Unchained''Tabu''Rust and Bone'

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