Thursday, 19 January 2012

LONDON CRITICS CIRCLE WINNERS


Best Picture
  1. The Artist
  2. A Separation
  3. Drive
  4. Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy
  5. The Tree of Life
  6. We Need to Talk About Kevin
  7. Melancholia
  8. Shame
  9. Margaret
  10. The Descendants
Best Director
Michel Hazanavicius (The Artist)
Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role
Jean Dujardin (The Artist)
Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role
Anna Paquin (Margaret)
Meryl Streep (The Iron Lady)
Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role
Kenneth Branagh (My Week with Marilyn)
Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role
Sareh Bayat (A Separation)
Best Screenplay
Asghar Farhadi (A Separation)
The Sky 3D Award for Best Technical Achievement
Maria Djurkovic – production design (Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy)
Best Documentary
Senna
Best Foreign Language Film
A Separation
The Attenborough Award for Best British Film
We Need to Talk About Kevin
Best Performance by a British Actor
Michael Fassbender (A Dangerous Method / Shame)
Best Performance by a British Actress
Olivia Colman (The Iron Lady / Tyrannosaur)
The Virgin Atlantic Award for Best Breakthrough British Filmmaker
Andrew Haigh (Weekend)
Best Young British Performer
Craig Roberts (Submarine)
The Dilys Powell Award for Excellence in Film
                Nicolas Roeg

This is Anna Paquin's first win this season, although it was also one of her first (and only) nominations. Finally, Olivia Colman has a win to her name - not just for her brilliant performance in Tyrannosaur but also for The Iron Lady, in which she was very good also, and I'm as pleased as ever to see Michael Fassbender win. It's also great to see such love for A Separation, which they nominated for both Best Picture and Director. They've also announced a Top 10 for Best Picture, whereas previously we only knew five nominees (which are, obviously, their top five). And it's a Top 10 I love! And Maria Djurkovic highly deserves that Production Design award. Good choices overall!

Nominations are here.

P.S. These are the last critics' awards of the season! I'll have full results up soon! :)