Monday, 19 January 2015

BOYHOOD AND UNDER THE SKIN WIN LONDON CRITICS' CIRCLE FILM AWARDS


Up there in prestige with their cousins in New York and Los Angeles, the London Critics' Circle's film members voted to decide their top achievements in film from 2014, for awards handed out at a ceremony last night. Top international awards went largely as predicted, with Boyhood winning Best Picture and Director both; British awards went to Under the SkinTimothy Spall and Rosamund Pike, indeed making for a stronger slate, in my eyes, than their main categories. Their nominations, from December, are here, and their award winners below:

Film of the Year
1. Boyhood
2. Birdman
3. Under the Skin
4. Whiplash
5. Mr. Turner
6. Leviathan
7. The Grand Budapest Hotel
8. Ida
9. Nightcrawler
10. The Theory of Everything

Director of the Year
Richard Linklater (Boyhood)

Actor of the Year
Michael Keaton (Birdman)

Actress of the Year
Julianne Moore (Still Alice)

Supporting Actor of the Year
J. K. Simmons (Whiplash)

Supporting Actress of the Year
Patricia Arquette (Boyhood)

Screenwriter of the Year
Wes Anderson (The Grand Budapest Hotel)

Technical Achievement Award
Mica Levi (Under the Skin)

Documentary of the Year
Citizenfour

Foreign Language Film of the Year
Leviathan

British Film of the Year
Under the Skin

British Actor of the Year
Timothy Spall (Mr. Turner)

British Actress of the Year
Rosamund Pike (Gone Girl / What We Did on Our Holiday)

Breakthrough British Filmmaker of the Year
Yann Demange ('71)

Young British Actor of the Year
Alex Lawther (The Imitation Game)

Dilys Powell Award for Excellence in Film
Miranda Richardson