'The Artist' Wins 3 London Critics Circle Awards
JAN 20, 2012 - Silent movie The Artist scooped three big prizes at the London Film Critics' Circle Awards last night. It won the Best Film, Best Director and Best Actor trophies.
The Artistt won three Golden Globes and was the most-nominated movie for Britain's BAFTA awards. It is widely expected to be among the front-runners for the Oscars when nominations are announced on Tuesday. Lead actor Jean Dujardin and director Michel Hazanavicius received their awards in London.
Also taking home three prizes was Iranian drama A Separation, winning Best Foreign Language Film, Best Screenwriter for Asghar Farhadi and Best Supporting Actress for Sareh Bayat.
Meanwhile, Meryl Streep shares the Best Actress award with Anna Paquin; Michael Fassbender wins British Actor of the year.
Here are the 32nd London Critics’ Circle Film Awards winners:
FILM OF THE YEAR: The Artist
BRITISH FILM OF THE YEAR: We Need to Talk About Kevin
FOREIGN-LANGUAGE FILM: A Separation
DOCUMENTARY OF THE YEAR: Senna
DIRECTOR: Michel Hazanavicius - The Artist
SCREENWRITER: Asghar Farhadi - A Separation
BREAKTHROUGH BRITISH FILM-MAKER: Andrew Haigh - Weekend
ACTOR: Jean Dujardin - The Artist
ACTRESS (Tied): Anna Paquin - Margaret; and Meryl Streep - The Iron Lady
SUPPORTING ACTOR: Kenneth Branagh - My Week With Marilyn
SUPPORTING ACTRESS: Sareh Bayat - A Separation
BRITISH ACTOR: Michael Fassbender - A Dangerous Method, Shame
BRITISH ACTRESS: Olivia Colman - The Iron Lady, Tyrannosaur
YOUNG BRITISH PERFORMER: Craig Roberts - Submarine
TECHNICAL ACHIEVEMENT: Maria Djurkovic, production design - Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy
EXCELLENCE IN FILM: Nicolas Roeg