Alfonso Cuarón’s personal drama Roma, wins best film at The 39th London Critics Circle Awards. The Circle includes some of the UK’s leading film Critics awarding The Netflix Mexican drama best film, Cuarón also collected Director of the Year.
Roma was not the big winner today, Yorgos Lantimos blackly comical period film The Favourite won four awards,including British/Irish Film. The other awards incuded Best Screenwriter, Actress and Supporting Actress for Olivia Colman and Rachel Weisz, respectively.
The news about The Favourite does not surprise us, as since its release it has been many critics favourites to sweep the boards in Awards season.Whilst it may not be dominating every awards, its still odds on to win at The Oscars.
Other winners at the ceremony were Richard E Grant, for his Supporting Actor of the Year prize for Can You Ever Forgive Me? Ethan Hawke won the Actor of the Year for First Reformed. Jessie Buckley was named British/Irish Actress of the Year for Beast. Michael Pearce, who won Breakthrough British/Irish Filmmaker for same film.
Pawel Pawlikowski accepted the Foreign-Language Film prize for Cold War. While his cinematographer Lukasz Zal won the Technical Achievement Award.
Full List of Winners for 39th Critics’ Circle Film Awards presented by Dover Street Entertainment
FILM OF THE YEAR
FOREIGN-LANGUAGE FILM OF THE YEAR
DOCUMENTARY OF THE YEAR
BRITISH/IRISH FILM OF THE YEAR: The Attenborough Award
DIRECTOR OF THE YEAR
Alfonso Cuarón – Roma
SCREENWRITER OF THE YEAR
Deborah Davis and Tony McNamara – The Favourite
ACTRESS OF THE YEAR – sponsored by Heaven Skincare
Olivia Colman – The Favourite
ACTOR OF THE YEAR – sponsored by Millbank & Cooper Searle
Ethan Hawke – First Reformed
SUPPORTING ACTRESS OF THE YEAR
Rachel Weisz – The Favourite
SUPPORTING ACTOR OF THE YEAR
Richard E Grant – Can You Ever Forgive Me?
BRITISH/IRISH ACTRESS OF THE YEAR
Jessie Buckley – Beast
BRITISH/IRISH ACTOR OF THE YEAR
Rupert Everett – The Happy Prince
YOUNG BRITISH/IRISH PERFORMER OF THE YEAR – sponsored by The May Fair Hotel
Molly Wright – Apostasy
BREAKTHROUGH BRITISH/IRISH FILMMAKER: The Philip French Award
Michael Pearce – Beast
BRITISH/IRISH SHORT FILM
Three Centimetres – directed by Lara Zeidan
TECHNICAL ACHIEVEMENT AWARD
Cold War – cinematography, Lukasz Zal
THE DILYS POWELL AWARD for EXCELLENCE IN FILM