The 43rd annual London Critics’ Circle Film Awards, has announced it’s winners. Todd Field‘s provocative drama Tar which has won three major awards including the Film of the Year Also Field and Cate Blanchett were named Director and Actress of the Year.
This is the third time Blanchett has won this award, after Elizabeth in 1998 and Blue Jasmine in 2013.
The big winner of the night with five awards was Martin McDonagh‘s dark comedy The Banshees of Inisherin. It left the ceremony with the British/Irish Film of the Year, Screenwriter of the Year, Actor of the Year for Colin Farrell. Also both Supporting Actor and Supporting Actress for Barry Keoghan and Kerry Condon.
Another Irish title, The Quiet Girl, won Foreign-Language Film of the Year in a tie win alongside Park Chan-wook’s noir thriller Decision to Leave. Laura Poitras‘ pointed Nan Goldin film All the Beauty and the Bloodshed was named Documentary of the Year.
The ceremony was capped with The Dilys Powell Award for Excellence in Film to cinematic icon Michelle Yeoh, who was accompanied by her Everything Everywhere All at Once co-star Ke Huy Quan.
Also in attendance were Florence Pugh and Bill Nighy, who were named British/Irish Actress and Actor for their body of work in 2022.
FILM OF THE YEAR
FOREIGN-LANGUAGE FILM OF THE YEAR (tie)
Decision to Leave
The Quiet Girl (An Cailín Ciúin)
DOCUMENTARY OF THE YEAR
All the Beauty and the Bloodshed
The Attenborough Award:
BRITISH/IRISH FILM OF THE YEAR
The Banshees of Inisherin
DIRECTOR OF THE YEAR
Todd Field – Tár
SCREENWRITER OF THE YEAR
Martin McDonagh – The Banshees of Inisherin
ACTRESS OF THE YEAR
Cate Blanchett – Tár
ACTOR OF THE YEAR
Colin Farrell – The Banshees of Inisherin
SUPPORTING ACTRESS OF THE YEAR
Kerry Condon – The Banshees of Inisherin
SUPPORTING ACTOR OF THE YEAR
Barry Keoghan – The Banshees of Inisherin
BRITISH/IRISH ACTRESS OF THE YEAR for body of work
Florence Pugh – Don’t Worry Darling, Puss in Boots: The Last Wish, The Wonder
BRITISH/IRISH ACTOR OF THE YEAR for body of work
Bill Nighy – Living
The Philip French Award:
BREAKTHROUGH BRITISH/IRISH FILMMAKER
Charlotte Wells – Aftersun
YOUNG BRITISH/IRISH PERFORMER
Frankie Corio – Aftersun
BRITISH/IRISH SHORT FILM OF THE YEAR
A Fox in the Night – dir Keeran Anwar Blessie
TECHNICAL ACHIEVEMENT AWARD
Guillermo del Toro’s Pinocchio – Guillermo del Toro and Brian Leif Hansen, animation
DILYS POWELL AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE IN FILM