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"Prophet," "Fish Tank" Top London Critic Honors

Photo of Peter Knegt By Peter Knegt | Indiewire February 19, 2010 at 4:48AM

Jacques Audiard's "A Prophet" and Andrea Arnold's "Fish Tank" led the London Film Critics Awards, which honored the best in 2009 cinema. Both technically 2010 releases Stateside, the films took the awards for best film overall and best British film, respectively. Other major winners included "Let The Right One In," which had been released last year in the UK and topped "A Prophet" in the foreign film category here, as well as Oscar favorites Kathryn Bigelow, Christoph Waltz and Mo'Nique, who won best director, actor and actress, respectively.
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Jacques Audiard's "A Prophet" and Andrea Arnold's "Fish Tank" led the London Film Critics Awards, which honored the best in 2009 cinema. Both technically 2010 releases Stateside, the films took the awards for best film overall and best British film, respectively. Other major winners included "Let The Right One In," which had been released last year in the UK and topped "A Prophet" in the foreign film category here, as well as Oscar favorites Kathryn Bigelow, Christoph Waltz and Mo'Nique, who won best director, actor and actress, respectively.

Last year, Darren Aronofsky's "The Wrestler" and Danny Boyle's "Slumdog Millionaire" took top honors.

The complete list of 2010 winners:

Film of the Year:
A Prophet

The Attenborough Award for British Film of the Year:
Fish Tank

Foreign Language Film of the Year:
Let The Right One In

Director of the Year:
Kathryn Bigelow, The Hurt Locker

British Director of the Year:
Andrea Arnold, Fish Tank

Actor of the Year:
Christoph Waltz, Inglourious Basterds

Actress of the Year:
Mo'Nique, Precious

British Actor of the Year:
Colin Firth, A Single Man

British Actress of the Year:
Carey Mulligan, An Education

British Actor in a Supporting Role:
Michael Fassbender, Fish Tank

British Actress in a Supporting Role:
Anne-Marie Duff, Nowhere Boy

Screenwriter of the Year:
Jesse Armstrong, Simon Blackwell, Armando Iannucci & Tony Roche, In the Loop

The NSPCC Award: Young British Performer of the Year:
Katie Jarvis, Fish Tank

Breakthrough British Filmmaker:
Duncan Jones, Moon

Dilys Powell Award For Excellence in Cinema:
Quentin Tarantino

This article is related to: Awards, Critics' Groups