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'The Artist,' 'We Need To Talk About Kevin' Top London Film Critics' Circle Awards

Lynne Ramsay's "We Need to Talk About Kevin."
The 32nd London Film Critics' Circle Awards were announced today, with Michel Hazanavicius's "The Artist" named best film of the year and Lynne Ramsay's "We Need To Talk About Kevin" taking British-specific top honors.

Other major winners included Jean Dujardin (best actor), Meryl Streep and Anna Paquin (tied for best actress), Andrew Haigh (breakthrough British filmmaker) and "A Separation" (foreign language film of the year).

32nd London Critics' Circle Film Awards winners in full:



FILM OF THE YEAR
    •    The Artist (Entertainment)

The Attenborough Award: BRITISH FILM OF THE YEAR
    •    We Need to Talk About Kevin (Artificial Eye)

FOREIGN-LANGUAGE FILM OF THE YEAR
    •    A Separation (Artificial Eye)

DOCUMENTARY OF THE YEAR
    •    Senna (Universal)

DIRECTOR OF THE YEAR
    •    Michel Hazanavicius - The Artist (Entertainment)
     
SCREENWRITER OF THE YEAR
    •    Asghar Farhadi - A Separation (Artificial Eye)

The Virgin Atlantic Award: BREAKTHROUGH BRITISH FILM-MAKER
    •    Andrew Haigh - Weekend (Peccadillo)

ACTOR OF THE YEAR
    •    Jean Dujardin - The Artist (Entertainment)

ACTRESS OF THE YEAR (Tied)
    •    Anna Paquin - Margaret (Fox)
    •    Meryl Streep - The Iron Lady (Fox/Pathé)     

SUPPORTING ACTOR OF THE YEAR
    •    Kenneth Branagh - My Week With Marilyn (Entertainment)

SUPPORTING ACTRESS OF THE YEAR
    •    Sareh Bayat - A Separation (Artificial Eye)

BRITISH ACTOR OF THE YEAR
    •    Michael Fassbender - A Dangerous Method (Lionsgate), Shame (Momentum)

The Moët & Chandon Award: BRITISH ACTRESS OF THE YEAR
    •    Olivia Colman - The Iron Lady (Fox/Pathé), Tyrannosaur (StudioCanal)
    
YOUNG BRITISH PERFORMER OF THE YEAR
    •    Craig Roberts - Submarine (StudioCanal)

The Sky 3D Award: TECHNICAL ACHIEVEMENT
    •    Maria Djurkovic, production design - Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (StudioCanal)

 The Dilys Powell Award: EXCELLENCE IN FILM
    •    Nicolas Roeg

CRITICS' CIRCLE TOP 10 FILMS of 2011

1. The Artist

2. A Separation

3. Drive

4. Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy

5. The Tree of Life

6. We Need to Talk About Kevin

7. Melancholia

8. Shame

9. Margaret

10. The Descendants

 

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2 Comments

  • jingmei | January 19, 2012 9:04 PMReply

    Only The Descendants the purely American movie is among the end of the top 10 list. Michael Fassbender is mixed of Irland and German. Anna Paquin and Meryl Streep both played the characters named Margaret then won the best actress in tie. We Need To Talk About Kevin is a good film for real.

  • Mehrdad | January 19, 2012 6:39 PMReply

    Cngrtlnz to "A Separation"...