Two of the season’s most formidable awards contenders had plenty to celebrate at the 43rd annual London Critics’ Circle Film Awards on Sunday night. Todd Field’s “TÁR” and Martin McDonagh’s “The Banshees of Inisherin” both walked away with several of the night’s biggest awards, adding yet another wrinkle to a very competitive Oscar race.
“TÁR” received the ceremony’s top prize, Film of the Year, along with Director of the Year for Field and Actress of the Year for Cate Blanchett. Most of the other acting categories went to the cast of “The Banshees of Inisherin,” with Colin Farrell receiving Actor of the Year, Kerry Condon winning Supporting Actress of the Year, and Barry Keoghan taking home Supporting Actor of the Year. McDonagh also won Screenwriter of the Year, and “Banshees” was awarded British/Irish Film of the Year.
In other categories, Park Chan-wook’s “Decision to Leave” and Colm Bairéad’s “The Quiet Girl” shared Foreign-Language Film of the Year. And “Aftersun” director Charlotte Wells was honored with the Philip French Award for Breakthrough British/Irish Filmmaker.
Keep reading for the complete list of winners from the 2023 London Critics’ Circle Film Awards.
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
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