×
You will be redirected back to your article in seconds

London Critics drawn to ‘The Artist’

It wins for film, director and actor

LONDON — Fresh off its Golden Globes’ win earlier this week, Michel Hazanavicius’ “The Artist” came up trumps at the London Film Critics’ Circle Awards, winning best film, director and actor for Jean Dujardin.

Both were present to collect their awards at the ceremony, held at London’s BFI Southbank on Thursday night.

Iranian helmer Asghar Farhadi’s “A Separation” won foreign language pic, screenwriter of the year for Farhadi and supporting actress for Sareh Bayat.

Kenneth Branagh won supporting actor for his perf in “My Week With Marilyn.”

Meryl Streep (“The Iron Lady”) tied for best actress with Anna Paquin (“Margaret”).

Olivia Colman nabbed British actress of the year for her perfs in “The Iron Lady” and “Tyrannosaur.”

Michael Fassbender walked away with best British actor for his roles in “A Dangerous Method” and “Shame.”

32ND LONDON CRITICS’ CIRCLE FILM AWARDS WINNERS

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)

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)

BRITISH ACTRESS OF THE YEAR
Olivia Colman – “The Iron Lady” (Fox/Pathé), “Tyrannosaur” (StudioCanal)

YOUNG BRITISH PERFORMER OF THE YEAR
Craig Roberts – “Submarine” (StudioCanal)

TECHNICAL ACHIEVEMENT
Maria Djurkovic, production design – “Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy” (StudioCanal)

THE DILYS POWELL AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE IN FILM
Nicolas Roeg

More Film

  • Berlin Film 'The Ground Beneath My

    Berlin Competition Film 'The Ground Beneath My Feet' Sold to Germany's Salzgeber (EXCLUSIVE)

    Salzgeber has acquired the German rights for Berlin Film Festival competition title “The Ground Beneath My Feet” from sales agent Picture Tree International. Variety has been given exclusive access to the film’s trailer. Salzgeber will release the film, directed by Marie Kreutzer, mid-May. Trailer for Berlin Film Festival competition title “The Ground Beneath My Feet” [...]

  • Donald Glover'Atlanta' TV show premiere, Arrivals,

    Childish Gambino Surprises Beverly Hills Crowd With Reimagined 'Redbone'

    Donald Glover made an unexpected appearance at Film Independent’s “An Evening With…” series tonight (Jan. 15), held at the Wallis Annenberg Center for Performing Arts in Beverly Hills and presented by the HFPA. Joining “Black Panther” composer and Childish Gambino collaborator Ludwig Göransson, who was the subject of a Q&A conducted by “The Treatment” host Elvis [...]

  • 76th ANNUAL GOLDEN GLOBE AWARDS --

    Film News Roundup: Glenn Close Selected for Oscar Wilde Award

    In today’s film news roundup, Glenn Close gets an honor, AFI names its Directing Workshop for Women participants and Teri Polo gets cast in a Christmas drama. CLOSE HONOR Glenn Close will be honored on Feb. 21 by the US-Ireland Alliance at the 14th Annual Oscar Wilde Awards, held at J.J. Abrams’ Bad Robot in [...]

  • Jason Reitman Ghostbusters

    Jason Reitman to Direct Secret 'Ghostbusters' Movie

    Sony Pictures is getting the wheels in motion for the next installment in the “Ghostbusters” franchise, and it knows who it’s going to call to direct: Jason Reitman. Sources tell Variety that Reitman, whose father, Ivan, directed the first two “Ghostbusters” movies, will direct the latest pic in the famous franchise. Reitman has also co-written a [...]

  • L.A. Teachers' Strike: Hollywood Studios, Unions

    Hollywood Studios, Unions Support Parents and Educators as L.A. Teachers' Strike Rages

    Hollywood unions and entertainment companies have stepped up to support the 31,000 Los Angeles teachers in the second day of a massive strike that’s affected nearly half a million students. More than 50 SAG-AFTRA members picketed at a Tuesday afternoon rally in the driving rain next to the Hollywood & Highland Center with secretary-treasurer Jane [...]

  • SAMUEL L. JACKSON in Glass. M.

    ‘Glass’ Again Tops Studios’ TV Ad Spending

    In this week’s edition of the Variety Movie Commercial Tracker, powered by the TV advertising attention analytics company iSpot.tv, Universal Pictures claims the top spot in spending for the second week in a row with “Glass.” Ads placed for the superhero thriller had an estimated media value of $9.89 million through Sunday for 1,183 national [...]

  • Danny Glover

    Danny Glover Joins 'Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle' Sequel

    Danny Glover has joined the cast of Sony’s “Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle” sequel. His role is being kept under wraps, as is the storyline. Glover will star opposite Dwayne Johnson, Jack Black, Kevin Hart, and Karen Gillan, all of whom are set to return. Awkwafina is in final negotiations for a significant part in [...]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content