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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

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