London Critics favour Amour


Despite most of the recipients of the London Critics’ Circle Film Awards on Sunday, 20 January 2013 not being able to attend due to the heavy snow, some class contenders were rewarded for their efforts.

Michael Haneke’s Amour won for Best Film and Best Screenwriter (Haneke) and Emmanuelle Riva received the Best Actress award for her work in Amour.

The Master’s Joaquin Phoenix and Philip Seymour Hoffman won Best Actor and Best Supporting Actor respectively. Ang Lee, much lauded for his work, received the award for Best Director for Life of Pi.

London Critics’ Circle Film Awards winners:

  • Best Film – Amour
  • Best Foreign Language Film – Rust and Bone
  • Best Documentary – The Imposter
  • Best British Film – Berberian Sound Studio
  • Best Actor – Joaquin Phoenix for The Master
  • Best Actress – Emmanuelle Riva for Amour
  • Best Supporting Actor – Philip Seymour Hoffman for The Master
  • Best Supporting Actress – Anne Hathaway for Les Miserables
  • Best British Actor – Toby Jones for Berberian Sound Studio
  • Best British Actress – Andrea Riseborough for Shadow Dancer
  • Best Young British Performer of the Year – Tom Holland for The Impossible
  • Best Director – Ang Lee for Life of Pi
  • Best Screenwriter – Michael Haneke for Amour
  • Best Breakthrough British Filmmaker – Alice Lowe and Steve Oram: Writers – Sightseers
  • Technical Achievement Award – Bill Westenhofer (visual effects) for Life of Pi
  • Dilys Powell Award for Excellence in Film – Helena Bonham Carter


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