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Brit Crits add little to sum of knowledge

The London Critics’ Circle Film Awards, run over the weekend, followed the pack in handing out its gongs.



Boyhood, already proving popular elsewhere and a big winner at the US Critics’ Choice Awards earlier in the weekend, took the Best Film gong. Leviathan, also much awarded elsewhere, took the subtitle gong, while most of the British titles awarded were adding to collections begun at BIFA late last year.

As has been the experience elsewhere, there was no award won by the Anthony McCarten-scripted The Theory Of Everything, although the film did make the London critics’ list of the year’s 10 best films.

The winners were:

Film Of The Year
Boyhood (Universal)
Foreign-Language Film Of The Year
Leviathan (Curzon Artificial Eye)
British Film Of The Year
Under The Skin (StudioCanal)
Documentary Of The Year
Citizenfour (Curzon Artificial Eye)
Actor Of The Year
Michael Keaton – Birdman (Fox)
Actress Of The Year
Julianne Moore – Still Alice (Curzon Artificial Eye)
Supporting Actor Of The Year
JK Simmons – Whiplash (Sony)
Supporting Actress Of The Year
Patricia Arquette – Boyhood (Universal)
British Actor Of The Year
Timothy Spall – Mr Turner (eOne)
British Actress Of The Year
Rosamund Pike – Gone Girl (Fox) & What We Did On Our Holiday (Lionsgate)
Young British Performer Of The Year
Alex Lawther – The Imitation Game (StudioCanal)
Director Of The Year
Richard Linklater – Boyhood (Universal)
Screenwriter Of The Year
Wes Anderson – The Grand Budapest Hotel  (Fox)
Breakthrough British Filmmaker
Yann Demange – ’71 (StudioCanal)
Technical Achievement Award
Under The Skin – Mica Levi, Score (StudioCanal)
Dilys Powell Award For Excellence In Film
Miranda Richardson