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London Film Critics’ Circle Awards: Winners announced

The 32nd  London Film Critics’ Circle Awards took place tonight at the BFI Southbank, with Michel Hazanavicius’ silent extravaganza The Artist once again turning out as top dog, picking up the Film of the Year, Director of the Year and Actor of the Year awards. Elsewhere, Andrew Haigh deservedly picked up the award for Breakthrough British Filmmaker thanks to his superb debut feature Weekend, Olivia Colman received the nod for British Actress of the Year (despite her recent BAFTA snub) and Anna Paquin/Meryl Streep shared the Actress of the Year prize for Margaret/The Iron Lady respectively. For a full list of the winners, see below:

Film of the Year
The Artist (Entertainment)

Critics’ Circle Top 10 Films of 2011

1. The Artist
2. A Separation
3. Drive
4. Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy
5. The Tree of Life
6. We Need to Talk About Kevin
7. Melancholia
8. Shame
9. Margaret
10. The Descendants

The Attenborough Award: Best British Film
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)

The Virgin Atlantic Award: Breakthrough British Filmmaker
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)

The Moët & Chandon Award: British Actress of the Year
Olivia Colman – The Iron Lady (Fox/Pathé), Tyrannosaur (StudioCanal)

Young British Performer of the Year
Craig Roberts – Submarine (StudioCanal)

The Sky 3D Award: Technical Achievement
Maria Djurkovic, production design – Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (StudioCanal) 

The Dilys Powell Award: Excellence in Film
Nicolas Roeg

What do you think of the award winners? Did they make the right choices? Are there any films you would have liked to have seen feature more heavily? Let us know using the comment box below.

Daniel Green