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London Critics Circle Winners 2014



Steve McQueen London Critics Circle

The London Critics Circle joined every other critics association and film related awards body by announcing their awards recently. Some have more bearing on the Oscars than others. This one doesn’t, but with 12 Years a Slave winning the top prize there will at least be one similarity. Gravity also won two awards including Director of the Year for Alfonso Cuaron, but everyone expects that.

The trouble with film critics is the desire to show they know something we don’t, so the results of these awards should always be taken lightly. There will often be films in there that will not even be on the Academy’s radar, and this of course is a great thing – it gives exposure to lesser known films lacking the distribution channels and promotional clout of the major studio releases. Just don’t use these to predict the Oscars.


London Critics Circle 2014 Winners

Film of the Year – 12 Years a Slave

Foreign Language Film of the Year – Blue Is the Warmest Colour

Documentary of the Year – The Act of Killing

British Film of the Year – The Selfish Giant

Director of the Year – Alfonso Cuaron, Gravity

Screenwriter of the Year – Joel & Ethan Coen, Inside Llewyn Davis

Actor of the Year – Chiwetel Ejiofor, 12 Years a Slave

Actress of the Year – Cate Blanchett, Blue Jasmine

Supporting Actor of the Year – Barkhad Abdi, Captain Phillips

Supporting Actress of the Year – Lupita Nyong’o, 12 Years a Slave

British Actor of the Year – James McAvoy

British Actress of the Year – Judi Dench

Young British Performer of the Year – Conner Chapman

Breakthrough British Filmmaker – John S. Baird

Technical Achievement Award – Gravity

Dilys Powell Award for Excellence in Film – Gary Oldman

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