London Critics Circle Awards

Film of the Year

Director of the Year
Ang Lee (Life of Pi)

Actor of the Year
Joaquin Phoenix (The Master)

Actress of the Year
Emmanuelle Riva (Amour)

(via Paddy at ScreenOnScreen)

Supporting Actor of the Year
Philip Seymour Hoffman (The Master)

Supporting Actress of the Year
Anne Hathaway (Les Misérables)

Screenwriter of the Year
Michael Haneke (Amour)

Technical Achievement Award
Bill Westenhofer (Life of Pi)

Documentary of the Year
The Imposter

Foreign Language Film of the Year
Rust and Bone (StudioCanal)

British Film of the Year
Berberian Sound Studio

British Actor of the Year
Toby Jones (Berberian Sound Studio)

British Actress of the Year
Andrea Riseborough (Shadow Dancer)

Breakthrough British Filmmaker
Alice Lowe and Steve Oram (Sightseers)

Young British Performer of the Year
Tom Holland (The Impossible)

Dilys Powell Award for Excellence in Film
Helena Bonham Carter

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  1. The Ghost of Easter
    January 20, 2013

    That’s really strange… I had a dream just last night in which Amour and Ang lee won the picture and director-oscars… I was really happy about those results in my dream just as I am with these now…

  2. January 20, 2013

    You know it!

    Np ty :)

  3. Jerry
    January 20, 2013

    Congrats to the wonderful Mr. Ang Lee, Joaquin Phoenix and Emmanuelle Riva. I think Lee and Riva might take BAFTA too. Then the Brits in AMPAS will line up for her over Naomi Watts.

  4. Astarisborn
    January 20, 2013

    Great for Ang Lee. He deserves it. So Happy for Phoenix !

  5. The Dude
    January 20, 2013

    I really like this list.

  6. Daveylow
    January 20, 2013

    I really like these winners. Hope Lee gets the BAFTA!

  7. brandz
    January 20, 2013

    I think Riva will end up winning Oscar.

  8. Lynne
    January 20, 2013

    Wow, congrats to Anne Hathaway! This is like her 27th precursor win!

  9. Astarisborn
    January 20, 2013

    Pi is doing huge box office in UK. Pi should cross over 100 million after tomorrow.

  10. amy
    January 20, 2013

    This is my favourite list of winners so far!

  11. RJ
    January 20, 2013

    Congrats to ALL the deserving winners. . . and esp. Anne Hathaway! According to Wikipedia, this is her 35th award (including Ensemble Acting Awards & AFI recognition) for her role as Fantine in Les Mis!! That has to be some sort of record going into the BAFTA’s and Oscars, right?

  12. Naruse
    January 20, 2013

    This would be a dream like AMPAS lineup.

  13. KT
    January 20, 2013

    This may be a sign of who will win the Directing Oscar. If Ang Lee has strong support from the British contingent, as this may indicate, he will take the Bafta award, and quite possibly the Oscar two weeks later. If he wins the DGA, then it’s a done deal. If Ben Affleck takes the DGA, as many think at this point, Bafta may show us which way Oscar will lean. But if Steven Spielberg wins DGA, and Lee wins Bafta, then Oscar night could potentially be very interesting, likely leaning toward Spielberg but setting Lee up as a spoiler… This is still the race to watch.

  14. desmond
    January 20, 2013

    ‘life of Pi’ is getting more and more momentum , Pi is doing huge box office all over the world ( almost 500 Million worldwide ) and 100 Million domestic finally.

  15. January 20, 2013

    Wonderful list, only changing Amour from Picture to Foreign Picture.
    Just missed Argo. The rest is perfect.

  16. vv
    January 20, 2013

    Impeccable list

  17. Oliver
    January 21, 2013

    Best winner lineup so far.
    Amour, Lee, Riva, Phoenix all perfectly deserved!!

  18. Sammy
    January 21, 2013

    @Fabinho – why changing Amour? It is a wonderful piece of material that deserves its place as the best picture.

    DGA will opt to award an oscar nominated director. That is Lee or Spielberg. So it is very much clear Ang Lee will take the DGA home. Affleck has no chance of winning the DGA.

  19. Sammy
    January 21, 2013

    Amour won the LAFCA best picture award (Academy home – Los Angeles) and the London Critics Circle award for best picture (BAFTA home – London). This is realy getting interesting this year.

  20. Hadi
    January 21, 2013

    Tobey Jones beat Daniel Day-Lewis?!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :|

  21. nixon
    January 21, 2013

    Ang Lee should win DGA and Academy. Steven Spielberg is nothing but loads and loads of shit

  22. Yvette
    January 21, 2013

    What a though-provoking piece of film commentary. The Brits like to think they’re different.. This won’t match Oscar.

  23. superkk
    January 21, 2013

    didnt know Rivas birthday was on the day of the oscars…very interesting….

  24. Robert C
    January 24, 2013

    Sympathy (or outrage) @ Oscars for Affleck & love for Academy-fave Clooney = Argo for Best Pic. Spielberg’s no lock, w/ Russell & Haneke in mix. Thought Riva’s b-day was day before Oscars, though could be wrong. Agree w/ comment that has BAFTA trying to be the
    un-Oscar Oscars. Too much emphasis on Lee & Pi, but otherwise like the list, but for its lack of Affleck.and/or Argo.

  25. January 24, 2013


    “Amour” is a great Foreign Film.
    It´s obvious.
    Every movie in its right category!

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