La La Land and Kenneth Lonergan Win Top Prizes at London’s Critics’ Circle Film Awards

News   La La Land and Kenneth Lonergan Win Top Prizes at London’s Critics’ Circle Film Awards
 
The awards were presented January 22.
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Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone Dale Robinette

The U.K.'s leading film critics chose Damien Chazelle's Golden Globe-winning musical La La Land as Film of the Year at the 37th Critics' Circle Film Awards, which were presented January 22 at The May Fair Hotel in London.

Hosted by actor-filmmakers Alice Lowe and Steve Oram, top prizes also went to films from Ireland, France, Hungary, Germany, Italy, Australia, and the U.S.

Director of the Year was won by Hungarian filmmaker Laszlo Nemes for his Oscar-winning drama Son of Saul. Screenwriter went to Kenneth Lonergan for Manchester by the Sea, which also won Actor of the Year for Casey Affleck. French actor Isabelle Huppert also took home two awards. She was presented the Dilys Powell Award for Excellence in Film before going on to win in the Actress of the Year category for her performance in Mia Hansen-Love's Things to Come.

The full list of winners for the 37th London Critics' Circle Film Awards follows:
FILM OF THE YEAR
La La Land

FOREIGN-LANGUAGE FILM OF THE YEAR
Toni Erdmann

DOCUMENTARY OF THE YEAR
Fire at Sea

BRITISH/IRISH FILM OF THE YEAR
I, Daniel Blake

ACTOR OF THE YEAR
Casey Affleck - Manchester by the Sea

ACTRESS OF THE YEAR
Isabelle Huppert - Things to Come

SUPPORTING ACTOR OF THE YEAR (tie)
Mahershala Ali - Moonlight
Tom Bennett - Love & Friendship

SUPPORTING ACTRESS OF THE YEAR
Naomie Harris - Moonlight

DIRECTOR OF THE YEAR
László Nemes - Son of Saul

SCREENWRITER OF THE YEAR
Kenneth Lonergan - Manchester by the Sea

BRITISH/IRISH ACTOR
Andrew Garfield - Hacksaw Ridge, Silence

BRITISH/IRISH ACTRESS
Kate Beckinsale - Love & Friendship

YOUNG BRITISH/IRISH PERFORMER
Lewis MacDougall - A Monster Calls

BREAKTHROUGH BRITISH/IRISH FILMMAKER
Babak Anvari - Under the Shadow

BRITISH/IRISH SHORT FILM
Sweet Maddie Stone - Brady Hood

TECHNICAL ACHIEVEMENT
Victoria - Sturla Brandth Grovlen, cinematography

DILYS POWELL AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE IN FILM
Isabelle Huppert

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