London Critics’ Circle Awards honour ‘The Master’

'The Master' Joaquin Phoenix cliff

By Ray Bennett

LONDON – Joaquin Phoenix (pictured) was named best actor and Philip Seymour Hoffman best supporting actor for “The Master” while Ang Lee won as best director for “Life of Pi” as Michael Haneke’s “Amour” picked up three awards including best film at the London Film Critics’ Circle Awards.

Bill Westenhofer won the technical prize for visual effects in “Life of Pi”.  Emmanuelle Riva won as best actress for “Amour” while director Haneke picked up the prize for best screenplay although “Rust and Bone” won the best foreign-language award. Anne Hathaway was named best supporting actress for her performance in ‘Les Miserables”.

A list of winners follows:

FILM OF THE YEAR: Amour (Artificial Eye)

FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM OF THE YEAR: Rust and Bone (StudioCanal)

DOCUMENTARY OF THE YEAR: The Imposter (Picturehouse/Revolver)

BRITISH FILM OF THE YEAR: Berberian Sound Studio (Artificial Eye)

ACTOR OF THE YEAR: Joaquin Phoenix – The Master (Entertainment)

ACTRESS OF THE YEAR: Emmanuelle Riva – Amour (Artificial Eye)

SUPPORTING ACTOR OF THE YEAR: Philip Seymour Hoffman – The Master (Entertainment)

SUPPORTING ACTRESS OF THE YEAR: Anne Hathaway – Les Miserables (Universal)

BRITISH ACTOR OF THE YEAR: Toby Jones– Berberian Sound Studio (Artificial Eye)

BRITISH ACTRESS OF THE YEAR: Andrea Riseborough – Shadow Dancer (Paramount)

YOUNG BRITISH PERFORMER OF THE YEAR: Tom Holland – The Impossible (eOne)

DIRECTOR OF THE YEAR: Ang Lee – Life of Pi (Fox)

SCREENWRITER OF THE YEAR: Michael Haneke – Amour (Artificial Eye)

BREAKTHROUGH BRITISH FILMMAKER: Alice Lowe & Steve Oram, writers – Sightseers (StudioCanal)

TECHNICAL ACHIEVEMENT: Life of Pi – Bill Westenhofer, visual effects (Fox)

DILYS POWELL AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE IN FILM: Helena Bonham Carter

 

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