The London Film Critics Circle Awards were held last night across the Atlantic as something of a calmer arthouse alternative to the multiplex-lusting Critics Choice Awards here in the States, though they did share one winner: George Miller took Best Director for Mad Max Fury Road. We're trying not to think of him as the frontrunner here at TFE because it would be the most anomalous Best Director win of our lifetimes and too satisfying. Could it actually happen?
- FILM: Mad Max: Fury Road
- BRITISH/IRISH FILM: 45 Years
- DIRECTOR: George Miller, Mad Max: Fury Road
- ACTRESS: Charlotte Rampling, 45 Years
- ACTOR: Tom Courtenay, 45 Years
- BRITISH/IRISH ACTRESS: Saoirse Ronan, Brooklyn
- SUPPORTING ACTRESS: Kate Winslet, Steve Jobs
- SUPPORTING ACTOR: Mark Rylance, Bridge of Spies
- YOUNG BRITISH/IRISH PERFORMER: Maisie Williams, The Falling (supposedly this girls boarding school drama headlined by the Game of Thrones star will be released in the USA by Cinedigm)
- BRITISH/IRISH ACTOR: Tom Hardy (for multiple roles: Legend, London Road, Mad Max: Fury Road, and The Revenant)
- SCREENWRITER: Tom McCarthy and Josh Singer, Spotlight
- TECHNICAL ACHIEVEMENT: Ed Lachman, for the Cinematography of Carol
- FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM: The Look of Silence (nominated for the Doc Oscar)
- DOCUMENTARY: Amy (also nominated for the Oscar)
- BRITISH/IRISH SHORT: Stutterer, Benjamin Cleary (it's also nominated for the Oscar)
- BREAKTHROUGH BRITISH/IRISH FILMMAKER (The Philip French Award): John Maclean, Slow West
A Fun Titanic Takeaway
Kate Winslet, who can add the London prize to her Golden Globe this year, doesn't seem to be thinking about her own Oscar run for Steve Jobs. Perhaps she doesn't care about a second statue (and Alicia Vikander could be tough to beat -- the advantage of being a leading lady in a supporting category... *sigh*).
With the cameras shoved in her face (seriously back off reporters) Kate is just loving on Leonardo DiCaprio in The Revenant (it's clear where her Oscar vote is going). There are also props to her current co-star Michael Fassbender in Steve Jobs as well.