Mad Max: Fury Road and 45 Years were the big winners at this year’s London’s Critics’ Circle Film Awards with Kenneth Branagh picking up a lifetime achievement award…
Tom Hardy was rightly lauded for his achievements in 2015 after enjoying commercial and critical success with Mad Max: Fury Road, Legend, The Revenant and London Road.
Mad Max: Fury Road took home the biggest prize of the night – Film of the Year – and followed it up with accolades for Director of the Year (George Miller) and British Actor of the Year (Hardy).
45 Years, Andrew Haigh’s tender marital drama starring acting royalty Charlotte Rampling and Tom Courtenay also picked up three prizes including British/Irish Film of the Year. Rampling and Courtney were also named Actress and Actor of the Year.
The full list of winners for the 36th London Critics’ Circle Film Awards:
FILM OF THE YEAR: Mad Max: Fury Road
BRITISH/IRISH FILM OF THE YEAR: 45 Years
FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM OF THE YEAR: The Look of Silence
DOCUMENTARY OF THE YEAR: Amy
ACTOR OF THE YEAR: Tom Courtenay — 45 Years
ACTRESS OF THE YEAR: Charlotte Rampling — 45 Years
SUPPORTING ACTOR OF THE YEAR: Mark Rylance — Bridge of Spies
SUPPORTING ACTRESS OF THE YEAR: Kate Winslet — Steve Jobs
DIRECTOR OF THE YEAR: George Miller — Mad Max: Fury Road
SCREENWRITER OF THE YEAR: Josh Singer and Tom McCarthy — Spotlight
BRITISH/IRISH ACTOR OF THE YEAR: Tom Hardy — Legend, London Road, Mad Max: Fury Road, The Revenant
BRITISH/IRISH ACTRESS OF THE YEAR: Saoirse Ronan — Brooklyn, Lost River
YOUNG BRITISH/IRISH PERFORMER OF THE YEAR: Maisie Williams — The Falling
PHILIP FRENCH AWARD FOR BREAKTHROUGH BRITISH/IRISH FILMMAKER: John Maclean — Slow West
BRITISH/IRISH SHORT FILM OF THE YEAR: Stutterer — Benjamin Cleary
TECHNICAL ACHIEVEMENT AWARD: Ed Lachman, cinematography — Carol
DILYS POWELL AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE IN FILM: Kenneth Branagh