London Critics’ Circle Film Awards Winners 2015

The UK’s top film critics named Boyhood as Film of the Year at their annual ceremony tonight, hosted by previous winners Alice Lowe and Steve Oram at The May Fair Hotel. In addition to Film, Boyhood also won Director for Richard Linklater and Supporting Actress for Patricia Arquette. 

The highlight of the ceremony was the presentation of the Dilys Powell Award for Excellence in Film to Miranda Richardson, handed to her by her friend and colleague Stanley Tucci.

The evening’s other big winner was Under the Skin, for which Jonathan Glazer was on hand to collect the Attenborough Award for British Film of the Year, and composer Mica Levi accepted the Technical Achievement Award for her score. Recently Oscar-nominated producers Mathilde Bonnefoy and Dirk Wilutzky were present to receive Documentary of the Year for Citizenfour. Russian director Andrey Zvyagintsev accepted his Foreign-language Film by video.

Other winners in attendance included British Actor Timothy Spall (Mr Turner) and Young British Performer Alex Lawther (The Imitation Game). Special guests and nominees present included Daniel Huttlestone, Corey McKinley, Florence Pugh, Toby Sebastian, Louise Brealey, Matthew Warchus, Hossein Amini, James Kent, Elaine Constantine, Steve Jamison, Mike Brett, Iain Forsyth, Jane Pollard, Andy Hamilton, Guy Jenkin, Andre Singer and Robin Gulch.

35th LONDON CRITICS’ CIRCLE FILM AWARDS WINNERS LIST:

FILM OF THE YEAR  Boyhood (Universal)

FOREIGN-LANGUAGE FILM OF THE YEAR Leviathan (Curzon Artificial Eye)

BRITISH FILM OF THE YEAR Under the Skin (StudioCanal)

DOCUMENTARY OF THE YEAR Citizenfour (Curzon Artificial Eye)

ACTOR OF THE YEAR Michael Keaton – Birdman (Fox)

ACTRESS OF THE YEAR Julianne Moore – Still Alice (Curzon Artificial Eye)

SUPPORTING ACTOR OF THE YEAR JK Simmons – Whiplash (Sony)

SUPPORTING ACTRESS OF THE YEAR  Patricia Arquette – Boyhood (Universal)

BRITISH ACTOR OF THE YEAR Timothy Spall – Mr Turner (eOne)

BRITISH ACTRESS OF THE YEAR Rosamund Pike – Gone Girl (Fox) & What We Did on Our Holiday (Lionsgate)

YOUNG BRITISH PERFORMER OF THE YEAR Alex Lawther – The Imitation Game (StudioCanal)

DIRECTOR OF THE YEAR Richard Linklater – Boyhood (Universal)

SCREENWRITER OF THE YEAR Wes Anderson – The Grand Budapest Hotel  (Fox)

BREAKTHROUGH BRITISH FILMMAKER Yann Demange – ’71 (StudioCanal)

TECHNICAL ACHIEVEMENT AWARD Under the Skin – Mica Levi, score (StudioCanal)

DILYS POWELL AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE IN FILM Miranda Richardson

TOP 10 FILMS of 2014

1. Boyhood

2. Birdman

3. Under the Skin

4. Whiplash

5. Mr Turner

6. Leviathan

7. The Grand Budapest Hotel

8. Ida

9. Nightcrawler

10. The Theory of Everything

Oscar Nominations List 2015

Full official List of nominations for this year’s Academy Awards, which take place at the Dolby theatre in Hollywood on 22 February. As expected The Theory of Everything, Birdman, The Imitation Game, The Grand Budapest Hotel and Boyhood lead the way alongside a few surprises. 

Best Picture

American Sniper

Birdman

Boyhood

The Grand Budapest Hotel

The Imitation Game

Selma

The Theory of Everything

Whiplash

 

Best Director

Alejandro González Iñárritu – Birdman

Richard Linklater – Boyhood

Bennett Miller – Foxcatcher

Wes Anderson – The Grand Budapest Hotel

Morten Tyldum – The Imitation Game

 

Best Actor

Steve Carell – Foxcatcher

Bradley Cooper – American Sniper

Benedict Cumberbatch – The Imitation Game

Michael Keaton – Birdman

Eddie Redmayne – The Theory of Everything

 

Best Actress

Marion Cotillard- Two Days, One Night

Felicity Jones – The Theory of Everything

Julianne Moore – Still Alice

Rosamund Pike – Gone Girl

Reese Witherspoon – Wild

 

Best Supporting Actor

Robert Duvall – The Judge

Ethan Hawke – Boyhood

Edward Norton – Birdman

Mark Ruffalo – Foxcatcher

JK Simmons – Whiplash

 

Best supporting actress

Patricia Arquette – Boyhood

Laura Dern – Wild

Keira Knightley – The Imitation Game

Emma Stone – Birdman

Meryl Streep – Into the Woods

 

Best original screenplay

Alejandro G. Iñárritu, Nicolás Giacobone, Alexander Dinelaris, Jr. & Armando Bo – Birdman

Richard Linklater – Boyhood

E. Max Frye and Dan Futterman -Foxcatcher

Wes Anderson & Hugo Guinness – The Grand Budapest Hotel

Dan Gilroy – Nightcrawler

 

Best adapted screenplay

Jason Hall – American Sniper

Graham Moore – The Imitation Game

Paul Thomas Anderson – Inherent Vice

Anthony McCarten – The Theory of Everything

Damien Chazelle – Whiplash

 

Best foreign film

Ida

Leviathan

Tangerines

Timbuktu

Wild Tales

 

Best documentary

CitizenFour

Finding Vivian Maier

Last Days in Vietnam

Salt of the Earth

Virunga

 

Best animation

Big Hero 6

The Boxtrolls

How to Train Your Dragon 2

Song of the Sea

The Tale of Princess Kaguya

 

Best original song

Everything is Awesome – The Lego Movie

Glory – Selma

Grateful – Beyond the Lights

I’m Not Going to Miss You – Glen Campbell … I’ll Be Me

Lost Stars – Begin Again

 

Best documentary short

Crisis Hotline: Veterans Press 1

Joanna

Our Curse

The Reaper

White Earth

 

Best cinematography

Emmanuel Lubezki – Birdman

Robert Yeoman – The Grand Budapest Hotel

Lukasz Zal and Ryszard Lenczewski – Ida

Dick Pope – Mr Turner

Roger Deakins – Unbroken

 

Best editing

Joel Cox and Gary D. Roach – American Sniper

Sandra Adair – Boyhood

Barney Pilling – The Grand Budapest Hotel

William Goldenberg – The Imitation Game

Tom Cross – Whiplash

 

Best sound editing

Alan Robert Murray and Bub Asman – American Sniper

Martin Hernández and Aaron Glascock – Birdman

Brent Burge and Jason Canovas – The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies

Richard King – Interstellar

Becky Sullivan and Andrew DeCristofaro – Unbroken

 

Best sound mixing

John Reitz, Gregg Rudloff and Walt Martin – American Sniper

Jon Taylor, Frank A. Montaño and Thomas Varga – Birdman

Gary A. Rizzo, Gregg Landaker and Mark Weingarten – Interstellar

Jon Taylor, Frank A. Montaño and David Lee – Unbroken

Craig Mann, Ben Wilkins and Thomas Curley – Whiplash

 

Best make up and hair

Bill Corso and Dennis Liddiard – Foxcatcher

Frances Hannon and Mark Coulier – The Grand Budapest Hotel

Elizabeth Yianni-Georgiou and David White – Guardians of the Galaxy

 

Best original score

Alexandre Desplat – The Grand Budapest Hotel

Alexandre Desplat – The Imitation Game

Hans Zimmer – Interstellar

Jóhann Jóhannsson – Mr Turner

Gary Yershon – The Theory of Everything

 

Best production design

Adam Stockhausen and Anna Pinnock – The Grand Budapest Hotel

Maria Djurkovic and Tatiana Macdonald – The Imitation Game

Nathan Crowley and Gary Fettis – Interstellar

Dennis Gassner and Anna Pinnock – Into the Woods

Suzie Davies and Charlotte Watts – Mr Turner

 

Best visual effects

Dan DeLeeuw, Russell Earl, Bryan Grill and Dan Sudick – Captain America: The Winter Soldier

Joe Letteri, Dan Lemmon, Daniel Barrett and Erik Winquist – Dawn of the Planet of the Apes

Stephane Ceretti, Nicolas Aithadi, Jonathan Fawkner and Paul Corbould – Guardians of the Galaxy

Paul Franklin, Andrew Lockley, Ian Hunter and Scott Fisher – Interstellar

Richard Stammers, Lou Pecora, Tim Crosbie and Cameron Waldbauer – X-Men: Days of Future Past

 

Best costume design

Milena Canonero – The Grand Budapest Hotel

Mark Bridges – Inherent Vice

Colleen Atwood – Into the Woods

Anna B. Sheppard and Jane Clive – Maleficent

Jacqueline Durran – Mr Turner

 

Best short film (animated)

The Bigger Picture

The Dam Keeper

Feast

Me and My Moulton

A Single Life

 

Best short

Aya

Boogaloo and Graham

Butter Lamp

Parvaneh

The Phone Call