Nestled discreetly in the midst of the bombast of the BAFTA and Oscar hulabaloo the London Critics’ Circle Film Award tend to represent the film connoisseur’s choice. This evening was no different as the body made some very sound, and utterly correct, choices from the last year in film.

Winners including Timothy Spall, snubbed by Academys on both sides of the pond, for his portrayal of the artist in Mr. Turner. Jonathan Glazer’s Under the Skin took home the Best British Film gong, Boyhood won Best Film… you can see where I’m going here.

Our finest men, Mr. Cassam Looch and Mr. Colin Hart was resplendent on the red carpet this evening to talk to the nominees, guest and winners as they arrived at the event. Here’s how they got on.

Miranda Richardson

Timothy Spall

Director Richard linklater

Daniel Huttlestone

Director Andre Singer

 Director Hossein Amini

The Winners

Miranda Richardson – Winner of the Dilys Powell Award for Excellence in Film

Timothy Spall – British Actor of the Year

Director Richard Linklater – Best Film / Best Director (Boyhood)

 

The Winners in Full

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

The Critics’ Circle Top 10 Films of 2014 (if you missed our Blogger Top 10 – click here)

  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