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January 23, 2017

London Critics’ Circle Film Awards Winners


Alex Ritman and Georg Szalai / The Hollywood Reporter

Outside of costume design, Whit Stillman’s period comedy Love & Friendship has not been considered to be among Academy Awards hopefuls, but it won a couple of the London Critics’ Circle Film Awards on Sunday. But the final winner of the night was La La Land, which took home the top award for film of the year.

In the nominations, Love & Friendship and Moonlight, which also won two honors on Sunday, had tied with seven each, closely followed by Maren Ade’s German comedy Toni Erdmann with six. La La Land, Manchester by the Sea, which also earned two awards, and American Honey each earned five nominations.

The winners were be voted on by the 140 members of the film section of the Critics’ Circle, the U.K.’s leading and longest-standing film critics group. The ceremony took place Sunday evening at London’s May Fair Hotel.

Ken Loach’s I, Daniel Blake was honored as the best British/Irish film of the year.

The top acting honors went to Casey Affleck for Manchester by the Sea and Isabelle Huppert won for Things to Come. Kate Beckinsale (Love & Friendship) and Andrew Garfield (Hacksaw Ridge) were named the best British/Irish actress and actor of the year. Huppert also got the Dilys Powell Award for Excellence in Film.

Early in the night, Kenneth Lonergan won the best screenwriter honor for Manchester by the Sea, while Naomie Harris got the best supporting actress award, and Mahershala Ali (Moonlight) and Tom Bennett (Love & Friendship) tied in the best supporting actor race.

Read about all the winners here.

Foreign-Language Film of the Year

Fire at Sea
Son of Saul
Things to Come

Toni Erdmann (WINNER)

Film of the Year

American Honey
Fire at Sea
I, Daniel Blake
La La Land
Love & Friendship
Manchester by the Sea
Nocturnal Animals
Son of Saul
Toni Erdmann

Documentary of the Year

The Beatles: Eight Days a Week – The Touring Years
The Eagle Huntress
Fire at Sea (WINNER)
Life, Animated

British/Irish Film of the Year

American Honey
I, Daniel Blake (WINNER)
Love & Friendship
Sing Street

Actor of the Year

Casey Affleck, Manchester by the Sea (WINNER)
Adam Driver, Paterson
Andrew Garfield, Hacksaw Ridge (WINNER British actor of the year)
Jake Gyllenhaal, Nocturnal Animals
Peter Simonischek, Toni Erdmann

Actress of the Year

Amy Adams, Arrival
Kate Beckinsale, Love & Friendship (WINNER, Best British/Irish actress)
Sandra Huller, Toni Erdmann
Isabelle Huppert, Things to Come (WINNER)
Emma Stone, La La Land

Supporting Actor of the Year

Mahershala Ali, Moonlight (WINNER)
Tom Bennett, Love & Friendship (WINNER)
Jeff Bridges, Hell or High Water
Shia LaBeouf, American Honey
Michael Shannon, Nocturnal Animals

The two winners tied for the honor.

Supporting Actress of the Year

Viola Davis, Fences
Greta Gerwig, 20th Century Women
Naomie Harris, Moonlight (WINNER)
Riley Keough, American Honey
Michelle Williams, Manchester by the Sea

Director of the Year

Maren Ade, Toni Erdmann
Damien Chazelle, La La Land
Barry Jenkins, Moonlight
Kenneth Lonergan, Manchester by the Sea
Laszlo Nemes, Son of Saul (WINNER)

Screenwriter of the Year

Maren Ade, Toni Erdmann
Damien Chazelle, La La Land
Barry Jenkins, Moonlight
Kenneth Lonergan, Manchester by the Sea (WINNER)
Whit Stillman, Love & Friendship