Winning three kudos, 'Slumdog Millionaire' has become the front runner at the 29th London Film Critics' Circle Awards, followed by 'The Wrestler' and 'The Curious Case of Benjamin Button'.
London Film Critics' Circle have finally unveiled the winners of their 29th annual film awards on Wednesday, February 4. At the ceremony held at the Grosvenor House Hotel, Darren Aronofsky's "The Wrestler" has been hailed as Film of the Year and got Mickey Rourke an Actor of the Year title, while Danny Boyle's "Slumdog Millionaire" showed its domination, collecting three out of six prizes it was up for.
"Slumdog Millionaire", the drama movie about a poor Indian boy who gets a shot at winning millions in a television game, show won the Attenborough Film of the Year title and Screenwriter of the Year prize for Simon Beaufoy. While losing the Director of the Year kudo to David Fincher of "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button", the film managed to grab the British Director of the Year award for its helmer Danny Boyle.
While "Hunger" director Steve McQueen drew Breakthrough British Film-Maker, Kate Winslet was named Actress of the Year for her performance in "The Reader" and "Revolutionary Road". Michael Fassbender of "Hunger" and Kristin Scott Thomas of "I've Loved You So Long", in addition, have been honored with British Actor and Actress of the Year respectively.
Other winners include "Waltz With Bashir" for Foreign Language Film of the Year and Thomas Turgoose for Young British Performance of the Year. On the event which also served as a fund-raiser for the National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children, Dame Judi Dench has also been awarded with The Dilys Powell Award for Outstanding Contribution to Cinema.
Full winners list for the 29th London Critics Circle Film Awards:
- Film of the Year: "The Wrestler" (Darren Aronofsky)
- Attenborough Film of the Year: "Slumdog Millionaire" (Danny Boyle)
- Director of the Year: David Fincher, "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button"
- British Director of the Year: Danny Boyle, "Slumdog Millionaire"
- Actor of the Year: Mickey Rourke, "The Wrestler"
- Actress of the Year: Kate Winslet, "The Reader" / "Revolutionary Road"
- British Actor of the Year: Michael Fassbender, "Hunger"
- British Actress of the Year: Kristin Scott Thomas, "I've Loved You So Long"
- British Actor in a Supporting Role: Eddie Marsan, "Happy-Go-Lucky"
- British Actress in a Supporting Role: Tilda Swinton, "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button"
- Screenwriter of the Year: Simon Beaufoy, "Slumdog Millionaire"
- The NSPCC Award for Young British Performance of the Year: Thomas Turgoose, "Somers Town" / "Eden Lake"
- Breakthrough British Film-Maker: Steve McQueen, "Hunger"
- Foreign Language Film of the Year: "Waltz With Bashir" (Ari Folman)
- The Dilys Powell Award for Outstanding Contribution to Cinema: Dame Judi Dench