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AWARDS UK

London critics laud Network, Speech

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David Fincher’s The Social Network pipped Tom Hooper’s The King's Speech to the post at the 31st London Film Critics’ Circle Awards, winning four gongs to the latter’s three.

The Social Network won Film of the Year, Director of the Year for Fincher, British Actor in a Supporting Role for Andrew Garfield and Screenwriter of the Year for Aaron Sorkin.

The King’s Speech claimed Best Actor for Colin Firth, British Director of the Year for Tom Hooper and The Attenborough Award for British Film of the Year.

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Kristin Scott Thomas was presented the Dilys Powell Award for Excellence in Cinema for her outstanding contribution to cinema.

The 31st London Critics' Circle Film Awards winners in full (and their UK distributors):

FILM OF THE YEAR
The Social Network (Sony)
Runner-up: The King's Speech [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Tom Hooper
film profile
]
(Momentum)

TOP 10 FILMS of 2010
1. The Social Network (Sony)
2. The King’s Speech (Momentum)
3. Black Swan (Fox)
4. Toy Story 3 (Disney)
5. The Kids Are All Right (Universal)
6. Another Year [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Mike Leigh
film profile
]
(Momentum) 7. True Grit (Paramount)
8. Inception (Warner)
9. I Am Love [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Luca Guadagnino - director
film profile
]
(Metrodome)
10. Winter's Bone (Artificial Eye)

THE ATTENBOROUGH AWARD: BRITISH FILM OF THE YEAR
The King’s Speech (Momentum)
Runner-up: Another Year (Momentum)

FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM OF THE YEAR
Of Gods and Men [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Xavier Beauvois
film profile
]
(Artificial Eye)
Runner-up: I Am Love (Metrodome)

DIRECTOR OF THE YEAR
David Fincher - The Social Network (Sony)
Runner-up: Darren Aronofsky - Black Swan (Fox)

BRITISH DIRECTOR OF THE YEAR
Tom Hooper - The King’s Speech (Momentum)
Runner-up: Mike Leigh - Another Year (Momentum)

ACTOR OF THE YEAR
Colin Firth - The King's Speech (Momentum)
Runner-up: Edgar Ramirez - Carlos [+see also:
film review
trailer
film profile
]
(Optimum)

ACTRESS OF THE YEAR
Annette Bening - The Kids Are All Right (Universal)
Runner-up: Natalie Portman - Black Swan (Fox)

BRITISH ACTOR OF THE YEAR
Christian Bale - The Fighter (Paramount/Momentum)
Runner-up: Jim Broadbent - Another Year (Momentum)

BRITISH ACTRESS OF THE YEAR
Lesley Manville - Another Year (Momentum)
Runner-up: Tilda Swinton - I Am Love (Metrodome)

BRITISH ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE
Andrew Garfield - The Social Network (Sony)
Runner-up: David Bradley - Another Year (Momentum)

BRITISH ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE
Olivia Williams - The Ghost [+see also:
trailer
film profile
]
(Optimum)
Runner-up: Rosamund Pike - Made in Dagenham [+see also:
trailer
making of
interview: Nigel Cole
film profile
]
(Paramount)

SCREENWRITER OF THE YEAR
Aaron Sorkin - The Social Network (Sony)
Runner-up: David Seidler - The King’s Speech (Momentum)

YOUNG BRITISH PERFORMER OF THE YEAR
Conor McCarron - NEDs [+see also:
trailer
film profile
]
(Entertainment One)
Runner-up: Jessica Barden - Tamara Drewe [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Stephen Frears
film profile
]
(Momentum)

BREAKTHROUGH BRITISH FILMMAKER
Gareth Edwards - Monsters [+see also:
trailer
film profile
]
(Vertigo)
Runner-up: Clio Barnard - The Arbor [+see also:
trailer
film profile
]
(Verve)

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