Benedict Cumberbatch’s ‘Power Of Dogs’ win London Critics’ Circle Film Awards

The Power of the Dog” received 4 major awards at the 42nd annual London Critics’ Circle Film Awards on Sunday.

“The Power of the Dog” received film of the year, Campion director of the year, and stars Benedict Cumberbatch and Kodi Smit-McPhee, actor and supporting actor of the year, respectively. This is Campion’s second movie to take the Circle’s pinnacle honor, 28 years after “The Piano” received in 1994.

Olivia Colman’s overall performance in Maggie Gyllenhaal’s “The Lost Daughter,” which was snubbed at the BAFTA nominations, earned her the actress of the year award. This is Colman’s third award from the Circle, having formerly received for “Tyrannosaur” and “The Favourite.”

This year too the award ceremony took place virtually. The critics were presenting awards remotely from the ceremony’s usual home at The May Fair Hotel. This is the 2nd year in the row to conduct virtually from their YouTube channel.

Joanna Hogg’s “The Souvenir Part II” received British/Irish film of the year — two years after its predecessor “The Souvenir” gained the same honor. It was one of three movies for which Tilda Swinton received the British/Irish actress of the year award, alongside with “Memoria” and “The French Dispatch.”

Rebecca Hall’s “Passing” received the breakthrough British/Irish filmmaker award, as well as supporting actress of the year for Ruth Negga.

Andrew Garfield received the British/Irish actor of the 12 months award for his performances in “Tick, Tick… Boom!,” “The Eyes of Tammy Faye,” “Spider-Man: No Way Home” and “Mainstream” whilst 11-year-old Woody Norman received the younger British/Irish performer prize for “C’mon C’mon.”

Ryûsuke Hamaguchi’s “Drive My Car” received overseas language movie of the year, whilst Hamaguchi and co-writer Takamasa Oe received the screenwriter of the yr award.

BAFTA frontrunner “Dune” gained a technical success award for visible consequences.




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