*Mr Turner’s Night Out: London Critics Circle Awards

Mike Leigh’s wonderful “Mr Turner”  was rightfully recognised at  the 35th London Critic’s Circle Film Awards  at London’s Mayfair Hotel with Timothy Spall receiving the British Actor of the Year award for his leading role in the movie.  There was absolute delight to see that Spall, who was snubbed at the Oscars finally received an award for his role as the British painter JMW Turner in Mike Leigh’s Mr Turner.  The 57-year-old actor who was certainly looking very fit and dapper, was accompanied to the glamourous event by his wife Shane Spall.

Boyhood beat off competition from The Theory of Everything and The Grand Budapest Hotel to be crowned the biggest winner of the night with three awards including Film of the Year.

The Lady of the night was Miranda Richardson who was presented with the Dilys Powell Award for Excellence in Film.

mistan1Established in 1913, The Critics’ Circle is the oldest organisation of its kind in the world, with more than 400 members who work in the UK media as critics of drama, art and architecture, music, film, dance and literature. 

Film of the Year
Boyhood

Foreign Language Film of the Year
Leviathan

British Film of the Year
Under the Skin

Documentary of the Year
Citizenfour

Actor of the Year
Michael Keaton for Birdman

Actress of the Year
Julianne Moore for Still Alice

Supporting actor of the Year
JK Simmons for Whiplash

Supporting Actress of the Year
Patricia Arquette for Boyhood

British Actor of the Year
Timothy Spall for Mr Turner

British Actress of the Year
Rosamund Pike for Gone Girl and What We Did on Our Holiday

Young British Performer of the Year
Alex Lawther for The Imitation Game

Director of the Year
Richard Linklater for Boyhood

Screenwriter of the Year
Wes Anderson for The Grand Budapest Hotel

Breakthrough British Filmmaker
Yann Demange for ’71

Technical Achievement Award
Mica Levi for the score to Under the Skin

Dilys Powell Award for Excellence in Film
Miranda Richardson

Top 10 Films of 2014

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

Words by Jayjay Epega for Hollywood London Magazine &
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