Boyhood Wins Again At London Film Critics' Circle
British gong show hands top prize to Richard Linklater's movie...
Boyhood was the big winner at the London Film Critics' Circle awards last night.
Richard Linklater's groundbreaking coming-of-age drama was named film of the year, with Linklater taking the prize for best director and Patricia Arquette named best supporting actress.
Speaking about his movie, which was shot over the space of 12 years, Linklater said: "It's been called an experiment, but it was a leap of faith."
Glasgow-set sci-fi chiller Under The Skin was the night's other big winner - with awards for director Jonathan Glazer (British film of year) and composer Mica Levi (technical achievement).
Alas, star Scarlett Johansson was left empty-handed.
There was more love for Birdman star Michael Keaton - who was named best actor - and for Julianne Moore, named best actress for her role in Still Alice.
And JK Simmons added to his awards season haul with another best supporting actor gong for Whiplash.
The full list of winners is...
FILM OF THE YEAR
FOREIGN-LANGUAGE FILM OF THE YEAR
BRITISH FILM OF THE YEAR
Under the Skin
DOCUMENTARY OF THE YEAR
ACTOR OF THE YEAR
Michael Keaton - Birdman
ACTRESS OF THE YEAR
Julianne Moore - Still Alice
SUPPORTING ACTOR OF THE YEAR
JK Simmons - Whiplash
SUPPORTING ACTRESS OF THE YEAR
Patricia Arquette - Boyhood
BRITISH ACTOR OF THE YEAR
Timothy Spall - Mr Turner
BRITISH ACTRESS OF THE YEAR
Rosamund Pike - Gone Girl (Fox) & What We Did on Our Holiday
YOUNG BRITISH PERFORMER OF THE YEAR
Alex Lawther - The Imitation Game
DIRECTOR OF THE YEAR
Richard Linklater - Boyhood
SCREENWRITER OF THE YEAR
Wes Anderson - The Grand Budapest Hotel
BREAKTHROUGH BRITISH FILMMAKER
Yann Demange - '71
TECHNICAL ACHIEVEMENT AWARD
Under the Skin - Mica Levi, score
DILYS POWELL AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE IN FILM