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'Amour' & 'Rust And Bone' Top London Critics' Circle Awards

Photo of Kevin Jagernauth By Kevin Jagernauth | The Playlist January 20, 2013 at 3:50PM

With the focus this weekend on Park City with the Sundance Film Festival now in full swing, it might be easy to forget we're still in the midst of the awards season. And even though we're nearing the finishing line, with the Golden Globes already handed out, and a few more major guild awards and the Indie Spirits to come before the Oscars are awarded, critics circles are still getting their two cents in. And the latest to hand down their verdict on the year in film of 2012 are from the U.K., with the London Critics' Circle Awards honoring their winners today. And a big favorite of the season made a considerable impression.
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Amour Rust And Bone

With the focus this weekend on Park City with the Sundance Film Festival now in full swing, it might be easy to forget we're still in the midst of the awards season. And even though we're nearing the finishing line, with the Golden Globes already handed out, and a few more major guild awards and the Indie Spirits to come before the Oscars are awarded, critics circles are still getting their two cents in. And the latest to hand down their verdict on the year in film of 2012 are from the U.K., with the London Critics' Circle Awards honoring their winners today. And a big favorite of the season made a considerable impression.

"Amour" walked away with Film Of Year, Best Actress for Emmanuelle Riva and Best Screenwriter for Michael Haneke, though Ang Lee scooped Best Director for "Life Of Pi." Jacques Audiard's "Rust And Bone" took Foreign Language Film, while fans of Paul Thomas Anderson's "The Master" will be heartened to see both Philip Seymour Hoffman and Joaquin Phoenix taking acting awards, with the film landing in the final top ten of 2012 as well.

The organization also hands out awards in separate categories for British films as well, to help give them a little more shine and all told, it's hard to argue with any of these selections. Check it out below, and let us know your thoughts. [THR]

The Sky Movies Award: FILM OF THE YEAR
Amour (Artificial Eye)

FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM OF THE YEAR
Rust and Bone (StudioCanal)

DOCUMENTARY OF THE YEAR
The Imposter (Picturehouse/Revolver)

The Attenborough Award: BRITISH FILM OF THE YEAR - presented by The May Fair Hotel
Berberian Sound Studio (Artificial Eye)

The Spotlight Award: ACTOR OF THE YEAR

Joaquin Phoenix The Master (Entertainment)

ACTRESS OF THE YEAR
Emmanuelle RivaAmour (Artificial Eye)

SUPPORTING ACTOR OF THE YEAR
Philip Seymour Hoffman
The Master (Entertainment)

SUPPORTING ACTRESS OF THE YEAR
Anne HathawayLes Miserables (Universal)

BRITISH ACTOR OF THE YEAR - in association with Cameo Productions

Toby JonesBerberian Sound Studio (Artificial Eye)

BRITISH ACTRESS OF THE YEAR
Andrea RiseboroughShadow Dancer (Paramount)

YOUNG BRITISH PERFORMER OF THE YEAR
Tom HollandThe Impossible (eOne)

The American Airlines Award: DIRECTOR OF THE YEAR
Ang LeeLife of Pi (Fox)

SCREENWRITER OF THE YEAR
Michael Haneke Amour (Artificial Eye)

BREAKTHROUGH BRITISH FILMMAKER
Alice Lowe & Steve Oram, writers – Sightseers (StudioCanal)

The Sky 3D Award: TECHNICAL ACHIEVEMENT
Life of PiBill Westenhofer, visual effects (Fox)

DILYS POWELL AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE IN FILM - sponsored by Premier
Helena Bonham Carter

Top 10 Films

Amour (Artificial Eye)

The Master (Entertainment)

Life of Pi (Fox)

Argo (Warners)

Beasts of the Southern Wild (StudioCanal)

Zero Dark Thirty (Universal)

Once Upon a Time in Anatolia (New Wave)

Django Unchained (Sony)

Tabu (New Wave)

Rust and Bone (StudioCanal)

This article is related to: Awards, Amour, Best Of 2012, 2012: The Year In Review, Rust And Bone, The Imposter, Berberian Sound Studio, Joaquin Phoenix, Emmanuelle Riva, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Anne Hathaway, Toby Jones, Andrea Riseborough, Michael Haneke, Ang Lee, Alice Lowe, Steve Oram, Helena Bonham Carter, The Master, Life Of Pi, Argo, Beasts Of The Southern Wild, Zero Dark Thirty, Once Upon A Time In Anatolia, Django Unchained, Tabu


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