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London Critics' Circle Film Awards Go to '12 Years a Slave,' Blanchett, Ejiofor and More (FULL WINNERS LIST)

Photo of Ryan Lattanzio By Ryan Lattanzio | TOH! February 3, 2014 at 11:38AM

Across the pond, the London Film Critics' Circle unveiled their picks for the best films and performances of the year at a black tie ceremony on Sunday. The awards anticipated a few likely Oscar winners -- "12 Years a Slave" and Cate Blanchett -- while doling out a few surprises, including Oscar nominee for Barkhad Abdi ("Captain Phillips") for best supporting actor.
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Steve McQueen at the London Film Critics' Circle Awards
Steve McQueen at the London Film Critics' Circle Awards

Across the pond, the London Critics' Circle unveiled their picks for the best films and performances of the year at a black tie ceremony on Sunday. 

The awards anticipated a few likely Oscar winners -- Film of the Year "12 Years a Slave" and best actress Cate Blanchett for "Blue Jasmine" -- while doling out a few surprises, including Oscar nominee for Barkhad Abdi ("Captain Phillips") for best supporting actor. Full list of winners below.

Film of the Year: "12 Years a Slave"

British Film of the Year: "The Selfish Giant"

Foreign Language Film of the Year: "Blue is the Warmest Color"

Documentary of the Year: "The Act of Killing"

Director of the Year: Alfonso Cuaron, "Gravity"

Screenwriter of the Year: Joel and Ethan Coen, "Inside Llewyn Davis"

Actor of the Year: Chiwetel Ejiofor, "12 Years a Slave"

Actress of the Year: Cate Blanchett, "Blue Jasmine"

British Actor of the Year: James McAvoy, "Filth"

British Actress of the Year: Judi Dench, "Philomena"

Supporting Actor of the Year: Barkhad Abdi, "Captain Phillips"

Supporting Actress of the Year: Lupita Nyong'o, "12 Years a Slave"

Young British Actor of the Year: Conner Chapman, "The Selfish Giant"

Breakthrough British Filmmaker of the Year: Jon S. Baird, "Filth"

Technical Achievement of the Year: Tim Webber (visual effects), "Gravity"

Dilys Powell Award for Contribution to British Cinema: Gary Oldman

Full list of nominees is here.

This article is related to: Awards, Awards Season Roundup, Academy Awards, London, London Film Critics Circle


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