Fish Tank bags four critics awards at London fest

MUMBAI: Fish Tank picked up four awards at the 30th Annual London Film Critics‘ Circle Awards including best British film, whilst Jacques Audiard‘s A Prophet was named film of the year.

While Arnold was named best British director, the best supporting actor award went to Michael Fassbender. Newcomer Katie Jarvis received the NSPCC Award for young British performer of the year.

Oscar nominees Colin Firth and Carey Mulligan scooped the British actor and actress of the year awards for their respective roles in A Single Man and An Education.

Mo‘Nique was named actress of the year for her performance in Lee Daniels‘ Precious, while Christoph Waltz was named best actor for Inglourious Basterds.

MKathryn Bigelow took the director of the year award for her Iraq war drama The Hurt Locker; while Swedish horror Let the Right one In won the foreign language film of the year.

Quentin Tarantino, who attended the ceremony at the Landmark Hotel in London, won the Dilys Powell Award for excellence in cinema. The awards were held in aid of the National Society For The Protection.

Said London Film Critics Circle , chairman Jason Solomin, "This was a brilliant night for both British and international cinema. It‘s hugely significant that the London critics awarded film of the year to the French film A Prophet.

"This is a victory for world cinema and shows a refreshing open-mindedness to judge all film on equal footing, from giant Hollywood blockbusters to classy European prison movies."

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