Awards

Film Awards Winners

The 87th Annual Academy Awards - Oscars 2015

The winners:

BEST PICTURE - Birdman

BEST DIRECTOR - Alexandro G. Inarritu, Birdman

BEST ACTOR - Eddie Redmayne, The Theory Of Everything

BEST ACTRESS - Julianne Moore, Still Alice

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR - J.K. Simmons, Whiplash

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS - Patricia Arquette, Boyhood

BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM - Ida

BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY - The Imitation Game

BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY - Birdman

BEST ANIMATED FEATURE - Big Hero 6

BEST DOCUMENTARY FEATURE - Citizenfour

For more information on the awards, the ceremony and all the winners please visit the official site here

EE BRITISH ACADEMY FILM AWARDS

Hosted by Stephen Fry at The Royal Opera House, Covent Garden on 8 February 2015. The winners are as follows:

The winners:

BEST FILM - Boyhood, Richard Linklater, Cathleen Sutherland

OUTSTANDING BRITISH FILM - The Theory Of Everything, James Marsh, Tim Bevan, Eric Fellner, Lisa Bruce, Anthony McCarten

LEADING ACTOR - Eddie Redmayne, - The Theory Of Everything

LEADING ACTRESS - Julianne Moore, - Still Alice

SUPPORTING ACTOR - J.K. Simmons, - Whiplash

SUPPORTING ACTRESS - Patricia Arquette, - Boyhood

DIRECTOR - Richard Linklater, Boyhood

ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY - The Grand Budapest Hotel, Wes Anderson

ADAPTED SCREENPLAY - The Theory Of Everything, Anthony McCarten

EE Rising Star - Jack O'Connell

For a full list of all the winners please visit here

The 21st annual Screen Actors Guild Awards took place at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles.

The winners:

BEST ACTOR - Eddie Redmayne, - The Theory of Everything

BEST ACTRESS - Julianne Moore, - Still Alice

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR - J.K. Simmons, - Whiplash

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS - Patricia Arquette, - Boyhood

CAST - Birdman

STUNT ENSEMBLE - Unbroken

For a full list of all the winners please visit here

The 20th Annual Critics' Choice Movie Awards, Hollywood Palladium

The winners:

BEST PICTURE - Boyhood

BEST DIRECTOR - Richard Linklater - Boyhood

BEST ACTOR - Michael Keaton - Birdman

BEST ACTRESS - Julianne Moore - Still Alice

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR - J.K. Simmons - Whiplash

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS - Patricia Arquette - Boyhood

BEST YOUNG ACTOR/ACTRESS - Ellar Coltrane - Boyhood

BEST ANIMATED FEATURE - The Lego Movie

BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM - Force Majeure

BEST DOCUMENTARY FEATURE - Life Itself

For a full list of all the winners please visit here

35th London Critics' Circle Film Awards 2015

The winners:

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 - 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 & 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

For more information on these awards please visit here

The Golden Globes 2015

Hosted by Tina Fey and Amy Poehler, the 72nd Golden Globes took place on Sunday 11 January 2015.

The winners:

BEST MOTION PICTURE - DRAMA - Boyhood

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A MOTION PICTURE - DRAMA - Julianne Moore, Still Alice

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A MOTION PICTURE - DRAMA - Eddie Redmayne, The Theory Of Everything

BEST MOTION PICTURE - COMEDY OR MUSICAL - The Grand Budapest Hotel

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A MOTION PICTURE - COMEDY OR MUSICAL - Amy Adams, Big Eyes

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A MOTION PICTURE - COMEDY OR MUSICAL - Michael Keaton, Birdman

BEST ANIMATED FEATURE FILM - How To Train Your Dragon 2

BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM - Leviathan

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE IN A MOTION PICTURE - Patricia Arquette, Boyhood

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE IN A MOTION PICTURE - JK Simmons, Whiplash

BEST DIRECTOR - MOTION PICTURE - Richard Linklater, Boyhood

BEST SCREENPLAY - MOTION PICTURE - Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu, Nicolas Giacobone, Alexander Dinelaris, Armando Bo, Birdman

BEST ORIGINAL SCORE - MOTION PICTURE - Alexandre Desplat, The Imitation Game

BEST ORIGINAL SONG - MOTION PICTURE - Glory, Selma - John Legend, The Imitation Game

For more information on the awards, the ceremony and all the winners please visit the official site here

EE BRITISH ACADEMY FILM AWARDS

RISING STAR NOMINATIONS

GUGU MBATHA-RAW

JACK O'CONNELL

MARGOT ROBBIE

MILES TELLER

SHAILENE WOODLEY

The winner will be announced at the Bafta Film Awards on 8 February

The 86th Academy Awards ceremony took place on Sunday 2 March 2014 at the Dolby Theatre, Hollywood hosted by Ellen DeGeneres

This year's winners include:

BEST FILM - 12 Years a Slave

BEST DIRECTOR - Alfonso Cuarón - Gravity

BEST ACTOR - Matthew McConaughey - Dallas Buyers Club

BEST ACTRESS - Cate Blanchett - Blue Jasmine

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR - Jared Leto - Dallas Buyers Club

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS - Lupita Nyong'o - 12 Years A Slave

BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM - The Great Beauty

BEST ANIMATED FILM - Frozen

BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY - Her - Spike Jonze

BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY - 12 Years A Slave - John Ridley

For further information visit here

EE BRITISH ACADEMY FILM AWARDS

Hosted by Stephen Fry at The Royal Opera House, Covent Garden on 16 February 2014. The winners are as follows:

BEST FILM - Winner: 12 Years a Slave

OUTSTANDING BRITISH FILM - Winner: Gravity

LEADING ACTOR - Winner: Chiwetel Ejiofor - Gravity

LEADING ACTRESS - Winner: Cate Blanchett - Blue Jasmine

SUPPORTING ACTOR - Winner: Barkhad Abdi - Captain Phillips

SUPPORTING ACTRESS - Winner: Jennifer Lawrence - American Hustle

DIRECTOR - Winner: Alfonso Cuarón - Gravity

ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY - Winner: David O Russell & Eric Warren Singer - American Hustle

ADAPTED SCREENPLAY - Winner: Steve Coogan & Jeff Pope - Philomena

For further information visit here

12 YEARS A SLAVE IS THE UK REGIONAL CRITICS FILM OF THE YEAR

Two awards each for 12 Years a Slave and Gravity Cate Blanchett named Best Actress for Blue Jasmine

28 January 2014 --- 12 Years a Slave was tonight named Film of the Year by the UK's regional film critics. In addition, Chiwetel Ejiofor was voted the regional critics' Actor of the year for his performance as Solomon Northup in 12 Years a Slave.

Regional Critics Awards Winners:

Film of the Year - Winner: 12 Years a Slave

Director - Winner: Alfonso Cuaron, Gravity

Actress - Winner: Cate Blanchett, Blue Jasmine

Actor - Winner: Chiwetel Ejiofor, 12 Years a Slave

Screenwriter - Winner: Spike Jonze, Her

British Breakthrough - Winner: George MacKay

Public Vote Awards Winners:

Visual Effects - Winner: Gravity

Animation - Winner: Frozen

On-screen Duo - Winner: Emma Thompson/Tom Hanks, Saving Mr Banks

British Film - Winner: Philomena

Blogger - Winner: Ryan Lambie, Den of Geek!

EE BRITISH ACADEMY FILM AWARDS

Hosted by Stephen Fry at The Royal Opera House, Covent Garden on 10 February 2013. The winners are as follows:

Award Winners:

BEST FILM - Winner: Argo

OUTSTANDING BRITISH FILM - Winner: Skyfall

LEADING ACTOR - Winner: Daniel Day-Lewis - Lincoln

LEADING ACTRESS - Winner: Emmanuelle Riva - Amour

SUPPORTING ACTOR - Winner: Christoph Waltz - Django Unchained

SUPPORTING ACTRESS - Winner: Anne Hathaway - Les Miserables

DIRECTOR - Winner: Ben Affleck - Argo

ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY - Winner: Django Unchained - Quentin Tarantino

ADAPTED SCREENPLAY - Winner: Silver Linings Playbook - David O Russell

For further information visit here

Argo IS THE UK REGIONAL CRITICS FILM OF THE YEAR

Regional Critics Awards Winners:

Film of the Year: - Winner: Argo

UK Rising Star: - Winner: Ben Whishaw Skyfall

Director of the Year: - Winner: Sam Mendes Skyfall

Screenwriter of the Year: - Winner: Amy Jump, Alice Lowe and Steve Oram Sightseers

British Performance of the Year - In association with Movie Preview Network: - Winner: Robert Pattinson The Twilight Saga Breaking Dawn Part 2

The Academy Awards ceremony was hosted by Seth McFarlane on 24 February 2013 at the Dolby Theatre, Hollywood.

This year's winners include:

Award Winners:

BEST FILM - Argo

BEST DIRECTOR - Ang Lee - Life of Pi

BEST ACTOR - Daniel Day-Lewis - Lincoln

BEST ACTRESS - Jennifer Lawrence - Silver Linings Playbook

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR - Christoph Waltz - Django Unchained

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS - Anne Hathaway - Les Miserables

BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM - Amour

BEST ANIMATED FILM - Brave

BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY - Django Unchained - Quentin Tarantino

BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY - Argo - Chris Terrio

For further information visit here

The 19th annual Screen Actors Guild Awards took place at the Shrine Exposition Center in Los Angeles.

Award Winners:

Actor: Daniel Day-Lewis, - Lincoln

Actress: Jennifer Lawrence, - Silver Linings Playbook

Supporting actor: Tommy Lee Jones, - Lincoln

Supporting actress: Anne Hathaway, - Les Miserables

Cast: - Argo

Stunt ensemble: - Skyfall

For full details visit here

The Golden Globes 2013.

Hosted by Tina Fey and Amy Poehler, the 70th Golden Globes took place on Sunday 13 January 2013.

The winners:

BEST MOTION PICTURE - DRAMA - Argo

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A MOTION PICTURE - DRAMA - Jessica Chastain - Zero Dark Thirty

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A MOTION PICTURE - DRAMA - Daniel Day-Lewis - Lincoln

BEST MOTION PICTURE - COMEDY OR MUSICAL - Les Miserables

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A MOTION PICTURE - COMEDY OR MUSICAL - Jennifer Lawrence - Silver Linings Playbook

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A MOTION PICTURE - COMEDY OR MUSICAL - Hugh Jackman, - Les Miserables

BEST ANIMATED FEATURE FILM - Brave

BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM - Amour

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE IN A MOTION PICTURE - Anne Hathaway - Les Miserables

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE IN A MOTION PICTURE - Christoph Waltz - Django Unchained

BEST DIRECTOR - MOTION PICTURE - Ben Affleck - Argo

BEST SCREENPLAY - MOTION PICTURE - Quentin Tarantino - Django Unchained

BEST ORIGINAL SCORE - MOTION PICTURE - Mychael Danna - Life Of Pi

BEST ORIGINAL SONG - MOTION PICTURE - Adele, Paul Epworth - Skyfall

For more information on the awards, the ceremony and all the winners please visit the official site here

The 84th Annual Academy Awards - Oscars 2012.

Silent Movie, The Artist triumphed at the Oscars collecting 5 of the top awards including Best picture, Best Actor In A Leading Role and Best Director.

Other big winners on the night included Hugo, which also took home 5 of the evenings awards, Meryl Streep collected her third Oscar for her portrayal of Margaret Thatcher in The Iron Lady and Christopher Plummer (Beginners) and Octavia Spencer (The Help) each took home the award for Best Supporting actor and actress.

The winners:

Best Picture - The Artist

Actor in a leading role - Jean Dujardin - The Artist

Actress in a leading role - Meryl Streep - The Iron Lady

Actor in a supporting role - Christopher Plummer - Beginners

Actress in a supporting role - Octavia Spencer - The Help

Directing - Michael Hazavanicius - The Artist

Animated feture filme - Rango

Cinematography - Robert Richardson - Hugo

Adapted screenplay - Alexander Payne, Nat Faxon, Jim Rash - The Descendants

For more information on the awards, the ceremony and all the winners please visit the official site here

February 12th 2012: Silent movie The Artist sweeps the boards at the 65th British Academy of Film And Television Awards, winning seven awards including Best Film.

Winners at the 2012 BAFTAs:

Best Film - The Artist

Actor - Jean Dujardin - The Artist

Actress - Meryl Streep - The Iron Lady

Director - Michael Hazanavicius - The Artist

Supporting Actress - Octavia Spencer - The Help

Supporting Actor - Christopher Plummer - Beginners

Animated Film - Rango

Documentary - Senna

Outstanding British Film - Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy

Film Not In The English Language - The Skin I live In

Outstanding Debut - Tyrannosaur

Adapted Screenplay - Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy - Bridget O'Connor and Peter Straughan

Original Screenplay - The Artist - Michel Hazanavicius

Rising Star Award - Adam Deacon

Academy Fellowship - Martin Scorsese

Outstanding Contribution To British Cinema - John Hurt

London Evening Standard Awards - 6 February 2012

Best Film - We Need To Talk About Kevin

Best Actor - Michael Fassbender for Shame and Jane Eyre

Best Actress - Olivia Colman for Tyrannosaur

Most Promising Newcomers - Tom Kingsley and Will Sharpe for co-writing and directing Black Pond

Peter Sellers Award For Comedy - The Guard

Best Documentary - Senna

Best Screenplay - Andrew Haigh for Weekend

London Film Museum Award for Technical Achievement - Robbie Ryan for his cinematography of Wuthering Heights

Alexander Walker Special Award - John Hurt for his contribution to cinema

Blockbuster of the Year, People's Choice Award - Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows: Part 2

London, Monday 23 January - The Regional Critics' Film of the Year 2012

'THE ARTIST' IS THE UK REGIONAL CRITICS' FILM OF THE YEAR

23 January 2012 - UK regional film critics today announce their Film of the Year. The prestigious accolade goes to The Artist, directed by Michel Hazanavicius.

This year's vote was launched at the UK Cinema Showcase event on 1 December 2011, the year's largest gathering of regional film media in the UK. The vote continued online through to 20 January 2012.

The voting constituency was staff and freelance arts and entertainment writers, critics and editors in all branches of UK regional media.

Previous winners of the regional critics' Film Of The Year title have gone to; The Social Network (2011), Up (2010), Slumdog Millionaire (2009), Atonement (2008), Pan's Labyrinth (2007).

London - The BAFTA nominations 2012

Daniel Radcliffe and Holliday Grainger announced the nominations for the 2012 Orange British Academy Film Awards with Silent movie The Artist leading the way in 12 categories including Best Actor and Actress for its two stars Jean Dujardin and Berenice Bejo. Spy thriller Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy also received multiple nominations in 11 categories which include; Best Director, Best Film and Best Actor (Gary Oldman). Martin Scorses's Hugo has 9 nominations including one for Best Director.

My Week With Marilyn has been nominated in 6 categories while The Help and War Horse are each up for 5 awards.

For a full list of the categories and nominations please visit the BAFTA website here.

The awards ceremony, hosted by Stephen Fry, will take place at the Royal Opera House in London on 12 February.

Golden Globes Winners 2012

This year's 69th annual Golden Globe Awards took place in Los Angeles and was hosted for the third year running by British actor, writer, director and comedian Ricky Gervais.

The Artist took home three awards in the following categories; Best Motion Picture (comedy or musical), Best Actor - Jean Dujardin (comedy or musical) and Best Original Score while. The Descendants won two awards at the ceremony.

Here is the list of award winners from Sunday 15th January 2012 event:

Best film (drama) - The Descendants

Best film (musical or comedy) - The Artist

Best director - Martin Scorsese - Hugo

Best actor (drama) - George Clooney - The Descendants

Best actress (drama) - Meryl Streep - The Iron Lady

Best actor (musical or comedy) - Jean Dujardin - The Artist

Best actress (musical or comedy) - Michelle Williams - My Week With Marilyn

Best supporting actor - Christopher Plummer - Beginners

Best supporting actress - Octavia Spencer - The Help

Best foreign language film - A Separation - (Iran)

Best animated feature film - The Adventures Of Tintin: The Secret Of The Unicorn

Best screenplay - Woody Allen- Midnight In Paris

Best original song - 'Masterpiece' - W.E: music and lyrics by Madonna, Julie Frost and Jimmy Harry

Best original score - Ludovic Bource - W.E: music and lyrics by Madonna, Julie Frost and Jimmy Harry

Best original score - Ludovic Bource - The Artist

For a full list of all the winners and further information on the Golden Globes, please visit www.goldenglobes.org

London Film Critics' Nominations

Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy and Drive lead the nominations as the 32nd London Film Critics were announced.

Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy is up for ; Film of the Year, British Film of the Year, Screenwriter of the Year, Actor of the Year, British Actor of the Year and Technical Achievement, whilst Drive is nominated for Film of the Year, Director of the Year, Actor of the Year, Supporting Actor of the Year, British Actress of the Year and Technical Achievement.

Asghar Farhadi's A Separation and Lynne Ramsay's We Need To Talk About Kevin each received 5 nominations whilst Michel Hazanavicius' The Artist and Steve McQueen's Shame received 4 a piece.

For more information on the awards visit the official site here criticscircle.org.uk.

The Golden Globes

Silent Film The Artist has received 6 nominations in the categories of Picture - Musical or Comedy, Director, Actor in a Musical or Comedy, Supporting Actress, Screenplay and Best Score.

George Clooney received nominations for his two films The Descendants and The Ides Of March, the latter which he also directed. Other films collecting numerous nominations include The Help with 5 and My Week With Marilyn with 3.

The strong contenders for the Actor in a Drama award will go to one of:

George Clooney (The Descendants)
Leonardo Dicaprio (J Edgar)
Michael Fassbender (Shame)
Ryan Gosling (The Ides Of March) or
Brad Pitt (Moneyball)

The Actress in a Drama award will be awarded to:

Glenn Close (Albert Nobbs)
Viola Davis (The Help)
Rooney Mara (The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo)
Meryl Streep (The Iron Lady) or
Tilda Swinton (We Need To Talk About Kevin).

The results will be announced on January 15 2012, in a ceremony hosted by Ricky Gervais. Find out more about the awards here: www.goldenglobes.org.

The British Independent FIlm Awards 2011/2012

The 14th Annual British Independent Film Awards took place Sunday 4 December 2011 at Old Billingsgate in Central London.

The Violent drama Tyrannosaur was the biggest winner of the night collecting awards in the categories of Best Film, Best Debut Director (Paddy Considine), and Best Actress (Olivia Colman).

Other winners included Senna for Best Documentary, Lynne Ramsay for Best Director (We Need to Talk about Kevin), Michael Fassbender for Best Actor (Shame), and Richard Ayoade for Best Screenplay (Submarine).

The winners:

BEST BRITISH INDEPENDENT FILM - TYRANNOSAUR

BEST DIRECTOR - Lynne Ramsay - WE NEED TO TALK ABOUT KEVIN

THE DOUGLAS HICKOX AWARD [BEST DEBUT DIRECTOR] - Paddy Considine - TYRANNOSAUR

BEST SCREENPLAY - Richard Ayoade - SUBMARINE

BEST ACTRESS - Olivia Colman - TYRANNOSAUR

BEST ACTOR - Michael Fassbender - SHAME

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS - Vanessa Redgrave - CORIOLANUS

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR - Michael Smiley - KILL LIST| Tom Cullen - WEEKEND

BEST DOCUMENTARY - SENNA

BEST FOREIGN INDEPENDENT FILM - A SEPARATION

For a full list of all the winners click here.

The 83rd Annual Academy Awards - Oscars 2011

Colin Firth was last night crowned Best Actor, collecting the Oscar for his role in The King's Speech. Collecting his award he joked to the audience 'I have a feeling my careers just peaked'. The British Film took home 4 awards at the event hosted by James Franco and Anne Hathaway.

Other big winners on the night included Inception, which took home 4 of the evenings awards, The Social Network winning in 3 categories and The Fighter which took home 2 Oscars, with fellow British actor Christian Bale taking home the Oscar for Best Supporting Actor.

3D films Alice in Wonderland and Toy Story 3 were also awarded two Oscars.

THE WINNERS:

BEST PICTURE - The King's Speech

ACTOR IN A LEADING ROLE - Colin Firth - The King's Speech

ACTRESS IN A LEADING ROLE - Natalie Portman - Black Swan

ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE - Christian Bale - The Fighter

ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE - Melissa Leo - The Fighter

DIRECTING - Tom Hooper - The King's Speech

ANIMATED FEATURE FILM - Toy Story 3

CINEMATOGRAPHY - Inception

ADAPTED SCREENPLAY - Aaron Sorkin - The Social Network

For more information on the awards, the ceremony and all the winners please visit the official site here.

BAFTA'S - Sunday 13 February 2011 at the Royal Opera House in London's Covent Garden.

The King's Speech continued its reign over the film industry's award season as it collected 7 awards at the BAFTAs' including Best Film, Best Supporting Actress for Helena Bonham Carter and Colin Firth received the award for Best Actor for his portrayal of King George VI.

BEST FILM - The King's Speech - Iain Canning, Emile Sherman, Gareth Unwin

OUTSTANDING BRITISH FILM - The King's Speech - Tom Hooper, David Seidler, Iain

OUTSTANDING DEBUT BY A BRITISH WRITER, DIRECTOR OR PRODUCER - Four Lions Director/Writer - Chris Morris

DIRECTOR - The Social Network - David Fincher

ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY - The King's Speech - David Seidler

ADAPTED SCREENPLAY - The Social Network - Aaron Sorkin

FILM NOT IN THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE - The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo - Søren Stærmose, Niels Arden Oplev

ANIMATED FILM - Toy Story 3 - Lee Unkrich

LEADING ACTOR - Colin Firth - The King's Speech

LEADING ACTRESS - Natalie Portman - Black Swan

SUPPORTING ACTOR - Geoffrey Rush - The King's Speech

SUPPORTING ACTRESS - Helena Bonham Carter - The King's Speech

ORIGINAL MUSIC - The King's Speech - Alexandre Desplat

SPECIAL VISUAL EFFECTS - Inception - Chris Corbould, Paul Franklin, Andrew Lockley, Peter Bebb

For more information on the awards visit the official site here.

Richard Attenborough Film Awards 2011 winners announced:

Here's a reminder of the winners in the UK REGIONAL CRITICS VOTE FOR 2011:

Film of the year - The Social Network

Filmmaker of the year - Christopher Nolan, Director - Inception

Actor of the year - Colin Firth - The King's Speech

Actress of the year - Noomi Rapace - The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (and the Millennium trilogy)

Screenwriter of the year - Aaron Sorkin, - The Social Network

Rising Star of the year - Chloe Moretz - Kick-Ass, Diary of a Wimpy Kid, Let Me In

All Time Legend - Sir Michael Caine CBE

London Critics' Circle Film Awards - 10 February 2011

Colin Firth continued his winning role by picking up the award for Best Actor for The King's Speech at the London Critics' Circle Film Awards for the second year running. The King's Speech also went on to win the awards for British Film Of The Year and British Director Of The Year (Tom Hooper)

FILM OF THE YEAR - The Social Network

THE ATTENBOROUGH AWARD: BRITISH FILM OF THE YEAR - The King's Speech

FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM OF THE YEAR - Of Gods and Men

ACTOR OF THE YEAR - Colin Firth - The King's Speech

ACTRESS OF THE YEAR - Annette Bening - The Kids Are All Right

BRITISH ACTOR OF THE YEAR - Christian Bale - The Fighter

BRITISH ACTRESS OF THE YEAR - Lesley Manville - Another Year

BRITISH ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE - Andrew Garfield - The Social Network

BRITISH ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE - Olivia Williams - The Ghost

YOUNG BRITISH PERFORMER OF THE YEAR - Conor McCarron - NEDs

DIRECTOR OF THE YEAR - David Fincher - The Social Network

BRITISH DIRECTOR OF THE YEAR - Tom Hooper - The King's Speech

SCREENWRITER OF THE YEAR - Aaron Sorkin - The Social Network

BREAKTHROUGH BRITISH FILM-MAKER - Gareth Edwards - Monsters

DILYS POWELL AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE IN FILM - Kristin Scott Thomas

For more information on the awards visit the official site here.

London Evening Standard Awards - 7 February 2011

Best Film - NEDS

Best Actor - Andrew Garfield The Social Network, Never Let Me Go

Best Actress - Kristin Scott Thomas Leaving

The Peter Sellers Award for Comedy - Roger Allam Tamara Drewe

Screenplay - The Arbor

Most promising Newcomer - Ben Wheatley Down Terrace

London Film Museum Award for Technical Achievement - Gareth Edwards, for screenplay, direction, cinematography and special effects on Monsters

Alexander Walker Special Award - Christopher Nolan

For more details visit the site here.

Nominations for the 83rd Academy Awards 2011

The King's Speech leads the Oscar nominations in 12 categories including; Best Film, Actor in a Leading Role (Colin Firth) and Directing (Tom Hooper)

The King's Speech - 12

True Grit - 10

Inception - 8

The Social Network - 8

The Fighter - 7

127 Hours - 6

Black Swan - 5

Toy Story 3 - 5

The Kids Are All Right - 4

Winter's Bone - 4

Alice in Wonderland - 3

Biutiful - 2

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1 - 2

How To Train Your Dragon - 2

For a full list of details and all the nominees, visit the official site here.

18th January 2011, London - The BAFTA nominations

Dominic Cooper and Talulah Riley announced the nominations for the 2011 Orange British Academy Film Awards with The King's Speech leading the way in 14 categories including: Best Film, Outstanding British Film, Director (Tom Hooper) Leading Actor (Colin Firth) and Supporting Actor (Geoffrey Rush).

Ballet thriller Black Swan received 12 nominations for Leading Actress (Natalie Portman) Supporting Actress (Barbara Hershey) and Original Screenplay (Mark Heyman, Andres Heinz, John McLaughlin) amongst others.

For a full list of the categories and nominations please visit the BAFTA website here.

Golden Globes 2011

This year's 68th annual Golden Globe Awards took place in Los Angeles and was hosted for the second year running by British actor, writer, director and comedian Ricky Gervais.

British actors Colin Firth (Best Actor, The King's Speech) and Christian Bale (Best Supporting Actor, The Fighter) each won awards at the ceremony.

Here is the list of award winners from Sunday 16th January 2011 event:

Best film (drama) - The Social Network

Best film (musical or comedy) - The Kids are All Right

Best director - David Fincher - The Social Network

Best actor (drama) - Colin Firth - The King's Speech

Best actress (drama) - Natalie Portman - Black Swan

Paul Giamatti - Natalie Portman - Barney's Version

Best actress (musical or comedy) - Annette Bening - The Kids are All Right

Best supporting actor - Christian Bale - The Fighter

Best supporting actress - Melissa Leo - The Fighter

Best foreign language film - Denmark - In a Better World

Best animated feature film - Denmark - Toy Story 3

Best screenplay - Aaron Sorkin - The Social Network

Best original song - You Haven't Seen the Last of Me - Burlesque: music and lyrics by Diane Warren

Best original score - Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross - The Social Network

For a full list of all the winners and further information on the Golden Globes, please visit click here.

The Jameson Empire Awards 2010

Grosvenor House, London - Sun 28 March 2010

Avatar scooped two top awards at the ceremony for Best Director and Best Film.

The Best British Film went to Harry Brown, starring Sir Michael Caine.

Actor, Ray Winstone was also recognised with his award for Outstanding Contribution to British Film.

These awards are voted for by the readers of Empire Magazine:

  • Best Film: Avatar
  • Best British Film: Harry Brown
  • Best Director: James Cameron, Avatar
  • Best Actor: Christoph Waltz, Inglourious Basterds
  • Best Actress: Zoe Saldana, Avatar
  • Best Newcomer: Aaron Johnson, Nowhere Boy
  • Best Sci-Fi/Fantasy: Star Trek
  • Best Horror: Let The Right One In
  • Best Thriller: Sherlock Holmes
  • Empire Icon: Ian McKellen
  • Best Comedy: In The Loop
  • Outstanding Contribution To British Film: Ray Winstone
  • Inspiration Award: Andy Serkis
  • Hero Award: Jude Law

For a full list of winners click here.

82nd Annual Academy Awards winners

Sunday 07 March 2010, Hollywood, USA

The Hurt Locker swept the board at this year's Oscars, collecting 6 awards including Best Picture and Best Original Screenplay. The film's director, Kathryn Bigelow became the first woman to win the award for Best Director.

Having previously missed out on 4 occasions, Jeff Bridges won the award for Best Actor, his first Oscar, for his performance in Crazy Heart.

Pixar animated film, UP, won in two categories for Best Animation and Best Original Score.

Winners List:

  • Best Film: The Hurt Locker
  • Actor In A Leading Role: Jeff Bridges, Crazy Heart
  • Actress In A Leading Role: Sandra Bullock, The Blind Side
  • Directing: Kathryn Bigelow, The Hurt Locker
  • Actor In A Supporting Role: Christoph Waltz, Inglourious Basterds
  • Actress In A Supporting Role: Mo'Nique, Precious: Based On The Novel Push By Sapphire
  • Leading Actress: Carey Mulligan, An Education
  • Leading Actor: Colin Firth, A Single Man
  • Supporting Actor: Christoph Waltz, Inglourious Basterds
  • Supporting Actress: Mo’Nique, Precious: Based On the Novel Push By Sapphire
  • Animated Feature Film: Up
  • Documentary Feature: The Cove

Find out more about the big winners at their official sites from the following links:

For a full list of winners and all other information on the Oscars please click here.

Orange British Academy Film Awards

Sunday 21 February 2010, Royal Opera House, Covent Garden

The Hurt Locker collected a total of 6 awards at this year's BAFTAs, including Best film, Director and original screenplay.

The two prestigious acting awards both went to British talent as Colin Firth (for A Single Man) and Carey Mulligan (for An Education) were honoured for their leading performances.

Winners List:

  • Best Film: The Hurt Locker
  • Outstanding British Film: Fish Tank
  • Director: Kathryn Bigelow, The Hurt Locker
  • Original Screenplay: The Hurt Locker
  • Adapted Screenplay: Up In The Air
  • Film Not In the English language: A Prophet
  • Leading Actress: Carey Mulligan, An Education
  • Leading Actor: Colin Firth, A Single Man
  • Supporting Actor: Christoph Waltz, Inglourious Basterds
  • Supporting Actress: Mo'Nique, Precious: Based On the Novel Push By Sapphire
  • Animated Film: Up
  • Orange Rising Star Award: Kristen Stewart
  • Outstanding Debut By A British Writer, Director Or Producer: Duncan Jones, director, Moon
  • Outstanding contribution to British Cinema: Joe Dunton
  • Bafta Fellowship: Vanessa Redgrave

To find out more about these award winning films, click on the following links:

For a full list of winners and all other information on the BAFTAs please click here

The 30th annual London Film Critics' Circle Awards took place on February 18th 2010 at the Landmark Hotel, Marylebone:

  • Film Of The Year: A Prophet
  • The Attenborough Award: British Film Of The Year: Fish Tank
  • Foreign Language Film Of The Year: Let The Right One In
  • Director Of The Year: Kathryn Bigelow, The Hurt Locker
  • British Director Of The Year: Andrea Arnold, Fish Tank
  • Actor Of The Year: Christoph Waltz, Inglourious Basterds
  • Actress Of The Year: Mo'Nique, Precious A Novel By Sapphire
  • British Actor Of The Year: Colin Firth, A Single Man
  • British Actress Of The Year: Carey Mulligan, An Education
  • British Actor In A Supporting Role: Michael Fassbender, Fish Tank
  • British Actress In a Supporting Role: Anne-Marie Duff, Nowhere Boy
  • Screenwriter(s) Of The Year: Jesse Armstrong, Simon Blackwell, Armando Iannucci & Tony Roche, In the Loop
  • The NSPCC Award: Young British performer of The Year: Katie Jarvis, Fish Tank
  • Breakthrough British Filmmaker: Duncan Jones, Moon
  • Dilys Powell Award For Excellence In Cinema: Quentin Tarantino

The full list of nominees for the 82nd Annual Academy Awards were announced 02 February 2010:

Best Picture

  • Avatar
  • The Blind Side
  • District 9
  • An Education
  • The Hurt Locker
  • Inglourous Basterds
  • Precious
  • A Serious Man
  • Up
  • Up In The Air

Best Actor In A Leading Role

  • Jeff Bridges - Crazy Heart
  • George Clooney - Up In The Air
  • Colin Firth - Single Man
  • Morgan Freeman - Invictus
  • Jeremy Renner - The Hurt Locker

Best Actress In A Leading Role

  • Sandra Bullock - The Blind Side
  • Helen Mirren - The Last Station
  • Carey Mulligan - An Education
  • Gabourey Sibide - Precious
  • Meryl Streep - Julie and Julia

Best Actor In A Supporting Role

  • Matt Damon - Invictus
  • Woody Harrelson - The Messenger
  • Christopher Plummer - The Last Station
  • Stanley Tucci - The Lovely Bones
  • Christoph Waltz - Inglorious Basterds

Best Actress In A Supporting Role

  • Penelope Cruz - Nine
  • Vera Farminga - Up In Air
  • Maggie Gyllenhaal - Crazy Heart
  • Anna Kendrick - Up In Air
  • Mo'Nique - Precious

Best Director

  • James Cameron - Avatar
  • Kathyn Bigelow - The Hurt Locker
  • Quentin Tarantino - Inglorious Basterds
  • Lee Daniels - Precious
  • Jason Reitman - Up In The Air

Foreign Language Film

  • Ajami
  • El Secreto de Sus Ojos
  • The Milk of Sorrow
  • Un Prophete
  • The White Ribbon

Best Original Screenplay

  • The Hurt Locker
  • Inglourious Basterds
  • The Messenger
  • A Serious Man
  • Up

Best Adapted Screenplay

  • District 9
  • An Education
  • In The Loop
  • Precious
  • Up In The Air

Best Animated Feature Film

  • Coraline
  • Fantastic Mr Fox
  • The Princess And The Frog
  • The Secret Of Kells
  • Up

Richard Attenborough Film Awards 2010 winners announced:

Disney Pixar's 'UP' Voted 2010 Film of the Year by the UK Regional Media!

James Cameron wins Filmmaker of The Year & Carey Mulligan Scoops Performance Of The Year by an Actress & Rising Star Awards for 'An Education'.

28th January 2010: The winners of the 4th annual Richard Attenborough Awards are revealed today with Disney Pixar's UP taking home the highly prized 'Film of The Year' award. James Cameron wins Filmmaker of the Year for Avatar whilst Carey Mulligan secures a double victory walking away with Performance of the Year by an Actress and Rising Star awards for An Education.

These prestigious awards shine a torch on some of 2009's greatest cinematic achievements and give a dedicated voice to journalists working in the regional media within the high profile awards season. Media across the UK have been voting for the 7 distinguished categories listed below since December 21st 2009.

Winners in the UK REGIONAL CRITICS' VOTE categories are:

FILM OF THE YEAR - UP

FILMMAKER OF THE YEAR - JAMES CAMERON, Director, Avatar

PERFORMANCE OF THE YEAR BY AN ACTOR - SAM ROCKWELL, for Moon

PERFORMANCE OF THE YEAR BY AN ACTRESS - CAREY MULLIGAN, for An Education

SCREENWRITER OF THE YEAR - JASON REITMAN & SHELDON TURNER, Up in The Air

RISING STAR - CAREY MULLIGAN, in An Education

ALL TIME LEGEND - RICHARD ATTENBOROUGH

Additionally 9 categories which have been voted for by the UK's cinema going public throughout January are today unveiled. Each award listed below was decided by an online public vote via a dedicated media partner. Harry Potter And The Half-Blood Prince reigns triumphant with 3 wins: Best British Film, Best Film Music Of The Year and Best Use of UK Locations in A Film.

Winners in the UK PUBLIC VOTE categories are:

CLASSIC FM'S 'FILM MUSIC OF THE YEAR' AWARD - HARRY POTTER AND THE HALF-BLOOD PRINCE

ALAN TITCHMARSH SHOW'S 'BRITISH FILM OF THE YEAR' AWARD - HARRY POTTER AND THE HALF-BLOOD PRINCE

BRIT FILM.TV'S 'BEST NEW DIRECTOR' AWARD - DUNCAN JONES, for Moon

BRIGHTON ARGUS'S '3D FILM OF THE YEAR' AWARD - AVATAR

VISIT BRITAIN'S 'BEST USE OF UK LOCATIONS USED IN A FILM' AWARD - HARRY POTTER AND THE HALF-BLOOD PRINCE

THE LIST'S 'FILM OF THE YEAR AWARD (SCOTLAND) - NATIVITY

VENUE MAGAZINE'S 'FILM OF THE YEAR' AWARD - UP

THE BIRMINGHAM MAILS' 'FILM OF THE YEAR' AWARD - NATIVITY

EM MEDIA'S' BEST FILM MADE IN THE MIDLANDS' AWARD - UNMADE BEDS

Lord Attenborough CBE, who wins this year's All Time Legend Award said:

'I offer my warmest congratulations to this admirable set of winners - and I am honoured to be included amongst them. The last year has shown the cinema to be resilient and innovative, with audiences eager to share and enjoy the uniquely immersive theatrical experience. It has also brought a marvellous array of films with compelling performances from experienced and emerging talents who can accept their accolades safe in the knowledge that their work has left its mark on millions of cinema-goers.'

Sam Rockwell who wins Performance of the Year by an Actor said 'I'm so grateful to Duncan for steering this ship in outer space and for making it a highlight of my career in everyway."

Public voted Best New Director winner Duncan Jones said 'I can't tell you how fortunate I feel to have worked with Sam Rockwell on Moon. Frankly, I feel fortunate to have worked with ALL the incredibly talented people I did on the film: Kevin Spacey, Clint Mansell, Stuart Fenegan, Gavin Rothery. What makes me feel most fortunate though, is that we have been able to show off all our hard work to an audience, and that audience has appreciated what we created. Thank you so much for this huge honour. I hope I can continue to work in this unique and amazing job for the rest of my life.

3 time Public Vote winner David Heyman Producer, of Harry Potter And The Half Blood Prince said: 'On behalf of all the cast and crew and everyone involved in the making of the Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, I would like to thank you all so much for these three wonderful awards. Your loyalty, passion and support of these films has always meant so much to us. Thank you again and we look forward to seeing you with the release of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows'

Harry Potter And The Half-Blood Prince has been nominated for a further 2 Bafta awards.

Twice Public voted Film Of The Year Nativity is a British improvised comedy based around a school Nativity play. Director Debbie Issit said: 'Winning these public votes for the prestigious Richard Attenborough Film Awards is such a thrill for all of us who worked on Nativity! People really took the film to their hearts and this is the icing on the Christmas cake for us! I would really like to take this opportunity to thank the Birmingham Evening Mail and The List for their support of Nativity! and especially to thank everyone who voted for us.'

The Awards are announced at lunchtime today, hosted by broadcasting legend, lifelong movie fan and voice of the Classic FM Morning Show, Simon Bates, and film & entertainment journalist Jan Gilbert at London's Sanctum Soho Hotel.

Details of all award categories can be found via www.filmoftheyear.co.uk

Images from the RAFA event can be found via www.image.net

Video footage from the event will also be available for online presentation only from Friday 29th download details as follows: here or here

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Screen Actors Guild Awards 2010

The 16th Screen Actors Guild Awards took place on Saturday January 23rd 2010 in Los Angeles.

Winners in the Film categories are:

Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture - Inglourious Basterds

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role - Jeff Bridges, Crazy Heart

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role - Sandra Bullock, The Blind Side

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role - Christoph Waltz, Inglourious Basterds

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role - Mo'Nique, Precious: Based On The Novel 'Push' By Sapphire

For a full list of all the winners, please visit www.sagawards.org

21 January 2010: Orange BRITISH ACADEMY FILM AWARDS Nominations 2010

Avatar, An Education and The Hurt Locker have each received 8 academy nominations in various categories including Best Film and Director.

District 9 starring also secured 7 nominations, in the categories for Director, Adapted Screenplay, Cinematography, Editing, Production design, Sound and special visual effects.

Other releases receiving wide recognition are: Up In The Air (6 nominations), Inglourious Basterds (6), Up, Nowhere Boy, Coco Before Chanel and Precious: Based On The Novel Push By Sapphire (4 each)

Leading and Supporting roles see a selection of British actors and actresses nominated including Carey Mulligan (An Education), Kristin Scott Thomas (Nowhere Boy, Anne-Marie Duff (Nowhere Boy), Colin Firth (A Single Man), Alfred Molina (An Education) and Christian McKay (Me and Orson Welles)

An Education, Fish Tank, In The Loop, Moon and Nowhere Boy are each nominated in the Outstanding British Film category.

*The BAFTA winners will be announced on Sunday 21 February*

For a full list of all this years nominees, click here www.bafta.org

20 January 2010: London Evening Standard Film Awards nominations are announced.

The London Evening Standard Film Awards are made up of 8 categories; Best Film, Best Actor, Best Actress, The Peter Sellers Award for Comedy, Best Screenplay, London Film Museum Award for Technical Achievement, Most promising Newcomer and Best Documentary.

Fish Tank, An Education, In The Loop and Moon each received 2 nominations.

Best Film contenders are; Bright Star, Fish Tank and Helen.

*The London Evening Standard Film Awards winners will be announced on Monday 8 February*

The 67th annual Golden Globe Awards

This year's 66th annual Golden Globe Awards took place in Los Angeles and was hosted by British actor, writer, director and comedian Ricky Gervais.

Here is the list of award winners from Sunday 17th January 2010 event:

  • Picture, Drama: Avatar
  • Picture, Musical or Comedy: The Hangover
  • Actor, Drama: Jeff Bridges, Crazy Heart
  • Actress, Drama: Sandra Bullock, The Blind Side
  • Director: James Cameron, Avatar
  • Actor, Musical or Comedy: Robert Downey Jr., Sherlock Holmes
  • Supporting Actor: Actress, Musical or Comedy: Meryl Streep, Julie & Julia
  • Supporting Actress: Christoph Waltz, Inglourious Basterds
  • Mo'nique, Precious: Based On The Novel Push By Sapphire
  • Foreign Language Film: The White Ribbon
  • Animated Film: Up
  • Screenplay: Jason Reitman, Sheldon Turner, Up In the Air
  • Original Score: Michael Giacchino, Up
  • Original Song: The Weary Kind’, Crazy Heart
  • Cecil B. DeMille Award: Martin Scorsese

For a full list of all the winners and further information on the Golden Globes, please visit the official website

Danny Boyle's Slumdog Millionaire triumphed in the 2009 award season, collecting 27 awards so far - fantastic and exceptional recognition for a British film:

  • 8 Academy Awards (Oscars)
  • 7 Orange British Academy Film Awards (BAFTAs)
  • 4 Golden Globes
  • 4 Richard Attenborough Film Awards
  • 3 London Film Critics Circle Awards
  • 1 London Evening Standard Award

Slumdog Millionaire is the first fully-UK financed film to win Best Film at the Oscars since Hamlet in 1948.

Previous British films to have swept the board at the Oscars include The English Patient (1996 - 9 Oscars) and Gandhi (1982 - 8 Oscars).

On a great night for home-grown talent, Reading-born Kate Winslet picked up her first Oscar at the age of 33, having lost out on five previous occasions. Kate's performance in The Reader has also seen her win Best Actress at the BAFTAs, Golden Globes and Richard Attenborough Film Awards (voted for by the UK's regional critics), among others.

To discover more about these two remarkable films, click on the links below:

Slumdog Millionaire

The Reader

The Jameson Empire Awards 2009

Grosvenor House, London - Sun 29 March 2009

The Dark Knight scooped three top awards at the ceremony including; Best Director, Best Actor and the main prize for Best Film while the late Heath Ledger received a special commemorative award for his life works.

Quantum Of Solace was also awarded with Gemma Arterton being named Best Newcomer for her role and the film declared Best Thriller.

Slumdog Millionnaire, multi-award winning director was also recognised with his award for Outstanding Contribution to British Film.

Best British Film went to Guy Ritchie's film Rocknrolla

These awards are voted for by the readers of Empire Magazine:

  • Best Film: - The Dark Knight
  • Best British Film: - Rocknrolla
  • Best Director: - Christopher Nolan
  • Best Actor: - Christian Bale
  • Best Actress: - Helena Bonham Carter
  • Best Newcomer: - Gemma Arterton
  • Best Thriller: - Quantum Of Solace
  • Empire Icon: - Viggo Mortensen
  • Best Comedy: - Son Of Rambow
  • Actor Of Our Lifetime: - Russell Crowe
  • Outstanding Contribution To British Film: - Danny Boyle

For a full list of winners click here

The OSCARS 2009

Sunday 22 February 2009, Hollywood, USA

Slumdog Millionaire swept the board at this year's Oscars, collecting 8 awards including Best Picture and Best Director for Danny Boyle, Slumdog Millionaire is the first fully-UK financed film to win Best Film since Hamlet in 1948.

Kate Winslet won her first Oscar, for Best Actress, for her performance in The Reader having missed out on 5 previous occasions.

Heath Ledger won a posthumous Oscar for his supporting role in The Dark Knight

Winners List:

  • Best Picture: (Danny Boyle, Christian Colson) - Slumdog Millionaire
  • Actor In A Leading Role: Sean Penn - Milk
  • Actress In A Leading Role: Kate Winslet - The Reader
  • Directing: Danny Boyle - Slumdog Millionaire
  • Actor In A Supporting Role: Heath Ledger - The Dark Knight
  • Actress In A Supporting Role: Penelope Cruz - Vicky Cristina Barcelona
  • Animated Feature Film: WALL-E
  • Documentary Feature: Man On Wire

For a full list of winners and all the information on The Oscars click here

Orange British Academy Film Awards

Sunday 8 February 2009, Royal Opera House, Covent Garden

Slumdog Millionaire practically swept the board with 7 awards at this year's BAFTAs, including Best film, Director and Adapted Screenplay, while The Curious Case Of Benjamin Button collected 3 awards, all in technical categories.

Kate Winslet was again honoured for her leading performance in The Reader while the late Heath Ledger won the best supporting actor mask for playing the Joker in The Dark Knight.

Full Winners List:

  • Best Film: Slumdog Millionaire
  • Outstanding British Film: Man On Wire
  • Director: Danny Boyle - Slumdog Millionaire
  • British Director: Danny Boyle - Slumdog Millionaire
  • Original Scrrenplay: Martin McDonagh - In Bruges
  • Adapted Screenplay: Simon Beaufoy - Slumdog Millionaire
  • Film Not In the English language: I've Loved You So Long
  • Leading Actress: Kate Winslet - The Reader
  • Leading Actor: Mickey Rourke - The Wrestler
  • Supporting Actor: Heath Ledger - The Dark Knight
  • Supporting Actress: Penelope Cruz - Vicky Cristina Barcelona
  • Animated Film: WALL-E
  • Orange Rising Star Award: Noel Clarke
  • The Carl Foreman Award: Steve McQueen Noel Clarke

To find out more about these award winning films, click on the following links:

The Reader
Slumdog Millionaire
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
The Wrestler

For a full list of winners and all other information on the BAFTAs please click here

London Film Critics' Circle Awards 2009

February 5th 2009 — British talent dominates the London Film Critics' Film Awards winning in ten categories out of fifteen. Slumdog Millionaire continued to win over critics by scooping three awards at the London Film Critics' Awards at a ceremony at the Grosvenor Hotel, London. The Wrestler was also awarded for Best Film and Best Actor for Mickey Rourke.

Full Winners List:

  • Film: The Wrestler
  • British Film: Slumdog Millionaire
  • Director: David Fincher - The Curious Case Of Benjamin Button
  • British Director: Danny Boyle - Slumdog Millionaire
  • Foreign Film: Waltz With Bashir
  • Screenplay: Simon Beaufoy - Slumdog Millionaire
  • Actress: Kate Winslet - The Reader and Revolutionary Road
  • British Actress: Kristin Scott Thomas - I've Loved You So Long
  • Actor: Mickey Rourke - The Wrestler
  • British Actor: Michael Fassbender - Hunger
  • Supporting Actress: Tilda Swinton - The Curious Case Of Benjamin Button
  • Supporting Actor: Eddie Marsan - Happy-Go-Lucky
  • Young Performer: Thomas Turgoose - Somers Town and Eden Lake
  • Filmmaking Breakthrough: Steve McQueen - Hunger
  • The Dilys Powell Award for Outstanding Contribution to Cinema: Dame Judi Dench

London Evening Standard Awards 2009

Hunger is named Best Film at this years Evening Standard Awards beating competition from Unrelated and Frost/Nixon. Other surprises include a tie in the Best Actor category while Kate Winslet missed out in the category for Best Actress to Tilda Swinton for her role in Julia.

Full Winners List:

  • Best Film: Hunger
  • Best Director: Stephen Daldry - The Reader
  • Best Actor (tie): BMichael Sheen - Hunger, Pat Shortt - Garage
  • Best Actress: Tilda Swinton - Julia
  • Best Screenplay: Martin McDonagh - In Bruges
  • Technical Achievement: Mark Digby - production designer of Slumdog Millionaire
  • Most Promising Newcomer: Joanna Hogg - director, Unrelated
  • Peter Sellers Award for Comedy: Sally Hawkins - for her performance in Happy-Go-Lucky Alexander Walker Special Award: Mike Leigh

29th January 2009: Richard Attenborough Film Awards winners announced:

SLUMDOG MILLIONAIRE IS THE UK REGIONAL CRITICS' FILM OF THE YEAR - WINS FOUR RICHARD ATTENBOROUGH FILM AWARDS IN ALL.

KATE WINSLET AND MICKEY ROURKE NAMED ACTRESS AND ACTOR OF THE YEAR.

29 January 2009: Cinema Days, the trade events for UK regional film journalists, today announces the results of the third annual Richard Attenborough Film Awards (RAFAs), the awards decided by UK regional film critics. Their prestigious accolade of film of the year goes to Slumdog Millionaire, which also wins Filmmaker of the year for Danny Boyle and Rising Star for Dev Patel.

Voting in the six categories (below) took place online between 15 December 2008 and 26 January 2009. The voting constituency was staff and freelance arts and entertainment writers, critics and editors in all branches of UK regional media. Many gather regularly at the Cinema Days events held three times a year. Results as follows:

UK regional critics'vote:

  • Film of the year: Slumdog Millionaire.
  • Filmmaker of the year: Danny Boyle, director, Slumdog Millionaire.
  • Rising Star of the year: Dev Patel in Slumdog Millionaire.
  • Actress of the year: Kate Winslet for The Reader.
  • Actor of the year: Mickey Rourke for The Wrestler.
  • Screenwriter of the year: Martin McDonagh for In Bruges.

This year, for the first time, the RAFAs expanded to include a separate section of people's choice awards in addition to the six regional critics' awards.

There were four people's choice categories (below), each decided by an online public vote and each run in association with a media partner. The Dark Knight wins in two categories, Mamma Mia! in one, and Dev Patel picks up a second prize. Results as follows:

UK public vote:

  • British Film of the year in association with The Alan Titchmarsh Show: Mamma Mia! The Movie
  • British Breakthrough Star of the yearin association with Focus preview magazine: Dev Patel in Slumdog Millionaire
  • Original film score of the year in association with Classic FM: The Dark Knight - composers James Newton Howard and Hans Zimmer
  • Film of the year in association with The List magazine (Scotland): The Dark Knight

Filmmaker of the year, Danny Boyle said: "This is a delight and an honour to be recognised for Slumdog Millionaire. My only regret is it doesn't happen for every film! Love and thanks from everyone involved in Slumdog Millionaire, and a big shout to all our friends at Cinema Days. I would walk across hot coals, and often have, to get to the Cinema Days screenings. It's brilliant, I love meeting the regional critics as they emerge glassy-eyed from twelve hours of consecutive screenings!"

Dev Patel, star of Slumdog Millionaire, said: "I'm thrilled to have received this special recognition from the UK regional critics. I have been absolutely amazed by the sheer scale and scope of the reaction to this film and I want to thank everyone for their support. I feel truly honoured."

Actress of the year, Kate Winslet has been nominated for both British and US Academy Awards, as well as already winning a Golden Globe and Screen Actors' Guild Award, for her performance as Hanna Schmitz in The Reader, directed by Stephen Daldry from a screenplay by David Hare.

Kate Winslet said: "I am thrilled to have been honoured by this group of critics whose contribution to the world of cinema throughout the UK is invaluable and which too often goes unrecognised."

Actor of the year, Mickey Rourke's performance as retired pro, Randy 'The Ram' Robinson, in Darren Aronofsky's The Wrestler has also attracted global acclaim, including an Academy Award nomination. It is Rourke's first on-screen appearance since Stormbreaker (2006).

In Bruges was the debut feature film written and directed by Screenwriter of the year, Martin McDonagh. Having won an Oscar in 2006 for his black comedy short, Six Shooter, he wrote the darkly comic original screenplay for In Bruges. Its cast was led by Colin Farrell, Brendan Gleeson and Ralph Fiennes.

British Film of the year, Mamma Mia! is the highest grossing release ever in UK cinemas. A UK-US co-production directed by Phyllida Lloyd on location in Greece and at Pinewood Studios, it stars Meryl Streep, Pierce Brosnan, Colin Firth, Julie Walters, Dominic Cooper and Amanda Seyfried.

Double RAFA winner, The Dark Knight, directed by Christopher Nolan, is also a UK-US co-production. It stars Christian Bale, Gary Oldman, Sir Michael Caine and the late Heath Ledger as The Joker. It was the third most successful film in UK cinemas in 2008 out of 531 new releases, tripling the box-office receipts of its predecessor, Batman Begins(2005).

The RAFA results were announced at lunchtime yesterday (29 January) at an event hosted by TV presenter, Liz Fuller, in London's West End. In recognition of their achievement, the ten RAFA winners will each receive a glass diamond mounted on a plinth, inscribed and engraved with Lord Attenborough's signature.

RAFA host, Liz Fuller, said: "These ten awards, spread across six remarkable films, bear witness to the world-class standing of British actors and filmmakers. I am delighted to be part of this year's RAFA celebrations, giving regional critics and audiences their own say on the year's most impressive movies."

Further information:

  • Carrie Thatcher, Press Office:
    Tel 020 7437 4383
    Email cthatcher@fda.uk.net
  • Images from the event announcing the RAFA winners are available from www.image.net. A short video programme covering the awards will be available for online presentation only from Monday 2nd February 2009.
  • Images from the six films receiving awards are available from their individual distributor sources: Slumdog Millionaire - Pathè; The Reader - Entertainment Film Distributors; The Wrestler - Optimum Releasing; In Bruges - Universal Pictures; Mamma Mia! - Universal Pictures; The Dark Knight - Warner Bros.

Notes to editors:

Established in 1988, Cinema Days are UK film industry trade events for regional journalists in all media. Held at a regional multiplex three times a year in January, June and October, each event runs Thursday - Sunday, comprising distributors' preview screenings and press conferences with associated talent. www.cinemadays.com

Cinema Days administers the annual Richard Attenborough Film Awards which give a collective voice to UK regional media during the film awards season. Regional critics voted online in a dedicated area of www.filmoftheyear.co.uk between 15 December 2008 and 12.00 noon on 26 January 2009, the day after January's Cinema Days finished. Feature films from any country of origin were eligible for consideration, provided they had a UK theatrical release in the 12 months to 6 February 2009.

The four public votes took place online in a dedicated area of www.filmoftheyear.co.uk, except for the Classic FM award for original film score of the year, which was accommodated at www.classicfm.co.uk. Voting in all categories closed at 12.00 noon on 26 January 2009.

The Alan Titchmarsh Show is ITV1's highest-rated afternoon entertainment programme, regularly attracting audiences of up to 1.5 million and an 18% share. The show is a unique mix of social commentary, cookery, gardening, showbiz news, music and celebrity guests. www.itv.com/alan

Classic FM first hit the airwaves in 1992. Today it broadcasts from Leicester Square in the heart of London's entertainment district to a weekly audience of approximately 6 million people across the UK. www.classicfm.co.uk

The List is a quality general interest magazine publicising the wide range of arts, events and entertainment taking place throughout the year in Scotland. www.list.co.uk

Focus is a quarterly movie preview guide, circulated free to 750,000 targeted households in cinema catchment areas around the UK. It draws attention to the sheer range of films on release in the coming season and includes a pull-out calendar of opening dates. www.focusonmovies.co.uk

These regional awards are dedicated to Richard Attenborough, who was born in Cambridge but spent his childhood in Leicester. He made his screen debut in the 1942 Noel Coward/David Lean film, In Which We Serve, while still a student at RADA. In 1969 came the first of his 12 movies as producer/director, Oh, What a Lovely War. He is undoubtedly best known for Gandhi, 1982 winner of 8 Oscars and 5 BAFTAs, including Best Picture and Best Director on both sides of the Atlantic. Having steadfastly refused to contemplate retirement, Lord Attenborough CBE fulfills his responsibilities as Chairman or President of numerous media industry bodies and charities.

22nd January 2009: Oscar Nominations 2009

British talent recognised in many categories in this year's Oscar nominations

Kate Winslet has been nominated for another award for her performance in a leading role for The Reader, while Danny Boyle and his film Slumdog Millionaire are nominated in 10 categories including Achievement in Directing.

The Curious Case of Benjamin Button is a huge contender at this year's Oscars with a total of thirteen nominations while Meryl Streep has received her 15th Oscar nomination for her role in Doubt

Nominees for Best Motion Picture of the Year are; The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, Frost/Nixon, Slumdog Millionaire, Milk and The Reader

Contenders for Best Animated Film are; Kung Fu Panda, Wall-E and Bolt

*The Oscar winners will be announced on Sunday February 22nd*

For further information on these awards please visit the Official site at www.oscars.org

15 January 2009: Orange BRITISH ACADEMY FILM AWARDS Nominations 2009

Slumdog Millionaire today receives 11 academy nominations including in the categories for Leading Actor for Dev Patel, Director for Danny Boyle and Best Film.

The Curious Case of Benjamin Button starring Brad Pitt also secures 11 nominations, the largest number for any film this year.

Other releases receiving wide recognition are: The Dark Knight (9 nominations, including one for the late Heath Ledger's performance as the Joker), Changeling (8), Frost/Nixon (6), The Reader (5) and In Bruges, Revolutionary Road and Milk (4 each).

Leading and Supporting roles see a selection of British actresses nominated including Kate Winslet (The Reader, Revolutionary Road), Kristin Scott Thomas (I've Loved You So Long) and Tilda Swinton (Burn After Reading)

Hunger, In Bruges, Mamma Mia!, Man On Wire and Slumdog Millionaire are each nominated in the Outstanding British Film category.

*The BAFTA winners will be announced on Sunday 8 February*

For a full list of all this years nominees, click here www.bafta.org

The 66th annual Golden Globe Award

This year's 66th annual Golden Globe Awards took place at The Beverly Hilton, California. It was a great evening for British talent - in front and behind the cameras.

Slumdog Millionaire led the field by scooping four awards including 'Best Picture' and 'Best Director'.

Kate Winslet broke her losing streak by winning two awards for her acting in 'Revolutionary Road' and 'The Reader'.

Here is the list of award winners from Sunday 11th January 2009 event:

  • Picture, Drama: Slumdog Millionaire
  • Picture, Musical or Comedy: Vicky Christina Barcelona
  • Actor, Drama: Mickey Rourke - The Wrestler
  • Actress, Drama: Kate Winslet - Revolutionary Road
  • Director: Danny Boyle - Slumdog Millionaire
  • Actor, Musical or Comedy: Colin Farrell - In Bruges
  • Actress, Musical or Comedy: Sally Hawkins - Happy-Go-Lucky
  • Supporting Actor: Heath Ledger - The Dark Knight
  • Supporting Actress: Kate Winslet - The Reader
  • Foreign Language Film: Waltz With Bashir
  • Animated Film: Wall-E
  • Screenplay: Simon Beaufoy - Slumdog Millionaire
  • Original Score: A.R. Rahman - Slumdog Millionaire
  • Original Song: The Wrestler (performed by Bruce Springsteen, written by Bruce Springsteen) - The Wrestler
  • Cecil B. DeMille Award: Steven Spielberg for 'Outstanding contribution to the entertainment field'