The actual UK’s leading film pros spread prizes around in the 37th London Critics’ Group Film Awards tonight. Reese Chazelle’s musical La Los angeles Land added another honra to its songbook using the Film of the Year honor after having been nominated within six categories. There were a few surprises in the mix, but as last year’s Greatest Foreign Language Film Oscar winner, Laszlo Nemes, scored Director from the Year for Son Associated with Saul and Actress from the Year went to Isabelle Huppert – for Mia Hansen-Love’s Things To Come rather than Robert Verhoeven’s Elle. The second option film, for which she lately won the Golden World, does not release in the UK till March and was therefore ineligible. Huppert also received the Dilys Powell Honor for Excellence in Movie. Checl La La Land City of Stars sheet music page.
‘City of Stars’ Pics
Barry Jenkins’ drama Moonlight and Whit Stillman’s humor Love & Friendship brought the nominations going in every picked up two awards. Moonlight won for Naomie Harris in Supporting Actress as well as Mahershala Ali in Assisting Actor. The latter group was a tie with Really like & Friendship‘s Tom Bennett. That film’s Kate Beckinsale won the British/Irish Celebrity prize. Andrew Garfield required the British/Irish Actor jerk for his performances both in Hacksaw Ridge and Stop.
Manchester By The Sea had been also doubly honored, with regard to Kenneth Lonergan’s screenplay as well as for Casey Affleck as Acting professional of the Year. The Oscar-shortlisted Toni Erdmann was called Foreign-Language Film of the Yr.