La La Land awarded top honor by London Critics’ Circle

La La Land awarded Best Film by London Critics' Circle

La La Land is dazzling its way to more awards attention in the days leading up to the announcement of the coveted Oscar nominations.

Damien Chazelle‘s critically-acclaimed musical with Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone was crowned Film of the Year at the 37th Critics’ Circle Film Awards in London last night (Sunday, Jan. 22).

Surprisingly, however, that was the only award the film received.

The Director of the Year trophy went to Hungarian László Nemes for his Oscar-winning drama Son of Saul.

In the acting categories, it was Moonlight that shone brightest. Naomie Harris nabbed the Supporting Actress of the Year award while her co-star Mahershala Ali shared the Supporting Actor of the Year honor with Tom Bennett for Love & Friendship.

Casey Affleck continued his march toward what many are expecting is a definite Best Actor Oscar when he snagged the Actor of the Year prize for Manchester by the Sea. On the women’s side, it was Golden Globe winner Isabelle Huppert who walked away with the victory.

As an interesting side note, the French icon didn’t win for her performance in Elle — which is the role she’s been recognized with most frequently this awards season — but instead for Mia Hansen Løve’s Things to Come.

Isabelle was also the recipient of the prestigious Dilys Powell Award for Excellence in Film.

Check out the full list of winners below.

Are you surprised by any of the honorees? Share your thoughts with us. ~Matthew Pariselli

FILM OF THE YEAR
La La Land

FOREIGN-LANGUAGE FILM OF THE YEAR
Toni Erdmann

DOCUMENTARY OF THE YEAR
Fire at Sea

BRITISH/IRISH FILM OF THE YEAR
I, Daniel Blake

ACTOR OF THE YEAR presented by Millbank and Cooper Searle
Casey Affleck, Manchester by the Sea

ACTRESS OF THE YEAR presented by Suqqu
Isabelle Huppert, Things to Come

SUPPORTING ACTOR OF THE YEAR (tie)
Mahershala Ali, Moonlight
Tom Bennett, Love & Friendship

SUPPORTING ACTRESS OF THE YEAR presented by Cameo
Naomie Harris, Moonlight

DIRECTOR OF THE YEAR
László Nemes, Son of Saul

SCREENWRITER OF THE YEAR
Kenneth Lonergan, Manchester by the Sea

BRITISH/IRISH ACTOR
Andrew Garfield, Hacksaw Ridge, Silence

BRITISH/IRISH ACTRESS
Kate Beckinsale, Love & Friendship

YOUNG BRITISH/IRISH PERFORMER presented by The May Fair Hotel
Lewis MacDougall, A Monster Calls

BREAKTHROUGH BRITISH/IRISH FILMMAKER
Babak Anvari, Under the Shadow

BRITISH/IRISH SHORT FILM
Sweet Maddie Stone

TECHNICAL ACHIEVEMENT
Victoria

DILYS POWELL AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE IN FILM
Isabelle Huppert

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  1. Grindal • January 23, 2017 @ 4:29 PM

    I can’t understand this movie’s appeal. It was okay, not great and the ending was so bad it killed any enjoyment I had from watching it.

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