British actors, directors and films won most of the main awards.

Mad Max Fury Road

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Mad Max: Fury Road took film of the year and best director for George Miller at the 36th London Critics’ Circle Film Awards ceremony at the May Fair Hotel on Sunday night.

45 Years took the Attenborough Award for best British/Irish film. Charlotte Rampling and Tom Courtenay were also honoured as actress and actor of the year for their performances in Andrew Haigh’s film.

While Mad Max won in the top two categories, British actors, directors and films won nearly all of the other main awards. Alongside Rampling and Courtenay’s awards, Tom Hardy was named British/Irish actor of the year for his roles in several films, including Fury Road, The Revenant and Legend, while Saoirse Ronan took the British/Irish actress award for Brooklyn.

Kate Winslet won supporting actress for Steve Jobs, Mark Rylance supporting actor for Bridge Of Spies and John Maclean won the Philip French award for breakthrough British/Irish film-maker, which has been named this year in honor of the late film critic for The Observer newspaper.

Amy won best documentary, Ed Lachmann took the technical achievement award for Carol’s cinematography, Maisie Williams was named young performer for The Falling, The Look Of Silence took foreign-language film, Josh Singer and Tom McCarthy won the screenwriter award for Spotlight and Stutterer won the Circle’s inaugural short film prize. The latter has also been shortlisted for best short film at the Oscars.

In attendance at the ceremony, hosted by comedian Robin Ince, were Courtenay, Winslet, Kapadia, Williams, Room screenwriter Emma Donoghue, Brooklyn writer-director John Crowley and producers Tristan Goligher, Stephen Woolley and Ed Guiney of Element Pictures.

Kenneth Branagh was also on hand to collect the Dilys Powell award for excellence in film, which was presented to him by Judi Dench.

“Not all that I have produced has been welcomed it is safe to say but I have been so grateful for the attention and the consideration and the respect that has allowed it to continue and, I hope, to develop and grow,” said Branagh. “This very generous recognition is deeply appreciated.”

During her acceptance speech for supporting actress, an emotional Winslet called upon the room to stand and applaud in honour of Alan Rickman, who directed the actress in A Little Chaos, released last year, having previously acted together in 1995’s Sense and Sensibility. 

“If you’ll forgive me, it’s been a terrible week because Alan died and I would love it if you could all stand up now and clap,” she said.

London Critics’ Circle Film Awards 2016

Winners in bold

Film Of The Year 

Mad Max: Fury Road

  • 45 Years
  • Amy
  • Carol
  • Inside Out
  • The Look of Silence
  • The Martian
  • The Revenant
  • Room
  • Spotlight

British/Irish Film Of The Year

45 Years

  • Amy
  • Brooklyn
  • The Lobster
  • London Road

Foreign-Language Film Of The Year

The Look of Silence

  • Eden
  • Hard to Be a God
  • The Tale of the Princess Kaguya
  • The Tribe

Documentary Of The Year


  • Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief
  • The Look of Silence
  • Palio
  • A Syrian Love Story

Actor Of The Year

Tom Courtenay - 45 Years

  • Paul Dano - Love & Mercy
  • Leonardo DiCaprio - The Revenant
  • Michael Fassbender - Steve Jobs
  • Tom Hardy - Legend

Actress Of The Year

Charlotte Rampling - 45 Years

  • Cate Blanchett - Carol
  • Brie Larson - Room
  • Rooney Mara - Carol
  • Saoirse Ronan - Brooklyn

Supporting Actor Of The Year

Mark Rylance - Bridge of Spies

  • Benicio Del Toro - Sicario
  • Tom Hardy - The Revenant
  • Oscar Isaac - Ex Machina
  • Michael Keaton - Spotlight

Supporting Actress Of The Year

Kate Winslet - Steve Jobs

  • Olivia Colman - The Lobster
  • Kristen Stewart - Clouds of Sils Maria
  • Tilda Swinton - Trainwreck
  • Alicia Vikander - Ex Machina

Dilys Powell Award For Excellence In Film

Kenneth Branagh

Director Of The Year

George Miller - Mad Max: Fury Road

  • Andrew Haigh - 45 Years
  • Todd Haynes - Carol
  • Alejandro G Iñárritu - The Revenant 
  • Ridley Scott - The Martian

Screenwriter Of The Year

Josh Singer & Tom McCarthy - Spotlight

  • Emma Donoghue - Room
  • Nick Hornby - Brooklyn
  • Phyllis Nagy - Carol 
  • Aaron Sorkin - Steve Jobs

British/Irish Actor Of The Year

Tom Hardy - Legend, London Road, Mad Max: Fury Road, The Revenant

  • Michael Caine - Kingsman: The Secret Service, Youth
  • Idris Elba - Beasts of No Nation, Second Coming
  • Colin Farrell - The Lobster, Miss Julie
  • Michael Fassbender - Macbeth Slow West, Steve Jobs 

British/Irish Actress Of The Year

Saoirse Ronan - Brooklyn, Lost River

  • Emily Blunt - Sicario
  • Carey Mulligan - Far From the Madding Crowd, Suffragette
  • Charlotte Rampling - 45 Years, The Forbidden Room 
  • Kate Winslet - The Dressmaker, A Little Chaos, Steve Jobs

Young British/Irish Performer

Maisie Williams - The Falling

  • Asa Butterfield - X + Y
  • Milo Parker - Mr Holmes, Robot Overlords
  • Florence Pugh - The Falling
  • Liam Walpole - The Goob

Breakthrough British/Irish Filmmaker

John Maclean - Slow West

  • Tom Browne - Radiator
  • Mark Burton & Richard Starzak - Shaun the Sheep Movie
  • Emma Donoghue - Room
  • Alex Garland - Ex Machina

British/Irish Short Film

Stutterer - Director: Benjamin Cleary

  • Directed by Tweedie - Director: Duncan Cowles
  • Leidi - Director: Simon Mesa Soto
  • Over - Director: Jorn Threlfall
  • Rate Me - Director: Fyzal Boulifa

Technical Achievement Award

Edward Lachman - Cinematography: Carol

  • Carter Burwell - Music: Carol
  • Wade Eastwood - Stunts: Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation
  • Colin Gibson - Production Design: Mad Max: Fury Road
  • Elliott Graham - Editing: Steve Jobs 
  • Tom Ozanich - Sound Design: Sicario
  • Sandy Powell - Costumes: Cinderella
  • John Seale - Cinematography: Mad Max: Fury Road
  • Alistair Sirkett and Markus Stemler - Sound design: Macbeth
  • Andrew Whitehurst - Visual effects: Ex Machina