Bong Joon Ho’s Parasite won film of the year at the 40th London Critics’ Circle Film Awards last night.
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South Korean filmmaker Bong also picked up director of the year, a category that also included Pedro Almodóvar, Sam Mendes, Céline Sciamma and Martin Scorsese.
Joanna Hogg’s The Souvenir won two awards, for British/Irish film of the year and young British/Irish performer of the year Honor Swinton Byrne.
Noah Baumbach’s Marriage Story also picked up two awards: one for Baumbach as screenwriter and the other for supporting actress Laura Dern.
Dern was one of four American stars to sweep the top acting categories, with Renée Zellweger named best actress for her performance as Judy Garland in Judy; while Joaquin Phoenix won best actor for Joker and The Irishman‘s Joe Pesci won the supporting actor prize.
In the British/Irish acting categories, two stars were honoured for their body of work in 2019. Florence Pugh was recognised for her performances in Midsommar, Little Women and Fighting With My Family, while Robert Pattinson was honoured for his roles in The Lighthouse, High Life and The King.
French auteur Céline Sciamma won the foreign language film of the year prize for Portrait of a Lady on Fire, while Syrian journalist-turned-filmmaker Waad Al-Kateab and co-director Edward Watts picked up the documentary award with For Sama.
Filmmaker Sally Potter was present at the ceremony to accept the Dilys Powell Award for excellence in film, presented by Elle Fanning. Potter received the award jointly with costume designer Sandy Powell, nearly three decades after their Oscar-nominated collaboration on Orlando.
A third special presentation, in honour of the awards’ 40th anniversary, was made to British animation studio Aardman, whose Shaun The Sheep: Farmageddon is up for best animation at the Baftas this Sunday.
Sally Phillips hosted the awards, which took place at London’s May Fair Hotel. Last year’s winner of the best film prize was ROMA.
Full list of winners
Film Of The Year - Parasite
Foreign Language Film Of The Year - Portrait of a Lady on Fire
Documentary Of The Year - For Sama
British/Irish Film Of The Year: The Attenborough Award - The Souvenir
Director Of The Year - Bong Joon Ho, Parasite
Screenwriter Of The Year - Noah Baumbach, Marriage Story
Actress Of The Year - Renée Zellweger, Judy
Actor Of The Year - Joaquin Phoenix, Joker
Supporting Actress Of The Year - Laura Dern, Marriage Story
Supporting Actor Of The Year - Joe Pesci, The Irishman
British/Irish Actress Of The Year - Florence Pugh, Midsommar, Little Women, Fighting With My Family
British/Irish Actor Of The Year - Robert Pattinson, The Lighthouse, High Life, The King
Young British/Irish Performer Of The Year - Honor Swinton Byrne, The Souvenir
Breakthrough British/Irish Filmmaker: The Philip French Award - Mark Jenkin, Bait
British/Irish Short Film Of The Year - The Devil’s Harmony
Technical Achievement Award - Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood, production design, Barbara Ling
The Dilys Powell Award For Excellence In Film - Sally Potter
The Dilys Powell Award For Excellence In Film - Sandy Powell
40th Anniversary Award - Aardman