London Film Critics Award ‘Nomadland’, ‘Saint Maud’

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Like New York film critics and the Oscars, London critics influence the BAFTAs.

The London Film Critics Circle is to the BAFTAs what the New York Film Critics Circle is to the Oscars – more influential than predictive. And the BAFTAs, who will announce the nominations on March 9 (their lists are here), are quite predictive of the Oscars, which unveil their nominations six days later. (The full list of London Film Critics winners is listed below.)

It is clear that the LFCC, a group of 160 critics, adore the clever horror film “Saint Maud”, which won the Breakthrough British or Irish Filmmaker Award for Rose Glass, and Best British or Irish Actress for Morfydd Clark (who beat Carey Mulligan in “Promising Young Woman”). But London critics have awarded three grand prizes to the American road movie “Nomadland”, which won the award for best film and screenplay for Chloe Zhao, and actress for Frances McDormand.

Accepting the Best Director for his Emmy-eligible series ‘Small Ax’ from Amazon Studios, Steve McQueen said, “I’m trying to find out who we are, who we want to be and who we could be. ‘Small Ax’ was a love letter to Black London and Black Britain.

Best British or Irish actor Riz Ahmed won the award for two independent films, “Sound of Metal” and “Mogul Mowgli”. “These are two stories about someone going through a health crisis who lands in purgatory and is forced to reassess what really matters,” he said, “this is what we are all going through right now.”

“My Rainey’s Black Bottom” star Colman Domingo accepted the Best Actor award for his co-star, the late Chadwick Boseman, saying: “Working with him I’ve seen him put every ounce of love into it. and joy, questioning, wit and struggle in Levee. He treasured every moment and you see it in “My Rainey’s Black Bottom.” He gave you his heart and soul; he gave it all.

“Collective” by Romanian director Alexander Nanau, nominated in three categories, won the award for best documentary. “We live in a world,” he said, “where we need to be more aware of the need for an independent press. “

The best foreign language film went to Denmark “Another Round”. “It’s supposed to be a life-affirming film,” said director Thomas Vinterberg. “It comes from a very difficult time in my life and it comes straight from the heart.”

Film of the year

“Nomadic country”

Director of the year

Steve McQueen, “Little Ax”

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Supporting actress

Maria Bakalova, “Borat Post Moviefilm”

Supporting actor

Shaun Parks, “Mangrove”

Scriptwriter

Chloé Zhao, “Nomadic country”

Actress of the Year

Frances McDormand, “Nomadic Country”

Actor of the Year

Chadwick Boseman, “Ma Rainey’s Dark Background”

Best Documentary

Alexandre Nanau, “Collective”

Best Foreign Language Film

Thomas Vinterberg, “Another round”

Best British or Irish Actress

Morfydd Clark, “Saint Maud”

Best British or Irish Actor

Riz Ahmed, “Sound of Metal” and “Mogul Mowgli”

Best British or Irish Film

Rose Glass, “Saint Maud”

Best British or Irish Short Film

Aneil Karia, “The long farewell”

Best Young British or Irish Performer

Bukky Bakray “Rocks”

Best technical achievement

Lucy Pardee for the cast of “Rocks”

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