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A night of glamour at The London Critics Circle Awards

21 Jan

What a way to kick off January than bringing a little bit of glitz and glamour to the good old BFI Southbank.

Fresh from their stint at the Golden Globes, stars such as Jean DuJardin and Michael Fassbender stylishly walked the red carpet ready to see who was the critics favourite from all on offer throughout 2011. What was great about the night is that as well as some of the expected wins – The Artist for Best Film, Michael Fassbender for best Actor – there were also some great unexpected wins – Craig Roberts (Submarine), Best Young Performer and Andrew Haigh (Weekend) Best Directorial Debut. The biggest surprise of the night, was not Craig Robert’s reaction to Michael Fassbender in shame – see video below – but that for the first time in its history, there was a joint win for best actress – Meryl Streep (The Iron Lady) and Anna Paquin (Margaret). Sadly however neither of which showed up to collect their award which is a shame.

So before the awards themselves kicked off, I was in my winter warmers on the red carpet to find out just how all the nominees were feeling about being part of this special night. Here’s what a few of them had to say….

Warhorse’s Jeremy Irvine 

Asif Kapadia – The Director of Senna 

Michel Hazanavicius – The Director of The Artist 

Michael Smiley – Kill List 

John Boyega – Attack the Block 

Jean DuJardin – The Artist

Carol Morley and Zawe Ashton – Dreams of a Life

Luc Roeg – We Need to Talk About Kevin 

Manish Pandey – Writer, Senna 

A great night, some fab interviews and well done to all the winners!