Florence Pugh and Cate Blanchett win at Critics’ Circle Film Awards
Florence Pugh was handed the British/Irish Actress Of The Year prize while Cate Blanchett was named Actress Of The Year at the London Critics’ Circle Film Awards at The May Fair Hotel in London on Sunday.
Actress Florence, 27, was given her award for her body of work for her films Don’t Worry Darling, The Wonder and Puss In Boots: The Last Wish, which were all released in cinemas last year.
Cate, 53, was awarded Actress Of The Year for her performance as character Lydia Tár in 2022 movie Tár. This is the third time the star has taken home the gong after Elizabeth in 1998 and in Blue Jasmine in 2013.
Florence effortlessly turned heads as she led the stars attending the London Critics’ Circle Film Awards.
The actress opted for an eye-catching look for the event, donning a red strapless dress with a pleated detail along the waist.
Success stories: Florence Pugh, 27 (left), was handed the British/Irish Actress Of The Year prize while Cate Blanchett, 53 (right), was named Actress Of The Year at the London Critics’ Circle Film Awards at The May Fair Hotel in London on Sunday
In addition, the garment featured a matching strap while Florence added to the look with a red cowboy hat and a matching sheer veil.
The Don’t Worry Darling star complimented her outfit with several gold necklaces and matching bracelets.
Posing up a storm for the cameras, Florence styled her blonde locks into an elegant bob and completed her look with a light palette of make-up.
Cate showed off her sense of style in a black blazer which featured quirky blue puffed sleeves and matching trousers.
The Tár actress added height to her frame with a pair of black heels while she wore her blonde tresses in a cropped style.
Michelle Yeoh was also in attendance at the bash, cutting a glamorous figure in a black, long-sleeved gown.
The garment featured sheer sleeves and a matching skirt while the star, 60, cinched her waist with a matching strap.
Michelle, who was nominated in the same category as Cate for Actress Of The Year for her work in Everything Everywhere All at Once, added height to her frame with a pair of black ankle boots.
Event: Florence Pugh effortlessly turned heads as she led the stars attending the London Critics’ Circle Film Awards at The May Fair Hotel in London on Sunday
Fashion: In addition, the stunning garment featured a matching waist strap
The Memoirs Of A Geisha star styled her locks into an updo and added to her look with a pair of green earrings.
The actress received the top honour at the bash, the Dilys Powell Award for Excellence in Film, with Rich Cline, Chair of the Critics’ Circle Film Section, saying: ‘Michelle Yeoh has been a favourite of the London critics from her earliest Hong Kong outings, even before she teamed up with James Bond in Tomorrow Never Dies.
‘And we named her blockbuster fantasy Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon the Foreign-Language Film of the Year 2000.
Stunning: Cate Blanchett showed off her sense of style in a black blazer which featured quirky blue puffed sleeves while Michelle Yeoh opted for a black long-sleeved gown
‘We are delighted to give the Dilys Powell award to such a wonderful icon.
‘She has a unique ability to combine take-no-prisoners action, wry humour and deeper emotional resonance in her roles.’
Danny Boyle presented the honour at the end of the night and Michelle was accompanied by her Everything Everywhere All at Once co-star Ke Huy Quan for the evening.
Accolade: Michelle received the top honour at the bash, the Dilys Powell Award for Excellence in Film during the ceremony on Sunday
All stars: Danny Boyle (pictured) presented the honour at the end of the night and Michelle was accompanied by her Everything Everywhere All at Once co-star Ke Huy Quan for the evening
All stars: Michelle was in good spirits as she sat next to Ke Huy Quan in the audience, with the pair playfully posing for pictures
Named in honour of film critic Dilys Powell, who wrote for The Sunday Times for 50 years, Michelle is being handed the first Excellence in Film award that the London critics have presented since 2019 after they chose not to give out the accolade in virtual ceremonies during the pandemic.
Fellow nominee Paul Mescal looked dapper in a black blazer and matching trousers and tie which he wore with a crisp white shirt.
The actor, who was nominated for his role in Aftersun, was joined by his co-star Frankie Corio and producer Amy Jackson.
Frankie won the Young British/Irish Performer award for her role as Sophie Paterson in Aftersun, while Paul won the writer-director Charlotte Wells’ Philip French Award for Breakthrough British/Irish Filmmaker.
Suave: Fellow nominee Paul Mescal looked dapper in a black blazer and matching trousers and tie which he wore with a crisp white shirt
Looking good: Cate added height to her frame with a pair of black heels
Attendees: Paul, who was nominated for his role in Aftersun, was joined by his co-star Frankie Corio and producer Amy Jackson
Stars: Some of Florence’s The Wonder co-stars also attended the awards with actress Elaine Cassidy (left) donning a red sleeveless dress
Martin McDonagh, who won Screenwriter Of The Year for The Banshees of Inisherin and was nominated Director of the Year for the same film, looked suave in an all-black suit.
Some of Florence’s The Wonder co-stars also attended the awards with actress Elaine Cassidy donning a red sleeveless dress.
Kila Lord Cassidy, who plays a teenager who can miraculously survive without eating in the film, donned a light pink mini dress with a black sheer collar.
The provocative culture-war drama Tár won big at the bash, taking three major awards, with Todd Field’s film being crowned Film of the Year, while Todd and Cate were named Director and Actress of the Year.
Martin McDonagh’s dark comedy The Banshees of Inisherin was awarded five prizes during the ceremony, including The Attenborough Award for British/Irish Film of the Year, Screenwriter of the Year, Actor of the Year for Colin Farrell, and both Supporting Actor and Supporting Actress for Barry Keoghan and Kerry Condon.
Another Irish title, The Quiet Girl, was awarded Foreign-Language Film of the Year in a tie alongside Park Chan-wook’s noir thriller Decision to Leave.
Laura Poitras’ Nan Goldin film All the Beauty and the Bloodshed was named Documentary of the Year.
Bill Nighy was named British/Irish Actor for his body of work in 2022 having starred as Mr. Rodney Williams in the film Living.
Meanwhile, the Technical Achievement Award went to Guillermo del Toro’s Pinocchio for animation and was collected by Gregory Mann, who voiced the title character.
British/Irish Short Film of the Year was Keeran Anwar Blessie’s A Fox in the Night.
The event comes after Florence said she’s ‘not complying’ with Hollywood’s body standards as she condemned the ‘shocking’ expectations placed on young women in the industry.
Sensational: Nominee Florence complimented her outfit with several gold necklaces and matching bracelets
Radiant: Posing up a storm for the cameras, Florence styled her blonde locks into an elegant bob
Pals: Michelle looked in good spirits as she posed alongside her Everything Everywhere All at Once co-star Ke Huy Quan
Success: Martin McDonagh (left) was nominated for Director of the Year while Bill Nighy (right) was up for Actor of the Year
The actress recalled a time from the beginning of her career in which people were ‘shocked’ when she refused to diet for roles.
Joining Vogue’s YouTube channel on Thursday, Florence showed viewers how to make her garlicky crostini bread and discussed women’s relationships with food.
As she chopped up the ingredients, she explained: ‘Body image for women is a major thing.
‘From the moment you start growing thighs and bums and boobs and all of it, everything starts changing. And your relationship with food starts changing.
‘I had a weird chapter at the beginning of my career, but that was because I wasn’t complying. I think that was confusing to people, especially in Hollywood.’
Florenece continued: ‘Women in Hollywood, especially young women in Hollywood, are obviously putting themselves in all these ways in order to get whatever opportunity that they need to get because that’s just the way that it’s been.
‘When I went and I did that project it was expected that you would be on whatever diet you needed to be on and for me that was shocking because I’d never done that before.
‘It’s not to say other people can’t do that but I think I definitely put my foot down in that aspect. I love food.’
Candid: Florence recently said she’s ‘not complying’ with Hollywood’s body standards as she condemned the ‘shocking’ expectations placed on young women in the industry
43rd annual London Critics’ Circle Awards – The Winners In Full
Film Of The Year
All the Beauty and the Bloodshed
The Banshees of Inisherin
Decision to Leave
Everything Everywhere All at Once
Tár – WINNER
Top Gun: Maverick
Foreign-Language Film Of The Year
Decision to Leave – WINNER (tie)
The Quiet Girl – WINNER (tie)
Documentary Of The Year
All That Breathes
All the Beauty and the Bloodshed – WINNER
Fire of Love
Kurt Vonnegut: Unstuck in Time
The Attenborough Award: British/Irish Film Of The Year
The Banshees of Inisherin – WINNER
The Quiet Girl
Director Of The Year
Todd Field – Tár – WINNER
Daniel Kwan, Daniel Scheinert – Everything Everywhere All at Once
Martin McDonagh – The Banshees of Inisherin
Park Chan-wook – Decision to Leave
Charlotte Wells – Aftersun
Screenwriter Of The Year
Todd Field – Tár
Daniel Kwan, Daniel Scheinert – Everything Everywhere All at Once
Martin McDonagh – The Banshees of Inisherin – WINNER
Steven Spielberg, Tony Kushner – The Fabelmans
Charlotte Wells – Aftersun
Actress Of The Year
Cate Blanchett – Tár – WINNER
Ana de Armas – Blonde
Vicky Krieps – Corsage
Florence Pugh – The Wonder
Michelle Yeoh – Everything Everywhere All at Once
Actor Of The Year
Austin Butler – Elvis
Colin Farrell – The Banshees of Inisherin – WINNER
Brendan Fraser – The Whale
Paul Mescal – Aftersun
Bill Nighy – Living
Supporting Actress Of The Year
Hong Chau – The Whale
Kerry Condon – The Banshees of Inisherin – WINNER
Dolly De Leon – Triangle of Sadness
Nina Hoss – Tár
Guslagie Malanda – Saint Omer
Supporting Actor Of The Year
Tom Burke – The Wonder
Brendan Gleeson – The Banshees of Inisherin
Brian Tyree Henry – Causeway
Barry Keoghan – The Banshees of Inisherin – WINNER
Ke Huy Quan – Everything Everywhere All at Once
British/Irish Actress Of The Year (for body of work)
Jessie Buckley – Men, Scrooge: A Christmas Carol, Women Talking
Olivia Colman – Empire of Light, Joyride, Puss in Boots: The Last Wish, Scrooge: A Christmas Carol
Florence Pugh – Don’t Worry Darling, The Wonder, Puss In Boots, The Last Wish – WINNER
Emma Thompson – Good Luck to You Leo Grande, Roald Dahl’s Matilda the Musical
Letitia Wright – Aisha, Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, The Silent Twins
British/Irish Actor Of The Year (for body of work)
Harris Dickinson – See How They Run, Triangle of Sadness, Where the Crawdads Sing
Colin Farrell – After Yang, The Banshees of Inisherin, The Batman, Thirteen Lives
Ralph Fiennes – The Forgiven, The Menu
Paul Mescal – Aftersun
Bill Nighy – Living – WINNER
The Philip French Award: Breakthrough British/Irish Filmmaker
Katy Brand – Good Luck to You, Leo Grande
Colm Bairéad – The Quiet Girl
Frances O’Connor – Emily
Georgia Oakley – Blue Jean
Charlotte Wells – Aftersun – WINNER
Young British/Irish Performer
Kila Lord Cassidy – The Wonder
Catherine Clinch – The Quiet Girl
Frankie Corio – Aftersun – WINNER
Bella Ramsey – Catherine Called Birdy
Alisha Weir – Roald Dahl’s Matilda the Musical
British/Irish Short Film Of The Year
A Fox in the Night – dir Keeran Anwar Blessie – WINNER
Groom – dir Leyla Coll-O’Reilly
Honesty – dir Roxy Rezvany
A Letter to Black Men – dir Kiosa Sukami
Scale – dir Joseph Pierce
Technical Achievement Award
Athena – Matias Boucard, cinematography
Black Panther: Wakanda Forever – Ruth E Carter, costumes
Blonde – Leslie Shatz, sound design
Decision to Leave – Kim Ji-yong, cinematography
Elvis – Catherine Martin, costumes
Everything Everywhere All at Once – Paul Rogers, film editing
Guillermo del Toro’s Pinocchio – Brian Leif Hansen, animation – WINNER
RRR – Nick Powell, stunts
Tár – Stephen Griffiths, sound design
The Wonder – Nina Gold, casting
Dilys Powell Award for Excellence in Film
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