UK critics go for Argo

Another award for Affleck.

by Jennie Kermode

Ben Affleck's Argo really is on a winning streak, taking its first major award in the UK this week thanks to regional film critics voting in the Richard Attenborough Film Awards. With previous winners including Slumdog Millionaire and The Artist, the win could be a hot tip for Oscar success.

Skyfall, now not only the most successful Bond film but also the biggest ever UK box office hit, picked up two awards, with Sam Mendes taking Best Director and Ben Whishaw being named this year's Rising Star. The award for Bes Screenwriter was shared by Amy Jump, Alice Lowe and Steve Oram for black caravanning comedy Sightseers while Best British Performance went to Robert Pattinson for the latest entry in the Twilight saga.

Share this with others on...
News

Tribeca Talks: Pen to Paper An inside look at the Calling the Shots panel.

Lucky star Megan Griffiths talks about making Lucky Them.

Tribeca Talks: Pen to Paper Insights from the Adaptation & Creation panel.

Being human Valeria Bruni Tedeschi and Valeria Golino discuss Human Capital.

Lone wolf John Jarrett on murder, mayhem and Wolf Creek 2.

Boorman returns to the Cannes fray Directors' Fortnight sets out its stall.

Cannes: Critics make their choice Seven titles in contest.

More news and features

Were bringing you all the latest news and reviews directly from the Tribeca Film Festival.



We're looking forward to Cannes.



We still have reviews coming in from the Bradford Film Festival and Flare.



Read our full for other recent coverage.


Visit our festivals section.

Interact

Win one of three sets of The Book Thief merchandise, poster artwork for The Grand Budapest Hotel and some fabulous Need For Speed swag in our latest .