Mad Max wins top London Critics' award

45 Years wins Best British/Irish Film.

by Jennie Kermode

Mad Max: Fury Road storms to victory.
Mad Max: Fury Road storms to victory.

Mad Max: Fury Road has scored another victory in its awards season campaign, taking Best Film and Best Director at the London Film Critics' Circle Awards, as well as contributing to Tom Hardy's Best Actor win. The film's ongoing critical success is remarkable because science fiction and action genre work has traditionally been relegated to winning only in the technical categories. It could herald a lasting change in how such films are seen and potentially help more independent genre projects to acquire funding.

45 Years won the Best British/Irish Film award and Best Actress (for Charlotte Rampling, who recently spoke to us about her role in the film). British actors were triumphant in both supporting categories, with Kate Winslet winning for Steve Jobs and Mark Rylance for Bridge Of Spies.

Those awards in full:

Film of the Year

British/Irish Film of the Year

Foreign Language Film of the Year

Documentary of the Year

Director of the Year

Actor of the Year

Actress of the Year

Supporting Actress of the Year

Supporting Actor of the Year

British/Irish Actor of the Year

British/Irish Actress of the Year

Screenwriter of the Year

Philip French Award for Breakthrough British/Irish Filmmaker

Young British/Irish Performer of the Year

  • Maisie Williams, The Falling

Technical Achievement Award

  • Ed Lachman, cinematography, Carol

British/Irish Short Film of the Year

  • Benjamin Cleary - Stutterer

Dilys Powell Award for Excellence in Film

  • Kenneth Branagh

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