‘The Power of the Dog’ dominates London Critics’ Circle Film Awards

Director Jane Campion’s ‘The Power of the Dog’ won four major awards at the 42nd annual London Critics’ Circle Film Awards.

On Sunday, “The Power of the Dog” won Movie of the Year, Director Campion of the Year and stars Benedict Cumberbatch and Kodi Smit-McPhee, Actor and Supporting Actor of the Year, respectively.

It is Campion’s second film to win the Circle’s highest honour, 28 years after “The Piano” won in 1994, variety.com reports.

Olivia Colman’s performance in Maggie Gyllenhaal’s ‘The Lost Daughter’, which was snubbed during BAFTA nominations, won her the actress of the year award.

This is the third award given to Colman by the Circle, having won it for “Tyrannosaur” and “The Favorite”.

Joanna Hogg’s ‘The Souvenir Part II’ has won British/Irish Film of the Year, two years after its predecessor ‘The Souvenir’ won the same honour.

It was one of three films for which Tilda Swinton won British/Irish Actress of the Year, along with ‘Memoria’ and ‘The French Dispatch’.

Rebecca Hall’s ‘Passing’ won the award for Breakthrough British/Irish Filmmaker, as well as Supporting Actress of the Year for Ruth Negga.

Andrew Garfield won British/Irish Actor of the Year for his performances in ‘Tick, Tick…Boom!’, ‘The Eyes of Tammy Faye’, ‘Spider-Man: No Way Home’ and ‘Mainstream’, while 11-year-old Woody Norman won the British/Irish Young Performer award for ‘C’mon C’mon’.

Ryusuke Hamaguchi’s “Drive My Car” won Foreign Language Film of the Year, while Hamaguchi and co-writer Takamasa Oe won Screenwriter of the Year.

BAFTA favorite ‘Dune’ won a technical achievement award for visual effects.

For the second consecutive year, the event took place virtually at the London Critics’ Circle.

YouTube channel, this time with critics presenting awards remotely from the ceremony’s usual home at the May Fair Hotel.

The ‘Play It Safe’ team, who won the UK/Irish short film award, were on hand to collect their prize and all of the other winners provided video messages.