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Actress Anne Hathaway scooped an award for her role as Fantine in Les Miserables.

London - The French-language drama Amour was the big winner at the London Critics' Circle Awards on Sunday night, where it was awarded Film of the Year.

The critically acclaimed movie's star Emmanuelle Riva was named Actress of the Year, while its director Michael Haneke also won the trophy for Screenwriter of the Year, but lost out to Life of Pi director Ang Lee for the Best Director prize.

Other big winners included The Master stars Joaquin Phoenix and Philip Seymour Hoffman, who won the awards for Actor of the Year and Supporting Actor of the Year.

Anne Hathaway - who won a Golden Globe last Sunday - was named Supporting Actress of the Year for her role as Fantine in Les Miserables, while Andrea Riseborough won British Actress of the Year for her part in Shadow Dancer.

Toby Jones emerged with the British Actor of the Year prize for his outing in Berberian Sound Studio, which also won the Attenborough Award: British Film of the Year.

The London Film Critics' Circle comprises of more than 120 members of UK film critics, broadcasters and writers, who this year voted for more than 200 titles on their nominations ballots.

The awards were handed out at a star-studded ceremony at the May Fair Hotel in central London, where attendees included Emily Blunt, Samantha Barks, and Helena Bonham Carter.

Carter was honoured with the Dilys Powell Award for Excellence in Film. - Bang Showbiz

The winners in full:

FILM OF THE YEAR

Amour

FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM OF THE YEAR

Rust and Bone

DOCUMENTARY OF THE YEAR

The Imposter

BRITISH FILM OF THE YEAR (The Attenborough Award)

Berberian Sound Studio

ACTOR OF THE YEAR

Joaquin Phoenix - The Master

ACTRESS OF THE YEAR

Emmanuelle Riva - Amour

SUPPORTING ACTOR OF THE YEAR

Philip Seymour Hoffman - The Master

SUPPORTING ACTRESS OF THE YEAR

Anne Hathaway - Les Miserables

BRITISH ACTOR OF THE YEAR

Toby Jones - Berberian Sound Studio

BRITISH ACTRESS OF THE YEAR

Andrea Riseborough - Shadow Dancer

YOUNG BRITISH PERFORMER OF THE YEAR

Tom Holland - The Impossible

DIRECTOR OF THE YEAR

Ang Lee - Life of Pi

SCREENWRITER OF THE YEAR

Michael Haneke - Amour

BREAKTHROUGH BRITISH FILMMAKER

Alice Lowe & Steve Oram, writers - Sightseers

TECHNICAL ACHIEVEMENT

Life of Pi - Bill Westenhofer (visual effects)

DILYS POWELL AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE IN FILM

Helena Bonham Carter


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