Mickey Rourke

Hollywood stars Marisa Tomei and Mickey Rourke's Oscar hopes have been given a boost after their movie The Wrestler was named the top film by the London Film Critics’ Circle on last night. Darren Aronofsky’s movie claimed the group’s Best Film prize, while Rourke was named Best Actor. But Oscar favorite Slumdog Millionaire took home the most awards, Best British Film, Best British Director and Best Screenwriter honors. Kate Winslet was named Best Actress for her performances in Revolutionary Road and The Reader, and Kristin Scott Thomas picked up the Best British Actress prize for French film I’ve Loved You So Long. The Best British Actor honor went to Hunger star Michael Fassbender. David Fincher took home the Best Director prize for The Curious Case of Benjamin Button.


Film of The Year - The Wrestler Richard Attenborough Film of The Year - Slumdog Millionaire Director of The Year - David Fincher (The Curious Case of Benjamin Button) British Director of The Year - Danny Boyle (Slumdog Millionaire) Actor of The Year - Mickey Rourke (The Wrestler) Actress of The Year - Kate Winslet (The Reader & Revolutionary Road) British Actor of The Year - Michael Fassbender (Hunger) British Actress of The Year - Kristin Scott-Thomas (I’ve Loved You So Long) British Actor in a Supporting Role - Eddie Marsan (Happy-Go-Lucky) British Actress in a Supporting Role - Tilda Swinton (The Curious Case of Benjamin Button) Screenwriter of The Year - Simon Beaufoy (Slumdog Millionaire) Young British Performer of The Year - Thomas Turgoose (Somers Town & Eden Lake) Breakthrough British Filmmaker - Steve McQueen (Hunger) Foreign Language Film of The Year - Waltz With Bashir The Dilys Powell Award - Dame Judi Dench
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