The Artist, Tinker Tailor win Attenboroughs
by Naman Ramachandran
03/02/2012 - The Artist [trailer] and Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy [trailer] continued their golden awards run at the sixth annual Richard Attenborough UK Regional Film Awards. The Artist won Film Of The Year and Filmmaker for director Michel Hazanavicius.
Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy won British Film Of The Year, Screenwriter for Bridget O’Connor and Peter Straughan and for Gary Oldman the British Film Star award. Michael Fassbender won Actor for Shame [trailer] and Meryl Streep Actress for The Iron Lady [trailer]. Tom Hiddleston won the Rising Star award for his performances in Thor, War Horse, The Deep Blue Sea and Midnight In Paris [trailer]. Arthur Christmas won Animated Film and The Adventures Of Tintin Family Film.
Hazanavicius said, “It’s such an amazing honour to be recognised by the regional film critics in the UK. On behalf of all the people who made The Artist, I thank you from the bottom of our hearts. And on a personal note, I’d like to say I’m so very proud because I absolutely love British cinema!”
Streep said, “I’m honoured to receive this award, which comes from the heart of the UK and its regional press, an entity that remembers Margaret Thatcher very well, and that I’m sure aimed a keen lens at this portrayal. I owe everything to my director Phyllida Lloyd, a courageous visionary, and Abi Morgan, who wrote a screenplay that imagined that an old woman’s thoughts and feelings were as important as her important, younger self. This was an unconventional and controversial approach to a famous life, but one that will stand through the many cycles of historical revisionism, and hold its value as the story of a human being and her reckoning with time.”