Kate Beckinsale wins Best British Actress prize at London Critics' Circle Film Awards
Kate Beckinsale took home the prize for Best British/Irish Actress at this year's London Critics' Circle Film Awards on Sunday night (22.01.17).
The 43-year-old star beat the likes of Naomie Harris, Rebecca Hall, Ruth Negga and Hayley Squires to the accolade for her performance in as Lady Susan Vernon in period comedy film 'Love & Friendship', which was just one of her big roles of 2016 with her also appearing in action sequel 'Underworld: Blood Wars' and thriller 'The Disappointments Room'.
Although Naomie missed out on that prize she did go home with the Best Supporting Actress of the Year award for her role in 'Moonlight'.
Andrew Garfield won in the Best British/Irish Actor category for his work in 'Silence' and 'Hacksaw Ridge', while Mahershala Ali and Tom Bennett shared the Best Supporting Actor of the Year prize.
Casey Affleck - the younger brother of Ben Affleck - received more awards success for his film 'Manchester By The Sea' as he was named Actor of the Year and the win follows his Golden Globe victory earlier this month.
Following its incredible haul of seven gongs at the Golden Globes, 'La La Land' continued its run of wins by being named Best Film at the ceremony which took place at the May Fair Hotel.
However, the musical movie's director Damien Chazelle lost out on the award for Director of the Year to László Nemes for 'Son of Saul'.
The 37th London Critics' Circle Film Awards, full list of winners:
Film of the Year:
'La La Land'
Foreign Language Film of the Year:
Documentary of the Year:
'Fire at Sea'
British/Irish Film of the Year:
'I, Daniel Blake'
Actor of the Year, presented by Millbank and Cooper Searle:
Casey Affleck - 'Manchester by the Sea'
Actress of the Year, presented by Suqqu:
Isabelle Huppert - 'Things to Come'
Supporting Actor of the Year:
Mahershala Ali - 'Moonlight'
Tom Bennett - 'Love & Friendship'
Supporting Actress of the Year:
Naomie Harris - 'Moonlight'
Director of the Year:
László Nemes - 'Son of Saul'
Screenwriter of the Year:
Kenneth Lonergan - 'Manchester by the Sea'
Andrew Garfield - 'Hacksaw Ridge', 'Silence'
Kate Beckinsale - 'Love & Friendship'
Young British/Irish Performer, presented by The May Fair Hotel:
Lewis MacDougall - 'A Monster Calls'
Breakthrough British/Irish Filmmaker:
Babak Anvari - 'Under the Shadow'
British/Irish Short Film:
Sweet Maddie Stone - 'Brady Hood'
'Victoria' - Sturla Brandth Grovlen, cinematography
Dilys Powell Award for Excellence in Film: