UPDATED: Timothy Spall receives Best Actor award from New York Film Critics Circle
UPDATE Jan. 6, 2015: The awards ceremony took place yesterday. Check out these photos of Spall looking dapper at the event.
Spall’s role as the titular artist, J.M.W. Turner, has received much praise since the film’s release, and now Spall has received the NYFCC award for Best Actor for the film. The role has already earned him the Best Actor award at this year’s Cannes Film Festival and nominations at the European Film Awards and the British Independent Film Awards.
Spall is not the only Potter alumnus being honored by the New York Film Critics Circle, though; The Grand Budapest Hotel, which stars Ralph Fiennes (Lord Voldemort), won the prize for Best Screenplay. The film was written and directed by Wes Anderson.
The NYFCC made its selections this Monday, tweeting the results from New York. Other winners include Boyhood for Best Film, Best Director (Richard Linklater), and Best Supporting Actress (Patricia Arquette); Marion Cotillard for Best Actress (The Immigrant and Two Days, One Night); and J.K. Simmons for Best Supporting Actor (Whiplash).
Having already received these awards and nominations for this film, it is perhaps unsurprising that Spall’s name has cropped up amid those of other potential Oscar nominees for Best Actor, as has that of Ralph Fiennes, although these nominations won’t be officially announced until January.
Have you seen Mr. Turner yet? Would you like to see Spall win more awards for it?