Gary Oldman and Alfonso Cuarón win at London Critics’ Circle Film Awards
It was a celebratory night for two members of the Harry Potter family on Sunday at the London Critics’ Circle Film Awards. The Mirror reported that Gary Oldman (Sirius Black) was honored with the Dilys Powell Award for Excellence in Film. It was presented to him by none other than John Hurt (Mr. Ollivander). During his acceptance speech, Oldman expressed his thoughts on critics and reviews:
“I read them less than I did, but once they’re out there you’re aware of them because you’ve got agents and managers and friends and family. People are looking at them, you know they’re there and they exist, and if your movie isn’t doing so well…I’ve been in a few stinkers.
“There were a few 20 years ago that were a little…When they got personal, I think that’s a boundary, when they step over that line. You get a lot of bloggers…”
He also acknowledged Dilys Powell, whom the award is named after.
They’re presenting me with the Dilys Powell award, who was a knowledeable film scholar. She wasn’t just someone who sat down at a computer and thought, ‘Now I’m a reviewer’.”
We’re in an age where I think people can hide behind the computer.”
Prisoner of Azkaban director Alfonso Cuarón added to his long list of wins for Gravity, where he was announced as director of the year. Tim Webber, who is responsible for the special effects on the hit sci-fi movie, also won an award for technical achievement.
Our congratulations go to all.