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Tinker Tailor scores triple win at Richard Attenborough Film Awards 2012

Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy

Story by Jack Foley

TINKER Tailor Soldier Spy has won three of the top awards at the 2012 Richard Attenborough Film Awards.

The spy thriller picked up British Film of the Year and British film star (for Gary Oldman), as voted for by the public, while Bridget O’Connor and Peter Straughan were recognised for their screenplay.

Awards favourite The Artist also picked up two awards… film of the year and filmmaker of the year for its director, Michael Hazanavicius.

Michael Fassbender was named best actor for his performance as a sex addict in Shame and Meryl Streep was recognisd for her portrayal of Margaret Thatcher in The Iron Lady with the best actress award.

Tom Hiddleston was named Rising Star following performances in War Horse and The Deep Blue Sea as well as Thor (as Loki) and Woody Allen’s Midnight in Paris.

Further awards, as voted for by the public, went to Arthur Christmas (animated film), The Adventures of Tintin (family film), Robert Pattinson (film star) and The Dark Knight Rises (most anticipated film of 2012).

The winners in full

Film of the year
The Arist

Filmmaker
Michael Hazanavicius (The Artist)

Screenwriter
Bridget O’Connor and Peter Straughan (Tinker Tailor)

Actor
Michael Fassbender (Shame)

Actress
Meryl Streep (The Iron Lady)

Rising Star
Tom Hiddleston

UK public votes

British film of the year
Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy

Animated film
Arthur Christmas

Family film
The Adventures of Tintin: The Secret of the Unicorn

British film star
Gary Oldman (Tinker Tailor)

Film Star
Robert Pattison (The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 1)

Film Blog
www.cine-vue.com

Most anticipated film of 2012
The Dark Knight Rises

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