Actress of the Year Olivia Colman snubbed by Baftas

Friday January 20, 2012

In an interesting twist Iron Lady actress Olivia Colman has scooped the British Actress of the Year gong at the London Film Critics' Circle Awards.

Olivia, who plays Carol Thatcher in the movie, didn't even make the shortlist for the Baftas - which was announced earlier this week.

This snub led many fans to express their dismay on Twitter, saying her performance deserved at least a nomination.

Actress of the Year was tied between Anna Paquin for her performance in Kenneth Lonergan's drama Margaret and Meryl Streep for her portrayal of Margaret Thatcher.

Kenneth Branagh was awarded Supporting Actor of the Year award for his turn as Laurence Olivier in My Week With Marilyn.

Meanwhile Michael Fassbender collected the British Actor of the Year award for his performances as Carl Jung in A Dangerous Method and as a sex addict in Shame.

The awards, held at the BFI Southbank in London, are voted for by 120 British film critics, broadcasters and writers.

London Film Critics' Circle chairman Jason Solomons said: "Judging from the quality of films and performances honoured tonight, it is clear that the critics - who see every film, not just those with awards campaigns behind them - have an increasingly influential voice in awards races."

Photo:© Rex

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