Joaquin Phoenix on Winning the LFC

21/01/2013 | By

Snowy London came good last night with the London Critcis’ Circle Film Awards….

Joaquin won best actor for The Master and made a speech…… One we like and one we appreciate.  A film to be proud of, for all involved.
“I struggle with the idea of winning awards for acting. Stating I’m Best Actor for something as subjective as film seems strange to me. To the uninitiated it implies I’m solely responsible for the creation and implementation of the character. I am not. I suppose that’s why we thank our colleagues. There are those who you all know such as Paul Thomas Anderson, to whom I am eternally grateful – a man who has persistently searched for the truth. I am fortunate to have been under his guidance. Philip Seymour Hoffman for his patience and advice. Amy Adams for being angry. Megan Ellison and everyone at Annapurna for their support of the film and ensuring that I was able to cover my mortgage. But there are many others who you do not know by name such as Mike Kenna, who I believe was the grip but he did 20 different jobs so I can’t be sure; Adam Somner, the first assistant director; Karen Ramirez in the office; Tommy – I don’t know your last name… there are too many to list. The truth is, you cannot separate my work from their’s. We were a unit bolstered by the same goal: to do our part in helping Paul to achieve his vision. I view this award as recognition of all of our work. I am very cognisant of the fact that for me this award is an encouragement to continue my lifelong passion of being an actor. I will not squander this high regard.
P.S. There’s an up-and-coming actor named Daniel who’s in a movie called Lincoln. You should check it out.”

Thanks to Awards Daily 

:: The Sky Movies Award for Film of the Year – Amour.
:: Foreign Language Film of the Year – Rust and Bone.
:: Documentary of the Year – The Imposter.
:: The Attenborough Award for British Film of the Year presented by The May Fair Hotel – Berberian Sound Studio.

:: The Top 10 Films:
The Master
Life of Pi
Beasts of the Southern Wild
Zero Dark Thirty
Once Upon a Time in Anatolia
Django Unchained
Rust and Bone

:: Actor of the Year Sponsored by Spotlight – Joaquin Phoenix for The Master.
:: Actress of the Year Sponsored by Spotlight – Emmanuelle Riva for Amour.
:: Supporting Actor of the Year – Philip Seymour Hoffman for The Master.
:: Supporting Actress of the Year – Anne Hathaway for Les Miserables.
:: British Actor of the Year in association with Cameo Productions – Toby Jones for Berberian Sound Studio.
:: British Actress of the Year – Andrea Riseborough for Shadow Dancer.
:: Young British Performer of the Year – Tom Holland for The Impossible.
:: The American Airlines Award for Director of the Year – Ang Lee for Life of Pi.
:: Screenwriter of the Year Sponsored by Distrupol – Michael Haneke for Amour.
:: Breakthrough British Film-maker – Alice Lowe and Steve Oram, writers and stars of Sightseers.
:: The Sky 3D Award for Technical Achievement – Bill Westenhofer, visual effects on Life of Pi.
:: Dilys Powell Award for Excellence in Film sponsored by Premier – Helena Bonham Carter.