Michael Caine seduces the critics
During the London Critics Circle Awards, held on 12 February in London, actor Michael Caine was named best actor for The Quiet American. About Schmidt, starring Caines’s fellow nominee for the best actor Oscar, Jack Nicholson, won best film.
The evening was a celebration of Brit film with Mike Leigh taking home the best British director award for All or Nothing [+see also:
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film profile]. Australian director Philip Noyce won best director for The Quiet American and Rabbit-Proof Fence. America’s Stockard Channing won best actress for The Business of Strangers.
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