Chair: Rich Cline
Vice Chair: Jane Crowther
Secretary: Karen Krizanovich
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News & Reviews
Every year since 1988, the Critics’ Circle has voted for a single leading artist to receive an engraved crystal Rosebowl in recognition of their distinguished contribution to the arts. The first recipient was Sir Peter Hall, Director of the National Theatre and...read more
Over the past year the Critics' Circle Film Section has been reflecting on its membership criteria and the decision-making around it.On examination of our processes, we realised that we have been artificially limiting the number of candidates accepted every year, and...read more
One of the greatest living stars of British classical music, the mezzo-soprano Dame Janet Baker CH DBE, was voted the winner of the 2019 Critics' Circle Rosebowl by the 500 members of the Circle. Regrettably both the announcement and the award have been delayed by the...read more
Chloé Zhao also wins for screenwriting and Frances McDormand takes the leading actress prize, while Rose Glass' Saint Maud claims three awards at this year's virtual ceremony. The improvised American road movie Nomadland won three top honours including Film of the...read more
Films by writer-directors Rose Glass, Sarah Gavron, Chloé Zhao and Emerald Fennell earned the most nominations for the 41st London Critics' Circle Film Awards, which will be presented virtually in early February. The UK's leading film critics today announced the...read more
With the events of 2020, new eligibility rules are in place for the 41st Critics' Circle Film Awards. This month's nominations announcement, and next month's winners announcement, will take place virtually. British actors Darci Shaw and Henry Lloyd-Hughes will...read more
After six years, Anna Smith is standing down from her role as Chair of the Film Section. Only the second woman ever to have held the position (after the late great Dilys Powell some 40 years prior), she also served two years as President of the entire Critics’ Circle,...read more
The UK Critics’ Circle Film Section is proud to announce seven new members for 2020. Film Section Chair Anna Smith says, "We are thrilled to welcome these new members, I'm sure they will be a great asset to the Circle." They are: Hanna Flint has been working as a...read more