Leslie Phillips recipient of the Dilys Powell Award for Excellence in Film 2006 with Jodie Whittaker, his co-star in Venus.

A collection of pictures from our past film awards.

William Russell

This is a random selection from pictures taken at  the Film Awards in recent years. There are three black and white pictures of the awards for 1980, 1981 and 1982 in the Circle Dinners gallery.

Helen Mirren accepting her Best British Actress Award for The Queen with David Gritten, chairman of the Film Section, and Sarah Crompton of The Daily Telelgraph. © Critics’ Circle.


Anne Reid accepting an award on behalf of Michael Caine from Jason Solomons at the Dorchester


The 2009 Film Awards held at the Grosvenor House Hotel, Park Lane.

A trio of Dame shots

Dame Judi Dench, recipient of the Dilys Powell Award for Excellence in Film 2008 with David Gritten of The Daily Telegraph at the Grosvenor House Hotel. © John Reiss


William Russell, Hon General Secretary of the Circle with Dame Judi. © Critics’ Circle


Jason Solomons, chairman of the Film Section’s Awards Committee  interviewing the Dame. © Scott Myers


Awards Committee members:  Charles Gant, Jason Solomons, Nicholas Barber at the 2009 Awards. © Scott Myers


Hilary Oliver with actor Charles Dance. © Critics Circle


Emma Thompson arriving at the Dorchester to collect an award on behalf of Meryl Streep . © Scott Myers


Presenter Chris Tookey and Peter Cargin, Hon Treasurer at the 2010 Awards


Julie Walters with her Dilys Powell Excellence in Cinema Award 2007 at Grosvenor House Hotel in February 2008. © Scott Myers