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Jaka Bizilj, Chairman and Founder of Cinema For Peace announced today that the organisation will bestow their
inaugural Special Honorary Award posthumously to Nelson Mandela and the film Mandela: Long Walk To
Freedom to celebrate Mandela's vision of universal peace and also commemorate 20 years of the end of
Apartheid in South Africa.
Bizilj also announced that Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom has been nominated for the prestigious Cinema
for Peace Most Valuable Movie Award. Previous winners of the award include Lincoln directed by
Steven Spielberg and In the Land of Blood and Honey directed by Angelina Jolie.
Since its establishment in 2002, Cinema For Peace has aimed to raise awareness of the social relevance of
films and to make active use of the influence of movies and documentaries on the perception and resolution of
global social, political and humanitarian challenges.
Anant Singh commented, "The Cinema for Peace Award recognizes Madiba's exceptional life by honouring
him and the film. We are extremely thrilled to have the film join Madiba being honoured as the first recipient of
the Special Honorary Award."
The German release of Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom last Thursday, fits in perfectly with the Cinema For Peace Gala
Awards ceremony which will be held in the German capital city, Berlin on Monday, 10th February. Producer,
Anant Singh will be representing the film at the event.
Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom continues its international release rollout, opening today (6 February 2014)
in Australia, Greece and Hong Kong, followed by Mozambique tomorrow, Finland on 14 February and Turkey
on 28 February.
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Naomie Harris attends the London Critics' Circle Film Awards at The Mayfair Hotel on February 2, 2014 in London, England.
Something to flap about! Naomie Harris leads the cheer at the London Critics' Circle Film Awards in 20s style yellow dress
By FAY STRANG
PUBLISHED: 19:54, 2 February 2014 | UPDATED: 22:02, 2 February 2014
She may have missed out on supporting actress of the year to Lupita Nyong’o at the London Critics' Circle Film Awards.
But Naomie Harris was the style winner as she attended the ceremony at the Mayfair Hotel on Sunday evening.
The 37-year-old looked like a much needed ray of sunshine wearing a stunning yellow flapper dress which flattered her toned figure.
Scroll down for full list of winners
Mellow yellow: Naomie Harris stunned at the London Critics Circle Film Awards on Sunday evening at the Mayfair Hotel
The stunning number, with featured a sheer top section, moved about as she elegantly entered the venue.
Accessorising the 1920s inspired look she wore a pair of silver T-bar heels, a Boucheron ring and Jessica McCormack earrings, while she carried a small clutch.
Looking as gorgeous as ever she wore her hair in big bouncy curls down her back and showing off her natural beauty she kept her make-up to a minimum.
In a flap: Naomie's dress had a 1920s feel to it and the tassels moved as she walked
Shine bright: The dress showed off the actress's impressively toned figure
Keeping it simple: The beautiful actress kept her make-up subtle while her hair fell loose down her back
Naomie was up against Sally Hawkins, Jennifer Lawrence, Lupita Nyong’o and June Squibb in the best supporting actress category.
At the ceremony the actress revealed the greatest review she received for her performance as Winnie Mandela in The Long Walk To Freedom was from Winnie herself.
The Bond girl said: ‘It's a huge honour to have people like the movie and like my performance, that's really fantastic.
So toned: The actress showed off her impressive arms as she signed pictures for fans
‘But the main thing that really mattered most to me was hearing Winnie say that she felt that I'd captured her and I'd honoured her legacy. That was huge to me and I'll never forget that.’
She was joined at the ceremony by a whole host of British talent, including John Hurt, George MacKay, Andy Serkis, and Lindsay Duncan.
Steve Coogan , who was up for his roles in Alan Partridge: Alpha Papa , The Look of Love, Philomena and What Maisie Knew was also in attendance but he failed to take home any prizes.
Men of the movies: John Hurt attended as did Gary Oldman (R) who picked up the Dilys Powell Award For Excellence In Film
Surprise: One-time WAG Lizzie Cundy wore a red skater style dress on the red carpet
Always ready: Lizzie Cundy was ready to pose even before she entered the hotel
Up for a lot: Steve McQueen has a number of nominations for 12 Years A Slave
Popular: The director was more than happy to stop to sign movie posters as he made his way in
Former WAG Lizzie Cundy made an appearance, making sure she stood out in a red skater style dress featuring a lace collar detail.
Her long brown hair was styled in curls, falling down her shoulder and she completed her look with a pair of black peep-toe heels.
Director Steve McQueen attended the event as his film 12 Years A Slave leads nominations with Film of the Year, Best Actor (Chiwetel Ejiofor), Best Director (Steve McQueen) and Supporting Actor (Michael Fassbender) - the film received all the awards apart from Best Director which went to Alfonso Cuaron for Gravity.
Making their mark: Rising star George MacKay looked smart in his fitted suit as did the very talented Barkhad Abdi (R)
In the pink: Funny man Steve Coogan is up for best actor due to his recent impressive list of films
Man of the moment: Steve was more than happy to talk about his nomination and starring roles
Big night: It was a special night for Gary and his fans were keen to show their support
Mad dash: Steve Coogan looked like he was in a bit of a hurry as he made his way into the venue adjusting his shirt
Gary Oldman looked excited as he arrived ahead of accepting the Circle’s most prestigious award, the Dilys Powell Award For Excellence In Film.
Speaking ahead of the ceremony about the title, he said: ‘I am truly honoured, and humbled to be named for this prestigious award, especially when one considers both who is doing the awarding and also the inspirational list of past recipients.’
And at the event itself he admitted it was nice to get an award from the critics. He joked: ‘You don't have to look over your shoulder tonight.’
Cate Blanchett was named actress of the year for her performance in Blue Jasmine and Dame Judi Dench won British actress of the year.
Spousal support: Andy Serkis was joined by his wife Lorraine Ashbourne
Family affair: John Hurt was joined by his son Nick
True to his roots: Filth director Jon S Baird wore a kilt
LONDON CRITICS' CIRCLE FILM AWARDS - FULL LIST OF WINNERS
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