The Richard Attenborough Film Awards 2010

The Richard Attenborough Film Awards 2010


7 CATEGORIES VOTED FOR EXCLUSIVELY
BY UK REGIONAL CRITICS & JOURNALISTS

7 CATEGORIES DECIDED BY PUBLIC VOTE

EACH SUPPORTED BY A PARTNER
 
British Film of the Year
in association with The Alan Titchmarsh ShowITV1’s highest-rated afternoon entertainment programme
Film of the Year
 
  Best Animated Feature Film in association with HMV
  Filmmaker of the Year  
  Performance of the Year by an Actress
Breakthrough Star of 2010 in association with HMV
  Performance of the Year by an Actor  
 
3D Film of the Year in association with Cineworld
  Screenwriter of the Year  
  Rising Star
Film Star of 2010
in association with Newsquest Media Group
   
  Legend Legend award in association with Moviepreviewguide.com
   
 
Family Blockbuster in association with
 the Birmingham Mail
  Winners are decided purely by the regional critics’ individual votes.There are no panels or juries.  
  The voting will take place online at filmoftheyear.co.uk, where a dedicated area gives full details of eligibility criteria, voting procedures and shortlists for the public votes. Voting opens in mid-November. 
All the results – for the critics’ awards and public votes – will be announced on Monday 13 December. These awards will celebrate a spectacular year of cinemagoing in 2010, which is on course to set new records for box-office and admissions. It has been a strong and varied year for British films, including Tamara Drewe, Made in Dagenham, Burke and Hare, Another Year, The Infidel, The Ghost, The King’s Speech and the eagerly awaited first part of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. 2010 has also been 3D’s biggest year to date in UK cinemas. Three of the five highest grossing films of the year so far were released in digital 3D: Toy Story 3, Alice in Wonderland and Shrek Forever After.
 Lord Attenborough CBE said:  “I have always believed that the cinema’s astonishing power to surprise, move, amuse and, above all, entertain can only be fulfilled when films are experienced by audiences. Critics can highlight and champion new films they admire, contributing to the all-important word of mouth on their release. As three-quarters of UK cinema admissions take place outside the London area, I am only too pleased to support the regional critics in their appreciation and celebration of the finest filmmaking".