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Amanda Seyfried & Tahar Rahim + Gemma Arterton & John Hurt: London Film Festival

Julianne Moore Amanda Seyfried

Julianne Moore, a potential Oscar 2010 candidate for A Single Man, and Amanda Seyfried at the premiere of Atom Egoyan's thriller Chloe during the Times BFI 53rd London Film Festival at the Vue West End on October 22. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)

Amanda Seyfried Julianne Moore

Julianne Moore, Amanda Seyfried attending the Chloe photocall during the Times BFI 53rd London Film Festival at the Mayfair Hotel on October 22. (Photo by Samir Hussein/Getty Images)

Amanda Seyfried

Amanda Seyfried (Photo by Samir Hussein/Getty Images)

Ivan Reitman Amanda Seyfried Julianne Moore Atom Egoyan

Actresses Amanda Seyfried and Julianne Moore pose with director Atom Egoyan and producer (and oftentimes director) Ivan Reitman as they attend the Chloe photocall during the Times BFI 53rd London Film Festival at the Mayfair Hotel on October 22. (Photo by Samir Hussein/Getty Images)

Amanda Seyfried Julianne Moore

Amanda Seyfried, Julianne Moore (Photo by Samir Hussein/Getty Images)

Julianne Moore

Julianne Moore (Photo by Samir Hussein/Getty Images)

Gabourey Sidibe

Actress Gabourey 'Gabby' Sidibe, a potential Oscar 2010 best actress contender, arrives at the premiere of Precious: Based on the Novel 'Push' by Sapphire during the Times BFI 53rd London Film Festival at the Vue West End on October 23. (Photo by Ian Gavan/Getty Images)

Edward Hogg

Actor Edward Hogg arrives at the premiere of Paul King's Bunny and the Bull during the Times BFI 53rd London Film Festival at the Vue West End on October 23. (Photo by Ian Gavan/Getty Images)

Veronica Echegui

Actress Veronica Echegui arrives at the premiere of Bunny and the Bull. (Photo by Ian Gavan/Getty Images)

Jamie Doyle

Jamie Doyle arrives for the premiere of Lindy Heymann's Kicks, in which two women do whatever they can to get near their sports idol, during the Times BFI 53rd London Film Festival at the Vue West End on October 22. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)

Nichola Burley

Nichola Burley at the premiere of Kicks (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)

Lindy Heymann

Director Lindy Heymann arrives for the premiere of Kicks (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)

Trafalgar Square London

A view from the National Gallery during the London Moves Me Outdoor Screening as part of the Times BFI 53rd London Film Festival held at Trafalgar Square on October 22. (Photo by Samir Hussein/Getty Images)

Gemma Arterton

Gemma Arterton arrives for the premiere of J Blakeson's The Disappearance of Alice Creed, in which two men (Martin Compston, Eddie Marsan) kidnap a woman (Arterton is the unlucky one) and tie her to a bed, during the Times BFI 53rd London Film Festival at the Vue West End on October 24. (Photo by Samir Hussein/Getty Images)

Abdel Raouf Dafri, Jacques Audiard

Screenwriter Abdel Raouf Dafri and Director Jacques Audiard attend the photocall for the gritty prison drama A Prophet, winner of the London Film Festival's best film prize and a strong contender for the 2010 best foreign language film Academy Award, during the Times BFI 53rd London Film Festival at the Mayfair Hotel on October 24. (Photo by Samir Hussein/Getty Images)

Nick Park

Nick Park answers questions at Wallace and Gromit's 20th Anniversary event during the Times BFI 53rd London Film Festival at BFI Southbank on October 24. (Photo by Samir Hussein/Getty Images)

Gemma Arterton, J. Blakeson, Eddie Marsan

Martin Compston, Producer Adrian Sturges, Gemma Arterton, Director J Blakeson, and Eddie Marsan arrive for the premiere of The Disappearance of Alice Creed, a psychological thriller in which Compston and Marsan are apparent kidnappers and Arterton their apparent victim, during the Times BFI 53rd London Film Festival at the Vue West End on October 24. (Photo by Samir Hussein/Getty Images)

Warwick Thornton

Director Warwick Thornton arrives for the premiere of the drama Samson & Delilah, the tale of two Aboriginal lovers in Central Australia that has been just nominated for the Australian Film Institute's best film award, during the Times BFI 53rd London Film Festival at the Vue West End on October 24. (Photo by Samir Hussein/Getty Images)

Ahmed Maher

Director Ahmed Maher arrives for the premiere of The Traveller, winner of the UNESCO Award at the 2009 Venice Film Festival, during the Times BFI 53rd London Film Festival at the Vue West End on October 25. (Photo by Samir Hussein/Getty Images)

Charlotte Rampling, Anjelica Huston

Veteran actresses Charlotte Rampling and Anjelica Huston attend a cocktail reception at the Times BFI 53rd London Film Festival Awards Ceremony. (Photo by Samir Hussein/Getty Images)

Yaron Shani, Alfonso Cuaron

Filmmaker Yaron Shani poses with the Sutherland award for the film Ajami, voted the most original and imaginative first feature. Mexican filmmaker Alfonso Cuarón is standing next to him at the Times BFI 53rd London Film Festival Awards Ceremony. (Photo by Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images)

Jeremy Thomas, John Hurt, Michael Caton-Jones

John Hurt poses with his BFI Fellowship. Next to him are Jeremy Thomas (on his left) and Michael Caton-Jones (on his right) at the Times BFI 53rd London Film Festival Awards Ceremony. (Photo by Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images)

Charlotte Rampling, Souleymane Cisse

Malinese filmmaker and BFI Fellowship recipient Souleymane Cissé poses with his BFI Fellowship. Veteran actress and presenter Charlotte Rampling is standing next to him at the Times BFI 53rd London Film Festival Awards Ceremony. (Photo by Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images)

Alfonso Cuaron

Mexican filmmaker and award presenter Alfonso Cuarón arrives at the Times BFI 53rd London Film Festival Awards Ceremony at Inner Temple on October 28. (Photo by Samir Hussein/Getty Images)

Ridley Scott, Giannina Facio

Filmmaker Ridley Scott, best known for Alien, Blade Runner, and Thelma & Louise, and Giannina Facio arrive for the Times BFI 53rd London Film Festival Awards Ceremony. (Photo by Samir Hussein/Getty Images)

Anjelica Huston

Academy Award winner and London Film Festival jury chair Anjelica Huston presents the Best Film award during the Times BFI 53rd London Film Festival Awards Ceremony. (Photo by Samir Hussein/Getty Images)

Jack Thorne

Screenwriter Jack Thorne poses with his Best British Newcomer award for the film The Scouting Book for Boys during the Times BFI 53rd London Film Festival Awards Ceremony at Inner Temple on October 28. (Photo by Samir Hussein/Getty Images)

Charlotte Rampling

Veteran actress and award presenter Charlotte Rampling (The Night Porter, Swimming Pool) speaks at the Times BFI 53rd London Film Festival Awards Ceremony. (Photo by Samir Hussein/Getty Images)

Tahar Rahim

Tahar Rahim, the star of Jacques Audiard's widely praised prison drama A Prophet, winner of the best picture award at the London Film Festival and a likely best foreign language film Oscar contender, arrives for the Times BFI 53rd London Film Festival Awards Ceremony at Inner Temple on October 28. (Photo by Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images)

Ann Rees Meyers, John Hurt

John Hurt and Ann Rees Meyers arrive for the Times BFI 53rd London Film Festival Awards Ceremony. Hurt and filmmaker Souleymane Cissé were given BFI Fellowships at the awards ceremony. (Photo by Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images)

Yoav Shamir

Filmmaker Yoav Shamir, whose documentary Defamation won the London Film Festival's top prize in that category, arrives for the Times BFI 53rd London Film Festival Awards Ceremony. Defamation is a possible candidate for the 2010 Academy Award in the documentary feature category. (Photo by Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images)

Jodie Whittaker

Actress and award presenter Jodie Whittaker arrives at the Times BFI 53rd London Film Festival Awards Ceremony. (Photo by Samir Hussein/Getty Images)

Yaron Shani

Director Yaron Shani, whose Ajami (co-directed with Scandar Copti) won the Israeli Academy Award earlier this year, arrives for the Times BFI 53rd London Film Festival Awards Ceremony at Inner Temple on October 28. (Photo by Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images)

Nick Broomfield

Filmmaker and award presenter Nick Broomfield arrives at the Times BFI 53rd London Film Festival Awards Ceremony. (Photo by Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images)

Charlotte Rampling

Veteran actress and London Film Festival jury member Charlotte Rampling, the star of Night Porter, The Verdict, and Swimming Pool, arrives for the Times BFI 53rd London Film Festival Awards Ceremony at Inner Temple on October 28. (Photo by Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images)

Shirin Neshat

Venice Film Festival 2009 best director winner Shirin Neshat arrives for the Times BFI 53rd London Film Festival Awards Ceremony. (Photo by Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images)

David Morrissey

David Morrissey arrives for the Times BFI 53rd London Film Festival Awards Ceremony. (Photo by Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images)

Souleymane Cissé

Malinese filmmaker Souleymane Cissé and guest arrive for the Times BFI 53rd London Film Festival Awards Ceremony at Inner Temple on October 28. Cissé and actor John Hurt were given BFI Fellowships at the awards ceremony. (Photo by Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images)

Anjelica Huston

Academy Award winner and and London Film Festival jury chair Anjelica Huston arrives at the Times BFI 53rd London Film Festival Awards Ceremony. (Photo by Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images)

Yoav Shamir

Documentary filmmaker Yoav Shamir poses with his Grierson Award for Best Documentary Defamation, an European Film Award nominee and a potential Oscar 2010 contender, at the Times BFI 53rd London Film Festival Awards Ceremony. (Photo by Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images)

Tahar Rahim, Anjelica Huston

Tahar Rahim, the star of Jacques Audiard's A Prophet, poses with the Best Film award given to Audiard's gritty prison drama. Academy Award winner and London Film Festival jury chair Anjelica Huston is standing next to him at the Times BFI 53rd London Film Festival Awards Ceremony at Inner Temple on October 28. (Photo by Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images)

Michael Haneke

Director Michael Haneke attends the photocall for his black-and-white drama The White Ribbon, winner of the Palme d'Or at the 2009 Cannes Film Festival and a highly 2010 Oscar contender in the best foreign language film category (and possibly in the best picture category as well), during the Times BFI 53rd London Film Festival at the Mayfair Hotel on October 21. (Photo by Samir Hussein/Getty Images)

Amanda Seyfried

Actress Amanda Seyfried, one of the stars of the UK blockbuster Mamma Mia!, attends the photocall for Atom Egoyan's psychological thriller Chloe, co-starring Liam Neeson and Julianne Moore, during the Times BFI 53rd London Film Festival at the Mayfair Hotel on October 22. (Photo by Samir Hussein/Getty Images)

Tom Harper, Thomas Thurgoose

Director Tom Harper and Actor Thomas Turgoose arrive for the premiere of the thriller The Scouting Book for Boys during the Times BFI 53rd London Film Festival at the Vue West End on October 21. (Photo by Samir Hussein/Getty Images)

Tahar Rahim in A Prophet

Star of London for Best Film: Jacques Audiard's A PROPHET

On behalf of the London Film Festival jury, Anjelica Huston stated: “A masterpiece: Un prohète has the ambition, purity of vision and clarity of purpose to make it an instant classic. With seamless and imaginative story-telling, superb performances and universal themes, Jacques Audiard has made a perfect film.” In A Prophet, Tahar Rahim stars as a prison newcomer who learns how to become that realm's top dog.

Special mention: John Hillcoat's THE ROAD

Thomas Turgoose in The Scouting Book for Boys

Best British Newcomer: Jack Thorne, screenwriter of the film THE SCOUTING BOOK FOR BOYS

< Ajami

Sutherland Award for most original and imaginative first feature: Scandar Copti and Yaron Shani for AJAMI

Defamation by Yoav Shamir

Grierson Award for Best Documentary: Yoav Shamir for DEFAMATION

John Hurt

BFI Fellowship: John Hurt John Hurt (Photo by Samir Hussein/Getty Images)

Souleymane Cisse

BFI Fellowship: Souleymane Cissé (Photo by Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images)

 

International Competition Jury: Anjelica Huston (chair), John Akomfrah, Jarvis Cocker, Mathieu Kassovitz, Charlotte Rampling and Iain Softley

Sutherland Award Jury: Paul Greengrass, Kerry Fox and David Parfitt

Grierson Award Jury: Nick Broomfield, Molly Dineen, Ellen Fleming and Christopher Hird

 

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  1. John

    Amanda Michelle Seyfried is too hot to handle