More Awards for ‘Hunger’

February 5, 2009 · Print This Article

Michael Fassbinder, who plays Bobby Sands in the film ‘Hunger’, has been awarded British Actor of the Year for his portrayal of Bobby. The London Critics’ Circle Awards are judged by more than 100 newspaper and magazine film critics, and raise money for the NSPCC. It is the second award in a week for the film directed by Steve McQueen. The film recently took the top prize at the London Evening Standard Film Awards for best picture, beating Danny Boyle’s Mumbai rags-to-riches saga, ‘Slumdog Millionaire’.



One Response to “More Awards for ‘Hunger’”

  1. Ronan Gallagher on February 6th, 2009 5:58 am

    Delighted for Michael Fassbinder and the entire film crew who stuck their necks out on this one. Hell hath no fury than an establishment that feels betrayed and I guess the makers of this film wont be getting any OBE’s in the next while. My father was involved in the hunger strike support campaign and used to say back then when the media and establishment were attacking Sands and co that one day they would be lauded and feted like the heroes of 1916. Time has a great way of changing peoples perspective. People like Steve McQueen and the others deserve all credit for making Hunger, not of course to forget Terry George and Jim Sheridan for their earlier film ‘Some Mothers Son’. Not for them the ‘artistic license’ to sit on the fence like many of their artist colleagues did.

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