The awards season is in full spring and in Riga on Saturday night the European Film Awards were presented. Timothy Spall collected the Best Actor prize for Mr Turner, adding to his Cannes and New York Film Critics Best Actor prizes for the role as JMW Turner.
Steve McQueen was also honoured with the European Achievement in World Cinema award for his international success with 12 Years A Slave. He told the Riga audience “Cinema is a powerful tool — it can change lives. Artists have a responsibility to push forward the idea of humanity, the idea that we are all one.”
Under the Skin the European Composer of the Year award for Mica Levi and Locke won European Editor of the Year award for Justin Wright.