Suqqu Sponsors this year’s London Critics’ Circle Film Awards

Some of the silver screen’s most prolific and respected stars gathered at the May Fair Hotel on Sunday to celebrate the 36th Annual London Critics’ Circle Film Awards. The event, sponsored by Japanese make-up brand Suqqu, saw celebrated actors and actresses spanning generations in attendance.

The exclusive ceremony played host to British talent such as Kate Winslet, Maisie Williams and most notably Dame Judi Dench, who wore Suqqu to present the prestigious Dilys Powell Award for Excellence in Film.

Kenneth Branagh Kenneth Branagh receiving his award

As well as sponsoring the ceremony, Suqqu set up dedicated make-up areas backstage, offering film stars and critics alike the chance to wear the two red carpet make-up looks created exclusively for the awards. Suqqu is globally renowned for its  Gankin Massage, a three-minute treatment designed by Japanese make-up artists in the film industry.

Dame Judi Dench (L) and Kate Winslet arrive at The London Critics’ Circle Film Awards at The May Fair Hotel on January 17, 2016 in London, England.Photograph: Dave Benett

The event, which began in 1980, celebrates film achievements often overlooked by other award ceremonies. Nominations are carefully considered by all 140 members of The Critics’ Circle Film section, the UK’s longest-standing critical organisation.

suqqu makeup looks

Sepia Stardom and The Midnight Hour looks, created exclusively by Suqqu using Suqqu products
and which were worn by some of the stars at this year’s The London Critics’ Circle Film Awards

by Thomas Marrington