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Last Updated: Thursday, 8 February 2007, 20:58 GMT
The Queen takes critics' awards
Director Stephen Frears and Helen Mirren
Stephen Frears and Helen Mirren have been nominated for Oscars
The Queen has proved its hold over filmgoers is still strong by dominating the London Film Critics' Circle Awards.

It won best British film, best British director for Stephen Frears, best screenwriter for Peter Morgan and best British actress for Dame Helen Mirren.

United 93 took both best film and best director for Paul Greengrass.

The other two big awards went to Forest Whitaker's role as Idi Amin in The Last King of Scotland and Meryl Streep's performance in The Devil Wears Prada.

They took the awards for best international actor and actress.

Leslie Phillips, who has been praised for his role in the comedy drama Venus, received the award for outstanding contribution to cinema.

The Queen has already won two Golden Globes and secured 10 Bafta and six Oscar nominations.

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