The London Critics’ Circle have flexed their critical muscles and whittled down a pretty impressive slate of films for their annual awards shindig. 

Voted for by over 120 UK film critics, broadcasters and writers, the nominations are led by TINKER TAILOR SOLDIER SPY and DRIVE, which both receive six nominations each. British film TINKER TAILOR SOLDIER SPY directed by Tomas Alfredson is nominated for Film of the Year, British Film of the Year, Screenwriter of the Year, Actor of the Year, British Actor of the Year and The Sky 3D Award for Technical Achievement, whilst DRIVE – directed by fellow Scandinavian Nicolas Winding Refn –  is nominated for Film of the Year, Director of the Year, Actor of the Year, Supporting Actor of the Year, The Moët & Chandon Award for British Actress of the Year and The Sky 3D Award for Technical Achievement. 

The awards will be held at the BFI on January 19. 

The 32nd London Critics’ Circle Film Awards nominations are as follows:
FILM OF THE YEAR

The Artist (Entertainment)

Drive (Icon)

A Separation (Artificial Eye)

Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (StudioCanal)

The Tree of Life (Fox)

 

The Attenborough Award:

BRITISH FILM OF THE YEAR

The Guard (StudioCanal)

Kill List (StudioCanal)

Shame (Momentum)

Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (StudioCanal)

We Need to Talk About Kevin (Artificial Eye)

 

FOREIGN-LANGUAGE FILM OF THE YEAR

Mysteries ofLisbon(New Wave)

Poetry (Arrow)

Le Quattro Volte (New Wave)

A Separation (Artificial Eye)

The Skin I Live In (Fox/Pathé)

 

DOCUMENTARY OF THE YEAR

Cave of Forgotten Dreams (Picturehouse)

Dreams of a Life (Dogwoof)

Pina (Artificial Eye)

Project Nim (Icon)

Senna (Universal)

 

DIRECTOR OF THE YEAR

Asghar Farhadi – A Separation (Artificial Eye)

Michel Hazanavicius – The Artist (Entertainment)

Terrence Malick – The Tree of Life (Fox)

Lynne Ramsay – We Need to Talk About Kevin (Artificial Eye)

Nicolas Winding Refn – Drive (Icon)

 

SCREENWRITER OF THE YEAR

Asghar Farhadi – A Separation (Artificial Eye)

Michel Hazanavicius – The Artist (Entertainment)

Kenneth Lonergan – Margaret (Fox)

Bridget O’Connor & Peter Straughan – Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (StudioCanal)

Alexander Payne, Nat Faxon & Jim Rash – The Descendants (Fox)

 

The Virgin Atlantic Award:

BREAKTHROUGH BRITISH FILM-MAKER

Richard Ayoade – Submarine (StudioCanal)

Paddy Considine – Tyrannosaur (StudioCanal)

Joe Cornish – Attack the Block (StudioCanal)

Andrew Haigh – Weekend (Peccadillo)

John Michael McDonagh – The Guard (StudioCanal)

 

ACTOR OF THE YEAR

George Clooney – The Descendants (Fox)

Jean Dujardin – The Artist (Entertainment)

Michael Fassbender – Shame (Momentum)

Ryan Gosling – Drive (Icon)

Gary Oldman – Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (StudioCanal)

 

ACTRESS OF THE YEAR

Kirsten Dunst – Melancholia (Artificial Eye)

Anna Paquin – Margaret (Fox)

Meryl Streep – The Iron Lady (Fox/Pathé)

Tilda Swinton – We Need to Talk About Kevin (Artificial Eye)

Michelle Williams – My Week With Marilyn (Entertainment)

 

SUPPORTING ACTOR OF THE YEAR

Simon Russell Beale – TheDeepBlueSea(Artificial Eye)

Kenneth Branagh – My Week With Marilyn (Entertainment)

Albert Brooks – Drive (Icon)

Christopher Plummer – Beginners (Universal)

Michael Smiley – Kill List (StudioCanal)

 

SUPPORTING ACTRESS OF THE YEAR

Sareh Bayat – A Separation (Artificial Eye)

Jessica Chastain – The Help (Disney)

Vanessa Redgrave – Coriolanus (Lionsgate)

Octavia Spencer – The Help (Disney)

Jacki Weaver – Animal Kingdom (StudioCanal)

 

BRITISH ACTOR OF THE YEAR

Tom Cullen – Weekend (Peccadillo)

Michael Fassbender – A Dangerous Method (Lionsgate), Shame (Momentum)

Brendan Gleeson – The Guard (StudioCanal)

Peter Mullan – Tyrannosaur (StudioCanal), War Horse (Disney)

Gary Oldman – Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (StudioCanal)

 

The Moët & Chandon Award:

BRITISH ACTRESS OF THE YEAR

Olivia Colman – The Iron Lady (Fox/Pathé), Tyrannosaur (StudioCanal)

Carey Mulligan – Drive (Icon), Shame (Momentum)

Vanessa Redgrave – Anonymous (Sony), Coriolanus (Lionsgate)

Tilda Swinton – We Need to Talk About Kevin (Artificial Eye)

Rachel Weisz – TheDeepBlueSea(Artificial Eye)

 

YOUNG BRITISH PERFORMER OF THE YEAR

John Boyega – Attack the Block (StudioCanal)

Jeremy Irvine – War Horse (Disney)

Yasmin Paige – Submarine (StudioCanal)

Craig Roberts – Submarine (StudioCanal)

Saoirse Ronan – Hanna (Universal)

 

The Dilys Powell Award:

EXCELLENCE IN FILM

Nicolas Roeg

 

 

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About The Author

Simon Fitzjohn

Simon is a journalism tutor in London, who also just happens to be a movie fanatic, with a craving for the darker side of cinema. He has written two books, one on the horror films of director Bob Clark (2014) and the other on the history of the character Norman Bates (2015). His third book, on the work of British exploitation director Pete Walker, is due in 2017.