London Critics Circle Awards nominations

The nominations in full:

The Sky Movies Award: FILM OF THE YEAR

Amour(Artificial Eye)
Argo (Warners)
Beasts of the Southern Wild (StudioCanal)
Life of Pi (Fox)
The Master (Entertainment)

FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM OF THE YEAR
Amour (Artificial Eye)
Holy Motors (Artificial Eye)
Once Upon a Time in Anatolia (New Wave)
Rust and Bone (StudioCanal)
Tabu (New Wave)

DOCUMENTARY OF THE YEAR
The Imposter (Picturehouse/Revolver)
London: The Modern Babylon (BFI)
Nostalgia for the Light (New Wave)
The Queen of Versailles (Dogwoof)
Searching for Sugar Man (StudioCanal)

The May Fair Hotel Award: BRITISH FILM OF THE YEAR
Berberian Sound Studio (Artificial Eye)
The Imposter (Picturehouse/Revolver)
Les Miserables (Universal)
Sightseers (StudioCanal)
Skyfall (Sony)

The Spotlight Award: ACTOR OF THE YEAR
Daniel Day-Lewis
Lincoln (Fox)
Hugh JackmanLes Miserables (Universal)
Mads MikkelsenThe Hunt (Arrow)
Joaquin PhoenixThe Master (Entertainment)
Jean-Louis TrintignantAmour (Artificial Eye)

ACTRESS OF THE YEAR
Jessica
ChastainZero Dark Thirty (Universal)
Marion CotillardRust and Bone (StudioCanal)
Helen HuntThe Sessions (Fox)
Jennifer LawrenceSilver Linings Playbook (Entertainment)
Emmanuelle RivaAmour (Artificial Eye)

SUPPORTING ACTOR OF THE YEAR
Alan
ArkinArgo (Warners)
Javier BardemSkyfall (Sony)
Michael FassbenderPrometheus (Fox)
Philip Seymour HoffmanThe Master (Entertainment)
Tommy Lee JonesLincoln (Fox)

SUPPORTING ACTRESS OF THE YEAR
Amy Adams
The Master (Entertainment)
Judi DenchSkyfall (Sony)
Sally FieldLincoln (Fox)
Anne HathawayLes Miserables (Universal)
Isabelle HuppertAmour (Artificial Eye)

BRITISH ACTOR OF THE YEAR – In association with Cameo Productions
Daniel Craig
Skyfall (Sony)
Charlie Creed-MilesWild Bill (The Works/Universal)
Daniel Day-LewisLincoln (Fox)
Toby JonesBerberian Sound Studio (Artificial Eye)
Steve OramSightseers (StudioCanal)

BRITISH ACTRESS OF THE YEAR
Emily Blunt
Looper (eOne) and Your Sister’s Sister (StudioCanal)
Judi DenchThe Best Exotic Marigold Hotel (Fox) and Skyfall (Sony)
Alice LoweSightseers (StudioCanal)
Helen MirrenHitchcock (Fox)
Andrea RiseboroughShadow Dancer (Paramount)

YOUNG BRITISH PERFORMER OF THE YEAR
Samantha Barks
Les Miserables (Universal)
Fady ElsayedMy Brother the Devil (Verve)
Tom HollandThe Impossible (eOne)
Will PoulterWild Bill (The Works/Universal)
Jack ReynorWhat Richard Did (Artificial Eye)

The American Airlines Award: DIRECTOR OF THE YEAR
Paul Thomas Anderson
The Master (Entertainment)
Kathryn BigelowZero Dark Thirty (Universal)
Nuri Bilge CeylanOnce Upon a Time in Anatolia (New Wave)
Michael HanekeAmour (Artificial Eye)
Ang LeeLife of Pi (Fox)

SCREENWRITER OF THE YEAR
Paul Thomas Anderson
The Master (Entertainment)
Mark BoalZero Dark Thirty (Universal)
Michael HanekeAmour (Artificial Eye)
Quentin TarantinoDjango Unchained (Sony)
Chris TerrioArgo (Warners)

BREAKTHROUGH BRITISH FILM-MAKER
Ben Drew
, writer/director – Ill Manors (Revolver)
Sally El Hosaini, writer/director – My Brother the Devil (Verve)
Dexter Fletcher, co-writer/director – Wild Bill (The Works/Universal)
Bart Layton, writer/director – The Imposter (Picturehouse/Revolver)
Alice Lowe & Steve Oram, writers – Sightseers (StudioCanal)

The Sky 3D Award: TECHNICAL ACHIEVEMENT AWARD
Anna KareninaJacqueline Durran, costumes (Universal)
ArgoWilliam Goldenberg, film editing (Warners)
Beasts of the Southern Wild – Ben Richardson, cinematography (StudioCanal)
Berberian Sound StudioJoakim Sundstrom & Stevie Haywood, sound design (Artificial Eye)
Holy MotorsBernard Floch, makeup (Artificial Eye)
Life of PiClaudio Miranda, cinematography (Fox)
Life of PiBill Westenhofer, visual effects (Fox)
The MasterJack Fisk & David Crank, production design (Entertainment)
My Brother the DevilDavid Raedeker, cinematography  (Verve)
Rust and BoneAlexandre Desplat, music (StudioCanal)

DILYS POWELL AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE IN FILM: Sponsored by PREMIER
Helena Bonham Carter

21 Comments on this Post

  1. Is it a big surprise that Les Mis is not nominated for Best Pic??

  2. TorontoJoe

    Happy for PTA and The Master. ABSOLUTELY love the Best Pic noms. Bravo chaps!

  3. It’s so cool that they nominated both Fassbender and Bardem! Two of my personal favourites in supporting actor category this year. I do hope that someday great performances in genre films will be considered serious contenders in the race.

  4. Christophe

    @Josh
    Les Mis is nominated for best British film, i guess they wanted to spread the love. Lincoln and Zd30 aren’t nominated either, not sure it means anything.

  5. This is maybe the 3rd time I’ve seen Helen Hunt bumped up to lead. What if that became an option? She’d give Jennifer Lawrence and Jessica Chastain some heat, right? Though I doubt they’d give her a second Oscar (since her AGAIG win is widely considered a faulty decision) , she COULD seem formidable in Best Actress? She’s obviously sitting pretty for the supporting nod and that won’t likely change, but thoughts??

  6. Guy Lodge

    @Christophe: As a voter, I can tell you that our voting system doesn’t make it possible for us to deliberately “spread the love”. Our ballot features a single Film of the Year section where votes for English-language, foreign-language, British and documentary films are combined, and the sub-categories are drawn from that. So ‘Les Mis’ had enough votes to make the British Film category, but not enough to crack the overall Film of the Year field.

  7. Guy, this is the best slate you guys have come up with in years. The general lack of love for Les Mis and Best Exotic is one reason for that LOL, as is the love for several of my favourite films of the year.

  8. I agree, this is the best slate of nominees I’ve seen. Love the Fassbender and Nuri Bilge Ceylan nods

  9. Interesting that when you move away from the USA movies such as Lincoln and ZDT are not in the best picture running although Bigelow did manage Director unlike Spielberg. Yet the Brits seem to love The Master. There is definitely a more “arty” feel to these nominations.

  10. I wonder how many of the members of the LCC have seen some of the films which haven’t yet been released in the UK. Zero Dark Thirty, Lincoln, Django Unchained, Les Miserables, Flight, Cloud Atlas, The Impossible, Quartet – all aren’t being released here until the New Year.

  11. William Best

    Yes Javier Bardem! But especially Mads Mikkelsen for The Hunt, which was such a great film!

  12. Guy Lodge

    @Paddy: All those films were screened for us in time for the voting deadline.

  13. Guy Lodge

    (With the exception of Cloud Atlas, however, which is being released too late in the UK to qualify for this year’s awards.)

  14. Great list, Guy!

    I complain when I can’t see Zero Dark Thirty much before the nominations come out, but you folks in Europe really have to fly blind this year – that’s a shame. Tough to get a buzz off somebody else’s cork.

  15. jeez Keira Knightley couldn’t even get nominated here. if there was an award for most disliked she might get that.

  16. Hunt is leading.
    Everybody knows.
    I really hope Academy think the same.

  17. No Maggie Smith from the Brits seems to put her in her place, but the Skyfall nods are telling. What happens when the BAFTAs nominate The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel and Skyfall for everything?

  18. Nice to see Trintignant and Fassbender up there.

  19. Amour is in both the best picture and best foreign language film list! This will most likely win both awards. Happy also to see Nuri Bilge Ceylan in the best director list.

  20. Very happy that the LCC remembered Fassbender’s underrated performance as David in Prometheus!

  21. aww finally Daniel is nominated
    but ofc another Daniel will win ((((

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