Mr Turner leads in the London Critics Circle Nominations

Mr Turner leads the LCC nominations this year

Mr Turner leads the LCC nominations this year


The nominations for the 35th LONDON CRITICS' CIRCLE FILM AWARDS were announced today, with Mike Leigh's widely acclaimed  historical biopic Mr Turner (see our review here) leading the way with seven nominations, including Film of the Year and British Film of the Year. Alejandro Gonzalez Iñárritu's Birdman (not actually out in the UK until next year), is right behind it with six nominations, including Film of the Year, Director of the Year and Actor of the Year for star Michael Keaton.The 35th London Critics' Circle Film Awards will be held on 18 January 2015 at the May Fair Hotel.

Full list of nominations: 

FILM OF THE YEAR

Birdman

Boyhood

The Grand Budapest Hotel

Ida

Leviathan

Mr Turner

Nightcrawler

The Theory of Everything

Under the Skin

Whiplash

 

FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM OF THE YEAR

Ida

Leviathan

Norte, The End of History

Two Days, One Night

Winter Sleep

 

BRITISH FILM OF THE YEAR

The Imitation Game

Mr Turner

Pride

The Theory of Everything

Under the Skin

 

DOCUMENTARY OF THE YEAR

20,000 Days on Earth

Citizenfour

Manakamana

Next Goal Wins

Night Will Fall

 

ACTOR OF THE YEAR

Benedict Cumberbatch - The Imitation Game

Jake Gyllenhaal - Nightcrawler

Michael Keaton - Birdman

Eddie Redmayne - The Theory of Everything

Timothy Spall - Mr Turner

 

ACTRESS OF THE YEAR

Marion Cotillard - Two Days, One Night

Essie Davis - The Babadook

Scarlett Johansson - Under the Skin

Julianne Moore - Maps to the Stars

Julianne Moore - Still Alice

 

SUPPORTING ACTOR OF THE YEAR

Riz Ahmed - Nightcrawler

Ethan Hawke - Boyhood

Edward Norton - Birdman

Mark Ruffalo - Foxcatcher

JK Simmons - Whiplash

 

SUPPORTING ACTRESS OF THE YEAR

Patricia Arquette - Boyhood

Marion Bailey - Mr Turner

Jessica Chastain - A Most Violent Year

Agata Kulesza - Ida

Emma Stone - Birdman

 

BRITISH ACTOR OF THE YEAR

Benedict Cumberbatch - The Imitation Game

Tom Hardy - Locke, The Drop

Jack O'Connell - Starred Up, '71 & Unbroken

Eddie Redmayne - The Theory of Everything

Timothy Spall - Mr Turner

 

BRITISH ACTRESS OF THE YEAR

Emily Blunt - Into the Woods & Edge of Tomorrow

Felicity Jones - The Theory of Everything

Keira Knightley - The Imitation Game, Begin Again & Say When

Gugu Mbatha-Raw - Belle

Rosamund Pike - Gone Girl & What We Did on Our Holiday

 

YOUNG BRITISH PERFORMER OF THE YEAR

Daniel Huttlestone - Into the Woods

Alex Lawther - The Imitation Game

Corey McKinley - '71

Will Poulter - The Maze Runner & Plastic

Saoirse Ronan - The Grand Budapest Hotel

 

DIRECTOR OF THE YEAR

Wes Anderson - The Grand Budapest Hotel

Jonathan Glazer - Under the Skin

Alejandro G Iñárritu - Birdman

Richard Linklater - Boyhood

Mike Leigh - Mr Turner

 

SCREENWRITER OF THE YEAR

Wes Anderson - The Grand Budapest Hotel

Damien Chazelle - Whiplash

Dan Gilroy - Nightcrawler

Alejandro G Iñárritu, Nicolás Giacobone, Alexander Dinelaris & Armando Bo - Birdman

Richard Linklater - Boyhood

 

BREAKTHROUGH BRITISH FILMMAKER

Hossein Amini - The Two Faces of January

Elaine Constantine - Northern Soul

Yann Demange - '71

Iain Forsyth & Jane Pollard - 20,000 Days on Earth

James Kent - Testament of Youth

 

TECHNICAL ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

'71 - Chris Wyatt, editing

Birdman - Emmanuel Lubezki, cinematography

Dawn of the Planet of the Apes - Joe Letteri, visual effects

The Grand Budapest Hotel - Adam Stockhausen, production design

Inherent Vice - Mark Bridges, costumes

Leviathan - Mikhail Krichman, cinematography

Mr Turner - Dick Pope, cinematography

A Most Violent Year - Kasia Walicka-Maimone, costumes

Under the Skin - Mica Levi, score

Whiplash - Tom Cross, editing

 

Note: Films, filmmakers and performers from the UK and Ireland are eligible in all British categories.

 

BY FILM

 

7:

Mr Turner (eOne)

 

6:

Birdman (Fox)

 

5:

Boyhood (Universal)

The Grand Budapest Hotel (Fox)

The Imitation Game (StudioCanal)

The Theory of Everything (Universal)

Under the Skin (StudioCanal)

 

4:

'71 (StudioCanal)

Nightcrawler (eOne)

Whiplash (Sony)

 

3:

Ida (Curzon)

Leviathan (Artificial Eye)

 

2:

20,000 Days on Earth (Picturehouse)

Into the Woods (Disney)

A Most Violent Year (Icon)

Two Days, One Night (Artificial Eye)

 

1:

The Babadook (Icon)

Begin Again (eOne)

Belle (Fox)

Citizenfour (Artificial Eye)

Dawn of the Planet of the Apes (Fox)

The Drop (Fox)

Edge of Tomorrow (Warner)

Foxcatcher (eOne)

Gone Girl (Fox)

Inherent Vice (Warner)

Locke (Lionsgate)

Manakamana (Dogwoof)

Maps to the Stars (eOne)

The Maze Runner (Fox)

Next Goal Wins (Icon)

Night Will Fall (BFI)

Norte, The End of History (New Wave)

Northern Soul (Munro)

Plastic (Paramount)

Pride (Pathe/Fox)

Say When (Icon)

Starred Up (Fox)

Still Alice (Artificial Eye)

Testament of Youth (Lionsgate)

The Two Faces of January (StudioCanal)

Unbroken (Universal)

What We Did on Our Holiday (Lionsgate)

Winter Sleep (New Wave)



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