35th London Critics Circle Awards Nominations

Mr TurnerThe London Film Critics’ Circle has announced the nominations for its 35th annual awards ceremony, with Mike Leigh‘s historical biopic Mr Turner leading the way with seven nominations, including Film of the Year and British Film of the Year.

Close behind in the race for the awards, voted on by 140 of the UK’s leading print, online and broadcast film critics, is Alejandro Gonzalez Iñárritu’s Birdman. The film-industry satire scored six nominations, including Film of the Year, Director of the Year and Actor of the Year for star Michael Keaton.

The nominations were announced today at London’s May Fair Hotel by Jeremy Irvine and Phoebe Fox, stars of the upcoming The Woman in Black: Angel of Death. The black-tie ceremony on 18 January will be hosted by Alice Lowe and Steve Oram, who won the Breakthrough British Filmmakers award for their screenplay for 2012’s Sightseers.

image001In the acting fields, Julianne Moore scored a rare double in the Actress of the Year category, earning two nominations for her contrasting roles in David Cronenberg’s black comedy Maps to the Stars and Richard Glatzer and Wash Westmoreland’s Alzheimer’s-themed drama Still Alice.

Other actors cited twice are Timothy Spall (Mr Turner), Eddie Redmayne (The Theory of Everything) and Benedict Cumberbatch (The Imitation Game), all three of whom will compete for both Actor of the Year and British Actor of the Year.

Among the ten films shortlisted for Film of the Year are Richard Linklater’s Boyhood, Wes Anderson’s The Grand Budapest Hotel, Jonathan Glazer’s Under the Skin and James Marsh’s The Theory of Everything. All four films scored five nominations apiece, as did Alan Turing biopic The Imitation Game, which will compete for British Film of the Year alongside Mr Turner, Under the Skin, The Theory of Everything and Pride.

Rounding out the 10 nominees for Film of the Year are American independents Nightcrawler and Whiplash, as well as foreign-language contenders Ida and Leviathan.

The winners will be announced at a ceremony on Sunday 18 January 2015 at The May Fair Hotel, which is sponsoring and hosting the proceedings for the third year running. Last year’s ceremony saw Steve McQueen’s Oscar-winning 12 Years a Slave crowned Film of the Year, while veteran actor Gary Oldman accepted the Dilys Powell Award for Excellence in Film.

 

35th LONDON CRITICS’ CIRCLE FILM AWARDS 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