Film - London Critics’ Circle Film Awards Nominations


The Favourite is again the favourite as the nominations for the London Critics’ Circle Film Awards got announced yesterday...

The film picked up 10 nominations, including one for Film of the Year, Screenwriter of the Year and Director of the Year. Olivia Colman and Rachel Weisz also got nods for their roles in the film.

After The Favourite, the next most nominated films are Pawel Pawlikowski’s Cold War, Rupert Everett’s The Happy Prince, Alfonso Cuarón’s Roma and Lynne Ramsay’s You Were Never Really Here, each of which earned five nominations, but the biggest surprise of the whole list of nominations is the fact that Golden Globe favourite A Star Is Born didn't get anything.

“Because our critics see almost everything that’s released, they nominated more than 180 titles in the Film of the Year category alone,” says Awards Chair Rich Cline. “Our members have gone against expectations this year in their voting, so our list of nominees is very distinctive in the current awards season, including selecting two women for best director and honouring some performances that other groups are overlooking. With such a wide range of titles on the ballots, getting a nomination is a real achievement.”

Other mentions that we were excited to see include First Reformed being up for 3 awards, alongside a very strong field for Actor of the Year and mentions for Suspiria and Mission Impossible: Fallout in the technical category.

As well as the nominations, Spanish film-maker Pedro Almodóvar has been announced as the recipient of The Dilys Powell Award for Excellence in Film. In response, Almodóvar said, “I have had a wonderful history with the London critics, and am thrilled to receive this special honour. I look forward to visiting London in January for the ceremony.”

Presented by Dover Street Entertainment, the Awards ceremony will be held at The May Fair Hotel on 20th January.

Full List of Nominations:

FILM OF THE YEAR


BlacKkKlansman
Cold War
The Favourite
First Man
First Reformed
The Happy Prince
Leave No Trace
Roma
Shoplifters
You Were Never Really Here

FOREIGN-LANGUAGE FILM OF THE YEAR


120 Beats per Minute
Cold War
A Fantastic Woman
Roma
Shoplifters

DOCUMENTARY OF THE YEAR


Faces Places
McQueen
They Shall Not Grow Old
Three Identical Strangers
Whitney

BRITISH/IRISH FILM OF THE YEAR: The Attenborough Award


Apostasy
Beast
The Favourite
The Happy Prince
You Were Never Really Here

DIRECTOR OF THE YEAR


Alfonso Cuaron – Roma
Debra Granik – Leave No Trace
Yorgos Lanthimos – The Favourite
Pawel Pawlikowski – Cold War
Lynne Ramsay – You Were Never Really Here

SCREENWRITER OF THE YEAR


Alfonso Cuaron – Roma
Deborah Davis & Tony McNamara – The Favourite
Barry Jenkins – If Beale Street Could Talk
Steve McQueen & Gillian Flynn – Widows
Paul Schrader – First Reformed

ACTRESS OF THE YEAR


Yalitza Aparicio – Roma
Glenn Close – The Wife
Toni Collette – Hereditary
Olivia Colman – The Favourite
Joanna Kulig – Cold War

ACTOR OF THE YEAR


Christian Bale – Vice
Rupert Everett – The Happy Prince
Ben Foster – Leave No Trace
Ethan Hawke – First Reformed
Joaquin Phoenix – You Were Never Really Here

SUPPORTING ACTRESS OF THE YEAR


Elizabeth Debicki – Widows
Cynthia Erivo – Bad Times at the El Royale
Claire Foy – First Man
Regina King – If Beale Street Could Talk
Rachel Weisz – The Favourite

SUPPORTING ACTOR OF THE YEAR


Adam Driver – BlacKkKlansman
Richard E Grant – Can You Ever Forgive Me?
Michael B Jordan – Black Panther
Daniel Kaluuya – Widows
Alessandro Nivola – Disobedience

BRITISH/IRISH ACTRESS OF THE YEAR


Emily Blunt – Mary Poppins Returns, A Quiet Place, Sherlock Gnomes
Jessie Buckley – Beast
Olivia Colman – The Favourite
Claire Foy – First Man, The Girl in the Spider’s Web, Unsane
Rachel Weisz – Disobedience, The Favourite

BRITISH/IRISH ACTOR OF THE YEAR


Christian Bale – Mowgli, Vice
Steve Coogan – Holmes & Watson, Ideal Home, Stan & Ollie
Rupert Everett – The Happy Prince
Richard E Grant – Can You Ever Forgive Me, The Nutcracker and the Four Realms
Daniel Kaluuya – Black Panther, Widows

YOUNG BRITISH/IRISH PERFORMER OF THE YEAR


Liv Hill – Jellyfish, The Little Stranger
Noah Jupe – Holmes & Watson, A Quiet Place, That Good Night, The Titan
Anya Taylor-Joy – Glass, The Secret of Marrowbone, Thoroughbreds
Fionn Whitehead – The Children Act
Molly Wright – Apostasy

BREAKTHROUGH BRITISH/IRISH FILMMAKER: The Philip French Award


Deborah Davis – The Favourite
Rupert Everett – The Happy Prince
Deborah Haywood – Pin Cushion
Daniel Kokotajlo – Apostasy
Michael Pearce – Beast

BRITISH/IRISH SHORT FILM


Little Shit – Richard Gorodecky
Night Out – Amelia Hashemi
Salt & Sauce – Alia Ghafar
Three Centimetres – Lara Zeidan
Under Growth – Evin O’Neill

TECHNICAL ACHIEVEMENT AWARD


American Animals – film editing, Nick Fenton, Chris Gill & Julian Hart
BlacKkKlansman – costume design, Marci Rodgers
Cold War – cinematography, Lukasz Zal
The Favourite – production design, Fiona Crombie
First Man – visual effects, Paul Lambert
If Beale Street Could Talk – music, Nicholas Britell
Mission: Impossible Fallout – stunts, Wade Eastwood
A Quiet Place – sound design, Ethan Van der Ryn & Erik Aadahl
Suspiria – music, Thom Yorke
You Were Never Really Here – film editing, Joe Bini

THE DILYS POWELL AWARD for EXCELLENCE IN FILM


Pedro Almodovar

Winners will be announced Sunday, 20th January 2019


Image - The Favourite via Critics Circle website