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'Drive' and 'Tinker Tailor' Lead London Film Critics Award Nominations

Photo of Peter Knegt By Peter Knegt | Indiewire December 20, 2011 at 10:52AM

The London Critics’ Circle have announced the nominations for their 32nd annual Film Awards, with Tomas Alfredson's "Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy" and Nicolas Winding Refn's "Drive" leading the pack with 6 nods a piece. Voted for by over 120 UK film critics, broadcasters and writers, the nominations also included multiple mentions of Asghar Farhadi's "A Separation" and Lynne Ramsay's "We Need To Talk About Kevin" (5 nominations each), as well as Michel Hazanavicius's "The Artist" and Steve McQueen's "Shame" (4 each). "I am proud of the breadth, intelligence and style of the choices the London critics have made, honouring the richness of world cinema and the fresh, cool takes on classic movie genres seen in films such as 'Tinker Tailor,' 'Drive' and 'The Artist,'" Chairman of the London Critics’ Circle, Jason Solomons, commented. "This is the surely classiest set of nominations around this year, with truly superb work reflected in the directing and foreign language categories.” The London Critics' Circle Film Awards in partnership with Virgin Atlantic will reveal its full list of annual award winners at a ceremony on January 19th at BFI Southbank. The 32nd London Critics’ Circle Film Awards nominations are as follows. Check out a list of all the awards so far this year here. 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 of Lisbon (New Wave) Poetry (ICO/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 - The Deep Blue Sea (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 - The Deep Blue Sea (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 Sky 3D Award: TECHNICAL ACHIEVEMENT Manuel Alberto Claro, cinematography - Melancholia (Artificial Eye) Paul Davies, sound design - We Need to Talk About Kevin (Artificial Eye) Maria Djurkovic, production design - Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (StudioCanal) Dante Ferretti, production design - Hugo (Entertainment) Alberto Iglesias, original score - The Skin I Live In (Fox/Pathé) Chris King & Gregers Sall, editing - Senna (Universal) Joe Letteri, visual effects - Rise of the Planet of the Apes (Fox) Cliff Martinez, original score - Drive (Icon) Robert Richardson, cinematography - Hugo (Entertainment) Robbie Ryan, cinematography - Wuthering Heights (Artificial Eye) The Dilys Powell Award: EXCELLENCE IN FILM Nicolas Roeg
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Tomas Alfredson's "Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy." Focus Features.

The London Critics’ Circle have announced the nominations for their 32nd annual Film Awards, with Tomas Alfredson's "Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy" and Nicolas Winding Refn's "Drive" leading the pack with 6 nods a piece.
 
Voted for by over 120 UK film critics, broadcasters and writers, the nominations also included multiple mentions of Asghar Farhadi's "A Separation" and Lynne Ramsay's "We Need To Talk About Kevin" (5 nominations each), as well as Michel Hazanavicius's "The Artist" and Steve McQueen's "Shame" (4 each).
 
"I am proud of the breadth, intelligence and style of the choices the London critics have made, honouring the richness of world cinema and the fresh, cool takes on classic movie genres seen in films such as 'Tinker Tailor,' 'Drive' and 'The Artist,'" Chairman of the London Critics’ Circle, Jason Solomons, commented. "This is the surely classiest set of nominations around this year, with truly superb work reflected in the directing and foreign language categories.”
 
The London Critics' Circle Film Awards in partnership with Virgin Atlantic will reveal its full list of annual award winners at a ceremony on January 19th at BFI Southbank.
 
The 32nd London Critics’ Circle Film Awards nominations are as follows. Check out a list of all the awards so far this year here.

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 of Lisbon (New Wave)
Poetry (ICO/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 - The Deep Blue Sea (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 - The Deep Blue Sea (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 Sky 3D Award:
TECHNICAL ACHIEVEMENT
Manuel Alberto Claro, cinematography - Melancholia (Artificial Eye)
Paul Davies, sound design - We Need to Talk About Kevin (Artificial Eye)
Maria Djurkovic, production design - Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (StudioCanal)
Dante Ferretti, production design - Hugo (Entertainment)
Alberto Iglesias, original score - The Skin I Live In (Fox/Pathé)
Chris King & Gregers Sall, editing - Senna (Universal)
Joe Letteri, visual effects - Rise of the Planet of the Apes (Fox)
Cliff Martinez, original score - Drive (Icon)
Robert Richardson, cinematography - Hugo (Entertainment)
Robbie Ryan, cinematography - Wuthering Heights (Artificial Eye)
 
The Dilys Powell Award:
EXCELLENCE IN FILM
Nicolas Roeg
 

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