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London Film Critics Love ‘Mr. Turner,’ ‘Birdman,’ Julianne Moore

London Film Critics Love 'Mr. Turner,' 'Birdman,' Julianne Moore

Snubbed by SAG and the HFPA, Mike Leigh’s J.M.W. Turner biopic leads the London Film Critics Circle nominations in seven categories. “Birdman” trails closely behind with six nominations, while Julianne Moore received double Best Actress kudos for her Golden Globe-nominated roles in “Still Alice” and “Maps to the Stars.” (Despite a Golden Globe-qualifying quickie run, the Academy deemed “Maps” ineligible this year.)

Back when “Mr. Turner” bowed at Cannes, where Timothy Spall won the Best Actor prize, the film looked like a strong Oscar contender—but in a crowded field, this beautifully shot and acted film’s chances have dwindled despite honors from the New York Film Critics Circle and the New York Film Critics Online.

Here’s the full list of London Film Critics noms. Winners will be announced January 18.

READ MORE: The Genius of Mike Leigh’s System: Leigh & Cast on Gorgeous “Mr. Turner”

Film of the Year
“The Grand Budapest Hotel”
“Mr. Turner”
“The Theory of Everything”
“Under the Skin”

Foreign Language Film of the Year
“Norte, The End of History”
“Two Days, One Night”
“Winter Sleep”

British Film of the Year
“The Imitation Game”
“Mr. Turner”
“The Theory of Everything”
“Under the Skin”

Documentary of the Year
“Next Goal Wins”
“Night Will Fall”
“20,000 Days on Earth”

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” and “Unbroken”
Eddie Redmayne, “The Theory of Everything”
Timothy Spall, “Mr. Turner”

British Actress of the Year
Emily Blunt, “Into the Woods” and “Edge of Tomorrow”
Felicity Jones, “The Theory of Everything”
Keira Knightley, “The Imitation Game,” Begin Again” and “Say When”
Gugu Mbatha-Raw, “Belle”
Rosamund Pike, “Gone Girl” and “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” and “Plastic”
Saoirse Ronan, “The Grand Budapest Hotel”

Director of the Year
Wes Anderson, “The Grand Budapest Hotel”
Jonathan Glazer, “Under the Skin”
Alejandro González 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 González 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
“’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

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