AMOUR received nods in categories including both Sky Movies Film of the Year and Foreign Language Film, the American Airlines Director and Screenwriter awards for Haneke, Actor for Jean-Louis Trintignant, Actress for Emmanuelle Riva and Supporting Actress for Isabelle Huppert.
The MASTER picked up nominations for Sky Movies Film, the American Airlines Director and Screenwriter awards for Anderson, Actor and Supporting Actor for Joaquin Phoenix and Philip Seymour Hoffman respectively and Supporting Actress for Amy Adams.
Having recently made box office history in the UK, SKYFALL now becomes the most fêted Bond film at the Critics’ Circle Awards. It leads the British field with a stellar five nominations. These include The May Fair Hotel British Film award, British Actor of the Year for Daniel Craig and Judi Dench, who is nominated in two categories: Supporting Actress and British Actress of the Year, the latter of which is shared with her role in THE BEST EXOTIC MARIGOLD HOTEL.
SIGHTSEERS has been honoured with an impressive four nominations including The May Fair Hotel British Film, Breakthrough British Film-Maker for writers Alice Lowe and Steve Oram as well as British Actor and British Actress for Steve Oram and Alice Lowe respectively.
The British Actress award will also be contested by Helen Mirren, Emily Blunt and Andrea Riseborough as well as Judi Dench. Also nominated in the Actress category is Jessica Chastain, Marion Cotillard, Helen Hunt and Jennifer Lawrence whilst Daniel Day-Lewis and Mads Mikkelsen are included in the Spotlight award Actor category.
Also receiving four nominations apiece are LIFE OF PI and ARGO, both nominated in the Sky Movies Film of the Year category, LINCOLN and LES MISERABLES, which is included in The May Fair Hotel British Film category.
Documentary smash, THE IMPOSTER and BERBERIAN SOUND STUDIO are the other nominees in The May Fair Hotel British Film category, the former film also receiving nominations in two further categories. Also, battling it out for Sky Movies Film of the Year is BEASTS OF THE SOUTHERN WILD.
The London Film Critics’ Circle comprises over 120 members of UK film critics, broadcasters and writers, who this year voted for more than 200 titles on their nominations ballots. The Circle’s Chairman, Jason Solomons commented: “Once again, the selections of the British critics illustrate the great variation of extraordinary work in film over the last year… choosing winners will be harder than ever, but never will they have been more deserving.”