Amour and The Master lead the London Critics’ Circle nominations with seven apiece.
By
Naman Ramachandran

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Cineuropa.org
20 Dec 2012 - 8:01 AM  UPDATED 20 Dec 2012 - 8:01 AM

The London Critics' Circle has announced the nominations for its 33rd Film Awards and Michael Haneke's Amour and Paul Thomas Anderson's The Master lead the nominations with seven apiece. Nominations for Amour include Film of the Year and Foreign Language Film, the Director and Screenwriter awards for Haneke, Actor for Jean-Louis Trintignant, Actress for Emmanuelle Riva and Supporting Actress for Isabelle Huppert. The Master scored nominations for Film, Director and Screenwriter awards for Anderson, Actor and Supporting Actor for Joaquin Phoenix and Philip Seymour Hoffman respectively and Supporting Actress for Amy Adams. Sam Mendes' Skyfall leads the Brit-pack with five nominations and Ben Wheatley's Sightseers with four.

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. The Circle's Chairman, Jason Solomons said, “Once again, the selections of the British critics illustrate the great variation of extraordinary work in film over the last year. In all categories, the films are of outstanding quality this year, indicating how the London critics view all films from around the world on a level footing - brilliance is the only benchmark. Choosing winners will be harder than ever, but never will they have been more deserving. Such a perceptive and rigorous set of nominations ensures we'll have another awards night of wonderful film talent where respect is afforded by all parties to make certain artistry and creativity continue to be valued and rewarded. The many and varied characters played with such élan by our Dilys Powell recipient Helena Bonham Carter are also a perfect illustration of this, and stand as a perfect testament to what the London Film Critics' Circle hopes to embody with its nominations.”

The awards will take place on January 20.

NOMINATIONS IN FULL

FILM OF THE YEAR
Amour
Argo
Beasts of the Southern Wild
Life of Pi (Fox)
The Master

FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM OF THE YEAR
Amour
Holy Motors
Once Upon a Time in Anatolia
Rust and Bone
Tabu

DOCUMENTARY OF THE YEAR
The Imposter
London: The Modern Babylon
Nostalgia for the Light
The Queen of Versailles
Searching for Sugar Man

BRITISH FILM OF THE YEAR
Berberian Sound Studio
The Imposter
Les Miserables
Sightseers
Skyfall

The Spotlight Award: ACTOR OF THE YEAR
Daniel Day-Lewis – Lincoln
Hugh Jackman – Les Miserables
Mads Mikkelsen – The Hunt
Joaquin Phoenix – The Master
Jean-Louis Trintignant – Amour

ACTRESS OF THE YEAR
Jessica Chastain - Zero Dark Thirty
Marion Cotillard - Rust and Bone
Helen Hunt - The Sessions
Jennifer Lawrence - Silver Linings Playbook
Emmanuelle Riva – Amour

SUPPORTING ACTOR OF THE YEAR
Alan Arkin – Argo
Javier Bardem – Skyfall
Michael Fassbender – Prometheus
Philip Seymour Hoffman – The Master
Tommy Lee Jones – Lincoln

SUPPORTING ACTRESS OF THE YEAR
Amy Adams – The Master
Judi Dench – Skyfall
Sally Field – Lincoln
Anne Hathaway – Les Miserables
Isabelle Huppert – Amour

BRITISH ACTOR OF THE YEAR
Daniel Craig – Skyfall
Charlie Creed-Miles - Wild Bill
Daniel Day-Lewis – Lincoln
Toby Jones – Berberian Sound Studio
Steve Oram – Sightseers

BRITISH ACTRESS OF THE YEAR

Emily Blunt – Looper and Your Sister's Sister
Judi Dench – The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel and Skyfall
Alice Lowe – Sightseers
Helen Mirren – Hitchcock
Andrea Riseborough – Shadow Dancer

YOUNG BRITISH PERFORMER OF THE YEAR
Samantha Barks – Les Miserables
Fady Elsayed – My Brother the Devil
Tom Holland – The Impossible
Will Poulter – Wild Bill
Jack Reynor – What Richard Did

DIRECTOR OF THE YEAR
Paul Thomas Anderson – The Master
Kathryn Bigelow – Zero Dark Thirty
Nuri Bilge Ceylan – Once Upon a Time in Anatolia
Michael Haneke – Amour
Ang Lee – Life of Pi

SCREENWRITER OF THE YEAR
Paul Thomas Anderson – The Master
Mark Boal – Zero Dark Thirty
Michael Haneke – Amour
Quentin Tarantino - Django Unchained
Chris Terrio – Argo

BREAKTHROUGH BRITISH FILM-MAKER
Ben Drew, writer/director – Ill Manors
Sally El Hosaini, writer/director – My Brother the Devil
Dexter Fletcher, co-writer/director – Wild Bill
Bart Layton, writer/director – The Imposter
Alice Lowe & Steve Oram, writers – Sightseers

TECHNICAL ACHIEVEMENT AWARD
Anna Karenina – Jacqueline Durran, costumes
Argo – William Goldenberg, film editing
Beasts of the Southern Wild – Ben Richardson, cinematography
Berberian Sound Studio – Joakim Sundstrom & Stevie Haywood, sound design
Holy Motors – Bernard Floch, makeup
Life of Pi – Claudio Miranda, cinematography
Life of Pi – Bill Westenhofer, visual effects
The Master – Jack Fisk & David Crank, production design
My Brother the Devil – David Raedeker, cinematography
Rust and Bone – Alexandre Desplat, music

DILYS POWELL AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE IN FILM
Helena Bonham Carter

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