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London Critics learn The King’s Speech Another Year

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London Critics learn The King’s Speech Another Year

The London Critics’ Circle has announced the nominations for its 31st Film Awards and leading the pack are two British films, Tom Hooper’s The King's Speech and Mike Leigh’s Another Year with seven apiece. Clio Barnard’s debut feature The Arbor was another British frontrunner with four nominations.

The Awards will be held at the BFI Southbank on February 10, 2011. The Circle London comprises over 120 members of UK film critics, broadcasters and writers. The Circle’s Chairman, Jason Solomons said, “The critics have been bowled over by the variety and excellence of the nominees this year, from old favourites on top form, such as Mike Leigh, to stupendous debuts such as Clio Barnard’s The Arbor.”

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Nominations in full

FILM OF THE YEAR
Black Swan (Darren Aronofsky)
The Kids Are All Right (Lisa Cholodenko)
The King's Speech [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Tom Hooper
film profile
]
(Tom Hooper)
The Social Network (David Fincher)
Toy Story 3 (Lee Unkrich)

THE ATTENBOROUGH AWARD: BRITISH FILM OF THE YEAR
127 Hours [+see also:
trailer
making of
Interview Danny Boyle e James Franco […
film profile
]
(Danny Boyle)
The Arbor [+see also:
trailer
film profile
]
(Clio Barnard)
Another Year [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Mike Leigh
film profile
]
(Mike Leigh)
The King's Speech (Tom Hooper)
Monsters [+see also:
trailer
film profile
]
(Gareth Edwards)

FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM OF THE YEAR
Dogtooth [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Yorgos Lanthimos
film profile
]
(Giorgos Lanthimos)
I Am Love [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Luca Guadagnino - director
film profile
]
(Luca Guadagnino)
Of Gods and Men [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Xavier Beauvois
film profile
]
(Xavier Beauvois)
The Secret in Their Eyes [+see also:
trailer
making of
Interview Juan José Campanella [IT]
Interview Ricardo Darín [IT]
Interview Soledad Villemin [IT]
film profile
]
(Juan Jose Campanella)
Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives [+see also:
trailer
film profile
]
(Apichatpong Weerasethakul)

ACTOR OF THE YEAR
Jeff Bridges - True Grit (Joel and Ethan Coen)
Jesse Eisenberg - The Social Network
Colin Firth - The King’s Speech
Ryan Gosling - Blue Valentine (Derek Cianfrance)
Edgar Ramirez - Carlos [+see also:
film review
trailer
film profile
]
(Olivier Assayas)

ACTRESS OF THE YEAR
Annette Bening - The Kids Are All Right
Jennifer Lawrence – Winter’s Bone (Debra Granik)
Natalie Portman - Black Swan
Noomi Rapace - The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Niels Arden Oplev
interview: Søren Stærmose
film profile
]
(Niels Arden Oplev)
Hailee Steinfeld - True Grit

BRITISH ACTOR OF THE YEAR
Riz Ahmed - Four Lions [+see also:
trailer
film profile
]
(Chris Morris)
Christian Bale - The Fighter (David O. Russell)
Jim Broadbent - Another Year
Colin Firth - The King’s Speech
Andrew Garfield - Never Let Me Go [+see also:
trailer
interview: Domhnall Gleeson
film profile
]
(Mark Romanek)

BRITISH ACTRESS OF THE YEAR
Helena Bonham Carter - The King’s Speech
Lesley Manville - Another Year
Rosamund Pike – Barney’s Version [+see also:
trailer
film profile
]
(Richard J. Lewis)
Ruth Sheen - Another Year
Tilda Swinton - I Am Love

BRITISH ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE
David Bradley - Another Year
Pierce Brosnan - The Ghost Writer [+see also:
trailer
film profile
]
(Roman Polanski)
Andrew Garfield - The Social Network
Tom Hardy - Inception (Christopher Nolan)
Peter Wight - Another Year

BRITISH ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE
Helena Bonham Carter - Alice in Wonderland (Tim Burton)
Christine Bottomley - The Arbor
Minnie Driver - Barney's Version
Rosamund Pike - Made in Dagenham [+see also:
trailer
making of
interview: Nigel Cole
film profile
]
(Nigel Cole)
Olivia Williams - The Ghost Writer

YOUNG BRITISH PERFORMER OF THE YEAR
Jessica Barden - Tamara Drewe [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Stephen Frears
film profile
]
(Stephen Frears)
Conor McCarron - Neds [+see also:
trailer
film profile
]
(Peter Mullan)
Will Poulter - The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader (Michael Apted)
Saoirse Ronan - The Way Back (Peter Weir)
Thomas Turgoose - The Scouting Book for Boys [+see also:
trailer
film profile
]
(Tom Harper)

DIRECTOR OF THE YEAR
Darren Aronofsky - Black Swan
Joel Coen & Ethan Coen - True Grit
David Fincher - The Social Network
Christopher Nolan - Inception
Apichatpong Weerasethakul - Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives

BRITISH DIRECTOR OF THE YEAR
Clio Barnard - The Arbor
Danny Boyle - 127 Hours
Tom Hooper - The King’s Speech
Mike Leigh - Another Year
Christopher Nolan - Inception

SCREENWRITER OF THE YEAR
Lisa Cholodenko & Stuart Blumberg - The Kids Are All Right
Joel Coen & Ethan Coen - True Grit
Chris Morris, Sam Bain, Simon Blackwell & Jesse Armstrong - Four Lions
David Seidler - The King's Speech
Aaron Sorkin - The Social Network

BREAKTHROUGH BRITISH FILMMAKER
Banksy - Exit Through the Gift Shop [+see also:
film review
trailer
film profile
]

Clio Barnard - The Arbor
J Blakeson - The Disappearance of Alice Creed [+see also:
trailer
film profile
]

Gareth Edwards - Monsters
Chris Morris - Four Lions

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