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Tom Hardy in Mad Max: Fury Road

 

Tom Hardy received three nominations for his work in 2015, including roles in Legend, The Revenant and Mad Max: Fury Road (pictured), plus British drama London Road.

Carol leads the nominations for the 36th London Critics' Circle Film Awards

Winners to be announced at ceremony on 17th January

Awards Committee

Published: 15/12/2015

The UK's leading film critics today announced the nominations for their 36th annual awards ceremony, with Todd Haynes' romantic drama Carol leading the way with seven nominations including Film of the Year and both Cate Blanchett and Rooney Mara contending for Actress of the Year. The gala ceremony will be held on Sunday 17th January at The May Fair Hotel.

 

Close behind in the race for the awards, which are voted on by 140 members of The Critics' Circle Film Section, is Andrew Haigh's marital study 45 Years, with six nominations. Mad Max: Fury Road, The Revenant and Steve Jobs follow with five citations each.

 

The nominations were announced at The May Fair today by rising star Florence Pugh, who was surprised that she was nominated herself as Young British Performer for her work in Carol Morley's drama The Falling. The 17th January ceremony will again be hosted by actor-filmmakers Steve Oram and Alice Lowe. Kenneth Branagh will receive the Dilys Powell Award for Excellence in Film.

 

"Our critics nominated more than 200 titles for Film of the Year alone, representing the range of wide opinions and the sheer number of movies critics watch each year," says Rich Cline, chair of the Critics' Circle Film Awards. "There was love for everything from Tangerine and Tangerines to Love, Joy and The Hateful Eight. Getting to that final list of nominees certainly wasn't easy this year."

 

Unusually, two films received three nominations each: Asif Kapadia's Amy is nominated for Film, Documentary and British Film, while Joshua Oppenheimer's The Look of Silence is up for Film, Documentary and Foreign-Language Film. And Tom Hardy received three nods: as lead actor in Legend, supporting actor in The Revenant and as British actor for his body of work in 2015. Other actors with multiple nominations are Michael Fassbender, Charlotte Rampling, Kate Winslet and Saoirse Ronan.

 

Joining Carol, 45 Years, Amy and The Look of Silence among the 10 movies shortlisted for Film of the Year are the Disney/Pixar animation Inside Out, George Miller's Mad Max: Fury Road, Alejandro G Iñárritu's The Revenant, Ridley Scott's The Martian, Tom McCarthy's Spotlight and Lenny Abrahamson's Room.

 

Last year's ceremony saw Richard Linklater winning both Film and Director for Boyhood, with three awards going to Jonathan Glazer's Under the Skin. The red carpet event is sponsored by The May Fair Hotel, Suqqu, Audi, Voss, Viru and Cameo Productions.

 

The full list of nominees for the 36th London Critics' Circle Film Awards:

 

FILM OF THE YEAR

45 Years

Amy

Carol

Inside Out

The Look of Silence

Mad Max: Fury Road

The Martian

The Revenant

Room

Spotlight

 

BRITISH/IRISH FILM OF THE YEAR

45 Years

Amy

Brooklyn

The Lobster

London Road

 

FOREIGN-LANGUAGE FILM OF THE YEAR

Eden

Hard to Be a God

The Look of Silence

The Tale of the Princess Kaguya

The Tribe

 

DOCUMENTARY OF THE YEAR

Amy

Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief

The Look of Silence

Palio

A Syrian Love Story

 

ACTOR OF THE YEAR

Tom Courtenay - 45 Years

Paul Dano - Love & Mercy

Leonardo DiCaprio - The Revenant

Michael Fassbender - Steve Jobs

Tom Hardy - Legend

 

ACTRESS OF THE YEAR

Cate Blanchett - Carol

Brie Larson - Room

Rooney Mara - Carol

Charlotte Rampling - 45 Years

Saoirse Ronan - Brooklyn

 

SUPPORTING ACTOR OF THE YEAR

Benicio Del Toro - Sicario

Tom Hardy - The Revenant

Oscar Isaac - Ex Machina

Michael Keaton - Spotlight

Mark Rylance - Bridge of Spies

 

SUPPORTING ACTRESS OF THE YEAR

Olivia Colman - The Lobster

Kristen Stewart - Clouds of Sils Maria

Tilda Swinton - Trainwreck

Alicia Vikander - Ex Machina

Kate Winslet - Steve Jobs

 

DIRECTOR OF THE YEAR

Andrew Haigh - 45 Years

Todd Haynes - Carol

Alejandro G Iñárritu - The Revenant

George Miller - Mad Max: Fury Road

Ridley Scott - The Martian

 

SCREENWRITER OF THE YEAR

Emma Donoghue - Room

Nick Hornby - Brooklyn

Phyllis Nagy - Carol

Josh Singer & Tom McCarthy - Spotlight

Aaron Sorkin - Steve Jobs

 

BRITISH/IRISH ACTOR OF THE YEAR

Michael Caine - Kingsman: The Secret Service, Youth

Idris Elba - Beasts of No Nation, Second Coming

Colin Farrell - The Lobster, Miss Julie

Michael Fassbender - Macbeth Slow West, Steve Jobs,

Tom Hardy - Legend, London Road, Mad Max: Fury Road, The Revenant

 

BRITISH/IRISH ACTRESS OF THE YEAR

Emily Blunt - Sicario

Carey Mulligan - Far From the Madding Crowd, Suffragette

Charlotte Rampling - 45 Years, The Forbidden Room

Saoirse Ronan - Brooklyn, Lost River

Kate Winslet - The Dressmaker, A Little Chaos, Steve Jobs

 

YOUNG BRITISH/IRISH PERFORMER

Asa Butterfield - X + Y

Milo Parker - Mr Holmes, Robot Overlords

Florence Pugh - The Falling

Liam Walpole - The Goob

Maisie Williams - The Falling

 

BREAKTHROUGH BRITISH/IRISH FILMMAKER

Tom Browne - Radiator

Mark Burton & Richard Starzak - Shaun the Sheep Movie

Emma Donoghue - Room

Alex Garland - Ex Machina

John Maclean - Slow West

 

BRITISH/IRISH SHORT FILM

Directed by Tweedie - dir Duncan Cowles

Leidi - dir Simon Mesa Soto

Over - dir Jorn Threlfall

Rate Me - dir Fyzal Boulifa

Stutterer - dir Benjamin Cleary

 

TECHNICAL ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

Carter Burwell, music - Carol

Wade Eastwood, stunts - Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation

Colin Gibson, production design - Mad Max: Fury Road

Elliott Graham, editing - Steve Jobs

Edward Lachman, cinematography - Carol

Tom Ozanich, sound design - Sicario

Sandy Powell, costumes - Cinderella

John Seale, cinematography - Mad Max: Fury Road

Alistair Sirkett and Markus Stemler, sound design - Macbeth

Andrew Whitehurst, visual effects - Ex Machina