London Critics nominate “Tinker, Tailor” and “Drive” – AWARDS ALLEY


By Sean O’Connell
hollywoodnews.com: The London Critics’ Circle split their attentions between two films when announcing their year-end honors: one very British in “Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy;” and another that’s positively American in “Drive.”

The two films each scored six nominations, including Best Picture, where they’ll compete against Terrence Malick’s “The Tree of Life,” Michel Hazanavicius’ “The Artist” and “A Separation,” the gripping Iranian drama by Asghar Farhadi.

“Tinker” director Tomas Alfredsson did not make the cut for Best Director, however. “Drive” helmer Refn instead will go against Lynne Ramsay (“We Need To Talk About Kevin”), Farhadi, Hazanavicius and Malick.

More than 120 British film critics vote in the year-end festivities. The awards will be handed out during a ceremony held on Jan. 19 at BFI Southbank.

A full list of London Critics’ Circle Film Awards can be found below:

FILM OF THE YEAR
The Artist
Drive
A Separation
Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy
The Tree of Life

BRITISH FILM OF THE YEAR
The Guard
Kill List
Shame
Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy
We Need to Talk About Kevin

FOREIGN-LANGUAGE FILM OF THE YEAR
Mysteries of Lisbon
Poetry
Le Quattro Volte
A Separation
The Skin I Live In

DOCUMENTARY OF THE YEAR
Cave of Forgotten Dreams
Dreams of a Life
Pina
Project Nim
Senna

DIRECTOR OF THE YEAR
Asghar Farhadi- A Separation
Michel Hazanavicius- The Artist
Terrence Malick- The Tree of Life
Lynne Ramsay- We Need to Talk About Kevin
Nicolas Winding Refn- Drive

SCREENWRITER OF THE YEAR
Asghar Farhadi- A Separation
Michel Hazanavicius- The Artist
Kenneth Lonergan- Margaret
Bridget O’Connor & Peter Straughan- Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy
Alexander Payne, Nat Faxon & Jim Rash- The Descendants

BREAKTHROUGH BRITISH FILMMAKER
Richard Ayoade- Submarine
Paddy Considine – Tyrannosaur
Joe Cornish – Attack the Block
Andrew Haigh – Weekend
John Michael McDonagh – The Guard

ACTOR OF THE YEAR
George Clooney- The Descendants
Jean Dujardin – The Artist
Michael Fassbender – Shame
Ryan Gosling – Drive
Gary Oldman – Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy

ACTRESS OF THE YEAR
Kirsten Dunst – Melancholia
Anna Paquin- Margaret
Meryl Streep- The Iron Lady
Tilda Swinton- We Need to Talk About Kevin
Michelle Williams- My Week With Marilyn

SUPPORTING ACTOR OF THE YEAR
Simon Russell Beale- The Deep Blue Sea
Kenneth Branagh – My Week With Marilyn
Albert Brooks- Drive
Christopher Plummer– Beginners
Michael Smiley- Kill List

SUPPORTING ACTRESS OF THE YEAR
Sareh Bayat- A Separation
Jessica Chastain- The Help
Vanessa Redgrave- Coriolanus
Octavia Spencer- The Help
Jacki Weaver- Animal Kingdom

BRITISH ACTOR OF THE YEAR
Tom Cullen- Weekend
Michael Fassbender – A Dangerous Method, Shame
Brendan Gleeson – The Guard
Peter Mullan – Tyrannosaur, War Horse
Gary Oldman – Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy

BRITISH ACTRESS OF THE YEAR
Olivia Colman – The Iron Lady, Tyrannosaur
Carey Mulligan- Drive, Shame
Vanessa Redgrave- Anonymous, Coriolanus
Tilda Swinton- We Need to Talk About Kevin
Rachel Weisz- The Deep Blue Sea

YOUNG BRITISH PERFORMER OF THE YEAR
John Boyega- Attack the Block
Jeremy Irvine- War Horse
Yasmin Paige- Submarine
Craig Roberts- Submarine
Saoirse Ronan- Hanna

TECHNICAL ACHIEVEMENT
Manuel Alberto Claro, cinematography – Melancholia
Paul Davies, sound design – We Need to Talk About Kevin
Maria Djurkovic, production design – Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy
Dante Ferretti, production design – Hugo
Alberto Iglesias, original score – The Skin I Live In
ChrisKing & Gregers Sall, editing – Senna
Joe Letteri, visual effects – Rise of the Planet of the Apes
Cliff Martinez, original score – Drive
Robert Richardson, cinematography – Hugo
Robbie Ryan, cinematography – Wuthering Heights

EXCELLENCE IN FILM
Nicolas Roeg

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Viola Davis and Octavia Spencer for “The Help.”
Tate Taylor for “The Help.”
Gavin O’Connor for “Warrior.”
Gary Oldman and Colin Firth for “Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy.”
Charlize Theron, Patton Oswalt, Jason Reitman and Diablo Cody for “Young Adult.”
Steve McQueen for “Shame.”
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