Three Billboards Heads London Critics’ Circle Film Awards Nominations

Top film critics from the UK announced their nominations for the 38th annual London Critics’ Circle Film Awards. The awards will be presented on 28th January 2018 at a gala ceremony at The May Fair Hotel, London.

Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri leads the pack with 7 nominations, including the trio of acting talent that were selected by the Screen Actors Guild. Not far behind with 6 are Lady Macbeth and Phantom Thread, though both missed out on Best Director slot for William Oldroyd and  Paul Thomas Anderson respectively. Lady Macbeth didn’t even show up in the Film of the Year category.

Awards circuiters Call Me By Your Name and  Dunkirk, and well-received British flicks God’s Own Country and Paddington 2 tie with 5 nominations. Oscar frontrunners Get Out, Lady Bird, and The Shape of Water trail on 3 apiece. Also refreshing to see films like 78/52, Beach Rats, Daphne, The Handmaiden, and I Am Not a Witch making the scorecard.

Here are the nominations in full:

FILM OF THE YEAR

Call Me By Your Name
Dunkirk
The Florida Project
Get Out
God’s Own Country
Lady Bird
Loveless
Phantom Thread
The Shape of Water
Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

FOREIGN-LANGUAGE FILM OF THE YEAR

Aquarius
Elle
The Handmaiden
Loveless
Raw

DOCUMENTARY OF THE YEAR

78/52
Human Flow
I Am Not Your Negro
Jane
The Work

BRITISH/IRISH FILM OF THE YEAR: The Attenborough Award

Dunkirk
God’s Own Country
Lady Macbeth
Paddington 2
Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

DIRECTOR OF THE YEAR

Sean Baker (The Florida Project)
Guillermo Del Toro (The Shape of Water)
Luca Guadagnino (Call Me By Your Name)
Martin McDonagh (Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri)
Christopher Nolan (Dunkirk)

SCREENWRITER OF THE YEAR

Paul Thomas Anderson (Phantom Thread)
Greta Gerwig (Lady Bird)
James Ivory (Call Me By Your Name)
Martin McDonagh (Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri)
Jordan Peele (Get Out)

ACTRESS OF THE YEAR

Annette Bening (Film Stars Don’t Die in Liverpool)
Sally Hawkins (The Shape of Water)
Isabelle Huppert (Elle)
Frances McDormand (Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri)
Florence Pugh (Lady Macbeth)

ACTOR OF THE YEAR

Timothée Chalamet (Call Me By Your Name)
Daniel Day-Lewis (Phantom Thread)
James Franco (The Disaster Artist)
Daniel Kaluuya (Get Out)
Gary Oldman (Darkest Hour)

SUPPORTING ACTRESS OF THE YEAR

Lily Gladstone (Certain Women)
Holly Hunter (The Big Sick)
Allison Janney (I, Tonya)
Lesley Manville (Phantom Thread)
Laurie Metcalf (Lady Bird)

SUPPORTING ACTOR OF THE YEAR

Willem Dafoe (The Florida Project)
Hugh Grant (Paddington 2)
Woody Harrelson (Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri)
Sam Rockwell (Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri)
Michael Stuhlbarg (Call Me By Your Name)

BRITISH/IRISH ACTRESS OF THE YEAR

Emily Beecham (Daphne)
Judi Dench (Victoria & Abdul/Murder on the Orient Express)
Sally Hawkins (The Shape of Water/Maudie/Paddington 2)
Florence Pugh (Lady Macbeth)
Saoirse Ronan (Lady Bird/Loving Vincent)

BRITISH/IRISH ACTOR OF THE YEAR

Daniel Day-Lewis (Phantom Thread)
Colin Farrell (The Killing of a Sacred Deer/The Beguiled)
Daniel Kaluuya (Get Out)
Josh O’Connor (God’s Own Country)
Gary Oldman (Darkest Hour/The Space Between Us)

YOUNG BRITISH/IRISH PERFORMER OF THE YEAR

Harris Dickinson (Beach Rats)
Tom Holland (The Lost City of Z/Spider-Man: Homecoming)
Noah Jupe –(Suburbicon/Wonder/The Man With the Iron Heart)
Dafne Keen (Logan)
Fionn Whitehead (Dunkirk)

BREAKTHROUGH BRITISH/IRISH FILMMAKER: The Philip French Award

Alice Birch (Lady Macbeth)
Simon Farnaby (Paddington 2/Mindhorn)
Francis Lee (God’s Own Country)
Rungano Nyoni (I Am Not a Witch)
William Oldroyd (Lady Macbeth)

BRITISH/IRISH SHORT FILM OF THE YEAR

The Cloud of Unknowing – Mike Hannon
The Dog and the Elephant – Mike Sharpe
Tuesday – Charlotte Wells
We Love Moses – Dionne Edwards
Your Mother and I – Anna Maguire

TECHNICAL ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

Baby Driver – Darrin Prescott, stunts
Blade Runner 2049 – Dennis Gassner, production design
Dunkirk – Hans Zimmer, music
God’s Own Country – Joshua James Richards, cinematography
Lady Macbeth – Holly Waddington, costumes
The Lost City of Z – Darius Khondji, cinematography
The Love Witch – Emma Willis, hair & makeup
Paddington 2 – Pablo Grillo, visual effects
Phantom Thread – Mark Bridges, costumes
Star Wars: The Last Jedi – Ben Morris, visual effects

EXCELLENCE IN FILM: The Dilys Powell Award

Kate Winslet

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