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Female Filmmakers Power London Critics’ Circle Film Awards Nominations

Female filmmakers dominated the nominations for the London Critics’ Circle Film Awards, announced today, with several films written and directed by women being nominated a multitude of times. Rose GlassSaint Maud leads the bunch with 8 nominations, and Sarah Gavron’s Rocks and Chloe Zhao’s Nomadland follow close behind with 6 and 5 nominations, respectively.

Glass’ film Saint Maud secured nominations for Film of the Year, British/Irish Film of the Year, Director of the Year, Screenwriter of the Year, Breakthrough British/Irish Filmmaker, Actress of the Year for Morfydd Clark (who was also nominated for British/Irish Actress of the Year for her work on both Saint Maud and Eternal Beauty), and Supporting Actress of the Year for Jennifer Ehle.

In addition to Nomadland’s strong showing, other presumed awards season favorites showed up throughout the nominations. David Fincher’s Mank secured 4 nominations, including Director of the Year for David Fincher and Screenwriter of the Year for Jack Fincher (it did miss in Film of the Year). Aaron Sorkin’s The Trial of the Chicago 7 received 3 nominations, for Sorkin in Screenwriter of the Year, and Sacha Baron Cohen both in Supporting Actor of the Year and in British/Irish Actor of the Year for his work in both The Trial of the Chicago 7  and Borat Subsequent Moviefilm.

The London Critics’ Circle Film Awards will be presented virtually on February 7th. Read the full list of nominations below.

FILM OF THE YEAR

About Endlessness

Collective

I’m Thinking of Ending Things

Lovers Rock

The Mauritanian

Minari

Nomadland

Promising Young Woman

Rocks

Saint Maud 

FOREIGN-LANGUAGE FILM OF THE YEAR

About Endlessness

Another Round

Collective

Les Misérables

Minari

DOCUMENTARY OF THE YEAR

Bloody Nose, Empty Pockets

Collective

Dick Johnson Is Dead

Time

The Truffle Hunters

The Attenborough Award

BRITISH/IRISH FILM OF THE YEAR

The Father

Lovers Rock

Mangrove

Rocks

Saint Maud 

DIRECTOR OF THE YEAR

David Fincher – Mank

Rose Glass – Saint Maud

Kevin Macdonald – The Mauritanian

Steve McQueen – Small Axe

Chloé Zhao – Nomadland 

SCREENWRITER OF THE YEAR

Jack Fincher – Mank

Rose Glass – Saint Maud

Charlie Kaufman – I’m Thinking of Ending Things

Aaron Sorkin – The Trial of the Chicago 7

Chloé Zhao – Nomadland 

ACTRESS OF THE YEAR

Morfydd Clark – Saint Maud

Viola Davis – Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom

Vanessa Kirby – Pieces of a Woman

Frances McDormand – Nomadland

Carey Mulligan – Promising Young Woman

ACTOR OF THE YEAR

Riz Ahmed – Sound of Metal

Chadwick Boseman – Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom

Anthony Hopkins – The Father

Delroy Lindo – Da 5 Bloods

Tahar Rahim – The Mauritanian 

SUPPORTING ACTRESS OF THE YEAR

Maria Bakalova – Borat Subsequent Moviefilm

Ellen Burstyn – Pieces of a Woman

Essie Davis – Babyteeth

Jennifer Ehle – Saint Maud

Amanda Seyfried – Mank 

SUPPORTING ACTOR OF THE YEAR

Sacha Baron Cohen – The Trial of the Chicago 7

Chadwick Boseman – Da 5 Bloods

Aldis Hodge – Clemency

Ben Mendelsohn – Babyteeth

Shaun Parkes – Mangrove

BRITISH/IRISH ACTRESS OF THE YEAR (for body of work)

Bukky Bakray – Rocks

Jessie Buckley – I’m Thinking of Ending Things, Misbehaviour

Morfydd Clark – Eternal Beauty, Saint Maud

Vanessa Kirby – Pieces of a Woman, The World to Come

Carey Mulligan – The Dig, Promising Young Woman

BRITISH/IRISH ACTOR OF THE YEAR (for body of work)

Riz Ahmed – Mogul Mowgli, Sound of Metal

Sacha Baron Cohen – Borat Subsequent Moviefilm, The Trial of the Chicago 7

John Boyega – Red, White and Blue

Anthony Hopkins – The Father

Cosmo Jarvis – Calm With Horses, Nocturnal

The Philip French Award

BREAKTHROUGH BRITISH/IRISH FILMMAKER

Henry Blake – County Lines

Fyzal Boulifa – Lynn + Lucy

Emerald Fennell – Promising Young Woman

Rose Glass – Saint Maud

Remi Weekes – His House

YOUNG BRITISH/IRISH PERFORMER

Kosar Ali – Rocks

Bukky Bakray – Rocks

Millie Bobby Brown – Enola Holmes

Conrad Khan – County Lines

Molly Windsor – Make Up

BRITISH/IRISH SHORT FILM

Filipiñana – Rafael Manuel, director

Hungry Joe – Paul Holbrook & Sam Dawe, director

Lizard – Akinola Davies Jr, director

The Long Goodbye – Aneil Karia, director

The Shift – Laura Carreira, director

TECHNICAL ACHIEVEMENT

Ammonite – Stéphane Fontaine, cinematography

Birds of Prey – Deborah Lamia Denaver & Adruitha Lee, makeup & hair

Lovers Rock – Ed Bailie, music

Mank – Donald Graham Burt, production design

Nomadland – Joshua James Richards, cinematography

Rocks – Lucy Pardee, casting

Soul – Pete Docter, animation

Sound of Metal – Nicolas Becker, sound design

Tenet – Jennifer Lame, film editing

WolfWalkers – Tomm Moore & Ross Stewart, animation

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