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12 Years A Slave dominates London Critics’ Circle nominations

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- Gary Oldman to receive the Dilys Powell Award For Excellence In Film

12 Years A Slave dominates London Critics’ Circle nominations

British director Steve McQueen’s 12 Years A Slave [+see also:
trailer
making of
interview: Michael Fassbender
film profile
]
has secured nine nominations at the 34th annual London Critics' Circle Film Awards, including Film of the Year, Best Actor (Chiwetel Ejiofor), Best Director (Steve McQueen), Supporting Actor (Michael Fassbender), Supporting Actress (Lupita Nyong'o), Screenwriter (John Ridley), British Actor (Chiwetel Ejiofor and Michael Fassbender) and Technical Achievement (Sean Bobbitt, Cinematography). Actor Gary Oldman will accept the Circle’s most prestigious award, the Dilys Powell Award For Excellence In Film at the Awards on February 2, 2014. Stephen Frears’ Philomena [+see also:
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interview: Stephen Frears
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]
 has five nominations.

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The Circle's Film Section Chair, Jason Solomons said, “The London critics have yet again voted for a brilliant mix of films that reflects London's position as a hub of world cinema culture, both in production and appreciation. All the nominated films and performances have found champions and crucial support from London critics as they journey around the world, from their debuts at festivals including Cannes, Venice, Toronto, Berlin, Sundance, London and Edinburgh, where our critics show that their taste, knowledge, passion and influence remain vital and highly respected aspects of film culture.”

NOMINATIONS

FILM OF THE YEAR
Blue Is The Warmest Colour [+see also:
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trailer
interview: Abdellatif Kechiche
film profile
]

Blue Jasmine
Frances Ha
Gravity [+see also:
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film profile
]

The Great Beauty [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Paolo Sorrentino
film profile
]

Her
Inside Llewyn Davis
Nebraska
12 Years A Slave
The Wolf of Wall Street

FOREIGN-LANGUAGE FILM OF THE YEAR
Blue Is The Warmest Colour
Caesar Must Die [+see also:
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trailer
interview: Paolo and Vittorio Taviani
film profile
]

Gloria [+see also:
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]

The Great Beauty
A Hijacking [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Tobias Lindholm
film profile
]

BRITISH FILM OF THE YEAR
A Field In England [+see also:
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trailer
interview: Ben Wheatley
film profile
]

Filth
 [+see also:
trailer
making of
film profile
]
Philomena
Rush
 [+see also:
trailer
making of
film profile
]
The Selfish Giant [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Clio Barnard
interview: Clio Barnard
film profile
]

DOCUMENTARY OF THE YEAR
The Act Of Killing [+see also:
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film profile
]

Beware Of Mr Baker
Leviathan
Stories We Tell
We Steal Secrets: The Story of WikiLeaks

ACTOR OF THE YEAR
Bruce Dern - Nebraska
Leonardo DiCaprio - The Wolf Of Wall Street
Michael Douglas - Behind The Candelabra
Chiwetel Ejiofor - 12 Years a Slave
Tom Hanks - Captain Phillips

ACTRESS OF THE YEAR
Cate Blanchett - Blue Jasmine
Sandra Bullock - Gravity
Judi Dench - Philomena
Adèle Exarchopoulos - Blue Is the Warmest Colour
Greta Gerwig - Frances Ha

SUPPORTING ACTOR OF THE YEAR
Barkhad Abdi - Captain Phillips
Michael Fassbender - 12 Years A Slave
James Gandolfini - Enough Said
Tom Hanks - Saving Mr Banks
Jared Leto - Dallas Buyers Club 

SUPPORTING ACTRESS OF THE YEAR
Naomie Harris - Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom
Sally Hawkins - Blue Jasmine
Jennifer Lawrence - American Hustle
Lupita Nyong'o - 12 Years A Slave
June Squibb - Nebraska 

BRITISH ACTOR OF THE YEAR
Christian Bale - American Hustle / Out Of The Furnace
Steve Coogan - Alan Partridge: Alpha Papa [+see also:
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]
/ The Look Of Love [+see also:
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]
/ Philomena / What Maisie Knew

Chiwetel Ejiofor - 12 Years A Slave
Michael Fassbender - The Counsellor / 12 Years A Slave
James McAvoy - Filth / Trance / Welcome To The Punch

BRITISH ACTRESS OF THE YEAR
Judi Dench - Philomena
Lindsay Duncan - About Time [+see also:
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making of
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]
/ Last Passenger / Le Week-end
 [+see also:
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]

Naomie Harris - Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom
Sally Hawkins - Blue Jasmine
Emma Thompson - Beautiful Creatures / Saving Mr Banks [+see also:
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making of
film profile
]

YOUNG BRITISH PERFORMER OF THE YEAR
Conner Chapman - The Selfish Giant
Saoirse Ronan - Byzantium [+see also:
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]
/ The Host / How I Live Now
 [+see also:
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]

Eloise Laurence - Broken [+see also:
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trailer
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]

George MacKay - Breakfast With Jonny Wilkinson / For Those in Peril [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: George Mackay
film profile
]
/ How I Live Now / Sunshine On Leith
 [+see also:
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]

Shaun Thomas - The Selfish Giant

DIRECTOR OF THE YEAR
Alfonso Cuarón - Gravity
Paul Greengrass - Captain Phillips
Steve McQueen - 12 Years A Slave
Paolo Sorrentino - The Great Beauty
Martin Scorsese - The Wolf Of Wall Street 

SCREENWRITER OF THE YEAR
Ethan Coen & Joel Coen - Inside Llewyn Davis
Spike Jonze - Her
Steve Coogan & Jeff Pope - Philomena
John Ridley - 12 Years A Slave
Terence Winter - The Wolf Of Wall Street

BREAKTHROUGH BRITISH FILMMAKER
Jon S Baird - Filth
Scott Graham - Shell [+see also:
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]

Marcus Markou - Papadopoulos & Sons [+see also:
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]

Rufus Norris - Broken
Paul Wright - For Those in Peril

TECHNICAL ACHIEVEMENT AWARD
American Hustle - Judy Becker, production design
Behind The Candelabra - Howard Cummings, production design
Filth - Mark Eckersley, editing
Frances Ha - Sam Levy, cinematography
Gravity - Tim Webber, visual effects
The Hunger Games: Catching Fire - Trish Summerville, costumes
Inside Llewyn Davis - T Bone Burnett, music
Stoker - Kurt Swanson & Bart Mueller, costumes
12 Years A Slave - Sean Bobbitt, cinematography
Upstream Colour - Johnny Marshall, sound design

DILYS POWELL AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE IN FILM
Gary Oldman

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