'Drive,' 'Tinker Tailor' lead London Film Critics nominations

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Drive and Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy both earned six nominations from the London Film Critics’ Circle, including nods for Film of the Year and Actor of the Year.  “I am proud of the breadth, intelligence and style of the choices the London critics have made, honouring the richness of world cinema and the fresh, cool takes on classic movie genres seen in films such as Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, Drive, and The Artist,” said Circle chair Jason Solomons. “This is surely the classiest set of nominations around this year, with truly superb work reflected in the directing and foreign language categories.”

Winners will be announced Jan. 19 in London.

Click below for a full list of nominees.
Film of the year

The Artist
Drive
A Separation

Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy

The Tree of Life

The Attenborough Award for 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 and Peter Straughan — Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy
Alexander Payne, Nat Faxon and Jim Rash — The Descendants

The Virgin Atlantic Award for Breakthrough British Film-Maker

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

The Moët & Chandon Award for 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

The Sky 3D Award for 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
Chris King and 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


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