Atonement, Control Lead London Film Critics Noms

Strap on your corset and crank up "Love Will Tear Us Apart."

The London Critics Circle has announced the nominees for its year-end awards, with Anton Corbijn's Control and Joe Wright's Atonement leading the pack at eight nominations apiece.

A full list of the nominees follows below, with Tomatometers in parentheses. Let the nitpicking begin!

FILM OF THE YEAR
No Country for Old Men (95 percent)
The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford (75 percent)
There Will Be Blood (94 percent)
Zodiac (89 percent)
The Bourne Ultimatum (93 percent)

ATTENBOROUGH AWARD FOR BRITISH FILM OF THE YEAR
Once (98 percent)
Control (89 percent)
Atonement (85 percent)
Eastern Promises (88 percent)
This Is England (93 percent)

DIRECTOR OF THE YEAR
Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck -- The Lives of Others (93 percent)
Paul Thomas Anderson -- There Will Be Blood
Joel and Ethan Coen -- No Country for Old Men
David Fincher -- Zodiac
Cristian Mungui -- 4 Months, 3 Weeks & 2 Days (96 percent)

BRITISH DIRECTOR OF THE YEAR
Anton Corbijn -- Control
Paul Greengrass -- The Bourne Ultimatum
Shane Meadows -- This Is England
Joe Wright -- Atonement
Danny Boyle -- Sunshine (75 percent)

ACTOR OF THE YEAR
Ulrich Muhe -- The Lives of Others
Casey Affleck -- The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford
George Clooney -- Michael Clayton (90 percent)
Tommy Lee Jones -- In the Valley of Elah (69 percent)
Daniel Day-Lewis -- There Will Be Blood

ACTRESS OF THE YEAR
Laura Linney -- The Savages (89 percent)
Marion Cotillard -- La Vie en rose (74 percent)
Maggie Gyllenhaal -- Sherrybaby (72 percent)
Angelina Jolie -- A Mighty Heart (77 percent)
Anamaria Marinca -- 4 Months, 3 Weeks & 2 Days

BRITISH ACTOR OF THE YEAR
Sam Riley -- Control
James McAvoy -- Atonement
Christian Bale -- 3:10 to Yuma (87 percent)
Jim Broadbent -- And When Did You Last See Your Father (81 percent)
Jonny Lee Miller -- The Flying Scotsman (51 percent)

BRITISH ACTRESS OF THE YEAR
Samantha Morton -- Control
Julie Christie -- Away From Her (95 percent)
Keira Knightley -- Atonement
Helena Bonham Carter -- Sweeney Todd (92 percent)
Sienna Miller -- Interview (57 percent)

BRITISH ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE
Tom Wilkinson -- Michael Clayton
Toby Jones -- The Painted Veil (75 percent)
Alfred Molina -- The Hoax (86 percent)
Tobey Kebell -- Control
Albert Finney -- Before the Devil Knows You're Dead (87 percent)

BRITISH ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE
Saoirse Ronan -- Atonement
Imelda Staunton -- Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (77 percent)
Tilda Swinton -- Michael Clayton
Kelly Macdonald -- No Country for Old Men
Vanessa Redgrave -- Atonement

SCREENWRITER OF THE YEAR
Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck -- The Lives of Others
Joel and Ethan Coen -- No Country for Old Men
Paul Thomas Anderson -- There Will Be Blood
Ronald Harwood -- The Diving Bell and the Butterfly (94 percent)
Christopher Hampton -- Atonement

BRITISH BREAKTHROUGH -- ACTING
Saoirse Ronan -- Atonement
Sam Riley -- Control
Thomas Turgoose -- This Is England
Benedict Cumberbatch -- Amazing Grace (71 percent)
Dakota Blue Richards -- The Golden Compass

BRITISH BREAKTHROUGH -- FILMMAKING
John Carney, writer and director -- Once
Sarah Gavron, director -- Brick Lane (68 percent)
Anton Corbijn, director -- Control
Matt Greenhalgh, writer -- Control
Stevan Riley, writer, director, producer -- Blue Blood

FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM OF THE YEAR
The Diving Bell and the Butterfly
4 Months, 3 Weeks & 2 Days
The Lives of Others
Letters From Iwo Jima (91 percent)
Tell No One (93 percent)

Source: Variety

Comments

Lesmana

Ferry Lesmana

this is much2 better than the golden globes.....hail be to english awards, and woe to you americans for making it such a joke

Dec 14 - 07:21 AM

Kimmycat24

Kimberly Gibson

A lot of good movies were nominated. I will place them on my must-see list.

Dec 14 - 09:25 AM

Bardego

Robert Hamer

FINALLY, someone recognizes Zodiac. Geez, why are the Brits so much better than us at these awards ceremonies?

Dec 14 - 10:53 AM

h-town24

frank ford

Bale has played so many Americans I forgot he was British!

Dec 15 - 09:08 AM

h-town24

frank ford

P.S. Bardego please! They nod stuff like Bourne because a British person directed it and Zodiac because Cox at something, anything at all to do with it! They think there sneaky, but they aren't!

Dec 15 - 09:15 AM

MaxFisher14

Jack Essenberg

I love Joy Division, and the film totally deserves to be nominated for all its fields its in.

Dec 15 - 07:37 PM

Remy Overkempe

Remy Overkempe

Anton Corbijn is Dutch (lives in the UK though), yet London Film calls him British.....

I don't like all the choices, especially not in the actor categories. Casey Affleck...? "Jesse James"? Paul Greengrass? Imelda Staunton?

Still compaining for Julie Christie! She needs to win every award :D

Dec 16 - 01:27 PM

jimmers_205

James Brown

I love the fact that Vanessa Redgrave is nominated for Atonement. She was only in the movie for once scene, but wow, was that scene amazing.

Jan 15 - 03:46 PM

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