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23 December, 2009

AN EDUCATION Leads London Critics



by Sandy Mandelberger, North American Editor

AN EDUCATION, the 1960s-set drama by Danish director Lone Scherfig, led the pack at the announcement of the 30th London Film Critics’ Circle Awards nominations. The film scored seven nominations, including British Film of the Year and notices for actors Carey Mulligan, Alfred Molina, Rosamund Pike and Olivia Williams.


AN EDUCATION will compete for Best British film with the likes of Jane Campion’s BRIGHT STAR, Armando Iannucci’s IN THE LOOP, Andrea Arnold’s FISH TANK, and Duncan Jones’s MOON. Nominees for Best Film of the Year included such Oscar contenders as James Cameron’s AVATAR, Kathryn Bigelow’s THE HURT LOCKER, Jacques Audiard’s A PROPHET, Michael Haneke’s THE WHITE RIBBON and Jason Reitman’s UP IN THE AIR.


Additionally, the LFCC announced that they will award Quentin Tarantino its highest honor, the Dilys Powell Award for Excellence in Cinema, at their ceremony on February 18, 2010 at the Landmark Hotel in London.

2009 LONDON FILM CRITICS AWARDS NOMINATIONS

FILM OF THE YEAR

Avatar

The Hurt Locker

A Prophet

The White Ribbon

Up in the Air



THE ATTENBOROUGH AWARD: BRITISH FILM OF THE YEAR

Bright Star

An Education

Fish Tank

In the Loop

Moon



FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM OF THE YEAR

The Class

Katyn

Let the Right One In

A Prophet

The White Ribbon



  • DIRECTOR OF THE YEAR

    Jacques Audiard – A Prophet

    Kathryn Bigelow – The Hurt Locker

    James Cameron – Avatar

    Michael Haneke – The White Ribbon

    Jason Reitman – Up in the Air


    BRITISH DIRECTOR OF THE YEAR

    Andrea Arnold – Fish Tank

    Armando Iannucci – In the Loop

    Duncan Jones – Moon

    Kevin Macdonald – State of Play

    Sam Taylor-Wood – Nowhere Boy


    ACTOR OF THE YEAR

    Jeff Bridges – Crazy Heart

    George Clooney – Up in the Air

    Tahar Rahim – A Prophet

  • Michael Stuhlbarg – A Serious Man

    Christoph Waltz – Inglourious Basterds


    ACTRESS OF THE YEAR

    Abbie Cornish – Bright Star

    Vera Farmiga – Up in the Air

    Mo’Nique – Precious

    Carey Mulligan – An Education

    Meryl Streep – Julie & Julia


    BRITISH ACTOR OF THE YEAR

    Peter Capaldi – In the Loop

    Colin Firth – A Single Man

    Tom Hardy – Bronson

    Christian MacKay – Me and Orson Welles

    Andy Serkis – Sex & Drugs & Rock & Roll


    BRITISH ACTRESS OF THE YEAR

    Emily Blunt – The Young Victoria

    Helen Mirren – The Last Station

    Carey Mulligan – An Education

    Katie Jarvis – Fish Tank

    Kristin Scott Thomas – Nowhere Boy
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