Colin Farrell, Michael Fassbender and Saoirse Ronan Among London Critics’ Nominees

There are seven Irish nominees in all, as the London Critics' Circle Film Awards extend the British categories to embrace Ireland’s finest...

Colin Farrell, Michael Fassbender and Saoirse Ronan are among the nominees at this year's 36th London Critics' Circle Film Awards. The nominations were made possible by a decision to extend the British categories in the Awards to include Irish talent.

There are seven Irish nominations in all. The acclaimed Brooklyn has been nominated for British/Irish Film of the Year. Meanwhile, the star of Brooklyn, Saoirse Ronan, has been nominated for Best Actress of the Year and Best British Irish Actress of the Year for Brooklyn and Lost River.

Michael Fassbender has been given a nomination for Best Actor of the Year and Best British/Irish Actor for his performances in Steve Jobs, Macbeth and Slow West. For his part, Colin Farrell is nominated for Best British/Irish Actor of the Year for The Lobster and Miss Julie.

Emma Donoghue is nominated in the Breakthrough British/Irish Filmmaker category for her script for the film Room, based on her book of the same name.

There may be some disappointment that Room has not been nominated for Best British / Irish Film. However, an impressive haul of seven nominations confirms that the is a very special year for Irish film.

Meanwhile, the stars of The Revenant, Leonardo DiCaprio and Tom Hardy, will battle it out for the Best Actor of the Year accolade.

DiCaprio is nominated for his role in the gritty western drama he Revenant,, which is hotly tipped for Academy Award success next month.

Tom Hardy is also vieing for the award, for his portrayal of one of the Kray twins in Legend. Hardy is also nominated for Best Supporting Actor of the Year for The Revenant, and Best British Actor of the Year.

Cate Blanchett and Rooney Mara are both in contention for the Best Actress of the Year award, for their starring roles in the acclaimed romantic drama Carol, which garnered a total of seven nominations.

Other Oscar nominees to feature in the London Critics’ lists include Charlotte Rampling, Brie Larson (who stars in Lenny Abrahamson’s Room) and Kate Winslet.

The documentary Amy, about the troubled life of the late singer Amy Winehouse, is nominated for three awards: Best Film of The Year, Best Documentary of the Year and British/Irish Film of the Year.

Sir Kenneth Branagh will be presented with the Dilys Powell Award for Excellence in Film. Previous winners of this prestigious award have included Miranda Richardson, Gary Oldman, Dame Judi Dench, Julie Walters and Sir Michael Caine.

The awards ceremony will be held at London's Mayfair Hotel on January 17. They are voted for by 140 members of the Critics' Circle Film Section.

Below is the full list of nominees for the 36th London Critics' Circle Film Awards...

Film of the year

45 Years



Inside Out

The Look Of Silence

Mad Max: Fury Road

The Martian

The Revenant



British/Irish Film of the Year

45 Years



The Lobster

London Road

Foreign Language Film of the Year


Hard To Be A God

The Look Of Silence

The Tale Of The Princess Kaguya

The Tribe

Documentary of the Year


Going Clear: Scientology And The Prison of Belief

The Look Of Silence


A Syrian Love Story

Actor of the Year

Tom Courtenay - 45 Years

Paul Dano - Love & Mercy

Leonardo DiCaprio - The Revenant

Michael Fassbender - Steve Jobs

Tom Hardy - Legend

Actress of the Year

Cate Blanchett - Carol

Brie Larson - Room

Rooney Mara - Carol

Charlotte Rampling - 45 Years

Saoirse Ronan - Brooklyn

Supporting Actor of the Year

Benicio Del Toro - Sicario

Tom Hardy - The Revenant

Oscar Isaac - Ex Machina

Michael Keaton - Spotlight

Mark Rylance - Bridge Of Spies

Supporting Actress of the Year

Olivia Colman - The Lobster

Kristen Stewart - Clouds Of Sils Maria

Tilda Swinton - Trainwreck

Alicia Vikander - Ex Machina

Kate Winslet - Steve Jobs

Director of the Year

Andrew Haigh - 45 Years

Todd Haynes - Carol

Alejandro G Inarritu - The Revenant

George Miller - Mad Max: Fury Road

Ridley Scott - The Martian

British/Irish Actor of the Year

Michael Caine - Kingsman: The Secret Service, Youth

Idris Elba - Beasts Of No Nation, Second Coming

Colin Farrell - The Lobster, Miss Julie

Michael Fassbender - Macbeth, Slow West, Steve Jobs

Tom Hardy - Legend, London Road, Mad Max: Fury Road, The Revenant

British/Irish Actress of the Year

Emily Blunt - Sicario

Carey Mulligan - Far From The Madding Crowd, Suffragette

Charlotte Rampling - 45 Years, The Forbidden Room

Saoirse Ronan - Brooklyn, Lost River

Kate Winslet - The Dressmaker, A Little Chaos, Steve Jobs

Young British/Irish performer

Asa Butterfield - X + Y

Milo Parker - Mr Holmes, Robot Overlords

Florence Pugh - The Falling

Liam Walpole - The Goob

Maisie Williams - The Falling

Breakthrough British/Irish Filmmaker

Tom Browne - Radiator

Mark Burton & Richard Starzak - Shaun The Sheep Movie

Emma Donoghue - Room

Alex Garland - Ex Machina

John Maclean - Slow West

British/Irish Short Film

Directed By Tweedie - Directed by Duncan Cowles

Leidi - Directed by Simon Mesa Soto

Over - Directed by Jorn Threlfall

Rate Me - Directed by Fyzal Boulifa

Stutterer - Directed by Benjamin Cleary


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