- 17 Jan 16
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
The Look Of Silence
Mad Max: Fury Road
British/Irish Film of the Year
Foreign Language Film of the Year
Hard To Be A God
The Look Of Silence
The Tale Of The Princess Kaguya
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