Legend review
Legend

The London Film Critics Circle have announced their nominations for the films of 2015. Todd Haynes’ romantic drama Carol leads the way in all categories with seven nominations, including Film of the Year and both Cate Blanchett and Rooney Mara contending for Actress of the Year. Tom Hardy has three seperate nominations for his work on Legend, The Revenant and Mad Max: Fury Road. He is nominated for Best Actor, Best Supporting Actor and Best British Actor of the Year. Joining him in the latter category is Michael Caine, who gets a nod for his body of work in 2015, that includes Youth and Kingsman: The Secret Service.

Shortlisted for Film of the Year are Carol, 45 Years, Amy and The Look of Silence, the Disney/Pixar animation Inside Out, George Miller’s Mad Max: Fury Road, Alejandro G Iñárritu’s The Revenant, Ridley Scott’s The Martian, Tom McCarthy’s Spotlight and Lenny Abrahamson’s superb Room.

Asif Kapadia’s Amy is nominated for Film, Documentary and British Film, while Joshua Oppenheimer’s The Look of Silence is up for Film, Documentary and Foreign-Language Film.

“Our critics nominated more than 200 titles for Film of the Year alone, representing the range of wide opinions and the sheer number of movies critics watch each year,” says Rich Cline, chair of the Critics’ Circle Film Awards. “There was love for everything from Tangerine and Tangerines to Love, Joy and The Hateful Eight. Getting to that final list of nominees certainly wasn’t easy this year.”

Nominations are gathered from 140 members of The Critics’ Circle Film Section. The awards themselves will be handed out on Sunday 17th January at The May Fair Hotel in London.

Here are the nominees in full.

FILM OF THE YEAR

45 Years
Amy
Carol
Inside Out
The Look of Silence
Mad Max: Fury Road
The Martian
The Revenant
Room
Spotlight

BRITISH FILM OF THE YEAR

45 Years
Amy
Brooklyn
The Lobster
London Road

FOREIGN-LANGUAGE FILM OF THE YEAR

Eden
Hard to Be a God
The Look of Silence
The Tale of the Princess Kaguya
The Tribe

DOCUMENTARY OF THE YEAR

Amy
Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief
The Look of Silence
Palio
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 Iñárritu – The Revenant
George Miller – Mad Max: Fury Road
Ridley Scott – The Martian

SCREENWRITER OF THE YEAR

Emma Donoghue – Room
Nick Hornby – Brooklyn
Phyllis Nagy – Carol
Josh Singer & Tom McCarthy – Spotlight
Aaron Sorkin – Steve Jobs

BRITISH 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 Revenantd

BRITISH 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 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 FILMMAKER

Tom Browne – Radiator
Mark Burton & Richard Starzak – Shaun the Sheep Movie
Emma Donoghue – Room
Alex Garland – Ex Machina
John Maclean – Slow West

BRITISH SHORT FILM

Directed by Tweedie – dir Duncan Cowles
Leidi – dir Simon Mesa Soto
Over – dir Jorn Threlfall
Rate Me – dir Fyzal Boulifa
Stutterer – dir Benjamin Cleary

TECHNICAL ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

Carter Burwell, music – Carol
Wade Eastwood, stunts – Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation
Colin Gibson, production design – Mad Max: Fury Road
Elliott Graham, editing – Steve Jobs
Edward Lachman, cinematography – Carol
Tom Ozanich, sound design – Sicario
Sandy Powell, costumes – Cinderella
John Seale, cinematography – Mad Max: Fury Road
Alistair Sirkett and Markus Stemler, sound design – Macbeth
Andrew Whitehurst, visual effects – Ex Machina