28th London Critics' Circle Film Awards Nominees Listed

December 14, 2007 10:39:14 GMT

British movies "Control" and "Atonement" both score eight nominations, including Attenborough Award for British Film of the Year.


28th London Critics' Circle Film Awards Nominees Listed
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Celebrating its 28th anniversary in honoring the best in film-making, the London Critics' Circle has officially revealed the contenders for the 2008 ALFS Awards, giving most nominations to both "Control" and "Atonement."

The two pictures each scores eight nods that include Attenborough Award for British Film of the Year and British Director of the Year, but neither of them are in the running for top prize Film of the Year. The latter slot lists out titles like "No Country for Old Men", "There Will Be Blood", "Zodiac", "The Bourne Ultimatum", and "The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford" instead.

Both movies, however, do dominate the acting categories for British talents with "Control" male lead Sam Riley even is up for two titles of British Breakthrough - Acting and British Actor of the Year, which also includes James McAvoy of "Atonement" in. Riley's co-star Samantha Morton, in the meantime, will face against McAvoy's leading lady Keira Knightley for British Actress of the Year prize, alongside the likes of Helena Bonham Carter ("Sweeney Todd") and Sienna Miller ("Interview").

Vying for that of Actor of the Year are "Jesse James" star Casey Affleck and "Blood" male lead Daniel Day-Lewis. The two have to brace tough competition from George Clooney ("Michael Clayton"), Tommy Lee Jones ("In the Valley of Elah"), and Ulrich Muhe ("The Lives of Others"). As for Actress of the Years, contenders include Angelina Jolie ("A Mighty Heart"), Maggie Gyllenhaal ("Sherry Baby"), and Marion Cotillard ("La Vie en rose").

Winners will be announced at the award ceremony taking place at London's Grosvenor House Hotel on February 8, 2008, two days before the British Academy Film Awards. Here's the complete lineup of nominations:

Film of the Year:

  • No Country For Old Men (Paramount)
  • The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford (Warner Bros)
  • There Will Be Blood (Miramax)
  • Zodiac (Warner Bros)
  • The Bourne Ultimatum (Universal)
The Attenborough Award for British Film of the Year:
  • Once (Icon)
  • Control (Momentum Pictures)
  • Atonement (Universal)
  • Eastern Promises (Pathe)
  • This Is England (Optimum Releasing)
Director of the Year
  • Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck, The Lives of Others (Lionsgate UK)
  • Paul Thomas Anderson, There Will Be Blood (Miramax)
  • Joel and Ethan Coen, No Country For Old Men (Paramount)
  • David Fincher, Zodiac (Warner Bros)
  • Cristian Mungui, 4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days (Artificial Eye)
British Director of the Year:
  • Anton Corbijn, Control (Momentum Pictures)
  • Paul Greengrass, The Bourne Ultimatum (Universal)
  • Shane Meadows, This Is England (Optimum Releasing)
  • Joe Wright, Atonement (Universal)
  • Danny Boyle, Sunshine (20th Century Fox)
Actor of the Year:
  • Ulrich Muhe, The Lives of Others (Lionsgate UK)
  • Casey Affleck, The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford (Warner Bros)
  • George Clooney, Michael Clayton(Pathe)
  • Tommy Lee Jones, In the Valley of Elah (Optimum Releasing)
  • Daniel Day-Lewis, There Will Be Blood (Miramax)
Actress of the Year:
  • Laura Linney, The Savages (20th Century Fox)
  • Marion Cotillard, La Vie En Rose (Icon)
  • Maggie Gyllenhaal, Sherry Baby (Metrodome)
  • Angelina Jolie, A Mighty Heart (Paramount)
  • Anamaria Marinca, 4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days (Artificial Eye)
British Actor of the Year: British Actress of the Year:
  • Samantha Morton, Control (Momentum Pictures)
  • Julie Christie, Away From Her (Metrodome)
  • Keira Knightley, Atonement (Universal)
  • Helena Bonham Carter, Sweeney Todd (Warner Bros)
  • Sienna Miller, Interview (The Works)
British Actor in a Supporting Role: British Actress in a Supporting Role: Screenwriter of the Year:
  • Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck, The Lives of Others (Lionsgate UK)
  • Joel and Ethan Coen, No Country for Old Men (Paramount)
  • Paul Thomas Anderson, There Will Be Blood (Miramax)
  • Ronald Harwood, The Diving Bell and the Butterfly (Pathe)
  • Christopher Hampton, Atonement (Universal)
British Breakthrough, Acting: British Breakthrough, Film-making
  • John Carney, writer and director, Once (Icon)
  • Sarah Gavron, director, Brick Lane (Optimum Releasing)
  • Anton Corbijn, director, Control (Momentum Pictures)
  • Matt Greenhalgh, writer, Control (Momentum Pictures)
  • Stevan Riley, writer, director, producer, Blue Blood (Miracle/Warner Music)
Foreign Language Film of the Year:
  • The Diving Bell and the Butterfly (Pathe)
  • 4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days (Artificial Eye)
  • The Lives of Others (Lionsgate UK)
  • Letters from Iwo Jima (Warner Bros)
  • Tell No One (Revolver Entertainment)

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