"Slumdog Millionaire" has dominated another awards as the London Critics' Circle announced their nominees for the 29th London Critics' Circle Film Awards. Though a press release on Thursday, December 18, the indie movie about an orphan who gets the shot to be a millionaire from a game show has been revealed to be the one movie which collected most of the nods with six nominations.
One of the counts put "Slumdog" on the run for the British Film of the Year, competing with "Happy-Go-Lucky", "Hunger", "In Bruges" and "Man on Wire". Another one gave Simon Beaufoy, the film's writer, a Screenwriter of the Year nod. Two others gave its director, Danny Boyle, a chance to win both Best Director and Best British Director titles, while the rest belonged to its star, Dev Patel, who received nominations for British Actor of the Year and Young British Performer of the Year.
Though "Slumdog" led the fields with six nods, there were other movies collecting multiple counts as well. "Frost/Nixon", "Happy-Go-Lucky" and "Hunger" were each given five nods, while "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button" landed four, and "Milk", "In Bruges" and "The Reader" got three each. Additionally, "W", "Changeling" and "Vicky Cristina Barcelona" each received two counts.
The 29th Annual London Film Critics Circle Awards ceremony will take place February 4, 2009 at the Grosvenor House Hotel.
Nominees for the 29th London Critics' Circle Film Awards:
Film of the Year: