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London Film Critics nominations 2007

TheFlyingScotsman-ScotPress-Sm.jpgThe London Film Critics have released their nominations for the 2007 awards, and these are slightly different from the American award nominations we've been seeing handed out of late.

These have quite a diverse range, and include some smaller films and roles too, some that are wholly deserving of a mention, including some overlooked British films.

I'm going to leap in and mention a personal favourite, Jonny Lee Miller is up for British actor of the year for The Flying Scotsman. Well done him. That said, I think the competition is really strong in that category, but it's great to see him get a nomination for the role. Hopefully we'll see him do more now.

Atonement and Control are mentioned rather a few times too, and there's not the usual Hollywood pick for the big titles either. Let me stop talking and give you the list and we can start the discussion from here. It's a great list, and a great pick, well done London Film Critics.

I caught the list through MCN and Hollywood Elsewhere.

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 & 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 & 2 Days (Artificial Eye)

British Actor of the Year
Sam Riley - Control (Momentum Pictures)
James McAvoy - Atonement (Universal)
Christian Bale - 3:10 to Yuma (Lionsgate UK)
Jim Broadbent - And When Did You Last See Your Father (Walt Disney)
Jonny Lee Miller - The Flying Scotsman (Verve Pictures)

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
Tom Wilkinson - Michael Clayton (Pathe)
Toby Jones - The Painted Veil (Momentum Pictures)
Alfred Molina - The Hoax (Momentum Pictures)
Tobey Kebell - Control (Momentum Pictures)
Albert Finney - Before The Devil Knows You're Dead (Entertainment)

British Actress in a Supporting Role
Saoirse Ronan - Atonement (Universal)
Imelda Staunton - Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (Warner Bros)
Tilda Swinton - Michael Clayton (Pathe)
Kelly Macdonald - No Country for Old Men (Paramount)
Vanessa Redgrave - Atonement (Universal)

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
Saoirse Ronan - Atonement (Universal)
Sam Riley - Control - (Momentum Pictures)
Thomas Turgoose - This Is England (Optimum Releasing)
Benedict Cumberbatch - Amazing Grace (Momentum Pictures)
Dakota Blue Richards - The Golden Compass (Entertainment)

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 & 2 Days (Artificial Eye)
The Lives of Others (Lionsgate UK)
Letters from Iwo Jima (Warner Bros)
Tell No One (Revolver Entertainment)



Oh my word! The nominations here are more noteworthy than that of the Golden Globes!

The ff. are this year's best for me:

Best Director:
Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck (The Lives of Others) or
David Fincher - Zodiac

Best Actor: Ulrich Muhe (The Lives of Others)

Best Actress: Marion Cotillard (La Vie En Rose)

Foreign Language Film of the Year: Das Leben der Anderen aka The Lives of Others


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