‘The Power of the Dog’ tops London Critics’ Circle Film Awards with 9 nominations

The UK’s leading film critics have revealed the nominations for the 42nd annual London Critics’ Circle Film Awards, with three films by female directors leading the way. Leading the pack is director Jane Campion’s psychological western The Power of the Dog, which garnered nine nominations. Then come, with six and five nominations respectively, Elena Ferrante’s adaptation of Maggie Gyllenhaal, The Lost Daughter, and British author Joanna Hogg’s memoir, The Souvenir Part II.

More than 180 critics from print, online and broadcast have voted for this year’s nominations, which were announced by British actors Joanna Vanderham and Gwilym Lee this afternoon at the May Fair Hotel in London. The May Fair will also host the Circle Awards Ceremony, where winners will be announced on February 6, 2022.

After winning the Circle’s Film of the Year award 28 years ago for The Piano, Campion is up for Film, Director and Screenwriter of the Year, while his film stars Benedict Cumberbatch, Kirsten Dunst , Kodi Smit-McPhee and Jesse Plemons are all nominated. Hogg is another returning winner, having won British/Irish Film of the Year for the opening act of The Souvenir two years ago.

Joining them and The Lost Daughter in a broad field of film of the year, Ryûsuke Hamaguchi’s complex character study Drive My Car, Kenneth Branagh’s autobiographical drama Belfast and Steven Spielberg’s musical reinterpretation West Side Story , which won four nominations each, as well as Villeneuve’s sci-fi epic Denis Dune, Paul Thomas Anderson’s coming-of-age tale Licorice Pizza, Apichatpong Weerasethakul’s meditative Memoria and Titane, the explosion of body horror by Julia Ducournau.

Actors with multiple nominations include Cumberbatch, Ruth Negga, Joanna Scanlan, Andrew Garfield and The Lost Daughter stars Olivia Colman and Jessie Buckley – all named in both the General and UK/Irish acting runs. Japanese screenwriter and director Hamaguchi, meanwhile, is the most nominated individual of the year, vying for film, director, screenwriter and foreign language film of the year.

“Even though theaters were closed for half of this year, our members were still watching movies,” said Rich Cline, president of the Film Section of the Critics’ Circle. “On the ballots, voters named 204 feature films, 51 of which ended up on the shortlists. Because our members see so many films, our nominations tend to be a little different from those of other groups, finding a diverse selection of worthy talent in studio blockbusters as well as low-budget independents.

Last year’s virtual Critics’ Circle Film Awards ceremony was also dominated by female filmmakers, with Chloe Zhao’s Nomadland and Rose Glass’ Saint Maud taking home three awards each, including Film of the Year and British/Irish Film. of the year respectively.

The full list of nominees for the 42nd London Critics’ Circle Film Awards:

FILM OF THE YEAR

  • Belfast
  • drive my car
  • Dunes
  • Licorice Pizza
  • The lost girl
  • Memory
  • The power of the dog
  • Remembrance Part II
  • Titanium
  • West Side Story

FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM OF THE YEAR

  • drive my car
  • God’s hand
  • Little mom
  • Titanium
  • The worst person in the world

DOCUMENTARY OF THE YEAR

  • To run away
  • Gunda
  • The most beautiful boy in the world
  • soul summer
  • The Velvet Underground

The Attenborough Award
BRITISH/IRISH FILM OF THE YEAR

  • After Love
  • Belfast
  • The green knight
  • Limbo
  • Remembrance Part II

DIRECTOR OF THE YEAR

  • Jane Campion – The Power of the Dog
  • Ryûsuke Hamaguchi – Drive my car
  • Joanna Hogg – The Remembrance Part II
  • Céline Sciamma – Little Mom
  • Denis Villeneuve – Dune

SCREENPLAY OF THE YEAR

  • Paul Thomas Anderson – Licorice Pizza
  • Wes Anderson – The French Dispatch
  • Jane Campion – The Power of the Dog
  • Maggie Gyllenhaal – The Lost Girl
  • Ryûsuke Hamaguchi and Takamasa Oe – Drive My Car

ACTRESS OF THE YEAR

  • Olivia Colman – The Lost Girl
  • Penélope Cruz – Parallel Mothers
  • Renate Reinsve – Worst person in the world
  • Joanna Scanlan – After Love
  • Kristen Stewart – Spencer

ACTOR OF THE YEAR

  • Benedict Cumberbatch – The Power of the Dog
  • Adam Driver – Annette
  • Andrew Garfield – Tick, tick… Boom!
  • Oscar Isaac – The Card Counter
  • Daniel Kaluuya – Judas and the Black Messiah

SUPPORTING ACTRESS OF THE YEAR

  • Jessie Buckley – The Lost Girl
  • Ariana DeBose – West Side Story
  • Kirsten Dunst – The Power of the Dog
  • Rita Moreno – West Side Story
  • Ruth Negga – Pass

SUPPORTING ACTOR OF THE YEAR

  • Richard Ayoade – The Remembrance Part II
  • Ciaran Hinds – Belfast
  • Jesse Plemons – The Power of the Dog
  • Kodi Smit-McPhee – The Power of the Dog
  • Jeffrey Wright – The French Dispatch

BRITISH/IRISH ACTRESS OF THE YEAR (for lifetime achievement)

  • Jessie Buckley – The Lost Girl
  • Olivia Colman – The Lost Daughter/Mothering Sunday/Ron’s Gone Wrong/The Mitchells vs The Machines/The Electrical Life of Louis Wain
  • Ruth Negga – Passing/Poly Styrene: I Am a Cliche
  • Joanna Scanlan – After Love
  • Tilda Swinton – Memoria/The Souvenir Part II/The French Dispatch

BRITISH/IRISH ACTOR OF THE YEAR (for lifetime achievement)

  • Riz Ahmed – Meeting
  • Adeel Akhtar – Ali & Ava/The Nest/The Electric Life of Louis Wain/Everybody’s Talking About Jamie
  • Benedict Cumberbatch – The power of the dog/
  • The Electric Life of Louis Wain/The Courier
  • Andrew Garfield – Tick, Tick…Boom!/The Eyes of Tammy Faye/Mainstream
  • Stephen Graham – Boiling Point/Venom: Let There Be Carnage

The Philippe French Prize
BRITISH/IRISH FILM BREAKTHROUGH

  • Prano Bailey-Bond – Censor
  • Rebecca Hall – Pass
  • Aleem Khan – After Love
  • Marley Morrison – Sweetheart
  • Ben Sharrock – Limbo

YOUNG BRITISH/IRISH PERFORMER

  • Max Harwood – Everybody’s Talking About Jamie
  • Jude Hill – Belfast
  • Emilia Jones – Coda
  • Daniel Lamont – Nowhere Special
  • Woody Norman – Go Go

BRITISH/IRISH SHORT FILM

  • Sick and messy – dir. Andrew Kotting
  • Dear shit – dir. Adura Onashile
  • Knowing the Grass – dir. Sophie Litman
  • Play it safe – dir. Mitch Kalisa
  • Precious hair & beauty – dir. John Ogunmuyiwa

TECHNICAL ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

  • Cruella – Jenny Beavan, costumes
  • Dune – Paul Lambert, Tristan Myles, Brian Connor and Gerd Nefzer, visual effects
  • Flee – Kenneth Ladekjær, animation
  • The French Dispatch – Adam Stockhausen, Production Design
  • The Green Knight – Andrew Droz Palermo, director of photography
  • The Invisible Life of Euridice Gusmão – Hélène Louvart, director of photography
  • Martin Eden – Fabrizio Federico and Aline Hervé, film editing
  • No time to die – Olivier Schneider, stunts
  • The Power of the Dog – Jonny Greenwood, music
  • West Side Story – Justin Peck, choreography

NOMINATIONS BY FILM:

9 appointments: The Power of the Dog (Netflix)

6: The Lost Girl (Netflix)

5: The Remembrance Part II (Picturehouse)

4:
After Love (BFI)
Belfast (universal)
Drive my (modern) car
The French Dispatch (Spotlight)
West Side Story (20th Century)

3:
Dune (Warners)
The Electric Life of Louis Wain (StudioCanal)
Skip (Netflix)

2:
Everybody’s Talking About Jamie (Amazon)
Flee (Curzon)
The Green Knight (Entertainment)
Licorice Pizza (Universal)
Limbo (Mubi)
Memoria (Sovereign)
Little Mummy (Mubi)
Tick, tick… Boom! (Netflix)
Titanium (elevation)
The worst person in the world (Mubi)

1:
Ali and Ava (elevation)
Annette (Mubi)
Boiling point (vertigo)
The card counter (universal)
Censor (vertigo)
Come on come on (entertainment)
Coda (Apple)
The Courier (Lionsgate)
Cruel (Disney)
Dating (Amazon)
Tammy Faye’s eyes (Spotlight)
Gunda (elevation)
The Hand of God (Netflix)
The Invisible Life of Euridice Gusmão (New Wave)
General public (universal)
Martin Eden (New Wave)
The Mitchells vs. the Machines (Netflix)
The most beautiful boy in the world (Dogwoof)
Mother’s Sunday (Lionsgate)
The Nest (Picturehouse)
No time to die (universal)
Nowhere Special (Curzon)
Parallel Mothers (Pathe)
Poly Styrene: I am a cliché (modern)
Ron Gone Wrong (20th Century)
Spencer (STX)
Soul Summer (Spotlight)
Honey (Peccadillo)
The Velvet Underground (Apple)
Venom: Let There Be Carnage (Sony)