Sunday, 22 January 2017


Awards season has taken a brief break this past week, as utterly nothing but speculation has fuelled the conversation online. The London Critics' Circle Film Awards have today restarted it, with a resumption of success for La La Land. The LCC has made some choices you're unlikely to see elsewhere here, for better or worse, but it's their choice of Film of the Year that you're extremely likely to see just abut everywhere else, imo. Check out their nominations, from way back last year, at this link.

Film of the Year
La La Land

Director of the Year
Nemes Laszlo (Son of Saul)

Actress of the Year
Isabelle Huppert (Things to Come)

Actor of the Year
Casey Affleck (Manchester by the Sea)

Supporting Actress of the Year
Naomie Harris (Moonlight)

Supporting Actor of the Year
Mahershala Ali (Moonlight)
Tom Bennett (Love & Friendship)

Screenwriter of the Year
Kenneth Lonergan (Manchester by the Sea)

Technical Achievement of the Year
Sturla Brandth Grovlen (Victoria) - cinematography

Documentary of the Year
Fire at Sea

Foreign-Language Film of the Year
Toni Erdmann

British / Irish Film of the Year
I, Daniel Blake

British / Irish Actress of the Year
Kate Beckinsale (Love & Friendship)

British / Irish Actor of the Year
Andrew Garfield (Hacksaw Ridge / Silence)

Philip French Award for Breakthrough British / Irish Filmmaker of the Year
Babak Anvari (Under the Shadow)

Young British / Irish Performer of the Year
Lewis MacDougall (A Monster Calls)

British / Irish Short Film of the Year
Sweet Maddie Stone (Brady Hood)

Dilys Powell Award for Excellence in Film
Isabelle Huppert