More Noms For Atonement

by | 14 December 2007

Atonement has been given eight nominations for the London Critics Circle awards, just a day after receiving seven nods for the 2008 Golden Globes.

The Ian McEwan adaptation and Control - the biopic of late Joy Division singer Ian Curtis - topped the nominees for the awards, which will be presented on February 8th - two days before the Baftas.

Keira Knightley and James McAvoy are again up for their respective best actor prizes while young actress Saoirse Ronan is nominated in the best supporting British actress category and the best British acting breakthrough shortlist.

And Control's leads, Sam Riley and Samantha Morton, have also received acting nominations while co-star Toby Kebbell got a best supporting British actor nod.

However neither movie is listed in the film of the year category, with the Coen brothers' No Country for Old Men up against The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford, There Will Be Blood, Zodiac and The Bourne Ultimatum for the top prize.

Eight of the 14 categories are reserved for British talent, but few Britons have managed to crack the open categories.

Christopher Hampton has been nominated for best screenwriter for his Atonement script while Daniel Day-Lewis is shortlisted for the best actor prize for his stunning portrayal of oil prospector Daniel Plainview in There Will Be Blood.

The best British film award is to be contested between Atonement, Control, Once, Eastern Promises and This Is England, while the latter also earned a nomination for young actor Thomas Turgoose in the British acting breakthrough category.

Joe Wright (Atonement), Paul Greengrass (The Bourne Ultimatum), Shane Meadows (This Is England) and Danny Boyle (Sunshine) are strangely pitted against Dutch helmer Anton Corbijn (Control) in the best British director list.

Full list of nominations for the London Critics Circle awards:Film of the year
No Country for Old Men
The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford
There Will Be Blood
The Bourne Ultimatum

Attenborough award for British film of the year
Eastern Promises
This Is England

Director of the year
Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck - The Lives of Others
Paul Thomas Anderson - There Will Be Blood
Joel and Ethan Coen - No Country for Old Men
David Fincher - Zodiac
Cristian Mungiu - 4 Months, 3 Weeks & 2 Days

British director of the year:
Anton Corbijn - Control
Paul Greengrass - The Bourne Ultimatum
Shane Meadows - This Is England
Joe Wright - Atonement
Danny Boyle - Sunshine

Actor of the year
Ulrich Muhe - The Lives of Others
Casey Affleck - The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford
George Clooney - Michael Clayton
Tommy Lee Jones - In the Valley of Elah
Daniel Day Lewis - There Will Be Blood

Actress of the year
Laura Linney - The Savages
Marion Cotillard - La Vie en Rose
Maggie Gyllenhaal - Sherry Baby
Angelina Jolie - A Mighty Heart
Anamaria Marinca - 4 Months, 3 Weeks & 2 Days

British actor of the year
Sam Riley - Control
James McAvoy - Atonement
Christian Bale - 3:10 to Yuma
Jim Broadbent - And When Did You Last See Your Father
Jonny Lee Miller - The Flying Scotsman

British actress of the year
Samantha Morton - Control
Julie Christie - Away From Her
Keira Knightley - Atonement
Helena Bonham Carter - Sweeney Todd
Sienna Miller - Interview

British actor in a supporting role
Tom Wilkinson - Michael Clayton
Toby Jones - The Painted Veil
Alfred Molina - The Hoax
Toby Kebbell - Control
Albert Finney - Before the Devil Knows You're Dead

British actress in a supporting role
Saoirse Ronan - Atonement
Imelda Staunton - Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
Tilda Swinton - Michael Clayton
Kelly Macdonald - No Country for Old Men
Vanessa Redgrave - Atonement

Screenwriter of the year
Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck - The Lives of Others
Joel and Ethan Coen - No Country for Old Men
Paul Thomas Anderson - There Will Be Blood
Ronald Harwood - The Diving Bell and the Butterfly
Christopher Hampton - Atonement

British breakthrough - acting
Saoirse Ronan - Atonement
Sam Riley - Control
Thomas Turgoose - This Is England
Benedict Cumberbatch - Amazing Grace
Dakota Blue Richards - The Golden Compass

British breakthrough - filmmaking
John Carney, writer and director - Once
Sarah Gavron, director - Brick Lane
Anton Corbijn, director - Control
Matt Greenhalgh, writer - Control
Stevan Riley, writer, director, producer - Blue Blood

Foreign language film of the year
The Diving Bell and the Butterfly
4 Months, 3 Weeks & 2 Days
The Lives of Others
Letters From Iwo Jima
Tell No One

14/12/2007 10:38:18


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