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Benedict Cumberbatch scores at the London Critics’ Circle awards nominations

And Jane Campion, Maggie Gyllenhaal and Joanna Hogg all pick up nominations

Phil de Semlyen
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Phil de Semlyen
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The Power of the Dog, The Lost Daughter and The Souvenir Part II all scored multiple nominations at today’s London Critics’ Circle awards shortlist announcement, including a Best Actor nod for Benedict Cumberbatch in Jane Campion’s western drama.

Campion’s first film for 12 years, The Power of the Dog picked up nine nominations, including Best Director, Best Film and acting nods for Cumberbatch, Kirsten Dunst, Kodi Smit-McPhee and Jesse Plemons.

Maggie Gyllenhaal’s Elena Ferrante adaptation, The Lost Daughter, her filmmaking debut, also scored big with the critics body. Gyllenhaal earned a Best Director nomination, among six nods for the buzzy Netflix psychodrama.

The film’s star, Olivia Colman, earned a Best British/Irish Actress nomination for her work in – deep breath – The Lost Daughter, Mothering Sunday, Ron’s Gone Wrong, The Mitchells vs The Machines and The Electrical Life of Louis Wain this year.

Jane Campion
Photograph: NetflixJane Campion on the set of Power of the Dog

Also proving popular with film writers is Joanna Hogg’s The Souvenir Part II. The concluding part of her two-part memoir of film school and aching loss is up for Best Film, Best British/Irish Film, Best Director, Best Supporting Actor (for Richard Ayoade) and Actress of the Year (Tilda Swinton).

Here are the nominees in full:

FILM OF THE YEAR
Belfast
Drive My Car
Dune
Licorice Pizza
The Lost Daughter
Memoria
The Power of the Dog
The Souvenir Part II
Titane
West Side Story

FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM OF THE YEAR
Drive My Car
The Hand of God
Petite Maman
Titane
The Worst Person in the World

DOCUMENTARY OF THE YEAR
Flee
Gunda
The Most Beautiful Boy in the World
Summer of Soul
The Velvet Underground

The Attenborough Award – BRITISH/IRISH FILM OF THE YEAR
After Love
Belfast
The Green Knight
Limbo
The Souvenir Part II

DIRECTOR OF THE YEAR
Jane Campion - The Power of the Dog
Ryûsuke Hamaguchi - Drive My Car
Joanna Hogg - The Souvenir Part II
Céline Sciamma - Petite Maman
Denis Villeneuve - Dune

SCREENWRITER OF THE YEAR
Paul Thomas Anderson - Licorice Pizza
Wes Anderson - The French Dispatch
Jane Campion - The Power of the Dog
Maggie Gyllenhaal - The Lost Daughter
Ryûsuke Hamaguchi and Takamasa Oe - Drive My Car

ACTRESS OF THE YEAR
Olivia Colman - The Lost Daughter
Penélope Cruz - Parallel Mothers
Renate Reinsve - The 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 Daughter
Ariana DeBose - West Side Story
Kirsten Dunst - The Power of the Dog
Rita Moreno - West Side Story
Ruth Negga - Passing

SUPPORTING ACTOR OF THE YEAR
Richard Ayoade - The Souvenir Part II
Ciarán 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 body of work)
Jessie Buckley - The Lost Daughter
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 Cliché
Joanna Scanlan - After Love
Tilda Swinton - Memoria/The Souvenir Part II/The French Dispatch

BRITISH/IRISH ACTOR OF THE YEAR (for body of work)
Riz Ahmed - Encounter
Adeel Akhtar - Ali & Ava/The Nest/The Electrical Life of Louis Wain/
Everybody’s Talking About Jamie
Benedict Cumberbatch - The Power of the Dog/
The Electrical 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 Philip French Award
BREAKTHROUGH BRITISH/IRISH FILMMAKER
Prano Bailey-Bond - Censor
Rebecca Hall - Passing
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 - C'mon C'mon

BRITISH/IRISH SHORT FILM
Diseased and Disorderly - dir. Andrew Kotting
Expensive Shit - dir. Adura Onashile
Know the Grass - dir. Sophie Littman
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, cinematography
The Invisible Life of Euridice Gusmão - Hélène Louvart, cinematography
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

The awards, which take place on February 6, reflect the opinions of 180 UK-based film critics (including Time Out). Twenty eight years ago the Critics’ Circle gave its Film of the Year award to Campion for The Piano. Will she repeat the trick next year?

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