The Banshees of Inisherin Lead the Pack as London Film Critics Announce Nominations | movies

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Martin McDonagh’s The Banshees of Inisherin cemented its place as the front-runner in the race for the year-end awards after the London Critics’ Circle announced its film awards nominations. The Banshees of Inisherin lead the pack with nine, just ahead of indie debut Aftersun, which netted eight.

The Banshees of Inisherin, which reunites McDonagh with his “In Bruges” stars Colin Farrell and Brendan Gleeson and is McDonagh’s first film since 2017’s Oscar-winning crime drama Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri, is up for Movie of the Year and the British-Irish Film of the Year nominees that year; Farrell and Gleeson are respectively nominated for Actor and Supporting Actor of the Year, while co-stars Barry Keoghan and Kerry Condon are also nominated for Supporting Actor and Supporting Actor. Farrell is also nominated for British-Irish Actor of the Year while McDonagh is nominated for Director and Writer of the Year.

Charlotte Wells’ critically acclaimed first-directed father-daughter drama Aftersun outperformed a string of heavyweight films and earned eight nominations: Wells receives awards for Director and Writer of the Year, while leads Paul Mescal and Frankie Corio are nominated for Actor of the Year and British-Irish Young Actor of the Year respectively.

Other strong performers include three films with six nominations: Michelle Yeoh with the comedy Everything Everywhere All at Once, including Actress of the Year for Yeoh, the classical musical drama Tàr, including nods for Cate Blanchett, and Nina Hoss for Lead and Supporting Actress in and the in Ireland-set faith drama The Wonder, for which Florence Pugh and Kila Lord Cassidy were nominated for Actress and Young British-Irish Actress of the Year.

Winners will be announced at a ceremony in London on February 5th.

Complete list of nominations

movie of the year
After sun
All the beauty and the bloodshed
The Banshees by Inisherin
decision to go
Everything everywhere at once
The Fabelmans
Holy Omer
Top Gun: Maverick

Foreign Language Film of the Year
decision to go
The quiet girl
Holy Omer

Documentary of the Year
Anything that breathes
All the beauty and the bloodshed
fire of love
Kurt Vonnegut: Unstuck in Time
Moontime Daydream

British Irish Film of the Year
After sun
The Banshees by Inisherin
The quiet girl
The wonder

director of the year
Todd Field – Tar
Daniel Kwan, Daniel Scheinert – All everywhere at once
Martin McDonagh – The Banshees of Inisherin
Park Chan-wook – decision to leave
Charlotte Wells – Aftersun

screenwriter of the year
Todd Field – Tar
Daniel Kwan, Daniel Scheinert – All everywhere at once
Martin McDonagh – The Banshees of Inisherin
Steven Spielberg, Tony Kushner – The Fabelmans
Charlotte Wells – Aftersun

actress of the year
Cate Blanchett-Tar
Ana de Armas- Blonde
Vicky Krieps – corsage
Florence Pugh – The Miracle
Michelle Yeoh – All everywhere at once

Actor of the Year
Austin Butler-Elvis
Colin Farrell – The Banshees of Inisherin
Brendan Fraser – The Whale
Paul Mescal – Aftersun
Bill Nighty – Life

supporting actress of the year
Hong Chau – The Whale
Kerry Condon – The Banshees of Inisherin
Dolly De Leon – Triangle of Sadness
Nina Hoss-Tar
Guslagie Malanda – Saint Omer

supporting cast of the year
Tom Burke – The Miracle
Brendan Gleeson – The Banshees from Inisherin
Brian Tyree Henry – Dam
Barry Keoghan – The Banshees from Inisherin
Ke Huy Quan – Everything everywhere at once

British Irish Actress of the Year (for Complete Work)
Jessie Buckley – Men, Scrooge: A Christmas Carol, Women Talking
Olivia Colman – Empire of Light, Joyride, Puss in Boots: The Last Wish, Scrooge: A Christmas Carol
Florence Pugh – Don’t worry darling, the miracle
Emma Thompson – Good Luck Leo Grande, Roald Dahl’s Matilda the Musical
Letitia Wright – Aisha, Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, The Silent Twins

British/Irish Actor of the Year (for Complete Work)
Harris Dickinson – See How They Run, Triangle of Traurness, Where the Crawdads Sing
Colin Farrell – After Yang, The Banshees of Inisherin, The Batman, Thirteen Lives
Ralph Fiennes – The Forgiven, The Menu
Paul Mescal – Aftersun
Bill Nighty – Life

Breakthrough British-Irish filmmakers
Katy Brand – Good Luck to You by Leo Grande
Colm Bairéad – The Quiet Girl
Frances O’Connor-Emily
Georgia Oakley – Blue jeans
Charlotte Wells – Aftersun

Young British/Irish performer
Kila Lord Cassidy – The Miracle
Catherine Clinch – The Quiet Girl
Frankie CorioAftersun
Bella Ramsey – Catherine named Birdy
Alisha Weir – Roald Dahl’s Matilda the Musical

British Irish Short Film of the Year
A fox in the night
A letter to black people

Technical Achievement Award
Athena – Matias Boucard, camera
Black Panther: Wakanda Forever – Ruth E. Carter, costumes
Blonde – Leslie Shatz, sound design
Decision to leave – Kim Ji-yong, camera
Elvis – Catherine Martin, costumes
All everywhere at once – Paul Rogers, film editor
Pinocchio by Guillermo del Toro – Brian Leif Hansen, Animation
RRR-Nick Powell, stunts
Tár – Stephen Griffiths, sound design
The Miracle – Nina Gold, Casting

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