Female Filmmakers Dominate London Critics’ Circle Film Awards Nominations

Films by Jane Campion, Maggie Gyllenhaal and Joanna Hogg have all been nominated for top awards by the London Critics’ Circle.

The female directors all saw their films nominated for Movie of the Year, with Campion and Hogg also being nominated for the Best Director trophy alongside Celine Sciamma for ‘Little Mom’.

Campion scored the most nominations with 9 nominations, followed by Gyllenhaal with 6 and Hogg with 5.

“Drive My Car” director Ryūsuke Hamaguchi is the most nominated individual this year, with nominations for Film, Director, Screenwriter and Foreign Language Film of the Year.

Olivia Colman, Penelope Cruz, Renate Reinsve, Joanna Scanlan and Kristen Stewart are all in the running for actress of the year while Benedict Cumberbatch, Adam Driver, Andrew Garfield, Oscar Isaac and Daniel Kaluuya will compete for the actor of the year.

Voted on by more than 180 critics from print, online and broadcast media, the nominations were announced on Thursday afternoon in London.

The ceremony will take place on February 6, 2022.

“Even though theaters were closed for half of this year, our members were still watching movies,” Rich Cline, Critics’ Circle Film Section President, said in a statement. “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 bit different than other groups, finding a diverse selection of worthy talent in studio blockbusters as well as low-budget independents.

Check out the full list of nominees below:

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 flee
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 / Mother’s Sunday / Ron Gone Wrong /
The Mitchells Against the Machines/The Electric 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