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Nominations 19.Dec.17 • Awards ceremony 28.Jan.18 at The May Fair Hotel


The Critics' Circle is the world's oldest body of critics, established in 1913 and made up of six sections: art, books, film, dance, music and theatre. As vice chair of the film section, I'm on the overall council. And as chair of the film awards, I'm heavily involved in running our ceremony. Unlike the Oscars or Globes, we have some 150 members who watch all of the movies and vote on what we admire rather than trying to follow the buzz or being lured by over-hyped films.

The London Critics' tend to vote just a little against the grain, which is refreshing (see wins for Sean Baker, Hugh Grant and Lesley Manville). This years nominations skewed away from foreign films for a rare change - only Loveless and Isabelle Huppert managed to crack into main categories. But there was also a lot of love for smaller films like Lady Macbeth, God's Own Country, and Call Me By Your Name amid the bigger titles.

See also: > > Words & Pics from the 2018 AWARDS CEREMONY

The Critics' Circle Film Awards are presented by Dover Street Entertainment and sponsored by
The May Fair Hotel, Heaven Skincare, Cameo Productions, Cooper Searle, Millbank, Sacred, Remy Martin, Audi and Voss

Rich Cline has been a Critics' Circle member since January 2003, and awards chair since 2012.

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W I N N E R S . . .

3/7 THREE BILLBOARDS
2/5 PADDINGTON 2
1/6 PHANTOM THREAD
1/5 CALL ME BY
        YOUR NAME
      DUNKIRK
      GOD'S OWN COUNTRY
1/4 GET OUT
       THE SHAPE OF WATER
1/3 THE FLORIDA PROJECT
1/2 ELLE
1/1 BEACH RATS
       BLADE RUNNER 2049
       I AM NOT
        YOUR NEGRO
       MAUDIE

N O M I N E E S . . .

6 LADY MACBETH
4 LADY BIRD
2 DARKEST HOUR
   THE LOST CITY OF Z
   LOVELESS
1 78/52
   AQUARIUS
   BABY DRIVER
   THE BEGUILED
   THE BIG SICK
   CERTAIN WOMEN
   DAPHNE
   THE DISASTER ARTIST
   FILM STARS DON'T DIE
      IN LIVERPOOL
   THE HANDMAIDEN
   HUMAN FLOW
   I AM NOT A WITCH
   I, TONYA
   JANE
   THE KILLING OF
      A SACRED DEER
   THE LAST JEDI
   LOGAN
   THE LOVE WITCH
   LOVING VINCENT
   THE MAN WITH
      THE IRON HEART
   MINDHORN
   MURDER ON THE
      ORIENT EXPRESS
   RAW
   THE SPACE BETWEEN US
   SPIDER-MAN:
      HOMECOMING
   SUBURBICON
   VICTORIA & ABDUL
   WONDER
   THE WORK


A L L   T H E   N O M I N E E S

F I L M

Call Me By Your Name
Dunkirk
The Florida Project
Get Out
God's Own Country
Lady Bird
Loveless
Phantom Thread
The Shape of Water
winner! Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri


F O R E I G N   F I L M

Aquarius
winner! Elle
The Handmaiden
Loveless
Raw

B R I T I S H / I R I S H   F I L M

winner! Dunkirk
God's Own Country
Lady Macbeth
Paddington 2
Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

D I R E C T O R

winner! Sean Baker - The Florida Project
Guillermo Del Toro - The Shape of Water
Luca Guadagnino - Call Me By Your Name
Martin McDonagh - Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
Christopher Nolan - Dunkirk

D O C U M E N T A R Y

78/52
Human Flow
winner! I Am Not Your Negro
Jane
The Work

A C T R E S S

Annette Bening - Film Stars Don't Die in Liverpool
Sally Hawkins - The Shape of Water
Isabelle Huppert - Elle
winner! Frances McDormand - Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
Florence Pugh - Lady Macbeth

A C T O R

winner! Timothee Chalamet - Call Me By Your Name
Daniel Day-Lewis - Phantom Thread
James Franco - The Disaster Artist
Daniel Kaluuya - Get Out
Gary Oldman - Darkest Hour

S U P P O R T I N G   A C T R E S S

Lily Gladstone - Certain Women
Holly Hunter - The Big Sick
Allison Janney - I, Tonya
winner! Lesley Manville - Phantom Thread
Laurie Metcalf - Lady Bird

S U P P O R T I N G   A C T O R

Willem Dafoe - The Florida Project
winner! Hugh Grant - Paddington 2
Woody Harrelson - Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
Sam Rockwell - Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
Michael Stuhlbarg - Call Me By Your Name

B R I T I S H / I R I S H   A C T R E S S

Emily Beecham - Daphne
Judi Dench - Victoria & Abdul/Murder on the Orient Express
winner! Sally Hawkins - The Shape of Water/Paddington 2/Maudie
Florence Pugh - Lady Macbeth
Saoirse Ronan - Lady Bird/Loving Vincent

B R I T I S H / I R I S H   A C T O R

Daniel Day-Lewis - Phantom Thread
Colin Farrell - The Killing of a Sacred Deer/The Beguiled
winner! Daniel Kaluuya - Get Out
Josh O'Connor - God's Own Country
Gary Oldman - Darkest Hour/The Space Between Us

S C R E E N W R I T E R

Paul Thomas Anderson - Phantom Thread
Greta Gerwig - Lady Bird
James Ivory - Call Me By Your Name
winner! Martin McDonagh - Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
Jordan Peele - Get Out

Y O U N G   P E R F O R M E R

winner! Harris Dickinson - Beach Rats
Tom Holland - The Lost City of Z/Spider-Man: Homecoming
Noah Jupe - Suburbicon/Wonder/The Man With the Iron Heart
Dafne Keen - Logan
Fionn Whitehead - Dunkirk

B R E A K T H R O U G H   F I L M M A K E R

Alice Birch - Lady Macbeth
Simon Farnaby - Paddington 2/Mindhorn
winner! Francis Lee - God's Own Country
Rungano Nyoni - I Am Not a Witch
William Oldroyd - Lady Macbeth

B R I T I S H / I R I S H   S H O R T

The Cloud of Unknowing
The Dog and the Elephant
Tuesday
winner! We Love Moses
Your Mother and I

T E C H N I C A L   A C H I E V E M E N T

Baby Driver - Darrin Prescott, stunts
winner! Blade Runner 2049 - Dennis Gassner, production design
Dunkirk - Hans Zimmer, music
God's Own Country - Joshua James Richards, cinematography
Lady Macbeth - Holly Waddington, costumes
The Lost City of Z - Darius Khondji, cinematography
The Love Witch - Emma Willis, hair & makeup
Paddington 2 - Pablo Grillo, visual effects
Phantom Thread - Mark Bridges, costumes
Star Wars: The Last Jedi - Ben Morris, visual effects

S P E C I A L   A W A R D S

winner! DILYS POWELL AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE IN FILM:
Kate Winslet
winner! ALL-SECTIONS CRITICS' CIRCLE AWARD: David Hockney


“With the Critics’ Circle awards, it’s just a bunch of guys hanging out and we have a drink. My bag. I love that award. I appreciate that award so much. That was a good year.”
— Billy Bob Thornton,
Actor of the Year 2001

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“The Critics’ Circle Film Awards are a bit like how the Golden Globes used to be when they were a party and not a pre-Oscar industry occasion.”
— Michael Caton Jones

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