'Separation,' 'Kevin' nab five noms each

LONDON — Brit espionage thriller “Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy” and Ryan Gosling starrer “Drive” lead the 32nd London Critics’ Circle race, receiving six nominations each.

Tomas Alfredson’s “Tinker Tailor” received noms for film, British film, screenwriter (Peter Straughn and Bridget O’Connor from John Le Carre’s tome), actor (Gary Oldman), British actor (Oldman) and the technical achievement award for production designer Maria Djurkovic.

“Drive,” helmed by Nicolas Winding Refn, is nominated for film of the year, director, actor (Gosling), supporting actor (Albert Brooks), British actress (Carey Mulligan) and technical achievement for Cliff Martinez’s original score for the pic.

Asghar Farhadi’s “A Separation” and Lynne Ramsay’s “We Need to Talk About Kevin” each received five noms, with the former nominated for foreign language pic and the latter nominated for British film of the year.

Michel Hazanavicius’ “The Artist” and Steve McQueen’s “Shame” each received four nominations with “The Artist” nominated in the film category and “Shame” nominated in the British film section.

Additionally, Nicholas Roeg will be awarded the Dilys Powell Award for Excellence in Film.

The London Critics’ Circle Film Awards unspools on Jan. 19, 2012 at the BFI Southbank.

The full list of nominations are as follows:

FILM OF THE YEAR

The Artist (Entertainment)

Drive (Icon)

A Separation (Artificial Eye)

Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (Studiocanal)

The Tree of Life (Fox)

THE ATTENBOROUGH AWARD: BRITISH FILM OF THE YEAR

The Guard (Studiocanal)

Kill List (Studiocanal)

Shame (Momentum)

Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (Studiocanal)

We Need to Talk About Kevin (Artificial Eye)

FOREIGN-LANGUAGE FILM OF THE YEAR

Mysteries of Lisbon (New Wave)

Poetry (ICO/Arrow)

Le Quattro Volte (New Wave)

A Separation (Artificial Eye)

The Skin I Live In (Fox/Pathé)

DOCUMENTARY OF THE YEAR

Cave of Forgotten Dreams (Picturehouse)

Dreams of a Life (Dogwoof)

Pina (Artificial Eye)

Project Nim (Icon)

Senna (Universal)

DIRECTOR OF THE YEAR

Asghar Farhadi – A Separation (Artificial Eye)

Michel Hazanavicius – The Artist (Entertainment)

Terrence Malick – The Tree of Life (Fox)

Lynne Ramsay – We Need to Talk About Kevin (Artificial Eye)

Nicolas Winding Refn – Drive (Icon)

SCREENWRITER OF THE YEAR

Asghar Farhadi – A Separation (Artificial Eye)

Michel Hazanavicius – The Artist (Entertainment)

Kenneth Lonergan – Margaret (Fox)

Bridget O’Connor and Peter Straughan – Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (Studiocanal)

Alexander Payne, Nat Faxon & Jim Rash – The Descendants (Fox)

THE VIRGIN ATLANTIC AWARD: BREAKTHROUGH BRITISH FILM-MAKER

Richard Ayoade – Submarine (Studiocanal)

Paddy Considine – Tyrannosaur (Studiocanal)

Joe Cornish – Attack the Block (Studiocanal)

Andrew Haigh – Weekend (Peccadillo)

John Michael McDonagh – The Guard (Studiocanal)

ACTOR OF THE YEAR

George Clooney – The Descendants (Fox)

Jean Dujardin – The Artist (Entertainment)

Michael Fassbender – Shame (Momentum)

Ryan Gosling – Drive (Icon)

Gary Oldman – Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (Studiocanal)

ACTRESS OF THE YEAR

Kirsten Dunst – Melancholia (Artificial Eye)

Anna Paquin – Margaret (Fox)

Meryl Streep – The Iron Lady (Fox/Pathé)

Tilda Swinton – We Need to Talk About Kevin (Artificial Eye)

Michelle Williams – My Week With Marilyn (Entertainment)

SUPPORTING ACTOR OF THE YEAR

Simon Russell Beale – The Deep Blue Sea (Artificial Eye)

Kenneth Branagh – My Week With Marilyn (Entertainment)

Albert Brooks – Drive (Icon)

Christopher Plummer – Beginners (Universal)

Michael Smiley – Kill List (Studiocanal)

SUPPORTING ACTRESS OF THE YEAR

Sareh Bayat – A Separation (Artificial Eye)

Jessica Chastain – The Help (Disney)

Vanessa Redgrave – Coriolanus (Lionsgate)

Octavia Spencer – The Help (Disney)

Jacki Weaver – Animal Kingdom (Studiocanal)

BRITISH ACTOR OF THE YEAR

Tom Cullen – Weekend (Peccadillo)

Michael Fassbender – A Dangerous Method (Lionsgate), Shame (Momentum)

Brendan Gleeson – The Guard (Studiocanal)

Peter Mullan – Tyrannosaur (Studiocanal), War Horse (Disney)

Gary Oldman – Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (Studiocanal)

THE MOET & CHANDON AWARD: BRITISH ACTRESS OF THE YEAR

Olivia Colman – The Iron Lady (Fox/Pathé), Tyrannosaur (Studiocanal)

Carey Mulligan – Drive (Icon), Shame (Momentum)

Vanessa Redgrave – Anonymous (Sony), Coriolanus (Lionsgate)

Tilda Swinton – We Need to Talk About Kevin (Artificial Eye)

Rachel Weisz – The Deep Blue Sea (Artificial Eye)

YOUNG BRITISH PERFORMER OF THE YEAR

John Boyega – Attack the Block (Studiocanal)

Jeremy Irvine – War Horse (Disney)

Yasmin Paige – Submarine (Studiocanal)

Craig Roberts – Submarine (Studiocanal)

Saoirse Ronan – Hanna (Universal)

THE SKY 3D AWARD: TECHNICAL ACHIEVEMENT

Manuel Alberto Claro, cinematography – Melancholia (Artificial Eye)

Paul Davies, sound design – We Need to Talk About Kevin (Artificial Eye)

Maria Djurkovic, production design – Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (Studiocanal)

Dante Ferretti, production design – Hugo (Entertainment)

Alberto Iglesias, original score – The Skin I Live In (Fox/Pathé)

Chris King & Gregers Sall, editing – Senna (Universal)

Joe Letteri, visual effects – Rise of the Planet of the Apes (Fox)

Cliff Martinez, original score – Drive (Icon)

Robert Richardson, cinematography – Hugo (Entertainment)

Robbie Ryan, cinematography – Wuthering Heights (Artificial Eye)

THE DILYS POWELL AWARD: EXCELLENCE IN FILM

Nicolas Roeg

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