‘Mr. Turner,’ ‘Birdman’ Top London Critics’ Nominations

'Mr. Turner,' 'Birdman' Top London Critics'

Julianne Moore scores two nominations for Actress of the Year

LONDON — Mike Leigh’s “Mr. Turner” leads the field for the 35th London Film Critics’ Circle Awards: The painterly biopic received nominations in seven categories, including Film of the Year, Director of the Year and Actor of the Year for Timothy Spall.

While the total for Leigh’s film was boosted by two citations in the group’s separate British-only categories, Alejandro Gonzalez Inarittu’s “Birdman” scored six nods, with five apiece for Richard Linklater’s “Boyhood,” Wes Anderson’s “The Grand Budapest Hotel,” Jonathan Glazer’s “Under the Skin” and James Marsh’s “The Theory of Everything.” All are among the 10 pics shortlisted for Film of the Year, alongside Dan Gilroy’s “Nightcrawler,” Damien Chazelle’s “Whiplash” and a pair of foreign-language titles, Pawel Pawlikowski’s “Ida” and Andrey Zvyagintsev’s “Leviathan.”

In something of a surprise, the heavily-buzzed Benedict Cumberbatch starrer “The Imitation Game” landed five bids, including one for British Film of the Year, but failed to make the cut in the top category. Like Spall and “Theory of Everything” star Eddie Redmayne, Cumberbatch will contend in both the Actor and British Actor of the Year categories.

Julianne Moore’s banner year was reflected in a rare pair of Actress of the Year nominations; her Oscar-tipped performance as an Alzheimer’s sufferer in “Still Alice” will compete against her darkly comic turn in David Cronenberg’s “Maps to the Stars.” Marion Cotillard (“Two Days, One Night”), Scarlett Johansson (“Under the Skin”) and Essie Davis (“The Babadook”) round out the category.

Today’s nominations were announced by actors Jeremy Irvine and Phoebe Fox at London’s May Fair Hotel, where the awards will be presented at a black-tie ceremony on Jan. 18.

The full list of nominations follows.

Film of the Year
“Birdman”
“Boyhood”
“The Grand Budapest Hotel”
“Ida”
“Leviathan”
“Mr. Turner”
“Nightcrawler”
“The Theory of Everything”
“Under the Skin”
“Whiplash”

Foreign Language Film of the Year
“Ida”
“Leviathan”
“Norte, The End of History”
“Two Days, One Night”
“Winter Sleep”

British Film of the Year
“The Imitation Game”
“Mr. Turner”
“Pride”
“The Theory of Everything”
“Under the Skin”

Documentary of the Year
“20,000 Days on Earth”
“Citizenfour”
“Manakamana”
“Next Goal Wins”
“Night Will Fall”

Director of the Year
Wes Anderson, “The Grand Budapest Hotel”
Jonathan Glazer, “Under the Skin”
Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu, “Birdman”
Mike Leigh, “Mr. Turner”
Richard Linklater, “Boyhood”

Actor of the Year
Benedict Cumberbatch, “The Imitation Game”
Jake Gyllenhaal, “Nightcrawler”
Michael Keaton, “Birdman”
Eddie Redmayne, “The Theory of Everything”
Timothy Spall, “Mr. Turner”

Actress of the Year
Marion Cotillard, “Two Days, One Night”
Essie Davis, “The Babadook”
Scarlett Johansson, “Under the Skin”
Julianne Moore, “Maps to the Stars”
Julianne Moore, “Still Alice”

Supporting Actor of the Year
Riz Ahmed, “Nightcrawler”
Ethan Hawke, “Boyhood”
Edward Norton, “Birdman”
Mark Ruffalo, “Foxcatcher”
J.K. Simmons, “Whiplash”

Supporting Actress of the Year
Patricia Arquette, “Boyhood”
Marion Bailey, “Mr. Turner”
Jessica Chastain, “A Most Violent Year”
Agata Kulesza, “Ida”
Emma Stone, “Birdman”

British Actor of the Year
Benedict Cumberbatch, “The Imitation Game”
Tom Hardy, “Locke” and “The Drop”
Jack O’Connell, “Starred Up,” “’71” and “Unbroken”
Eddie Redmayne, “The Theory of Everything”
Timothy Spall, “Mr. Turner”

British Actress of the Year
Emily Blunt, “Into the Woods” and “Edge of Tomorrow”
Felicity Jones, “The Theory of Everything”
Keira Knightley, “The Imitation Game,” “Begin Again” and “Laggies”
Gugu Mbatha-Raw, “Belle”
Rosamund Pike, “Gone Girl” and “What We Did on Our Holiday”

Screenwriter of the Year
Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu, Nicolas Giacobone, Alexander Dinelaris and Armando Bo, “Birdman”
Richard Linklater, “Boyhood”
Wes Anderson, “The Grand Budapest Hotel”
Dan Gilroy, “Nightcrawler”
Damien Chazelle, “Whiplash”

Breakthrough British Filmmaker of the Year
Hossein Amini, “The Two Faces of January”
Elaine Constantine, “Northern Soul”
Yann Demange, “’71”
Iain Forsyth and Jane Pollard, “20,000 Days on Earth”
James Kent, “Testament of Youth”

Young British Performer of the Year
Daniel Huttlestone, “Into the Woods”
Alex Lawther, “The Imitation Game”
Corey McKinley, “’71”
Will Poulter, “The Maze Runner” and “Plastic”
Saoirse Ronan, “The Grand Budapest Hotel”

Technical Achievement Award
“Birdman,” Emmanuel Lubezki, cinematography
“Dawn of the Planet of the Apes,” Joe Letteri, visual effects
“The Grand Budapest Hotel,” Adam Stockhausen, production design
“Inherent Vice,” Mark Bridges, costumes
“Leviathan,” Mikhail Krichman, cinematography
“A Most Violent Year,” Kasia Walicka-Maimone, costumes
“Mr. Turner,” Dick Pope, cinematography
“’71,” Chris Wyatt, editing
“Under the Skin,” Mica Levi, score
“Whiplash,” Tom Cross, editing

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  1. pope says:

    No Selma or Mommy?

    • guylodge says:

      Mommy was not eligible for the awards, as it is only being released in the UK in March 2015.

      Selma was eligible, but its late press screening dates in the UK may be a factor in its absence.

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