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London Critics to honour Kristin Scott Thomas

Kristin Scott Thomas will receive Dilys Powell Award for Excellence in Cinema.

The London Film Critics Circle will honour Kristin Scott Thomas with the Dilys Powell Award for Excellence in Cinema, at the 31st Critics’ Circle Film Awards.

London Film Critics’ Circle Committee Chair Jason Solomons said: “Any acting appearance by Kristin Scott Thomas is always greatly anticipated by British critics. Her talent and elegance illuminate the screen, allowing her acting to speak for itself, whether in English, French or American. Films such as I’ve Loved You So Long, Random Hearts and Nowhere Boy at first seem miles apart but Kristin’s presence brings mystery, emotional depth and enigmatic beauty to them all. Of course, her career has still a long way to go, but the volume and variety of her work so far represents exactly the sort of intelligent contribution to the art of performance that thoroughly merits our Dilys Powell Award.” 

Scott Thomas added: “It is very exciting to be included in the illustrious company of those previous recipients. I think that film criticism is really important to keep audiences curious about cinema and different types of filmmaking.” 

As previously reported, The King’s Speech leads the awards nominations, with seven nods, including in the major categories Film Of The Year and British Film Of The Year. Director Tom Hooper is nominated for British Director Of The Year but not for Director Of The Year.

The Social Network follows closely with five nominations.

This year’s edition of the Critics’ Circle Film Awards will be held on Feb 10, for the first time at BFI Southbank, in aid of their new charity partner, the BFI Archive.

The London Film Critics’ Circle comprises more than 120 members of UK film critics, broadcasters and writers.

The 31st London Critics’ Circle Film Awards nominations in full (with distributors where noted):

SKY AWARD FOR FILM OF THE YEAR

Black Swan (Fox)

The Kids Are All Right (Universal)

The King’s Speech (Momentum)

The Social Network (Sony)

Toy Story 3 (Disney)

THE ATTENBOROUGH AWARD: BRITISH FILM OF THE YEAR

127 Hours (Warner/Pathe)

The Arbor (Verve)

Another Year (Momentum)

The King’s Speech (Momentum)

Monsters (Vertigo)

FOREIGN-LANGUAGE FILM OF THE YEAR

Dogtooth (Verve)

I Am Love (Metrodome)

Of Gods And Men (Artificial Eye)

The Secret in Their Eyes (Metrodome)

Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives (New Wave)

ACTOR OF THE YEAR supported by the Home Group

Jeff Bridges - True Grit (Paramount)

Jesse Eisenberg - The Social Network (Sony)

Colin Firth - The King’s Speech (Momentum)

Ryan Gosling - Blue Valentine (Optimum)

Edgar Ramirez - Carlos (Optimum)

ACTRESS OF THE YEAR

Annette Bening - The Kids Are All Right (Universal)

Jennifer Lawrence - Winter’s Bone (Artificial Eye)

Natalie Portman - Black Swan (Fox)

Noomi Rapace - The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo (Momentum)

Hailee Steinfeld - True Grit (Paramount)

BRITISH ACTOR OF THE YEAR in association with Cameo Productions

Riz Ahmed - Four Lions (Optimum)

Christian Bale - The Fighter (Paramount/Momentum)

Jim Broadbent - Another Year (Momentum)

Colin Firth - The King’s Speech (Momentum)

Andrew Garfield - Never Let Me Go (Fox)

MOËT BRITISH ACTRESS OF THE YEAR

Helena Bonham Carter - The King’s Speech (Momentum)

Lesley Manville - Another Year (Momentum)

Rosamund Pike - Barney’s Version (Universal)

Ruth Sheen - Another Year (Momentum)

Tilda Swinton - I Am Love (Metrodome)

BRITISH ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE

David Bradley - Another Year (Momentum)

Pierce Brosnan - The Ghost (Optimum)

Andrew Garfield - The Social Network (Sony)

Tom Hardy - Inception (Warner)

Peter Wight - Another Year (Momentum)

BRITISH ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE

Helena Bonham Carter - Alice in Wonderland (Disney)

Christine Bottomley - The Arbor (Verve)

Minnie Driver - Barney’s Version (Universal)

Rosamund Pike - Made in Dagenham (Paramount)

Olivia Williams - The Ghost (Optimum)

YOUNG BRITISH PERFORMER OF THE YEAR

Jessica Barden - Tamara Drewe (Momentum)

Conor McCarron – N.E.Ds (Entertainment One)

Will Poulter - The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader (Fox)

Saoirse Ronan - The Way Back (Entertainment One)

Thomas Turgoose - The Scouting Book for Boys (Pathe)

DIRECTOR OF THE YEAR

Darren Aronofsky - Black Swan (Fox)

Joel Coen & Ethan Coen - True Grit (Paramount)

David Fincher - The Social Network (Sony)

Christopher Nolan - Inception (Warner)

Apichatpong Weerasethakul - Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives (New Wave)

BRITISH DIRECTOR OF THE YEAR

Clio Barnard - The Arbor (Verve)

Danny Boyle - 127 Hours (Warner/Pathe)

Tom Hooper - The King’s Speech (Momentum)

Mike Leigh - Another Year (Momentum)

Christopher Nolan - Inception (Warner)

SCREENWRITER OF THE YEAR supported by Faber and Faber

Lisa Cholodenko & Stuart Blumberg - The Kids Are All Right (Universal)

Joel Coen & Ethan Coen - True Grit (Paramount)

Chris Morris, Sam Bain, Simon Blackwell & Jesse Armstrong - Four Lions (Optimum)

David Seidler - The King’s Speech (Momentum)

Aaron Sorkin - The Social Network (Sony)

Virgin Atlantic BREAKTHROUGH BRITISH FILM-MAKER

Banksy - Exit Through the Gift Shop (Revolver)

Clio Barnard - The Arbor (Verve)

J Blakeson - The Disappearance of Alice Creed (CinemaNX)

Gareth Edwards - Monsters (Vertigo)

Chris Morris - Four Lions (Optimum)

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