The London Critics Circle Film Awards will be held on Jan 19, 2012 at the BFI Southbank.

The 32nd awards ceremony is now earlier in the awards calendar than in previous years. In 2011, for instance, the awards were held on Feb 10.

Critics Circle Film Section Chairman Jason Solomons will host.

Solomons said: “This date shift will further underline the distinctive choices of winners and nominees that make The London Critics’ Circle Film Awards stand out from the crowd, highlighting certain films, performances and achievements that may be overlooked by other awards events. I am also delighted to be joining with BFI Southbank’s legendary venue for a second year, cementing our awards’ position at the very heart of British film culture, heritage and industry. We would like to thank Virgin Atlantic for joining as headline sponsor, illustrating their support for the best and newest in film.”

This year’s awards will again be in aid of charity partner, the BFI National Archive.

The Critics’ Circle Film Section will be voting the following categories:

Film of the Year
The Attenborough Award: British Film of the Year
Foreign Language Film of the Year
Documentary of the Year
Director of the Year
The Virgin Atlantic Award for Breakthrough British Film-Maker
The Sky 3D Award for Technical Achievement
Actor of the Year
Actress of the Year
British Actor of the Year
The Moët Award for British Actress of the Year
Supporting Actor of the Year
Supporting Actress of the Year
Screenwriter of the Year
Young British Performer of the Year
Dilys Powell Award for Excellence in Film