'Moonlight,' 'Love & Friendship' Lead London Critics' Circle Film Awards Nominations

7:57 PM 1/19/2017

by Alex Ritman

The U.K.'s longest-standing film critics group will announce the winners on Jan 22.

'Love & Friendship'
'Love & Friendship'
Roadside Attractions

Outside of costume design, Love & Friendship may not be considered to be among the Academy Awards hopefuls. But Whit Stillman's period comedy has emerged as a leader of the pack for London Critics' Circle Film Awards, for which nominations were announced Tuesday.

The film tied with Moonlight — which is considered in the running for a few Oscars come February — with seven nominations and is up for film of the year as well as several acting honors. 

Maren Ade's German comedy Toni Erdmann was close behind with six nominations, while La La Land, Manchester by the Sea and American Honey each earned five. 

The winners will be voted on by the 140 members of the film section of the Critics' Circle, the U.K.'s leading and longest-standing film critics group. The ceremony is set to take place Jan. 22 at London's May Fair Hotel.

Here are the nominations in the main categories:

  • Film of the Year

    'American Honey'
    'American Honey'
    Courtesy of Cannes Film Festival

    American Honey
    Fire at Sea
    I, Daniel Blake
    La La Land
    (WINNER)
    Love & Friendship
    Manchester by the Sea
    Moonlight
    Nocturnal Animals
    Son of Saul
    Toni Erdmann

  • Foreign-Language Film of the Year

    'Toni Erdmann'
    'Toni Erdmann'
    Courtesy of Komplizen Film/Sony Pictures Classics

    Fire at Sea
    Son of Saul
    Things to Come

    Toni Erdmann (WINNER)
    Victoria

  • Documentary of the Year

    'The Eagle Huntress'
    'The Eagle Huntress'
    Courtesy of Sony Pictures Classics

    The Beatles: Eight Days a Week – The Touring Years
    Cameraperson
    The Eagle Huntress
    Fire at Sea (WINNER)
    Life, Animated

  • British/Irish Film of the Year

    Chloe Sevigny and Kate Beckinsale in 'Love & Friendship'
    Chloe Sevigny and Kate Beckinsale in 'Love & Friendship'
    Photofest

    American Honey
    High-Rise
    I, Daniel Blake (WINNER)
    Love & Friendship
    Sing Street

  • Actor of the Year

    Casey Affleck
    Casey Affleck
    Kevin Winter/Getty

    Casey Affleck, Manchester by the Sea (WINNER)
    Adam Driver, Paterson
    Andrew Garfield, Hacksaw Ridge (WINNER British actor of the year)
    Jake Gyllenhaal, Nocturnal Animals
    Peter Simonischek, Toni Erdmann

  • Actress of the Year

    Emma Stone
    Emma Stone
    Elisabetta A. Villa/WireImage

    Amy Adams, Arrival
    Kate Beckinsale, Love & Friendship (WINNER, Best British/Irish actress)
    Sandra Huller, Toni Erdmann
    Isabelle Huppert, Things to Come (WINNER)
    Emma Stone, La La Land

  • Supporting Actor of the Year

    Mahershala Ali in 'Moonlight'
    Mahershala Ali in 'Moonlight'
    Courtesy of TIFF

    Mahershala Ali, Moonlight (WINNER)
    Tom Bennett, Love & Friendship (WINNER)
    Jeff Bridges, Hell or High Water
    Shia LaBeouf, American Honey
    Michael Shannon, Nocturnal Animals

    The two winners tied for the honor.

  • Supporting Actress of the Year

    Viola Davis in 'Fences'
    Viola Davis in 'Fences'
    David Lee/Paramount Pictures

    Viola Davis, Fences
    Greta Gerwig, 20th Century Women
    Naomie Harris, Moonlight (WINNER)
    Riley Keough, American Honey
    Michelle Williams, Manchester by the Sea

  • Director of the Year

    Damien Chazelle
    Damien Chazelle
    Gabriel Olsen/Getty Images for AFI

    Maren Ade, Toni Erdmann
    Damien Chazelle, La La Land
    Barry Jenkins, Moonlight
    Kenneth Lonergan, Manchester by the Sea
    Laszlo Nemes, Son of Saul (WINNER)

     

  • Screenwriter of the Year

    Casey Affleck and Kenneth Lonergan on 'Manchester by the Sea' Set
    Casey Affleck and Kenneth Lonergan on 'Manchester by the Sea' Set
    Claire Folger/Courtesy of Amazon Studios and Roadside Attractions

    Maren Ade, Toni Erdmann
    Damien Chazelle, La La Land
    Barry Jenkins, Moonlight
    Kenneth Lonergan, Manchester by the Sea (WINNER)
    Whit Stillman, Love & Friendship

     

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