'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.

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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
    Fire at Sea
    I, Daniel Blake
    La La Land
    Love & Friendship
    Manchester by the Sea
    Nocturnal Animals
    Son of Saul
    Toni Erdmann

  • Foreign-Language Film of the Year

    Fire at Sea
    Son of Saul
    Things to Come

    Toni Erdmann (WINNER)

  • Documentary of the Year

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

  • British/Irish Film of the Year

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

  • Actor of the Year

    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

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

  • Director of the Year

    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

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