'Carol' Leads London Critics' Circle Film Nominations

Carol Rooney Mara Still - H 2015
'Carol,' Courtesy of The Weinstein Company

Carol Rooney Mara Still - H 2015

Cate Blanchett and Rooney Mara will go head-to-head in the actress category, while Tom Hardy has three separate acting nominations.

Todd Haynes' 1950s romantic drama Carol has added to its growing haul of nominations as awards season continues to ramp up.

The film received seven mentions from the London Critics' Circle film section, announced Tuesday, including one for film of the year and two actress of the year noms for Cate Blanchett and Rooney Mara. 

Elsewhere, Andrew Haigh's acclaimed 45 Years, which won awards for its stars Charlotte Rampling and Tom Courtenay at the Berlin International Film Festival, earned six nominations, with Mad Max: Fury Road, The Revenant and Steve Jobs following close behind with five each.

Tom Hardy was a multiple nominee, shortlisted in the lead actor category for Legend, in the supporting actor race for The Revenant and for best British actor for his entire body of work in 2015 (which includes no less than five film releases).

The awards ceremony is set to take place in London's May Fair Hotel on Jan. 17. The 2015 awards saw Richard Linklater's Boyhood taek home best film and best director honors.

Here are the nominees in the top categories:

Film of the year
45 Years
Inside Out
The Look of Silence
Mad Max: Fury Road
The Martian
The Revenant

Actor of the year
Tom Courtenay45 Years
Paul DanoLove & Mercy
Leonardo DiCaprioThe Revenant
Michael FassbenderSteve Jobs
Tom Hardy — Legend

Actress of the year
Cate BlanchettCarol
Brie Larson — Room
Rooney Mara — Carol
Charlotte Rampling — 45 Years
Saoirse Ronan — Brooklyn

Director of the year
Andrew Haigh45 Years
Todd Haynes — Carol
Alejandro G InarrituThe Revenant
George Miller — Mad Max: Fury Road
Ridley Scott — The Martian

Supporting actor of the year
Benicio Del Toro — Sicario
Tom Hardy — The Revenant
Oscar Isaac — Ex Machina
Michael Keaton — Spotlight
Mark RylanceBridge of Spies

Supporting actress of the year
Olivia ColmanThe Lobster
Kristen Stewart — Clouds of Sils Maria
Tilda SwintonTrainwreck
Alicia VikanderEx Machina
Kate WinsletSteve Jobs

British film of the year
45 Years
The Lobster
London Road

Foreign-language film of the year
Hard to Be a God
The Look of Silence
The Tale of the Princess Kaguya
The Tribe

Documentary of the year
Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief
The Look of Silence
A Syrian Love Story