London Critics’ Circle Film Awards Shift to Be a Month Earlier in 2012

Organizers aim move to push influential Brit nods to the heart of the awards calendar.

LONDON – Next year’s London Critics’ Circle Film Awards will be a month earlier than normal, shifting to a mid-January date from 2012.

The move will push the awards ceremony earlier in the awards calendar and well ahead of the BAFTA British Film Awards.

Scheduled for Jan. 19, 2012, the 32nd edition of the LCC film awards will be held at BFI Southbank and hosted by broadcaster Jason Solomons.

Recent guests and award winners have included Quentin Tarantino, Carey Mulligan, Sienna Miller, Martin Scorsese, Daniel Craig, James McAvoy, Vanessa Redgrave, Michael Caine, Kevin Spacey, Emma Thompson, Marion Cotillard, Nicole Kidman, Hugh Grant, Ralph Fiennes, Kate Winslet, Cate Blanchett and Albert Finney.

Last year’s ceremony was populated by Colin Firth, Aaron Sorkin, Sam Taylor-Wood, Rosamund Pike, Mike Leigh and Kristin Scott Thomas, among others.

Nods dished out include film, director, actress and actor of the year and also include an award for young British performer of the year.


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