‘The Master’ and ‘Amour’ earn most nominations from London Film Critics' Circle

By Daniel S Levine,

Michael Haneke’s Amour and Paul Thomas Anderson’s The Master earned the most nominations from the London Film Critics' Circle on Tuesday.

Both acclaimed films earned seven nominations from the group. According to The Guardian, Amour was nominated for best film, best screenwriter, best foreign film, best director, best actor (Jean-Louis Trintignant), best actress (Emmanuelle Riva) and best supporting actress (Isabelle Huppert). The Master’s nominations include best film, best screenwriter, best director, best actor (Joaquin Phoenix), best supporting actor (Philip Seymour Hoffman), best supporting actress (Amy Adams) and technical achievement.

According to HitFix, several films that have been critical darlings in the US didn’t receive many nominations. Steven Spielberg’s Lincoln was only nominated in the acting categories and Zero Dark Thirty earned just three nominations.

Les Miserables was also only confined to four categories, including British Film of the Year, best actor (Hugh Jackman), best supporting actress (Hugh Jackman) and best young performer (Samantha Barks).

Surprisingly, Michael Fassbender earned a nod for best supporting actor in Prometheus.

The films nominated in the best film of the year category include Amour, The Master, Argo, Life of Pi and beats of the Southern Wild.

You can check out the full list of nominees here. The awards will be handed out at the Mayfair Hotel on Jan. 20.

image: The Weinstein Co.

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