February 3, 2023

Martin McDonagh’s The Banshees of Inisherin cemented its lead in the year-end race after the London Critics’ Circle announced its film award nominations. Inisherin’s Banshees lead the field with nine, just ahead of indie debut Aftersun which took eight.

The Banshees of Inisherin, which reunites McDonagh with his In Bruges stars Colin Farrell and Brendan Gleeson and is McDonagh’s first film since 2017’s Oscar-winning crime drama Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri, has been nominated for film of the year and British/ Irish Film of the Year; Farrell and Gleeson are nominated for actor and supporting actor of the year, respectively, while co-stars Barry Keoghan and Kerry Condon are also nominated for supporting actor and actress. Farrell is also nominated for British/Irish Actor of the Year, while McDonagh is nominated for Director and Screenwriter of the Year.

The critically acclaimed father-daughter drama Aftersun, from first feature director Charlotte Wells, outperformed a string of heavyweight films and garnered eight nominations: Wells is nominated for Director and Screenwriter of the Year, while the main cast of Paul Mescal and Frankie Corio are nominated for actor of the year and young British/Irish artist of the year respectively.

Other strong performers include three films with six nominations: Michelle Yeoh comedy Everything Everywhere All at Once, which includes Yeoh’s Actress of the Year, Classical Music Drama Tàr, which includes nominations for Cate Blanchett and Nina Hoss for Actress and Supporting Actress respectively, and Irish-set faith drama The Wonder, which has nominations for Florence Pugh and Kila Lord Cassidy as actress and British/Irish Young Artist of the Year.

The winners will be announced on February 5 at a ceremony in London.

Full list of nominations

Movie of the year
After sun
All the beauty and the bloodshed
The Banshees of Inisherin
Decide to leave
Everything Everywhere Everything at once
The Fables
To live
Saint Omer
Top gun: Maverick

Foreign language film of the year
Decide to leave
The silent girl
Saint Omer

Documentary of the Year
Everything that breathes
All the beauty and the bloodshed
Fire of love
Kurt Vonnegut: Not stuck in time
Moonage daydream

British/Irish Film of the Year
After sun
The Banshees of Inisherin
To live
The silent girl
The miracle

Director of the Year
Todd Field – Tar
Daniel Kwan, Daniel Scheinert – Everything everywhere at once
Martin McDonagh – The Banshees of Inisherin
Park Chan-wook – Decide to leave
Charlotte Wells – After Sun

Screenwriter of the year
Todd Field – Tar
Daniel Kwan, Daniel Scheinert – Everything everywhere at once
Martin McDonagh – The Banshees of Inisherin
Steven Spielberg, Tony Kushner – The Fabelmans
Charlotte Wells – After Sun

Actress of the year
Cate Blanchett – Tar
Ana de Armas – Blonde
Vicky Krieps – Corsage
Florence Pugh – The Miracle
Michelle Yeoh – Everything everywhere at once

Actor of the Year
Austin Butler-Elvis
Colin Farrell – The Banshees of Inisherin
Brendan Fraser – The whale
Paul Mescal – After sun
Bill Nighy – Alive

Supporting Actress of the year
Hong Chau – The whale
Kerry Condon – The Banshees of Inisherin
Dolly De Leon – Triangle of sadness
Nina Hoss – Tar
Guslagie Malanda – Saint Omer

Supporting role of the year
Tom Burke – The Miracle
Brendan Gleeson – The Banshees of Inisherin
Brian Tyree Henry – Causeway
Barry Keoghan – The Banshees of Inisherin
Ke Huy Quan – Everything everywhere at once

British/Irish Actress of the Year (for body of work)
Jessie Buckley – Men, Scrooge: A Christmas Carol, Talking Women
Olivia Colman – Empire of Light, Joyride, Puss in Boots: The Last Wish, Scrooge: A Christmas Carol
Florence Pugh – Don’t worry honey, The Wonder
Emma Thompson – Good Luck to You, Leo Grande, Roald Dahl’s Matilda the Musical
Letitia Wright – Aisha, Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, The Silent Twins

British/Irish Actor of the Year (for body of work)
Harris Dickinson – See How They Run, Triangle of Sadness, Where the Crawdads Sing
Colin Farrell – Na Yang, The Banshees of Inisherin, The Batman, Thirteen Lives
Ralph Fiennes – The forgiven, the menu
Paul Mescal – After sun
Bill Nighy – Alive

Breakthrough British/Irish filmmaker
Katy Brand – Good luck to you, Leo Grande
Colm Bairead – The silent girl
Frances O’Connor – Emily
Georgia Oakley – Blue Jean
Charlotte Wells – After Sun

Young British/Irish artist
Kila Lord Cassidy – The Miracle
Catherine Clinch – The silent girl
Frankie Corio – Aftersun
Bella Ramsey – Catherine called Birdy
Alisha Weir – Matilda the musical by Roald Dahl

British/Irish Short Film of the Year
A fox in the night
A letter to black men

Prize for technical achievement
Athena – Matias Boucard, cinematography
Black Panther: Wakanda Forever – Ruth E Carter, costumes
Blonde – Leslie Shatz, sound design
Decide to Leave – Kim Ji-yong, Cinematography
Elvis – Catherine Martin, costumes
Everything everywhere all at once – Paul Rogers, film montage
Guillermo del Toro’s Pinocchio – Brian Leif Hansen, animation
RRR – Nick Powell, stunts
Tár – Stephen Griffiths, sound design
The Wonder – Nina Gold, casting

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