‘Saint Maud’ and ‘Rocks’ Top Nominations at London Critic’s Circle Film Awards

Rose Glass’ feature directorial debut and Sarah Gavron’ coming-of-age drama are among the movies by female filmmakers dominating the nominations at the 41st annual London Critics’ Circle Film Awards.

AceShowbizRose Glass and Sarah Gavron are among the female filmmakers who scored multiple nominations at the 41st London Critics’ Circle Film Awards, which were announced on Tuesday (12Jan21).

Films by women writer-directors including Glass – whose horror film “Saint Maud” earned eight nominations – including film, director, screenwriter, actress (Morfydd Clark), supporting actress (Jennifer Ehle) and British/Irish film of the year, scored the most nominations.

Gavron’s coming-of-age tale “Rocks” scored six nods, Chloe Zhao‘s much heralded road movie “Nomadland” five, and Emerald Fennell‘s black comedy “Promising Young Woman“, four.

David Fincher‘s biopic “Mank” and Steve McQueen‘s house-party film “Lovers Rock” also garnered four nominations each.

Rounding out the 10 nominees for Film of the Year are Roy Andersson‘s reflective comedy “About Endlessness“, Alexander Nanau‘s journalism documentary “Collective“, Charlie Kaufman‘s existential black comedy “I’m Thinking of Ending Things“, Kevin Macdonald‘s arresting Guantanamo drama “The Mauritanian“, and Lee Isaac Chung‘s Korean-American immigrant saga “Minari“.

Meanwhile, the late Chadwick Boseman received nominations for his lead role in “Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom” and his supporting role in “Da 5 Bloods“.

Other multiple acting nominees include Anthony Hopkins, Carey Mulligan, Riz Ahmed, Vanessa Kirby, Sacha Baron Cohen, and Bukky Bakray.

Film of the Year:

  • About Endlessness
  • Collective
  • I’m Thinking of Ending Things
  • Lovers Rock
  • The Mauritanian
  • Minari
  • Nomadland
  • Promising Young Woman
  • Rocks
  • Saint Maud

Foreign-Language Film of the Year:

  • About Endlessness
  • Another Round
  • Collective
  • Les Miserables
  • Minari

Documentary of the Year:

  • Bloody Nose, Empty Pockets
  • Collective
  • Dick Johnson Is Dead
  • Time
  • The Truffle Hunters
  • The Attenborough Award

British/Irish Film of the Year:

  • The Father
  • Lovers Rock
  • Mangrove
  • Rocks
  • Saint Maud

Director of the Year:

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  • David Fincher – “Mank
  • Rose Glass – “Saint Maud
  • Kevin Macdonald – “The Mauritanian
  • Steve McQueen – “Small Axe
  • Chloe Zhao – “Nomadland

Screenwriter of the Year:

  • Jack Fincher – “Mank
  • Rose Glass – “Saint Maud
  • Charlie Kaufman – “I’m Thinking of Ending Things
  • Aaron Sorkin – “The Trial of the Chicago 7
  • Chloe Zhao – “Nomadland

Actress of the Year:

  • Morfydd Clark – “Saint Maud
  • Viola Davis – “Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom
  • Vanessa Kirby – “Pieces of a Woman
  • Frances McDormand – “Nomadland
  • Carey Mulligan – “Promising Young Woman

Actor of the Year:

  • Riz Ahmed – “Sound of Metal
  • Chadwick Boseman – “Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom
  • Anthony Hopkins – “The Father
  • Delroy Lindo – “Da 5 Bloods
  • Tahar Rahim – “The Mauritanian

Supporting Actress of the Year:

  • Maria Bakalova – “Borat Subsequent Moviefilm
  • Ellen Burstyn – “Pieces of a Woman
  • Essie Davis – “Babyteeth
  • Jennifer Ehle – “Saint Maud
  • Amanda Seyfried – “Mank

Supporting Actor of the Year:

  • Sacha Baron Cohen – “The Trial of the Chicago 7
  • Chadwick Boseman – “Da 5 Bloods
  • Aldis Hodge – “Clemency
  • Ben Mendelsohn – “Babyteeth
  • Shaun Parkes – “Mangrove

British/Irish Actress of the Year (for body of work):

  • Bukky Bakray – “Rocks
  • Jessie Buckley – “I’m Thinking of Ending Things“, “Misbehaviour
  • Morfydd Clark – “Eternal Beauty“, “Saint Maud
  • Vanessa Kirby – “Pieces of a Woman“, “The World to Come
  • Carey Mulligan – “The Dig“, “Promising Young Woman

British/Irish Actor of the Year (for body of work):

  • Riz Ahmed – “Mogul Mowgli“, “Sound of Metal
  • Sacha Baron Cohen – “Borat Subsequent Moviefilm“, “The Trial of the Chicago 7
  • John Boyega – “Red“, “White and Blue
  • Anthony Hopkins – “The Father
  • Cosmo Jarvis – “Calm With Horses“, “Nocturnal


Breakthrough British/Irish Filmmaker:

  • Henry Blake – “County Lines
  • Fyzal Boulifa – “Lynn + Lucy
  • Emerald Fennell – “Promising Young Woman
  • Rose Glass – “Saint Maud
  • Remi Weekes – “His House

Young British/Irish Performer:

  • Kosar Ali – “Rocks
  • Bukky Bakray – “Rocks
  • Millie Bobby Brown – “Enola Holmes
  • Conrad Khan – “County Lines
  • Molly Windsor – “Make Up

British/Irish Short Film:

  • Filipinana” – Rafael Manuel, director
  • Hungry Joe” – Paul Holbrook, director
  • Lizard” – Akinola Davies Jr, director
  • The Long Goodbye” – Aneil Karia, director
  • The Shift” – Laura Carreira, director

Technical Achievement: