"Birdman" Leads London Critics' Circle Nominations; Eddie Redmayne and Emily Blunt Also Recognized

News   "Birdman" Leads London Critics' Circle Nominations; Eddie Redmayne and Emily Blunt Also Recognized
 
"Birdman," the drama about a struggling actor attempting a comeback on Broadway, led the London Critics' Circle Film Awards nominations.

Emily Blunt and James Corden
Emily Blunt and James Corden Photo by Disney

The film received nominations for Best Actor (Michael Keaton), Best Supporting Actor (Edward Norton) and Best Supporting Actress (Emma Stone). Alejandro G. Inarritu was nominated as Best Director, and the film was also nominated for the Film of the Year award.

Nominees for Film of the Year also include "Boyhood" and "The Theory of Everything," which was also nominated for British Film of the Year.

The awards ceremony will be held Jan. 18, 2015.

Actor of the Year nominees include Benedict Cumberbatch for "The Imitation Game," Jake Gyllenhaal for "Nightcrawler," Eddie Redmayne for "The Theory of Everything." Redmayne, a Tony Award winner for Red, also was nominated for British Actor of the Year.

Scarlett Johansson, who won a Tony Award for her Broadway debut in A View From the Bridge, was nominated for Actress of the Year for "Under the Skin." Nominees also include Marion Cotillard for "Two Days, One Night," Essie Davis for "The Babadook" and Julianne Moore for "Maps to the Stars" and "Still Alice."

Supporting Actor of the Year nominees include Ethan Hawke for "Boyhood" and Mark Ruffalo for "Foxcatcher." Jessica Chastain, who made her Broadway debut in The Heiress, was nominated for Supporting Actress of the Year for "A Most Violent Year."

The movie musical "Into the Woods" garnered two nominations: Emily Blunt, who stars as The Baker's Wife, was nominated for British Actress of the Year, and Daniel Huttlestone, who plays Jack, was nominated for Young British Performer of the Year.

Visit criticscircle.org.uk/film for a complete list of nominees and more information.

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