Magdalene Sisters nominated for critics' awards

The Magdalene Sisters, the film which depicted life in the laundries run by the Magdalene nuns, has earned four nominations in this year’s London Film Critics’ Circle Awards.

The Magdalene Sisters, the film which depicted life in the laundries run by the Magdalene nuns, has earned four nominations in this year’s London Film Critics’ Circle Awards.

Director Peter Mullan has been nominated for his directing and screen-writing skills, while actresses Eileen Walsh and Nora-Jane Noone are also up for gongs.

Russell Crowe epic Master And Commander and low-budget British film Young Adam lead the nominations, with six and seven nods respectively.

Master And Commander: The Far Side Of The World has been nominated for six awards including film of the year, best director, best actor for Crowe and best British actor for Paul Bettany.

The swashbuckling Napoleonic drama set on the high seas is adapted from the novels of Patrick O’Brian.

Young Adam leads the British field with nominations in seven categories.

Ewan McGregor is in the running for best British actor and David Mackenzie is up for three awards: best British director, best British screenwriter and best British newcomer.

The Scottish thriller raised eyebrows with its graphic sex scenes between McGregor and co-star Emily Mortimer.

Film of the year will be a battle between Master and Commander, The Hours, Far From Heaven, Mystic River and The Lord Of The Rings: Return Of The King.

The winners will be announced at an awards ceremony at London’s Dorchester Hotel on February 11, held in aid of the NSPCC.

Full list of nominations:

Film of the Year

:: Master And Commander: The Far Side Of The World

:: The Hours

:: Far From Heaven

:: Mystic River

:: The Lord Of The Rings: The Return Of The King

Attenborough Award (formerly British Film of the Year)

:: The Hours

:: The Magdalene Sisters

:: Young Adam

:: In This World

:: The Mother

Best Director

:: Peter Weir (Master And Commander: The Far Side Of The World)

:: Todd Haynes (Far From Heaven)

:: Peter Jackson (The Lord Of The Rings: The Return Of The King)

:: Clint Eastwood (Mystic River)

:: Andrew Stanton (Finding Nemo)

Best British Director

:: Michael Winterbottom (In This World)

:: David Mackenzie (Young Adam)

:: Peter Mullan (The Magdalene Sisters)

:: Anthony Minghella (Cold Mountain)

:: Stephen Daldry (The Hours)

Best Actor

:: Russell Crowe (Master And Commander: The Far Side Of The World)

:: Ed Harris (The Hours)

:: Sean Penn (Mystic River)

:: Bill Murray (Lost In Translation)

:: Nicholas Cage (Adaptation)

Best Actress

:: Holly Hunter (Thirteen)

:: Meryl Streep (Adaptation)

:: Julianne Moore (Far From Heaven)

:: Nicole Kidman (Cold Mountain)

:: Scarlett Johansson (Girl With The Pearl Earring)

Best British Actor

:: Jude Law (Cold Mountain)

:: Paul Bettany (Master And Commander: The Far Side Of The World)

:: Ewan McGregor (Young Adam)

:: Daniel Craig (The Mother)

:: Paddy Considine (In America)

Best British Actress

:: Tilda Swinton (Young Adam)

:: Julie Walters (Calendar Girls)

:: Anne Reid (The Mother)

:: Charlotte Rampling (The Swimming Pool)

:: Helen Mirren (Calendar Girls)

Best British Actor In A Supporting Role

:: David Threlfall (Master And Commander: The Far Side Of The World)

:: Stephen Dillane (The Hours)

:: Bill Nighy (Love Actually)

:: John Alderton (Calendar Girls)

:: Brendan Gleeson (Cold Mountain)

Best British Actress In A Supporting Role

:: Shirley Henderson (Intermission)

:: Emily Mortimer (Young Adam)

:: Emma Thompson (Love Actually)

:: Fenella Woolgar (Bright Young Things)

:: Eileen Walsh (The Magdalene Sisters)

Best Screenwriter

:: Todd Haynes (Far From Heaven)

:: Charlie Kaufman (Adaptation)

:: John Collee/Peter Weir (Master And Commander: The Far Side Of The World)

:: Brian Helgeland (Mystic River)

:: Shari Springer Bergman/Robert Pulcini (American Splendor)

Best British Screenwriter

:: David Mackenzie (Young Adam)

:: Peter Mullan (The Magdalene Sisters)

:: David Hare (The Hours)

:: Hanif Kureshi (The Mother)

:: Richard Curtis (Love Actually)

Best British Newcomer

:: Romola Garai (I Capture The Castle)

:: David Mackenzie (Young Adam)

:: James Sives (Wilbur Wants To Kill Himself)

:: Richard Curtis (Love Actually)

:: Nora-Jane Noone (The Magdalene Sisters)

Best Foreign Language Film

:: Etre et Avoir

:: Good Bye, Lenin!

:: Belleville Rendezvous

:: Swimming Pool

:: Spirited Away

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