'Atonement' takes seven Critics' Choice nominations

'Atonement' has followed its Golden Globes run with seven nominations at the Critics’ Circle Film Awards.

'Atonement' has followed its Golden Globes run with seven nominations at the Critics’ Circle Film Awards.

Keira Knightley has picked up another best actress nomination, alongside Samantha Morton for 'Control', Julie Christie for 'Away From Her', Helena Bonham Carter for 'Sweeney Todd' and Sienna Miller for 'Interview'.

The awards honour the best of British and international film-making.

Contenders for British film of the year are 'Atonement', 'This Is England', 'Eastern Promises', 'Control' and 'Once'.

Acting honours will go to either James McAvoy for 'Atonement', Sam Riley for 'Control', Christian Bale for '3:10 To Yuma', Jim Broadbent for 'And When Did You Last See Your Father?' or Jonny Lee Miller for 'The Flying Scotsman'.

Mariella Frostrup and Paul Gambaccini will host the awards ceremony at London’s Grosvenor House Hotel on February 8, in aid of the NSPCC.

Main Nominations

The Attenborough Award for British Film of the Year

:: 'Once'

:: 'Control'

:: 'Atonement'

:: 'Eastern Promises'

:: 'This Is England'

British Actress of the Year

:: Samantha Morton – 'Control'

:: Julie Christie – 'Away From Her'

:: Keira Knightley – 'Atonement'

:: Helena Bonham Carter – 'Sweeney Todd'

:: Sienna Miller – 'Interview'

British Actor of the Year

:: Sam Riley – 'Control'

:: James McAvoy – 'Atonement'

:: Christian Bale – '3:10 To Yuma'

:: Jim Broadbent – 'And When Did You Last See Your Father?'

:: Jonny Lee Miller – 'The Flying Scotsman'

British Director of the Year

:: Anton Corbijn – 'Control'

:: Paul Greengrass – 'The Bourne Ultimatum'

:: Shane Meadows – 'This Is England'

:: Joe Wright – 'Atonement'

:: Danny Boyle – 'Sunshine'

Film of the Year

:: 'No Country For Old Men'

:: 'The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford'

:: 'There Will Be Blood'

:: 'Zodiac'

:: 'The Bourne Ultimatum'

Actor of the Year

:: Ulrich Muhe – 'The Lives of Others'

:: Casey Affleck – 'The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford'

:: George Clooney – 'Michael Clayton'

:: Tommy Lee Jones – 'In The Valley of Elah'

:: Daniel Day-Lewis – 'There Will Be Blood'

Actress of the Year

:: Laura Linney – 'The Savages'

:: Marion Cotillard – 'La Vie En Rose'

:: Maggie Gyllenhaal – 'Sherry Baby'

:: Angelina Jolie – 'A Mighty Heart'

:: Anamaria Marinca – '4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days'

Director of the Year

:: Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck – 'The Lives of Others'

:: Paul Thomas Anderson – 'There Will Be Blood'

:: Joel and Ethan Coen – 'No Country For Old Men'

:: David Fincher – 'Zodiac'

:: Cristian Mungiu – '4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days'

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