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John Boyega, "Shame" And A Few More Among London Film Critics Circle Nominees

by Sergio
December 20, 2011 4:40 PM
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The London Film Critics Circle nominations were announced today, and John Boyega of Attack The Block was nominated for a Young British Performer Award for his lead role in the film.

Joe Cornish, who directed the film, was also nominated for a Breakthrough British Filmmaker Award, as was Richard Ayoade for his film Submarine.

Octavia Spencer was nominated for Best Supporting Actress for The Help, and Steve McQueen's Shame was nominated for Best British Film, Best ActorBest British Actor and the Moet and Chandon Best Actress awards, though McQueen himself did not get a nomination for best director. 

Dreams of a Life also got a nomination for Best Documentary.

The Awards ceremony will take place on Thursday January 19th at the BFI Southbank in London.

h/t to EC Forde

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  • Laura | December 20, 2011 8:10 PMReply

    Umm..., errr..., Sergio you must be tired. Last I checked Octavia BUTLER is a sci-fi writer that passed away some years ago. You mean Octavia Spencer, right?

  • Sergio | December 21, 2011 10:27 AM

    OOPS You're right!!!! I keep doing that. Every time I hear the name Octavia I think of Butler instantly. How can I not? It'll be changed

  • Jug | December 20, 2011 5:24 PMReply

    FINALLY saw ATTACK THE BLOCK and damnit if that boy is not Denzel's seed LOL He looks just like him man. But seriously, it was a fun movie & the kids really raised the bar of it, especially John. Congratz to him!

  • Jug | December 21, 2011 5:33 PM

    @Bondgirl-I don't have many, but when I do WATCH OUT! LOL

  • bondgirl | December 20, 2011 9:55 PM

    Fozzy Bear?! LMAO@Jug...I have to tell somebody that one.

  • CareyCarey | December 20, 2011 7:18 PM

    Fozzy Bear costumes! *LMBAO* Yep, and one minute they could leap tall buildings with a single bound, but in the very next scene they appeared to have taken a hit on a blunt or something. I mean, a one legged man could have escaped their grasp. But yeah, those are the actors I was referring to.

  • Jug | December 20, 2011 7:05 PM

    Oh fo' sho'! The budget was sure enough Bus fare LOL Once you could see the monster clear enough, it was guys in old Fozzy Bear costumes fresh out the dryer LOL That being said, the kids were killing it. Now, I didn't want to be the dude who sounded like he was hating, you know how everybody was all "John Boyega, you can't take your eyes off him!" Well, of course, he's in every frame LOL But he did do a great job, so I give him his props & hope he has a good career. Now, the two you say outshined him? Hmm, you talking about the two little kids with the makeshift flame thrower LOL Seriously, you're probably referring to the chubby kid & the white kid (I say white, but knowing international London that boy coulda been anything under the sun). Yeah, as far as straight up acting (primarily because they spoke a whole helluva lot), they were great. But I'vc never seen Boyega in anything else so I can't say he's a Chuck Norris "strong, silent & that's all I can do" type. Moses was supposed to be low on words, high on anger. Dude was sleepin' in almost a toddler's bed for Godssake LOL He had isshas.

  • CareyCarey | December 20, 2011 6:54 PM

    Jug, I agree, but I believe two other actors stole the show. Now, I'll give you a hint. It was not those monsters who looked like they were borrowed from The Wiz *lol*. I mean, Attack on the block was entertaining but their costume and special effects budget must have been a little thin. But seriously, personally I believe a few actors topped John Boyega.

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