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'The Master,' 'Amour,' 'Sightseers' Lead London Critics Circle Nominations

Photo of Beth Hanna By Beth Hanna | Thompson on Hollywood December 18, 2012 at 12:25PM

Michael Haneke's "Amour" and Paul Thomas Anderson's "The Master" led the London Critics' Circle Award nominations. Each film earned seven nods apiece. Ben Wheatley's "Sightseers" also nabbed an impressive four nominations, including Breakthrough British Filmmaker and Best British Actress and British Actor. Full list below.
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Michael Haneke's "Amour" and Paul Thomas Anderson's "The Master" led the London Critics' Circle Award nominations. Each film earned seven nods apiece. Ben Wheatley's "Sightseers" also nabbed an impressive four nominations, including Breakthrough British Filmmaker and Best British Actress and British Actor. Full list below.

The winners will be announced at the 33rd London Critics' Circle Awards on January 20.

33rd London Critics' Circle Film Award nominations:

FILM OF THE YEAR

Amour (Artificial Eye)

Argo (Warners)

Beasts of the Southern Wild (StudioCanal)

Life of Pi (Fox)

The Master (Entertainment)

FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM OF THE YEAR

Amour (Artificial Eye)

Holy Motors (Artificial Eye)

Once Upon a Time in Anatolia (New Wave)

Rust and Bone (StudioCanal)

Tabu (New Wave)

DOCUMENTARY OF THE YEAR

The Imposter (Picturehouse/Revolver)

London: The Modern Babylon (BFI)

Nostalgia for the Light (New Wave)

The Queen of Versailles (Dogwoof)

Searching for Sugar Man (StudioCanal)

BRITISH FILM OF THE YEAR

Berberian Sound Studio (Artificial Eye)

The Imposter (Picturehouse/Revolver)

Les Miserables (Universal)

Sightseers (StudioCanal)

Skyfall (Sony)

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Born and raised in Manhattan, Anne Thompson grew up going to the Thalia and The New Yorker and wound up at grad Cinema Studies at NYU. She worked at United Artists and Film Comment before heading west as that magazine's west coast editor. She wrote for the LA Weekly, Sight and Sound, Empire, The New York Times and Entertainment Weekly before serving as West Coast Editor of Premiere. She wrote for The Washington Post, The London Observer, Wired, More, and Vanity Fair, and did staff stints at The Hollywood Reporter and Variety. She eventually took her blog Thompson on Hollywood to Indiewire. She taught film criticism at USC Critical Studies, and continues to host the fall semester of “Sneak Previews” for UCLA Extension.