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We Need to Talk About Kevin Gets Five Nominations from the London Critics Film Circle

Women and Hollywood By Melissa Silverstein | Women and Hollywood December 21, 2011 at 9:50AM

This film is clearly being better recevied overseas as a full body of work than it is here in the US.  Here, Tilda Swinton has gathered some nominations and could be on her way to an Academy Award nod (which in itself will be a miracle), but the film...not so much.   The Iron Lady did not get much love at all with only one nomination for Olivia Colman for British Actress of the Year but I suspect that she was acknowleged more for Tyrannosaur than for The Iron Lady.
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London Critics

This film is clearly being better recevied overseas as a full body of work than it is here in the US.  Here, Tilda Swinton has gathered some nominations and could be on her way to an Academy Award nod (which in itself will be a miracle), but the film...not so much.   The Iron Lady did not get much love at all with only one nomination for Olivia Colman for British Actress of the Year but I suspect that she was acknowleged more for Tyrannosaur than for The Iron Lady.

The London Film critics Circle gave We Need to Talk About Kevin a nomination for best British film of the Year, gave dierctor Lynne Ramsay a nomination for best director where she will compete against the top guys who are in Oscar contention.

Other female nominees include: Bridget O’Connor for co-writing Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy.

ACTRESS OF THE YEAR

Kirsten Dunst -Melancholia (Artificial Eye)
Anna Paquin - Margaret (Fox)
Meryl Streep - The Iron Lady (Fox/Pathé)
Tilda Swinton - We Need to Talk About Kevin (Artificial Eye)
Michelle Williams - My Week With Marilyn (Entertainment)

SUPPORTING ACTRESS OF THE YEAR

Sareh Bayat - A Separation (Artificial Eye)
Jessica Chastain - The Help (Disney)
Vanessa Redgrave - Coriolanus (Lionsgate)
Octavia Spencer - The Help (Disney)
Jacki Weaver - Animal Kingdom (StudioCanal)

BRITISH ACTRESS OF THE YEAR

Olivia Colman - The Iron Lady (Fox/Pathé),Tyrannosaur (StudioCanal)
Carey Mulligan - Drive (Icon), Shame (Momentum)
Vanessa Redgrave - Anonymous (Sony), Coriolanus (Lionsgate)
Tilda Swinton - We Need to Talk About Kevin (Artificial Eye)
Rachel Weisz - The Deep Blue Sea (Artificial Eye)
 

YOUNG BRITISH PERFORMER OF THE YEAR

Yasmin Paige - Submarine (StudioCanal)
Saoirse Ronan - Hanna (Universal)

TECHNICAL ACHIEVEMENT

Maria Djurkovic, production design - Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (StudioCanal) Dante Ferretti, production design - Hugo (Entertainment)

Full list of nominees
 

This article is related to: Tilda Swinton, Lynne Ramsay, Women Directors