Film4 films receive 8 noms at the London Critics' Circle Film Awards

Andrea Arnold’s American Honey continued its run of awards success today, with five nominations at the London Critics’ Circle Film Awards: Film of the Year, British/Irish Film of the Year, Supporting Actor of the Year (Shia LaBeouf), Supporting Actress of the Year (Riley Keough) and Technical Achievement (Robbie Ryan – Cinematography).

There were two awards for Ben Wheatley’s High-Rise: British/Irish Film of the Year and Technical Achievement (Mark Tildesley – Production Design). And Naomie Harris was nominated as British/Irish Actress for her work in three films – Film4-backed Our Kind of Traitor, as well as Moonlight and Collateral Beauty.

American Honey won the Jury Prize at this year’s Cannes Film Festival, and earlier in December took home four awards at the British Independent Film Awards: top prize Best British Independent Film, Best Director, Best Actress and Outstanding Achievement in Craft (Robbie Ryan). The film has also been nominated for six Independent Spirit Awards, and named on best-films-of-2016 lists from publications including Vanity Fair, The Guardian, Time Out, Entertainment Weekly and Screen International.

Film4 is Channel 4 Television’s feature film division. Film4 develops and co-finances films and is known for working with the most distinctive and innovative talent in UK and international filmmaking, whether new or established.

Film4 has developed and co-financed many of the most successful UK films of recent years, Academy Award®-winners such as Steve McQueen’s 12 Years a Slave, Danny Boyle’s Slumdog Millionaire, Lenny Abrahamson’s Room, Alex Garland’s Ex Machina, Asif Kapadia’s box office record breaking documentary Amy and Phyllida Lloyd’s The Iron Lady, in addition to critically-acclaimed award-winners such as Mike Leigh’s Mr. Turner, Chris Morris’s Four Lions, Shane Meadows’ This is England, Clio Barnard’s The Selfish Giant, Jonathan Glazer’s Under the Skin and David Mackenzie’s Starred Up.

Film4’s recent releases include Andrea Arnold’s American Honey, Ben Wheatley’s High-Rise, Susanna White’s Our Kind of Traitor, Todd Haynes’ Carol, Sarah Gavron’s Suffragette, Yorgos Lanthimos’s The Lobster and Andrew Haigh’s 45 Years. Forthcoming releases include Danny Boyle’s T2 Trainspotting, Ang Lee’s Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk, Ben Wheatley’s Free Fire, Benedict Andrews’ Una, Adam Smith’s Trespass Against Us and Baltasar Kormákur’s The Oath. Films in production include Garth Davis’s Mary Magdalene, Clio Barnard’s Dark River, Andrew Haigh’s Lean on Pete, Yorgos Lanthimos’s The Killing of a Sacred Deer, Michael Pearce’s Beast, Lynne Ramsay’s You Were Never Really Here, Martin McDonagh’s Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri, Paddy Considine’s Journeyman, Rungano Nyoni’s I Am Not A Witch, John Cameron Mitchell’s How To Talk To Girls At Parties and Toby MacDonald’s Old Boys.

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December 22, 2016 6:30am ET by Newsdesk  

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