By Jeff Labrecque
Updated December 20, 2011 at 07:17 PM EST

Drive and Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy both earned six nominations from the London Film Critics’ Circle, including nods for Film of the Year and Actor of the Year. “I am proud of the breadth, intelligence and style of the choices the London critics have made, honouring the richness of world cinema and the fresh, cool takes on classic movie genres seen in films such as Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, Drive, and The Artist,” said Circle chair Jason Solomons. “This is surely the classiest set of nominations around this year, with truly superb work reflected in the directing and foreign language categories.”

Winners will be announced Jan. 19 in London.

Click below for a full list of nominees.

Film of the year

The Artist


A Separation

Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy

The Tree of Life

The Attenborough Award for British Film of the Year

The Guard

Kill List


Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy

We Need to Talk About Kevin

Foreign-language Film of the Year

Mysteries of Lisbon


Le Quattro Volte

A Separation

The Skin I Live in

Documentary of the Year

Cave of Forgotten Dreams

Dreams of a Life


Project Nim


Director of the Year

Asghar Farhadi — A Separation

Michel Hazanavicius — The Artist

Terrence Malick — The Tree of Life

Lynne Ramsay — We Need to Talk About Kevin

Nicolas Winding Refn — Drive

Screenwriter of the Year

Asghar Farhadi — A Separation

Michel Hazanavicius — The Artist

Kenneth Lonergan — Margaret

Bridget O’Connor and Peter Straughan — Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy

Alexander Payne, Nat Faxon and Jim Rash — The Descendants

The Virgin Atlantic Award for Breakthrough British Film-Maker

Richard Ayoade — Submarine

Paddy Considine — Tyrannosaur

Joe Cornish — Attack the Block

Andrew Haigh — Weekend

John Michael McDonagh — The Guard

Actor of the Year

George Clooney — The Descendants

Jean Dujardin — The Artist

Michael Fassbender — Shame

Ryan Gosling — Drive

Gary Oldman — Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy

Actress of the year

Kirsten Dunst — Melancholia

Anna Paquin — Margaret

Meryl Streep — The Iron Lady

Tilda Swinton — We Need to Talk About Kevin

Michelle Williams — My Week With Marilyn

Supporting Actor of the Year

Simon Russell Beale — The Deep Blue Sea

Kenneth Branagh — My Week With Marilyn

Albert Brooks — Drive

Christopher Plummer — Beginners

Michael Smiley — Kill List

Supporting Actress of the Year

Sareh Bayat — A Separation

Jessica Chastain — The Help

Vanessa Redgrave — Coriolanus

Octavia Spencer — The Help

Jacki Weaver — Animal Kingdom

British Actor of the Year

Tom Cullen — Weekend

Michael Fassbender — A Dangerous Method, Shame

Brendan Gleeson — The Guard

Peter Mullan — Tyrannosaur, War Horse

Gary Oldman — Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy

The Moët & Chandon Award for British Actress of the Year

Olivia Colman — The Iron Lady, Tyrannosaur

Carey Mulligan — Drive, Shame

Vanessa Redgrave — Anonymous, Coriolanus

Tilda Swinton — We Need to Talk About Kevin

Rachel Weisz — The Deep Blue Sea

Young British Performer of the Year

John Boyega — Attack the Block

Jeremy Irvine — War Horse

Yasmin Paige — Submarine

Craig Roberts — Submarine

Saoirse Ronan — Hanna

The Sky 3D Award for Technical Achievement

Manuel Alberto Claro, cinematography — Melancholia

Paul Davies, sound design — We Need to Talk About Kevin

Maria Djurkovic, production design — Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy

Dante Ferretti, production design — Hugo

Alberto Iglesias, original score — The Skin I Live In

Chris King and Gregers Sall, editing — Senna

Joe Letteri, visual effects — Rise of the Planet of the Apes

Cliff Martinez, original score — Drive

Robert Richardson, cinematography — Hugo

Robbie Ryan, cinematography — Wuthering Heights