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Andrew Haigh’s “All of Us Strangers” led the nominations at the 44th London Critics’ Circle Film Awards with nine nods, followed by Christopher Nolan’s “Oppenheimer” with seven.

Celine Song’s “Past Lives,” Yorgos Lanthimos’ “Poor Things” and Jonathan Glazer’s “The Zone of Interest” have six nominations each, while Greta Gerwig’s “Barbie received five.

All of these films are contenders for film of the year alongside Justine Triet’s “Anatomy of a Fall,” Alexander Payne’s “The Holdovers,” Todd Haynes’ “May December” and Martin Scorsese’s “Killers of the Flower Moon.” Cast members from these films vie for acting honors, including Andrew Scott, Paul Giamatti, Cillian Murphy, Lily Gladstone, Sandra Hüller, Greta Lee and Emma Stone.

Jeffrey Wright, who is nominated this year as lead actor in “American Fiction,” will be presented with the London Critics’ top honor The Dilys Powell Award for Excellence in Film.

The nominations were unveiled on Wednesday at an event hosted by actors Jing Lusi and Ényì Okoronkwo at London’s May Fair Hotel, which is also the venue of the awards ceremony on Feb. 4, 2024, to be hosted by critic Mark Kermode.

“We are thrilled to present such an iconic actor as Jeffrey Wright with the Dilys Powell Award. And we are planning another special award as well, new this year, to be announced soon. As always, our nominees stand out from other awards because our members actually take the time to watch all of the year’s films,” said Rich Cline, chair of the Critics’ Circle Film Section. “So these nominations represent a cross-section of the very best movies we saw in 2023. Instead of being critical, it’s nice to celebrate films, filmmakers and performances that deserve attention.”

The 44th London Critics’ Circle Film Awards are voted by the 210-member film section of the Critics’ Circle, the U.K.’s longest-standing critics’ organization. Films are automatically eligible if they are released in cinemas or on premiere streaming services between mid-February 2023 and mid-February 2024.

The full list of nominations:

FILM OF THE YEAR
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“All of Us Strangers”
“Anatomy of a Fall”
“Barbie”
“The Holdovers”
“Killers of the Flower Moon”
“May December”
“Oppenheimer”
“Past Lives”
“Poor Things”
“The Zone of Interest”

FOREIGN-LANGUAGE FILM OF THE YEAR
“Anatomy of a Fall”
“The Boy and the Heron”
“Fallen Leaves”
“Past Lives”
“The Zone of Interest”

DOCUMENTARY OF THE YEAR
“20 Days in Mariupol”
“Beyond Utopia”
“The Eternal Memory”
“Scala!!!”
“Still: A Michael J. Fox Movie”

ANIMATED FILM OF THE YEAR
“The Boy and the Heron”
“Robot Dreams”
“Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse”
“Suzume”
“Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutant Mayhem”

DIRECTOR OF THE YEAR
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Greta Gerwig – “Barbie”
Jonathan Glazer – “The Zone of Interest”
Yorgos Lanthimos – “Poor Things”
Christopher Nolan – “Oppenheimer”
Martin Scorsese – “Killers of the Flower Moon”

SCREENWRITER OF THE YEAR
Andrew Haigh – “All of Us Strangers”
Christopher Nolan – “Oppenheimer”
Justine Triet and Arthur Harari – “Anatomy of a Fall”
Celine Song – “Past Lives”
Greta Gerwig and Noah Baumbach – “Barbie”

ACTRESS OF THE YEAR
Lily Gladstone – “Killers of The Flower Moon”
Sandra Hüller – “Anatomy of a Fall”
Greta Lee – “Past Lives”
Carey Mulligan – “Maestro”
Emma Stone – “Poor Things”

ACTOR OF THE YEAR
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Bradley Cooper – “Maestro”
Paul Giamatti – “The Holdovers”
Cillian Murphy – “Oppenheimer”
Andrew Scott – “All of Us Strangers”
Jeffrey Wright – “American Fiction”

SUPPORTING ACTRESS OF THE YEAR
Claire Foy – “All of Us Strangers”
Sandra Hüller – “The Zone of Interest”
Julianne Moore – “May December”
Rosamund Pike – “Saltburn”
Da’Vine Joy Randolph – “The Holdovers”

SUPPORTING ACTOR OF THE YEAR
Robert Downey Jr – “Oppenheimer”
Ryan Gosling – “Barbie”
Charles Melton – “May December”
Paul Mescal – “All of Us Strangers”
Mark Ruffalo – “Poor Things”

BREAKTHROUGH PERFORMER OF THE YEAR
Greta Lee – “Past Lives”
Mia McKenna-Bruce – “How to Have Sex”
Vivian Oparah – “Rye Lane”
Dominic Sessa – “The Holdovers”
Cailee Spaeny – “Priscilla”

THE ATTENBOROUGH AWARD: BRITISH/IRISH FILM OF THE YEAR
“All of Us Strangers”
“How to Have Sex”
“Poor Things”
“Rye Lane”
“The Zone of Interest”

THE PHILIP FRENCH AWARD: BREAKTHROUGH BRITISH/IRISH FILMMAKER
Raine Allen Miller – “Rye Lane”
Sam H. Freeman and Ng Choon Ping – “Femme”
Molly Manning Walker – “How to Have Sex”
Nida Manzoor – “Polite Society”
Charlotte Regan – “Scrapper”

BRITISH/IRISH PERFORMER OF THE YEAR (for body of work)
Paul Mescal – “All of Us Strangers”/”God’s Creatures”/”Foe”/”Carmen”
Carey Mulligan – “Maestro”/”Saltburn”
Cillian Murphy – “Oppenheimer”
Andrew Scott – “All of Us Strangers”
Tilda Swinton – “The Eternal Daughter”/”The Killer”/”Asteroid City”

YOUNG BRITISH/IRISH PERFORMER OF THE YEAR
Jaeden Boadilla – “Raging Grace”
Le’Shantey Bonsu – “Girl”
Samuel Bottomley – “How to Have Sex”
Lola Campbell – “Scrapper”
Temilola Olatunbosun – “Pretty Red Dress”

BRITISH/IRISH SHORT FILM OF THE YEAR
“For People in Trouble” – Alex Lawther, director
“Muna” – Warda Mohammed, director
“Outlets” – Duncan Cowles, director
“Predators” – Jack King, director
“The Veiled City” – Nathalie Cubides-Brady, director

TECHNICAL ACHIEVEMENT AWARD
“All of Us Strangers” – casting, Kahleen Crawford
“Barbie” – production design, Sarah Greenwood
“The First Slam Dunk” – sound design, Kôji Kasamatsu
“Full Time” – film editing, Mathilde Van De Moortel
“Killers of the Flower Moon” – film editing, Thelma Schoonmaker
“Medusa Deluxe” – makeup & hair, Eugene Souleiman
“Oppenheimer” – visual effects, Andrew Jackson
“Past Lives” – cinematography, Shabier Kirchner
“Poor Things” – costumes, Holly Waddington
“Saltburn” – casting, Kharmel Cochrane
“The Zone of Interest” – music & sound, Mica Levi & Johnnie Burn

THE DILYS POWELL AWARD: EXCELLENCE IN FILM
Jeffrey Wright