The 39th annual London Critics’ Circle Film Awards are almost upon us and the nominations for this year’s celebration will be announced on Tuesday 18th December at The May Fair Hotel. Such films as The Favourite, Vice, If Beale Street Could Talk, A Star Is Born and more are set to fight it out for this year’s awards.

British actors Molly Wright and Lee Shone will announce the nominations with all critics having received their ballots this week, with all films released in a UK cinema between mid-February 2018 and mid-February 2018 eligible to be nominated.

Molly Wright is best known for her work as recurring characters on the BBC television dramas The A Word alongside Christopher Eccleston and Our Girl with Ben Aldridge. She made her feature debut this year in Daniel Kokotajlo’s acclaimed drama Apostasy. Wright said, “With such an inspiring year in film, I’m excited to see the nominations and I’m honoured to be announcing them on December 18th.”

Lee Shone was one of the first MMA fighters in the UK, then launched an acting career, starting with a role in Ron Scalpello’s 2017 crime biopic My Name Is Lenny. He has three films in production, and recently voiced a character in the video-game Death Race: Beyond Anarchy. “I am so excited to be involved with this year’s Critics’ Circle Film Awards,” Shone said. “I think it’s a fantastic organisation and I am really looking forward to the event.”

The 39th London Critics’ Circle Film Awards ceremony will be held on Sunday 20th January 2019 at The May Fair Hotel a host of stellar British and international film talent set to attend.

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