Capital's critics choose their top films.RUSSELL CROWE epic Master And Commander and low-budget British film Young Adam lead the nominations for this year's London Film Critics' Circle Awards.
Master And Commander: The Far Side Of The World has been nominated for six awards including film of the year, best director, best actor for Crowe and best British actor for Paul Bettany Paul Bettany (born May 27, 1971) is an English actor best known for his roles as Geoffrey Chaucer in A Knight's Tale, Charles Herman in A Beautiful Mind, Stephen Maturin in , Peter Colt in Wimbledon and as Silas in The Da Vinci Code. . The swashbuckling Napoleonic drama set on the high seas high seas
In maritime law, the waters lying outside the territorial waters of any and all states. In the Middle Ages, a number of maritime states asserted sovereignty over large portions of the high seas. is adapted from the novels of Patrick O'Brian Patrick O'Brian, CBE (12 December 1914 – 2 January 2000; born as Richard Patrick Russ) was an English novelist and translator, best known for his Aubrey–Maturin series .
Young Adam leads the British field with nominations in seven categories.
Ewan McGregor is in the running for best British actor and David Mackenzie is up for three awards - best British director, best British screenwriter and best British newcomer.
The Scottish thriller raised eyebrows with its graphic sex scenes between McGregor and co-star Emily Mortimer.
Film of the year will be a battle between Master and Commander, The Hours, Far From Heaven, Mystic River and The Lord Of The Rings: Return Of The King.
The winners will be announced on February 11.
EPIC: Russell Crowe