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'King's Speech', 'Social Network' Dominate London Critics' Circle Awards Nominations

December 21, 2010 (8:28 am) GMT
The British drama leads the pack with seven and the movie about Facebook creation follows with five, competing against each other for Film of the Year.

The London Critics Circle has announced the nominees for its upcoming awards show. Dominating the list are none other than Oscar favorites "" and "". The former leads in number as it gets seven nods, while the latter follows with five.

Both drama movies will have a tight battle to get Film of the Year Title, competing against each other in addition to "", "" and "" in the category. "King's Speech" and "Social Network" also have equal chance to take home Screenwriter of the Year kudo.

The two films also put their lead actors, and , in contention for Actor of the Year title. Other contenders for the honor include (""), ("") and ("Carlos").

Firth gets another nod in British Actor of the Year category, which is also given for his performance in "King's Speech". Meanwhile, Eisenberg's "Social Network" co-star is among British Actor in a Supporting Role nominees.

Another British film, "", is also hailed by The London Critics Circle with seven nominations. Helmed by Mike Leigh, the drama which will be released in limited U.S. theaters in late this month will fight for British director, British actress and British actor prizes among others.

People will get to know the winners of 2011 London Critics' Circle Film Awards in a gala taking place at the National Film Theatre at BFI Southbank on February 10. The full nominations list can be seen here.

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