The London Film Critics’ Circle has showered praise on several Hispanics this awards season.
The Critics’ Circle announced its nominees this Tuesday, with the Cold War drama Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy and the heist-gone-wrong film Drive leading the pack with six nominations each.
Even though no Hispanics were nominated in the acting and directing categories, two films directed by Latinos were nominated in the Foreign-Language Film of the Year category.
Spanish-director Pedro Almodóvar’s The Skin I Live In, which stars Antonio Banderas, will face off against the late Chilean filmmaker Raúl Ruiz’s Mistérios de Lisboa (Mysteries of Lisbon), the winner for best foreign film at this year’s Satellite Awards.
Meanwhile, three Latinos have been nominated for The Sky 3D Award, which recognizes technical achievements in film.
Manuel Alberto Claro was nominated for his exceptional cinematography in Melancholia, about two weeks after receiving the Carlo Di Palma European Cinematographer Award at the European Film Awards.
Alberto Iglesias—who received the Hollywood Film Composer Award this year for his body of work—received a nod for his work on the original score for The Skin I Live In.
The London Film Critics’ Circle winners will be announced on January 19, 2012.