An Education eyeing Critics' glory
Acclaimed movie An Education is hoping for glory as it heads the shortlist for the annual awards of the London Film Critics' Circle.
The cinema hit is up for seven titles including best actress and best British actress for rising star Carey Mulligan, as well as best British film.
Kill Bill and Pulp Fiction director Quentin Tarantino will collect an honorary title at the 30th Circle bash, recognising "excellence in cinema".
Other films with multiple nominations include Fish Tank, made by Oscar-winning British director Andrea Arnold - shortlisted for six - and the French film A Prophet, which is up for five prizes.
Francis Ford Coppola's Vietnam war epic Apocalypse Now will be honoured by the critics who have already named it the best film of past 30 years.
Fighting out for this year's best film award will be Avatar, The Hurt Locker, A Prophet, The White Ribbon and Up In The Air.
The event is being staged at the Landmark Hotel in London.