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 Thursday, 2 January, 2003, 14:25 GMT
Leigh tops London critics' choice
All or Nothing
All or Nothing is a bittersweet tale of family life
Mike Leigh's film All or Nothing, starring Timothy Spall, is leading the nominations for the London Film Critics' Awards with five mentions.

Leigh is nominated as best British director, best British screenwriter and the film itself is competing for best British movie.

Click here to see the nominations in full

Sam Mendes' Road to Perdition, starring Tom Hanks and Paul Newman, and Ken Loach's Sweet Sixteen, starring Martin Compston, both have three nominations.

Road to Perdition is up for best film, along with Australian film Lantana, independent films About Schmidt and Donnie Darko, and documentary Bowling for Columbine.

The awards will be handed out at a ceremony in London on 12 February.

Sir Michael Caine is up for best actor for his role in The Quiet American, an adaptation of a Graham Greene novel, while Halle Berry's Oscar-winning performance in Monster's Ball is recognised with a best actress nod.

Michael Caine
Caine starred in The Quiet American
The London Film Critics' awards divides into British and non-British sections.

The comedy About A Boy, starring Hugh Grant, and Sweet Sixteen will compete with All or Nothing in the best British film category.

In the acting categories, Samantha Morton, Miranda Richardson and Lesley Manville are in the running for best British actress.

Chiwetel Ejiofor, Hugh Grant and Ralph Fiennes are competing for the best British actor award.

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The nominations in full:

Film of the year
The Road to Perdition
Lantana
About Schmidt
Donnie Darko
Bowling for Columbine

British film of the year
All Or Nothing
About a Boy
Sweet Sixteen

Best foreign language film
Talk to Her
Y Tu Mama Tambien
The Son's Room

Best director
Pedro Almodovar (Talk to Her)
Phillip Noyce (The Quiet American/Rabbit Proof Fence)
Peter Jackson (Lord of the Rings)

Best British director
Sam Mendes (Road to Perdition)
Christopher Nolan (Insomnia)
Mike Leigh (All Or Nothing)

Best screenwriter
David Self (Road to Perdition)
Nia Vardalos (My Big Fat Greek Wedding)
Andrew Bovell (Lantana)

Best British screenwriter
Paul Laverty (Sweet Sixteen)
Mike Leigh (All or Nothing)
Steven Knight (Dirty Pretty Things)

Best actress
Halle Berry (Monster's Ball)
Kerry Armstrong (Lantana)
Stockard Channing (The Business of Strangers)

Best British actress
Samantha Morton (Morven Callar)
Lesley Manville (All Or Nothing)
Miranda Richardson (Spider)

Best actor
Michael Caine (The Quiet American)
Jack Nicholson (About Schmidt)
Al Pacino (Insomnia)

Best British actor
Chiwetel Ejiofor (Dirty Pretty Things)
Hugh Grant (About a Boy)
Ralph Fiennes (Spider)

Best British actress in a supporting role
Ruth Sheen (All or Nothing)
Emily Watson (Red Dragon)
Shirley Henderson (24 Hour Party People)

Best British actor in a supporting role
Jude Law (Road to Perdition)
Kenneth Branagh (Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets)
Paul Bettany (A Beautiful Mind)

British newcomer of the year
Keira Knightley (Bend it Like Beckham)
Martin Compston (Sweet Sixteen)
Asif Kapadia (The Warrior)

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