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The critics' organisation nominates 12 Years A Slave in nine categories, with American Hustle notable in its relative absence

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The London Critics' Circle, an organisation featuring 140 of the UK's top film critics, has announced the nominations for its annual awards. 12 Years A Slave, Steve McQueen's slavery drama starring Chiwetel Ejiofor, has the most nods with nine, including Film of the Year, Best Actor and Best Director.

It follows on from a series of accolades for the film as the awards season gathers pace. It has already garnered recognition from similar critics' organisations in Boston, New York and Los Angeles, as well as topping the nominations from the Screen Actors Guild and the Independent Spirit Awards, »

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