Butterfield was nominated in the category "Most Promising Newcomer" of the British Independent Film Awards,[15][16] but he was beaten by Dev Patel from Slumdog Millionaire.[17] He was also nominated for the NSPCC Award (Young British Performer of the Year) in the London Critics Circle Film Awards,[18][19] but he missed out on this award too. It was won by Thomas Turgoose for his roles in Eden Lake and Somers Town.[20] MTV Networks' named him one of the 'Breakout Stars to Watch for in 2011'.[21] He was nominated for "Best Young Actor/Actress" for the CCMAS, which will be on January 12, 2012.