Moët British Independent Film Awards Noms

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The nominations for the 17th annual Moët British Independent Film Awards were announced today, at St Martins Lane, London by actor Jared Harris.

Joint Directors, The Moët British Independent Film Awards’ Johanna von Fischer & TessaCollinson said: “This has been a record year for MBIFA with over 250 films submitted giving our dedicated members their toughest challenge to date.  Hugely impressed by the quality of films and performances across all categories the shortlist demonstrates how the standard of creativity in British independent filmmaking continues to flourish year on year.  The decision of who will walk away with one of the iconic MBIFA trophies* is now in the hands of our distinguished independent jury announced today. We are looking forward to seeing as many of the nominees as possible at the Awards on 7th December, to celebrate their incredible achievements. It will be a very personal celebration for us also, as the last in a wonderful 9 Award Ceremonies as Joint Directors of BIFA.”

The winners will be announced at the much anticipated 17th awards ceremony on Sunday 7 December at the impressive Old Billingsgate in London.



The Moët British Independent Film Awards is proud to announce the following nominees for this year’s awards:

BEST BRITISH INDEPENDENT FILM

Sponsored by Moët & Chandon

’71

Calvary

Mr Turner

Pride

The Imitation Game

 

BEST DIRECTOR

Sponsored by AllCity & Intermission

John Michael McDonagh – Calvary

Lenny Abrahamson – Frank

Matthew Warchus – Pride

Mike Leigh – Mr Turner

Yann Demange  – ’71

 

THE DOUGLAS HICKOX AWARD [BEST DEBUT DIRECTOR]

Sponsored by 3 Mills Studios

Daniel Wolfe, Matthew Wolfe – Catch Me Daddy

Hong Khaou – Lilting

Iain Forsyth, Jane Pollard – 20,000 Days on Earth

Morgan Matthews – X+Y

Yann Demange –  ’71

 

BEST SCREENPLAY

Sponsored by BBC Films

Graham Moore – The Imitation Game

Gregory Burke  – ’71

John Michael McDonagh – Calvary

Jon Ronson, Peter Straughan – Frank

Stephen Beresford – Pride

 

BEST ACTRESS

Sponsored by M.A.C Cosmetics

Alicia Vikander – Testament of Youth

Cheng Pei Pei – Lilting

Gugu Mbatha-Raw – Belle

Keira Knightley – The Imitation Game

Sameena Jabeen Ahmed – Catch Me Daddy

 

BEST ACTOR

Sponsored by Movado

Asa Butterfield  – X+Y

Benedict Cumberbatch – The Imitation Game

Brendan Gleeson – Calvary

Jack O’Connell – ’71

Timothy Spall – Mr Turner

 

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS

Dorothy Atkinson – Mr Turner

Imelda Staunton – Pride

Maggie Gyllenhaal – Frank

Sally Hawkins – X+Y

Sienna Guillory – The Goob

 

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR

Sponsored by St Martins Lane

Andrew Scott – Pride

Ben Schnetzer – Pride

Michael Fassbender – Frank

Rafe Spall – X+Y

Sean Harris – ‘71

 

MOST PROMISING NEWCOMER

Ben Schnetzer – Pride

Cara Delevingne – The Face of An Angel

Gugu Mbatha-Raw – Belle

Liam Walpole – The Goob

Sameena Jabeen Ahmed – Catch Me Daddy

 

BEST ACHIEVEMENT IN PRODUCTION

’71

20,000 Days on Earth

Catch Me Daddy

Lilting

The Goob

 

BEST TECHNICAL ACHIEVEMENT

Chris Wyatt – Editing – ’71

Dick Pope – Cinematography – Mr Turner

Robbie Ryan – Cinematography – Catch Me Daddy

Stephen Rennicks – Music – Frank

Tat Radcliffe – Cinematography – ’71

 

BEST DOCUMENTAR Y

20,000 Days on Earth

Next Goal Wins

Night Will Fall

The Possibilities Are Endless

Virunga

 

BEST BRITISH SHORT

Crocodile

Emotional Fusebox

Keeping Up With The Joneses

Slap

The Kármán Line

 

BEST INTERNATIONAL INDEPENDENT FILM

Blue Ruin

Boyhood

Fruitvale Station

Ida

The Badadook

 

THE RAINDANCE AWARD

Flim: The Movie…

Gregor

Luna

Keeping Rosy

The Beat Beneath My Feet

 

THE RICHARD HARRIS AWARD (for outstanding contribution by an actor to British Film)

To Be Announced

 

THE VARIETY AWARD

To Be Announced

 

THE SPECIAL JURY PRIZE

Announced at the Moët British Independent Film Awards on Sunday 7th December


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