Monday, October 31, 2011

2011 British Independent Film Awards - nominations

Today, the nominations for the 14th annual Moët British Independent Film Awards were announced  at St Martins Lane, London by Helen McCrory.

Three films led the way with seven nominations each -- Steve McQueen's Shame, Tomas Alfredson's Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy and Paddy Considine's Tyrannosaur. Each film's nominations included Best British Independent Film and Best Director.

The other two nominees for Best British Independent Film were Senna and Lynne Ramsay's We Need To Talk About Kevin. Ramsay also picked up a Best Director nomination, but the fifth Director nomination went to Ben Wheatley for Kill ListWe Need To Talk About Kevin and Kill List each picked up six nominations, while Richard Ayoade's Submarine followed closely with five.

The Best Documentary nominees were Hell And Back AgainLife In A DayProject NimSenna and Tt3D: Closer To The Edge. The Best Foreign Independent Film nominations went to Animal KingdomDrivePinaA Separation and The Skin I Live In.

The nominees for the Raindance Award which honours exceptional achievement for filmmakers working against the oddswith little or no industry support are Acts of Godfrey, Black Pond, Hollow, Leaving Baghdad and A Thousand Kisses Deep.

A Pre-Selection Committee of 70 members viewed nearly 200 films from which they selected the nominations by ballot. The winners of The Moët British Independent Film Awards are decided by an independent jury comprised of leading British Film professionals and talent. The Jury for 2011 includes Josh Appignanesi (Director / Writer), Lucy Bevan (Casting Director), Edith Bowman (Broadcaster), Mike Goodridge (Editor), Ed Hogg (Actor), Neil Lamont (Art Director), Mary McCartney (Photographer), Molly Nyman (Composer), Debs Paterson (Director / Writer), Tracey Seaward (Producer), Charles Steel (Producer), David Thewlis (Actor), Ruth Wilson (Actress) and Justine Wright (Editor).

The 14th annual Moët British Independent Film Awards ceremony will take place on Sunday 4 December at Old Billingsgate in London.


Complete list of nominations for the 14th annual Moët British Independent Film Awards

Best British Independent Film
Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy
We Need To Talk About Kevin

Best Director
Ben Wheatley, Kill List
Steve McQueen, Shame
Tomas Alfredson, Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy
Paddy Considine, Tyrannosaur
Lynne Ramsay, We Need To Talk About Kevin

The Douglas Hickox Award [Best Debut Director]
Joe Cornish, Attack The Block
Ralph Fiennes, Coriolanus
John Michael Mcdonagh, The Guard
Richard Ayoade, Submarine
Paddy Considine, Tyrannosaur

Best Screenplay
John Michael Mcdonagh, The Guard
Ben Wheatley, Amy Jump, Kill List
Abi Morgan, Steve McQueen, Shame
Richard Ayoade, Submarine
Lynne Ramsay, Rory Kinnear, We Need To Talk About Kevin

Best Actress
Rebecca Hall, The Awakening
Mia Wasikowska, Jane Eyre
Myanna Buring, Kill List
Olivia Colman, Tyrannosaur
Tilda Swinton, We Need To Talk About Kevin

Best Actor
Brendan Gleeson, The Guard
Neil Maskell, Kill List
Michael Fassbender, Shame
Gary Oldman, Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy
Peter Mullan, Tyrannosaur

Best Supporting Actress
Felicity Jones, Albatross
Vanessa Redgrave, Coriolanus
Carey Mulligan, Shame
Sally Hawkins, Submarine
Kathy Burke, Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy

Best Supporting Actor
Michael Smiley, Kill List
Tom Hardy, Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy
Benedict Cumberbatch, Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy
Eddie Marsan, Tyrannosaur
Ezra Miller, We Need To Talk About Kevin

Most Promising Newcomer
Jessica Brown Findlay, Albatross
John Boyega, Attack The Block
Craig Roberts, Submarine
Yasmin Paige, Submarine
Tom Cullen, Weekend

Best Achievement In Production
Kill List
Wild Bill
You Instead

Best Technical Achievement
Chris King, Gregers Sall, Editing, Senna
Sean Bobbitt, Cinematography, Shame
Joe Walker, Editing Shame
Maria Djurkovic, Production Design, Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy
Seamus Mcgarvey, Cinematography, We Need To Talk About Kevin

Best Documentary
Hell And Back Again
Life In A Day
Project Nim
Tt3D: Closer To The Edge

Best British Short
Love At First Sight
Rough Skin

Best Foreign Independent Film
Animal Kingdom
A Separation
The Skin I Live In

The Raindance Award
Acts Of Godfrey 
Black Pond
Leaving Baghdad 
A Thousand Kisses Deep

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