British Independent Film Award Nominations Announced; STARRED UP Leads with 8 Nominations

     November 11, 2013

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The nominations for the 16th annual Moet British Independent Film Awards were announced today, and David Mackenzie‘s Starred Up led the pack with eight including Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actor (Jack O’Connell), and two Best Supporting Actor nominations (Ben Mendelsohn and Rupert Friend).  I haven’t seen many of the other contenders, but I caught Starred Up at TIFF, and it absolutely deserves any acclaim it receives, especially for O’Connell.

Other notable nominees included possible Oscar contenders Blue Jasmine (Best International Film) and Judi Dench for Philomena (Best Actress).  It’s a good collection of nominations, but if I had to note some absences, I would point out that The Double deserved some more love (Mia Wasikowska was nominated for Best Supporting Actress, so the film was eligible).  Also, I don’t know if Dom Hemingway was eligible, but if so, ignoring Jude Law for Best Actor is criminal.  Hit the jump for the full list of nominees.  Winners will be announced on December 8th.

Via THR.

starred-up-jack-oconnell-1BEST BRITISH INDEPENDENT FILM

Sponsored by Moët & Chandon

Metro Manila

Philomena

The Selfish Giant

Starred Up

Le Week-end

BEST DIRECTOR

Sponsored by AllCity & Intermission

Jon S Baird Filth

Clio Barnard The Selfish Giant

Sean Ellis Metro Manila

JonathanGlazerUnder the Skin

David Mackenzie Starred Up

THE DOUGLAS HICKOX AWARD [BEST DEBUT DIRECTOR]

Sponsored by 3 Mills Studios

Charlie Cattrall Titus

Tina Gharavi I Am Nasrine

Jeremy Lovering In Fear

Omid Nooshin Last Passenger

Paul Wright For Those in Peril

philomena-judi-dench-steve-cooganBEST SCREENPLAY

Jonathan Asser Starred Up

Clio Barnard The Selfish Giant

Steven Knight Locke

Hanif Kureishi Le Week-end

Jeff Pope, Steve CooganPhilomena

BEST ACTRESS

Sponsored by M.A.C Cosmetics

Judi Dench Philomena

Lindsay Duncan Le Week-end

Scarlett Johansson Under the Skin

Felicity Jones The Invisible Woman

Saoirse Ronan How I Live Now

BEST ACTOR

Sponsored by BBC Films

starred-up-jack-oconnell-2Jim Broadbent Le Week-end

Steve Coogan Philomena

Tom Hardy Locke

Jack O’Connell Starred Up

James McAvoy Filth

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS

Siobhan Finneran The Selfish Giant

Shirley Henderson Filth

Imogen Poots The Look Of Love

Kristin Scott Thomas The Invisible Woman

Mia Wasikowska The Double

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR

Sponsored by Sanderson & St Martins Lane

John Arcilla Metro Manila

Rupert Friend Starred Up

Jeff Goldblum Le Week-end

Eddie Marsan Filth

Ben Mendelsohn Starred Up

how i live now posterMOST PROMISING NEWCOMER

Sponsored by Studiocanal

Harley Bird How I Live Now

Conner Chapman/ Shaun ThomasThe Selfish Giant

Caity Lotz The Machine

Jake Macapagal Metro Manila

Chloe Pirrie Shell

BEST ACHIEVEMENT IN PRODUCTION

Sponsored by Company3

A Field in England

Filth

Metro Manila

The Selfish Giant

Starred Up

BEST TECHNICAL ACHIEVEMENT

Sponsored by LightBrigade Media

scarlett-johansson-under-the-skinShaheen Baig – Casting – Starred Up

Johnnie Burn – Sound Design – Under the Skin

Amy Hubbard – Casting – The Selfish Giant

Mica Levi – Music – Under the Skin

Justine Wright – Editing – Locke

BEST DOCUMENTARY

Pussy Riot – A Punk Prayer

The Great Hip Hop Hoax

The Moo Man

The Spirit of ’45

The Stone Roses: Made of Stone

BEST BRITISH SHORT

Supported by BFI NET.WORK

L’Assenza

Dr Easy

Dylan’s Room

Jonah

Z1

blue-jasmine-posterBEST INTERNATIONAL INDEPENDENT FILM

Blue is the Warmest Colour

Blue Jasmine

Frances Ha

The Great Beauty

Wadjda

THE RAINDANCE AWARD

Sponsored by Wentworth Media and Arts

Everyone’s Going to Die

The Machine

The Patrol

Sleeping Dogs

Titus

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

TBC

THE VARIETY AWARD

TBC

THE SPECIAL JURY PRIZE

TBC

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