BIFA Nominations Are In

BIFA Nominations Are In

Posted by November 1, 2010 Comment

I’m not sure quite what definitions of “British” or “Independent” are at work here, but below you can read the nominations for this year’s British Independent Film Awards. Just for sport, I’ve bolded my current pick (though in just one or two cases, I’m not familiar with all of the films). Every choice I’ve made is for a film I’ve seen, however – I just reserve the right to change my mind in future.

BEST BRITISH INDEPENDENT FILM

  • Four Lions
  • Kick-Ass
  • The King’s Speech
  • Monsters
  • Never Let Me Go

BEST DIRECTOR

  • Mike Leigh – Another Year
  • Matthew Vaughn – Kick-Ass
  • Tom Hooper – The King’s Speech
  • Gareth Edwards – Monsters
  • Mark Romanek – Never Let Me Go

THE DOUGLAS HICKOX AWARD [BEST DEBUT DIRECTOR]

  • Debs Gardner Paterson – Africa United
  • Clio Barnard – The Arbor
  • Rowan Joffe – Brighton Rock
  • Chris Morris – Four Lions
  • Gareth Edwards – Monsters

BEST SCREENPLAY

  • Jesse Armstrong, Sam Bain, Simon Blackwell, Christopher Morris – Four Lions
  • Jane Goldman & Matthew Vaughn – Kick-Ass
  • David Seidler – The King’s Speech
  • William Ivory – Made In Dagenham
  • Alex Garland – Never Let Me Go

BEST ACTRESS

  • Manjinder Virk – The Arbor
  • Ruth Sheen – Another Year
  • Andrea Riseborough – Brighton Rock
  • Sally Hawkins – Made In Dagenham
  • Carey Mulligan – Never Let Me Go

BEST ACTOR

  • Jim Broadbent – Another Year
  • Riz Ahmed – Four Lions
  • Colin Firth – The King’s Speech
  • Scoot McNairy – Monsters
  • Aidan Gillen – Treacle Junior

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS

  • Lesley Manville – Another Year
  • Helena Bonham Carter – The King’s Speech
  • Rosamund Pike – Made In Dagenham
  • Keira Knightley – Never Let Me Go
  • Tamsin Greig – Tamara Drewe

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR

  • Kayvan Novak – Four Lions
  • Guy Pearce – The King’s Speech
  • Geoffrey Rush – The King’s Speech
  • Bob Hoskins – Made In Dagenham
  • Andrew Garfield – Never Let Me Go

MOST PROMISING NEWCOMER

  • Manjinder Virk – The Arbor
  • Andrea Riseborough – Brighton Rock
  • Tom Hughes – Cemetery Junction
  • Joanne Froggatt – In Our Name
  • Conor McCarron – Neds

BEST ACHIEVEMENT IN PRODUCTION

  • The Arbor
  • In Our Name
  • Monsters
  • Skeletons
  • Streetdance 3D

RAINDANCE AWARD

  • Brilliant Love
  • Jackboots On Whitehall
  • Legacy
  • Son Of Babylon
  • Treacle Junior

BEST TECHNICAL ACHIEVEMENT

  • The Arbor – Sound – Tim Barker
  • Brighton Rock – Cinematography – John Mathieson
  • The Illusionist – Animation – Sylvain Chomet
  • The King’s Speech – Production Design – Eve Stewart
  • Monsters – Visual Effects – Gareth Edwards

BEST DOCUMENTARY

  • The Arbor
  • Enemies of the People
  • Exit Through the Gift Shop
  • Fire In Babylon
  • Waste Land

BEST BRITISH SHORT

  • Baby
  • Photograph Of Jesus
  • Sign Language
  • Sis
  • The Road Home

BEST FOREIGN FILM

  • Dogtooth
  • I Am Love
  • A Prophet
  • The Secret In Their Eyes
  • Winter’s Bone

Andrew Garfield’s performance in Never Let Me Go is absolutely astonishing work, and was completely persuasive at every turn… it’s just that the same was true of Kayvan Novak in Four Lions. I would, honestly, like to see them both recognised, but Novak just that touch more. And while Romanek undoubtedly carries away the directing award, I would have loved to have seen Skeletons‘ Nick Whitfield on the nominee list too.

This really is a strong list, though. I think you’ll agree with that, but please contribute your take on the nominees in the forum.

The awards will take place on December 5th at Old Billingsgate and will be hosted by James Nesbitt. I’ll be bringing you the results on the night.

(Last Updated November 1, 2010 10:23 am )

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