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Wednesday, October 24, 2007

10th British Independent Film Awards


Yesterday the nominations for the BIFA were announced and here are some of the nominations that include quite a few for Notes on a Scandal, but fest favorite Control leads with ten nominations.

Best British Independent Film
And When Did You Last See Your Father?
Control
Eastern Promises
Hallam Foe
Notes on a Scandal

Best Actress
Anne Hathaway for Becoming Jane
Tannishtha Chatterjee for Brick Lane
Sophia Myles for Hallam Foe
Kierston Wareing for It's a Free World...
Judi Dench for Notes on a Scandal

Best Actor
Jim Broadbent for And When Did You Last See Your Father?
Sam Riley for Control
Viggo Mortensen for Eastern Promises
Jamie Bell for Hallam Foe
Cillian Murphy for Sunshine

Best Supporting Actor or Actress
Colin Firth for And When Did You Last See Your Father?
Tony Kebbell for Control
Samantha Morton for Control
Armin Muehler Stahl for Eastern Promises
Cate Blanchett for Notes on a Scandal

Most Promising Newcomer
Imogen Poots for 28 Weeks Later
Matthew Beard for And When Did You Last See Your Father?
Sam Riley for Control
Bradley Cole for Exhibit A
Kierston Wareing for It's a Free World...

Best Screenplay
David Nicholls for And When Did You Last See Your Father?
Matt Greenhalgh for Control
Steve Knight for Eastern Promises
Ed Whitmore, David MacKenzie for Hallam Foe
Patrick Marber for Notes on a Scandal

Best Director
Anand Tucker for And When Did You Last See Your Father?
Sarah Gavron for Brick Lane
Anton Corbijn for Control
David Cronenberg for Eastern Promises
David MacKenzie for Hallam Foe

Best Achievement In Production
Black Gold
Control
Exhibit A
Extraordinary Rendition
Garbage Warrior

The Douglas Hickox Award (Best Debut Director)
Mark Francis, Nick Francis for Black Gold
Anton Corbijn for Control
Oliver Hodge for Garbage Warrior
David Schwimmer for Run, Fat Boy, Run
Steve Hudson for True North

Best Foreign Independent Film
Zwartboek (Black Book), Paul Verhoeven, Holland, Germany and Belgium, 2006
La Vie en Rose
Once, John Carney, Ireland, 2006
Tell No One (Ne le dis à personne)
The Lives of Others

The Raindance Award
Exhibit A, Dom Rotheroe
The Inheritance, Charles Henri Belleville
Tovarisch: I Am Not Dead, documentary

The Richard Harris Award goes to Ray Winstone

The Variety Award goes to Daniel Craig

BIFA's new jury is comprised of professionals and talents from across the British film industry including: actresses Hayley Atwell, Archie Panjabi and Kathy Burke, actors Tony Curran, Chiwetel Ejiofor and Matthew Macfadyen, directors Annie Griffin, Menhaj Huda, Neil Marshall and Peter Webber, LFF Artistic Director Sandra Hebron, producer Mark Herbert, cinematographer Brian Tufano, distributor Will Clarke and musician Nitin Sawhney.

The awards ceremony will take place on Wednesday 28 November 2007 at the Roundhouse in London and will be hosted by James Nesbitt. To check the awards site go here.

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