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Tuesday, October 28, 2008

11th British Independent Awards Nominations


On November 30th the awards ceremony will take place in London and today the BIFA announced the nominations for this year awards and here they are.

Best British Indpendent Film
Hunger, Steve McQueen
In Bruges, Martin McDonagh
Man on Wire, James Marsh (documentary)
Slumdog Millionaire, Danny Boyle
Somers Town, Shane Meadows

Best Director
Mark Herman for The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas
Steve McQueen for Hunger
Danny Boyle for Slumdog Millionaire
Shane Meadows for Somers Town
Garth Jennings for Son of Rambow

Best Debut Director
James Watkins for Eden Lake
Rupert Wyatt for The Escapist
Steve McQueen for Hunger
Martin McDonagh for In Bruges
Eran Creevy for Shifty

Best Screenplay
Enda Walsh and Steve McQueen for Hunger
Martin McDonagh for In Bruges
Simon Beaufoy for Slumdog Millionaire
Paul Fraser for Somers Town
Garth Jennings for Son of Rambow

Best Actress
Vera Farmiga for The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas
Samantha Morton for The Daisy Chain
Keira Knightley for The Duchess
Kelly Reilly for Eden Lake
Sally Hawkins for Happy-Go-Lucky

Best Actor
Michael Fassbender for Hunger
Colin Farrell for In Bruges
Brendan Gleeson for In Bruges
Riz Ahmed for Shifty
Thomas Turgoose for Somers Town

Best Supporting Actress
Emma Thompson for Brideshead Revisited
Hayley Atwell for The Duchess
Kristin Scott Thomas for Easy Virtue
Sienna Miller for The Edge of Love
Alexis Zegerman for Happy-Go-Lucky

Best Supporting Actor
Ralph Fiennes for The Duchess
Eddie Marsan for Happy-Go-Lucky
Liam Cunningham for Hunger
Ralph Fiennes for In Bruges
Daniel Mays for Shifty

Most Promising Newcomer
Asa Butterfield for The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas
Dev Patel for Slumdog Millionaire
Ayush Mahesh Khedekar for Slumdog Millionaire
Bill Milne for Son of Rambow
Will Poulter for Son of Rambow

Best Foreign Film
The Diving Bell & The Butterfly
Gomorrah
I’ve Loved You So Long
Persepolis
Waltz With Bashir

To check all the categories go here.

Now I have motives to watch some movies that I skipped; but one category that I find very difficult is the foreign film with all movies being so good (even when I haven’t been able to see Waltz With Bashir, but it’s a most be seen for me).

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