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Tuesday, November 01, 2016

2016 British Independent Film Awards Nominations


Cannes 2016 Palm d'Or winner I, Daniel Blake by Ken Loach unsurprisingly leads the nominations with 7 nods; but more surprising is that film is closely followed by American Honey, Adult Life Skills, Notes On Blindness, and to my big surprise, Under the Shadow with 6 nods each.

Yes, Under the Shadow belongs to horror genre -which I dislike-, it's UK's official submission to Oscars 2017 and well, I'm curious as film has too-many accolades to be "just" regular horror, so there must be something else en film and yes, will give film a try. Sigh.

Over 130 British films were submitted for consideration and 32 different British feature films have been nominated across the awards according to the nominations announced earlier today. As previously announced, Naomie Harris will receive The Variety Award, which recognizes a director, actor, writer or producer who has made a global impact and helped to focus the international spotlight on the UK.

The Richard Harris Award is to be announced in November. The award, introduced in 2002 in honor of Richard Harris, recognizes outstanding contribution to British film by an actor.  The winners will be announced at a ceremony at London's Old Billingsgate on Sunday, December 4th.

Best British Independent Film
American Honey, Andrea Arnold
Couple in a Hole, Tom Greens
I, Daniel Blake, Ken Loach
Nothes on Blidness, Pete Middleton and James Spinney
Under the Shadow, Babak Anvari

Best Documentary
The Confession: Living the War on Terror, Ashish Ghadiali
Dancer, Steven Cantor
The Hard Stop, George Amponsah
Notes on Blindness, Pete Middleton and James Spinney
Versus: The Life and Films of Ken Loach, Louise Osmond

Best Director
Babak Anvari for Under the Shadow
Andrea Arnold for American Honey
Ken Loach for I, Daniel Blake
Pete Middleton and James Spinney for Notes on Blindness
Ben Wheatley for Free Fire

The Douglas Hickox Award for Debut Director
Babak Anvari for Under the Shadow
Alice Lowe for Prevenge
Pete Middleton and James Spinney for Notes on Blindness
Adam Smith for Trespass Against Us
Rachel Tunnard for Adult Life Skills

Best Screenplay
Babak Anvari for Under the Shadow, Babak Anvari
Andrea Arnold for American Honey, Andrea Arnold
Christopher Hyde and Billy O'Brien for I Am Not a Serial Killer, Billy O'Brien
Paul Laverty for I, Daniel Blake, Ken Loach
Rachel Tunnard for Adult Life Skills, Rachel Tunnard

Debut Screenwriter
Rachel Tunnard for Adult Life Skills, Rachel Tunnard
Hope Dickson Leach for The Levelling, Hope Dickson Leach
Simon Farnaby and Julian Barratt for Mindhorn, Sean Foley
John Cairns and Michael McCartney for A Patch of Fog, Michael Lennox
Ed Talfan for Yr Ymadawiad (The Passing), Gareth Bryn

Best Actress
Kate Dickie in Couple in a Hole, Tom Greens
Sasha Lane in American Honey, Andrea Arnold
Narges Rashidi in Under the Shadow, Babak Anvari
Hayley Squires in I, Daniel Blake, Ken Loach
Jodie Whittaker in Adult Life Skills, Rachel Tunnard

Best Supporting Actress
Gemma Arterton in the Girl With All the Gifts, Colm McCarthy
Naomi Harris in Our Kind of Traitor, Susanna White
Avin Manshadi in Under the Shadow, Babak Anvari
Terry Pheto in A United Kingdom, Amma Asante
Shana Swash in My Feral Heart, Jane Gull

Best Actor
Steve Brandon in My Feral Heart, Jane Gull
Shia LaBeouf in American Honey, Andrea Arnold
Michael Fassbender in Trespass Agaist Us, Adam Smith
Dave Johns in I, Daniel Blake, Ken Loach
Max Records in I Am Not a Serial Killer, Billy O'Brien

Best Supporting Actor
Jamie Dornan in Anthropoid, Sean Ellis
Brett Goldstein in Adult Life Skills, Rachel Tunnard
Sean Harris in Trespass Against Us, Adam Smith
Arinzé Kene in The Pass, Ben A. Williams
Christopher Lloyd in I Am Not a Serial Killer, Billy O'Brien

Most Promising Newcomer
Steve Brandon in My Feral Heart, Jane Gull
Dave Johns in I, Daniel Blake, Ken Loach
Sennia Nanua in the Girl With All the Gifts, Colm McCarthy
Hayley Squires in I, Daniel Blake, Ken Loach
Letitia Wright in Urban Hymn, Michael Caton-Jones

Outstanding Achievement in Craft
Shaheen Baig, casting, Free Fire, Ben Wheatley
Seb Barker, assistant director, The Girl With All the Gifts, Colm McCarthy
Paul Monaghan, editor, and Mat Whitecross, director, Supersonic, Mat Whitecross
Robbie Ryan, cinematographer, American Honey, Andrea Arnold
Joakim Sundström, sound designer, Notes on Blindness, Pete Middleton and James Spinney

The Discovery Award
Black Mountain Poets, Jamie Adams
The Darkest Universe, Tom Kingsley and Will Sharpe
The Ghoul, Gareth Tunley
Gozo, Miranda Bowen
The Greasy Strangler, Jim Hosking

Best International Independent Film
Hunt for Wilderpeople, Taika Waititi, New Zealand
Manchester by the Sea, Kenneth Lonergan, USA
Moonlight, Barry Jenkins, USA
Mustang, Deniz Gamze Ergüven, France, Germany, Turkey and Qatar
Toni Erdmann, Maren Ade, Germany and Austria

Breakthrough Producer
Michael Berliner for Adult Life Skills, Rachel Tunnard
Camille Gatin for The Girl With All the Gifts, Colm McCarthy
Dionne Walker for The Hard Stop, George Amponsah
Mike Brett, Jo Jo Ellison and Steve Jamison for Notes on Blindness, Pete Middleton and James Spinney
Paul Fegan for Where You're Meant To Be, Paul Fegan

Best British Short
Jacked, Rene Pannevis
Mother, Leo Leigh
Over, Jörn Threlfall
Rate Me, Fyzal Boulifa
The Wrong End of the Stick, Terri Matthews

To check  nominations plus info, trailers and more go to official site here.

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