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Tuesday, December 08, 2009

12th British Independent Film Award Winners


Award Winners are in *RED.
Yesterday BIFA directors' announced the nominations and here they are.

Best British Independent Film
An Education, Lone Scherfig
Fish Tank, Andrea Arnold
In The Loop, Armando Iannucci
*Moon, Duncan Jones
Nowhere Boy, Sam Taylor Wood

Best Director
*Andrea Arnold for Fish Tank
Armando Iannucci for In The Loop
Duncan Jones for Moon
Jane Campion for Bright Star
Lone Scherfig for An Education

Best Debut Director
Armando Iannucci for In The Loop
*Duncan Jones for Moon
Peter Strickland for Katalin Varga
Sam Taylor Wood for Nowhere Boy
Samantha Morton for The Unloved

Best Actress
Abbie Cornish in Bright Star
*Carey Mulligan in An Education
Emily Blunt in The Young Victoria
Katie Jarvis in Fish Tank
Sophie Okonedo in Skin

Best Actor
Aaron Johnson in Nowhere Boy
Andy Serkis in Sex & Drugs & Rock & Roll
Peter Capaldi in In The Loop
Sam Rockwell in Moon
*Tom Hardy in Bronson

Best Supporting Actress
*Anne-Marie Duff in Nowhere Boy
Kerry Fox in Bright Star
Kierston Wareing in Fish Tank
Kristin Scott Thomas in Nowhere Boy
Rosamund Pike in An Education

Best Supporting Actor
Alfred Molina in An Education
Jim Broadbent in The Damned United
*John Henshaw in Looking for Eric
Michael Fassbender in Fish Tank
Tom Hollander in In The Loop

Most Promising Newcomer
Christian McKay in Me & Orson Welles
Edward Hogg in White Lightnin’
George MacKay in The Boys Are Back
Hilda Péter in Katalin Varga
*Katie Jarvis in Fish Tank

Best Foreign Film
Il Divo
The Hurt Locker
*Let The Right One In
Sin Nombre
The Wrestler

The Richard Harris Award for outstanding contribution to British Film: Daniel Day Lewis

To check nominees in all the categories go here. The awards ceremony will be held December 6th at The Brewery, Chiswell Street, in London and will be hosted by James Nesbitt.

Calls my attention that Bright Star didn't make it to best film, still Jane Campion has a nod for Best Director... hmm, seems the movie will not be as I imagined. Fish Tank has the most nominations and definitively now I'm very curious about An Education.

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