The nominations for the twelfth annual British Independent Film Awards were announced today and they go a long way in confirming that women will play a big role in the upcoming Awards season. Three of the five director nominees listed below are women, and two of them -- Campion and Scherfig -- are certainly on the map for an Oscar nomination in the Best Director Category. 

Fish Tank leads the way with eight nominations, while An Education garners seven noms. Be sure to take a look at the rest of the nominees and decide for yourself: How much staying power are the women going to have? 


Best British Independent Film 
An Education
Fish Tank
In The Loop
Nowhere Boy

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

The Douglas Hickox Award (Best Debut Director)
Armando Iannucci, In The Loop
Duncan Jones, Moon
Peter Strickland, Katalin Varga
Sam Taylor-Wood, Nowhere Boy
Samantha Morton, The Unloved

Best Screenplay
Nick Hornby, An Education
Andrea Arnold, Fish Tank
Jesse Armstrong, Simon Blackwell, Armando Iannucci & Tony Roche, In The Loop
Nathan Parker, Moon
Matt Greenhalgh, Nowhere Boy

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

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

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

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

Most Promising Newcomer
Edward Hogg, White Lightnin’
Katie Jarvis, Fish Tank
George MacKay, The Boys Are Back
Christian McKay, Me & Orson Welles
Hilda P├ęter, Katalin Varga

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

Best Documentary

The Age of Stupid
The End of The Line
Mugabe and The White African
Sons of Cuba
Sounds Like Teen Spirit

Best Technical Achievement
Greig Fraser, cinematographer, Bright Star
Gary Williamson, production designer, Bunny & The Bull
Robbie Ryan, cinematographer, Fish Tank
Clint Mansell, composer, Moon
Tony Noble, production designer, Moon

Best British Short

Christmas with Dad
Love You More

Sidney Turtlebaum

Best Achievement in Production

Bunny & The Bull

The Hide
The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus
Katalin Varga

Raindance Award 
The Disappearance of Alice Creed

Down Terrace
They Call It Acid

The Richard Harris Award (outstanding contribution to British film)
Daniel Day-Lewis


Univarn said...

It'll be a long time to before I get to see An Education unfortunately. Nice to see Moon and Let the Right One in (should have been in the oscar contention last year but bad producing ruined it) get some recognition. Daniel Day Lewis is one of those actors no matter what award you give him nobody can argue with.

Danny King said...

@ Univarn: I saw An Education this weekend and while it is worth seeing, it was a little bit of a disappointment for me. I'll have my review up as soon as possible.

Let the Right One In was one of my favorites from 2009, and certainly should have been a contender for the Best Foreign Film Oscar.

DEZMOND said...

Michael Fassbender and Tom Hardy had really breathtaking roles this year, and should get Oscar nominations as well, if there's any justice in this world :)
I'm also voting for Anne-Marie Duff (better known as James McAvoy's wife :))

Danny King said...

@ DEZMOND: I have been dying to see Bronson, but haven't gotten the chance yet. Reviews have been terrific so far, particularly for Bronson's performance.

I agree that Fassbender is another up and coming star as well. After Hunger and Inglourious Basterds, his name is gaining a lot of weight in the industry.

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