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Shame, Spy, Tyrannosaur lead BIFA nominations

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Shame, Spy, Tyrannosaur lead BIFA nominations

Steve McQueen’s Shame [+see also:
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]
, Tomas Alfredson’s Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy [+see also:
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]
and Paddy Considine’s Tyrannosaur [+see also:
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lead the nominations for the 14th British Independent Film Awards (BIFAs) with seven nods each.

All three films are in contention for the prized Best British Film Award, Best Director, Best Actor and Best Supporting Actor or Actress awards. We Need to Talk About Kevin [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Lynne Ramsay
film profile
]
and Kill List [+see also:
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interview: Ben Wheatley
film profile
]
received six nominations with Submarine following with five.

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BIFA Joint Directors Johanna von Fischer & Tessa Collinson said, “This year’s nominees really highlight the immense wealth of British talent in this country today. We are incredibly proud that the Awards have grown to a level that garners attention worldwide, helping to bring British talent and independent filmmaking to the international stage.”

The Pre-Selection Committee of 70 members viewed nearly 200 films, out of which they selected the nominations.

The Jury for 2011 includes:
Josh Appignanesi (Director / Writer), Lucy Bevan (Casting Director), Edith Bowman (Broadcaster), Mike Goodridge (Editor), Ed Hogg (Actor), Neil Lamont (Art Director), Mary McCartney (Photographer), Molly Nyman (Composer), Debs Paterson (Director / Writer), Tracey Seaward (Producer), Charles Steel (Producer), David Thewlis (Actor), Ruth Wilson (Actress) and Justine Wright (Editor).

The winners will be announced on December 4.

The complete list of nominees:

BEST BRITISH INDEPENDENT FILM
Senna [+see also:
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]
- Asif Kapadia
Shame - Steve McQueen
Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy - Tomas Alfredson
Tyrannosaur - Paddy Considine
We Need To Talk About Kevin - Lynne Ramsay

BEST DIRECTOR
Ben Wheatley – Kill List
Steve McQueen – Shame
Tomas Alfredson – Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy
Paddy Considine – Tyrannosaur
Lynne Ramsay – We Need To Talk About Kevin

THE DOUGLAS HICKOX AWARD [BEST DEBUT DIRECTOR]
Joe Cornish – Attack The Block [+see also:
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]

Ralph Fiennes – Coriolanus [+see also:
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]

John Michael McDonagh – The Guard [+see also:
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trailer
interview: John Michael McDonagh
film profile
]

Richard Ayoade – Submarine
Paddy Considine – Tyrannosaur

BEST SCREENPLAY
John Michael McDonagh – The Guard
Ben Wheatley, Amy Jump – Kill List
Abi Morgan, Steve McQueen – Shame
Richard Ayoade – Submarine
Lynne Ramsay, Rory Kinnear – We Need To Talk About Kevin

BEST ACTRESS
Rebecca Hall – The Awakening [+see also:
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]

Mia Wasikowska – Jane Eyre [+see also:
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]

MyAnna Buring – Kill List
Olivia Colman – Tyrannosaur
Tilda Swinton – We Need To Talk About Kevin

BEST ACTOR
Brendan Gleeson – The Guard
Neil Maskell – Kill List
Michael Fassbender – Shame
Gary Oldman – Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy
Peter Mullan – Tyrannosaur

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS
Felicity Jones – Albatross [+see also:
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]

Vanessa Redgrave – Coriolanus
Carey Mulligan – Shame
Sally Hawkins – Submarine
Kathy Burke – Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR
Michael Smiley – Kill List
Tom Hardy – Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy
Benedict Cumberbatch – Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy
Eddie Marsan – Tyrannosaur
Ezra Miller – We Need To Talk About Kevin

MOST PROMISING NEWCOMER
Jessica Brown Findlay – Albatross
John Boyega – Attack The Block
Craig Roberts – Submarine
Yasmin Paige – Submarine
Tom Cullen – Weekend

BEST ACHIEVEMENT IN PRODUCTION
Kill List
Tyrannosaur
Weekend
Wild Bill
You Instead

BEST TECHNICAL ACHIEVEMENT
Chris King, Gregers Sall – Editing – Senna
Sean Bobbitt – Cinematography – Shame
Joe Walker – Editing – Shame
Maria Djurkovic – Production Design – Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy
Seamus McGarvey – Cinematography – We Need To Talk About Kevin

BEST DOCUMENTARY
Hell And Back Again
Life In A Day
Project Nim
Senna
TT3D: Closer To The Edge

BEST BRITISH SHORT
0507
Chalk
Love At First Sight
Rite
Rough Skin

BEST FOREIGN INDEPENDENT FILM
Animal Kingdom
Drive
Pina [+see also:
trailer
interview: Wim Wenders
film profile
]

A Separation
The Skin I Live In [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Pedro Almodóvar
film profile
]

THE RAINDANCE AWARD
Acts Of Godfrey
Black Pond
Hollow
Leaving Baghdad
A Thousand Kisses Deep

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