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Moët British Independent Film Awards

The nominations and jury members for the thirteenth annual Moët British Independent Film Awards have been announced.

The nominations and jury members for the thirteenth annual Moët British Independent Film Awards have been announced. The film receiving the most nominations is The King’s Speech with
eight, including Best Film, Best Director, Best Screenplay, Best Actor
and two Best Supporting Actor nominations. Monsters, Never Let Me Go
and The Arbor all received six nominations,
Four Lions five and four nods went to Another Year, Made in Dagenham and Brighton Rock.

Nominations for Best Actor go to Jim Broadbent (Another Year), Riz Ahmed (Four Lions), Colin Firth (The King’s Speech), Scoot McNairy (Monsters) and Aidan Gillen (Treacle Junior). Leading ladies battling for the Best Actress are Manjinder Virk (The Arbor), Ruth Sheen (Another Year), Andrea Riseborough (Brighton Rock), Sally Hawkins (Made in Dagenham) and hoping to repeat last year’s success, Carey Mulligan (Never Let Me Go).

Newcomer Gareth Edwards receives an impressive four nominations for his directorial debut Monsters; categories include Best British Independent Film, Best Director, The Douglas Hickox Award for Best Debut Director and Best Technical Achievement. Both Andrea Riseborough (Brighton Rock) and Manjinder Virk (The Arbor) are nominated in two categories, Most Promising Newcomer and Best Actress, with The Arbor also competing for Best British Documentary alongside Enemies of the People, Exit Through the Gift Shop, Fire In Bablyon and Waste Land.

The Raindance Award nominees for 2010 include Brilliant Love, Legacy, Son Of Babylon, Treacle Junior and Jackboots on Whitehall. This Award honours exceptional achievement for filmmakers working against the odds, often with little or no industry support. Elliot Grove, Founder Raindance Film Festival and BIFA added: “The nominees for this year’s Raindance Award show how vibrant and strong the state of independent film is in this country, despite the economic uncertainty. I am thrilled that we are able to support such great films, and know we’ll see many more in the coming years”

The Pre-Selection Committee of 70 members viewed nearly 200 films, out of which they selected the nominations, which were decided by ballot.The winners will be announced at the much anticipated 13th awards ceremony which will take place on Sunday 5 December at the impressive Old Billingsgate in London and will be hosted for the sixth year by James Nesbitt.

BIFA’s nominees for this year’s awards:

BEST BRITISH INDEPENDENT FILM: Four Lions, Kick-Ass, The King’s Speech, Monsters, Never Let Me Go.

BEST DIRECTOR: Mike Leigh- Another Year, Matthew Vaughn– Kick-Ass, Tom Hooper– The King’s Speech, Gareth Edwards– Monsters, Mark Romanek– Never Let Me Go.

THE DOUGLAS HICKOX AWARD [BEST DEBUT DIRECTOR]: Debs Gardner Paterson– Africa United, Clio Barnard– The Arbor, Rowan
Joffe– Brighton Rock, Chris Morris– Four Lions, Gareth Edwards–

BEST SCREENPLAY: Jesse Armstrong, Sam Bain, Simon Blackwell, Christopher Morris– Four Lions, Jane Goldman & Matthew Vaughn– Kick-Ass, David Seidler– The King’s
Speech, William Ivory– Made In Dagenham, Alex Garland– Never Let
Me Go.

BEST ACTRESS: Manjinder Virk– The Arbor, Ruth Sheen– Another Year, Andrea Riseborough– Brighton Rock, Sally Hawkins– Made In Dagenham, Carey Mulligan– Never Let Me Go.

BEST ACTOR: Jim Broadbent– Another Year, Riz Ahmed– Four Lions, Colin Firth– The King’s Speech, Scoot McNairy– Monsters, Aidan Gillen – Treacle Junior.

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS: Lesley Manville– Another Year, Helena Bonham Carter– The King’s
Speech, Rosamund Pike– Made In Dagenham, Keira Knightley– Never Let Me
Go, Tamsin Greig– Tamara Drewe.

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR: Kayvan Novak– Four Lions, Guy Pearce– The King’s Speech, Geoffrey Rush– The King’s Speech, Bob Hoskins– Made In Dagenham, Andrew Garfield– Never Let Me Go.

MOST PROMISING NEWCOMER: Manjinder Virk– The Arbor, Andrea Riseborough– Brighton Rock and Tom Hughes– Cemetery Junction, Joanne Froggatt– In Our Name, Conor McCarron– Neds.

BEST ACHIEVEMENT IN PRODUCTION: The Arbor, In Our Name, Monsters, Skeletons, Streetdance 3D.

RAINDANCE AWARD: Brilliant Love, Jackboots On Whitehall, Legacy, Son Of Babylon, Treacle Junior.

BEST TECHNICAL ACHIEVEMENT: The Arbor– Sound – Tim Barker, Brighton Rock– Cinematography – John Mathieson, The Illusionist– Animation – Sylvain Chomet, The King’s Speech– Production Design – Eve Stewart, Monsters– Visual Effects – Gareth Edwards

BEST DOCUMENTARY: The Arbor, Enemies of the People, Exit Through the Gift Shop, Fire In Babylon, Waste Land

BEST BRITISH SHORT: Baby, Photograph Of Jesus, Sign Language, Sis, The Road Home

BEST FOREIGN FILM: Dogtooth, I Am Love, A Prophet, The Secret In Their Eyes and Winter’s Bone

THE RICHARD HARRIS AWARD (for outstanding contribution by an actor to British Film), THE VARIETY AWARD and THE SPECIAL JURY PRIZE: To Be Announced.

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