2015 British Independent Film Award Nominations Announced

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As awards season begins in earnest, today the nominations for 2015’s Moët British Independent Film Awards were announced. With the nods read out by star of Channel 4’s Humans Gemma Chan and Game Of Thrones‘ Thomas Brodie Sangster, the awards seek to highlight the best, most innovative and creative UK film talent, and, with a particular focus on emerging talent, ensures a refreshingly alternative list of nominees. In what has been a very strong year for British independent film, the selected films certainly encapsulate the skill and variety on display in UK indie film.

The Moët British Independent Film Awards 2015 will take place on Sunday 6 December at Old Billingsgate. For more information on the awards visit their website. The full list of nominees can be read below:

Best Actor

TOM COURTENAY 45 Years
COLIN FARRELL The Lobster
MICHAEL FASSBENDER Macbeth
TOM HARDY Legend
TOM HIDDLESTON High-Rise

Best Supporting Actor

LUKE EVANS High-Rise
BRENDAN GLEESON Suffragette
DOMHNALL GLEESON Brooklyn
SEAN HARRIS Macbeth
BEN WHISHAW The Lobster

Best Actress

MARION COTILLARD Macbeth
CAREY MULLIGAN Suffragette
CHARLOTTE RAMPLING 45 Years
SAOIRSE RONAN Brooklyn
ALICIA VIKANDER The Danish Girl

Best Supporting Actress

HELENA BONHAM CARTER Suffragette
OLIVIA COLMAN The Lobster
ANNE-MARIE DUFF Suffragette
SIENNA MILLER High-Rise
JULIE WALTERS Brooklyn

Best Director

ANDREW HAIGH 45 Years
ASIF KAPADIA Amy
ALEX GARLAND Ex Machina
YORGOS LANTHIMOS The Lobster
JUSTIN KURZEL Macbeth

Best Documentary

Amy

Dark Horse: The Incredible True Story of Dream Alliance

How to Change the World

Palio

A Syrian Love Story

The Douglas Hickox Award (Debut Director)

CORIN HARDY The Hallow 

PAUL KATIS Kajaki: The True Story 

CHRIS BLAINE, BEN BLAINE Nina Forever 

JOHN MACLEAN Slow West

STEPHEN FINGLETON The Survivalist

Best Screenplay

45 Years ANDREW HAIGH

Brooklyn NICK HORNBY

Ex Machina ALEX GARLAND

High-Rise AMY JUMP

The Lobster YORGOS LANTHIMOS, EFTHYMIS FILIPPOU

Best British Independent Film

45 Years

Amy

Ex Machina

The Lobster

Macbeth

Most Promising Newcomer

AGYNESS DEYN Sunset Song
MIA GOTH The Survivalist
ABIGAIL HARDINGHAM Nina Forever
MILO PARKER Mr Holmes
BEL POWLEY A Royal Night Out

Producer of the Year

TRISTAN GOLIGHER 45 Years
JAMES GAY-REES Amy
PAUL KATIS, ANDREW DE LOTBINIERE Kajaki: The True Story
CECI DEMPSEY, ED GUINEY, YORGOS LANTHIMOS, LEE MAGIDAY The Lobster
DAVID A HUGHES, DAVID MOORES The Violators

Outstanding Achievement in Craft

ADAM ARKAPAW Cinematography – Macbeth
MARK DIGBY Production Design – Ex Machina
CHRIS KING Editing – Amy
FIONA WEIR Casting – Brooklyn
ANDREW WHITEHURST Visual Effects – Ex Machina

The Discovery Award

Aaaaaaaah!

Burn Burn Burn

Orion: The Man Who Would Be King

The Return

Winter

Best British Short Film

Balcony

Crack

Edmond

Love Is Blind

MANoMAN

Best International Independent Film

Carol

Force Majeure

Girlhood

Room

Son of Saul

David is a filmmaker, artist and failed astronaut from Birmingham, UK. His short films have been shown on BBC TV, at the BFI and at BAFTA. Only bats and small dogs are likely to have seen them. He has written for the stage and has exhibited artwork in Birmingham's municipal art gallery. Few can correctly guess his age, to his occasional annoyance.