BIFA Awards 2011: Nominations

Paddy Considine’s Tyrannosaur, Steve McQueen’s Shame and Tomas Alfredson’s Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy lead the nominations for the 14th annual Moët British Independent Film Awards (BIFA’s), which were announced at a ceremony in London earlier today.

Other nominees include Ben Wheatley’s Kill List, Richard Ayoade’s Subarmine, Lynne Ramsay’s We Need To Talk About Kevin and John Michael McDonagh’s The Guard. 

The BIFA’s, an awards ceremony aimed squarely at acknowledging the British film industries uncompromisable talent, will take place at London’s Old Billingsgate on December 4.

The full list of nominess are included for your perusal below:

Best British Independent Film

  • Senna
  • Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy
  • Shame
  • We Need To Talk About Kevin
  • Tyrannosaur

Best Director

  • Ben Wheatley (Kill List)
  • Tomas Alfredson (Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy)
  • Steve McQueen (Shame)
  • Paddy Considine (Tyrannosaur)
  • Lynne Ramsay (We Need To Talk About Kevin)

Best Debut Director

  • Joe Cornish (Attack The Block)
  • Ralph Fiennes (Coriolanus)
  • Richard Ayoade (Submarine)
  • John Michael McDonagh (The Guard)
  • Paddy Considine (Tyrannosaur)

Best Screenplay

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

Best Actress

  • MyAnna Buring (Kill List)
  • Rebecca Hall (The Awakening)
  • Olivia Colman (Tyrannosaur)
  • Tilda Swinton (We Need To Talk About Kevin)
  • Mia Wasikowska (Jane Eyre)

Best Actor

  • Neil Maskell (Kill List)
  • Brendan Gleeson (The Guard)
  • Gary Oldman (Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy)
  • Michael Fassbender (Shame)
  • Peter Mullan (Tyrannosaur)

Best Supporting Actress

  • Vanessa Redgrave (Coriolanus)
  • Felicity Jones (Albatross)
  • Sally Hawkins (Submarine)
  • Carey Mulligan (Shame)
  • Kathy Burke (Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy)

Best Supporting Actor

  • Michael Smiley (Kill List)
  • Benedict Cumberbatch (Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy)
  • Ezra Miller (We Need To Talk About Kevin)
  • Eddie Marsan (Tyrannosaur)
  • Tom Hardy (Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy)

Most Promising Newcomer

  • Jessica Brown-Findlay (Albatross)
  • John Boyega (Attack The Block)
  • Craig Roberts (Submarine)
  • Tom Cullen (Weekend)
  • Yasmin Page (Submarine)

Best Achievement In Production

  • Tyrannosaur
  • Weekend
  • Kill List
  • You Instead
  • Wild Bill

Best Technical Achievement

  • Editing (Senna)
  • Cinematography (Shame)
  • Production Design (Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy)
  • Cinematography (We Need To Talk About Kevin)
  • Editing (Shame)

Best Documentary

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

Best British Short

  • Chalk
  • 0507
  • Rough Skin
  • Rite
  • Love At First Sight

Best Foreign Independent Film

  • Drive
  • Animal Kingdom
  • A Separation
  • Pina
  • The Skin I Live In

Raindance Award

  • Acts Of Godfrey
  • Hollow
  • Black Pond
  • Leaving Baghdad
  • A Thousand Kisses Deep

What else is pleased to see Felicity Jones and Jessica Brown-Findlay recognised for their star-making performances in Albatross, or The Skin I Live In’s much deserved Best Foreign Independent Film nomination? We know we are!

If you’d like to read any of Centrefolds & Empty Screens’ reviews for the aforementioned films (excluding the ones that haven’t yet had full U.K. releases), then simply use the search function at the top right hand corner of the screen.

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