British Independent Film Awards Name 2013 Nominations

Posted by Brian Brooks on 11.11.2013


Roger Michell's Le Week-End.

New York Film Festival features Le Week-End, The Invisible Woman, Blue Is The Warmest Color and last year's Frances Ha are among the films to score nominations Monday for the 16th annual Moët British Independent Film Awards. Actor Ewan McGregor was on hand to announce the nominees, which also included the U.K.'s entry for Best Foreign Language Oscar consideration, Metro Manila by Sean Ellis.

Metro Manila is vying for Best British Independent Film along with Le Week-End by Roger Michell, David Mackenzie's Starred Up, Stephen Frears' Philomena and Clio Barnard's The Selfish Giant. Best Director nominees include Ellis and Mackenzie as well as Jonathan Glazer for Under The Skin, Clio Barnard for The Selfish Giant and Jon S. Baird for Filth.

Starred Up received this year's most nominations from the BIFAs, which is akin to the Independent Spirit Awards and Gotham Awards Stateside. The feature took eight nominations including Best British Independent Film, Best Director for David Mackenzie, Best Screenplay for Jonathan Asser, Best Actor for Jack O’Connell, and two Best Supporting Actor nominations for Rupert Friend and Ben Mendelsohn. The Selfish Giant picked up 7 nominations and Filth, Metro Manila and Le Week-End all picked up 5 nominations each.

“Where other awards sometimes fear to tread, the MBIFAs puts the wild creativity of British independent filmmaking front and center," said Ben Roberts, Director of the BFI Film Fund. "This year we have witnessed a renewed confidence in bold UK filmmaking which has been recognized around the world and will inspire a new generation of talent."

A pre-selection committee of 70 members viewed over 200 films, which selected Monday's nominees. Winners will be announced at the 16th annual British Independent Film Awards ceremony, which will be hosted by actor and BIFA Patron, James Nesbitt, who returns for his eighth year on Sunday December 8 at the Old Billingsgate in London.

2013 BIFA Nominees follow:

Best British Independent Film

Metro Manila by Sean Ellis

Philomena by Stephen Frears

The Selfish Giant by Clio Barnard

Starred Up by David Mackenzie

Le Week-End by Roger Michell


David Mackenzie's Starred Up.

Best Director

Jon S. Baird – Filth

Clio Barnard – The Selfish Giant

Sean Ellis – Metro Manila

Jonathan Glazer – Under The Skin

David Mackenzie – Starred Up

The Douglas Hickox Award [Best Debut Director]

Charlie Cattrall – Titus

Tina Gharavi – I Am Nasrine

Jeremy Lovering – In Fear

Omid Nooshin – Last Passenger

Paul Wright – For Those In Peril

Best Screenplay

Jonathan Asser – Starred Up

Clio Barnard – The Selfish Giant

Steven Knight – Locke

Hanif Kureishi – Le Week-End

Jeff Pope, Steve Coogan – Philomena

Best Actress

Judi Dench – Philomena

Lindsay Duncan – Le Week-End

Scarlett Johansson – Under The Skin

Felicity Jones – The Invisible Woman

Saoirse Ronan – How I Live Now

Best Actor

Jim Broadbent – Le Week-End

Steve Coogan – Philomena

Tom Hardy – Locke

Jack O’Connell – Starred Up

James McAvoy – Filth

Best Supporting Actress
Siobhan Finneran – The Selfish Giant

Shirley Henderson – Filth

Imogen Poots – The Look Of Love

Kristin Scott Thomas – The Invisible Woman
Mia Wasikowska – The Double

Best Supporting Actor

John Arcilla – Metro Manila
Rupert Friend – Starred Up
Jeff Goldblum – Le Week-End

Eddie Marsan – Filth

Ben Mendelsohn – Starred Up


Ralph Fiennes The Invisible Woman.

Most Promising Newcomer

Harley Bird – How I Live Now

Conner Chapman/Shaun Thomas – The Selfish Giant

Caity Lotz – The Machine

Jake Macapagal – Metro Manila

Chloe Pirrie – Shell

Best Achievement in Production

A Field In England

Filth

Metro Manila

The Selfish Giant

Starred Up

Best Technical Achievement

Shaheen Baig – Casting – Starred Up

Johnnie Burn – Sound Design – Under The Skin

Amy Hubbard – Casting – The Selfish Giant

Mica Levi – Music – Under The Skin

Justine Wright – Editing – Locke

Best Documentary

Pussy Riot – A Punk Prayer

The Great Hip Hop Hoax

The Moo Man

The Spirit of ’45

The Stone Roses: Made Of Stone

Best British Short

L’Assenza

Dr Easy

Dylan’s Room

Jonah

Z1

Best International Independent Film

Blue Is The Warmest Color

Blue Jasmine

Frances Ha

The Great Beauty

Wadjda

The Raindance Award

Everyone’s Going to Die

The Machine

The Patrol

Sleeping Dogs
Titus

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