Tuesday, October 28, 2008

British Independent Film Award Nominees

While yes, these have virtually no impact on the Academy Awards whatsoever, it's still nice to see In Bruges and Man On Wire getting recognition somewhere:

BEST BRITISH INDEPENDENT FILM

Hunger

In Bruges

Man on Wire

Slumdog Millionaire

Somers Town

BEST DIRECTOR

Mark Herman – The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas

Steve McQueen – Hunger

Danny Boyle – Slumdog Millionaire

Shane Meadows – Somers Town

Garth Jennings – Son of Rambow

THE DOUGLAS HICKOX AWARD [BEST DEBUT DIRECTOR]

James Watkins – Eden Lake

Rupert Wyatt – The Escapist

Steve McQueen – Hunger

Martin McDonagh – In Bruges

Eran Creevy – Shifty

BEST SCREENPLAY

Enda Walsh, Steve McQueen – Hunger

Martin McDonagh – In Bruges

Simon Beaufoy – Slumdog Millionaire

Paul Fraser – Somers Town

Garth Jennings – Son of Rambow

BEST ACTRESS

Vera Farmiga – The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas

Samantha Morton – The Daisy Chain

Keira Knightley  – The Duchess

Kelly Reilly – Eden Lake

Sally Hawkins – Happy-Go-Lucky

BEST ACTOR

Michael Fassbender – Hunger

Colin Farrell – In Bruges

Brendan Gleeson – In Bruges

Riz Ahmed – Shifty

Thomas Turgoose – Somers Town

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS

Emma Thompson – Brideshead Revisited

Hayley Atwell – The Duchess

Kristin Scott Thomas – Easy Virtue

Sienna Miller – The Edge of Love

Alexis Zegerman – Happy-Go-Lucky

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR

Ralph Fiennes – The Duchess

Eddie Marsan – Happy-Go-Lucky

Liam Cunningham – Hunger

Ralph Fiennes – In Bruges

Daniel Mays– Shifty

MOST PROMISING NEWCOMER

Asa Butterfield – The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas

Dev Patel – Slumdog Millionaire

Ayush Mahesh Khedekar – Slumdog Millionaire

Bill Milner – Son of Rambow

Will Poulter – Son of Rambow

BEST ACHIEVEMENT IN PRODUCTION

The Daisy Chain

The Escapist

Hush

Shifty

Telstar

RAINDANCE AWARD

Clubbed

Flick

One Day Removals

Zebra Crossings

BEST TECHNICAL ACHIEVEMENT

Wardrobe – Michael O’Connor – The Duchess

Cinematography – Sean Bobbitt – Hunger

Editing – Jon Gregory – In Bruges

Music – Harry Escott, Molly Nyman – Shifty

Cinematography – Anthony Dod Mantle – Slumdog Millionaire

BEST DOCUMENTARY

A Complete History of My Sexual Failures

Derek

Man on Wire

Of Time and The City

Three Miles North of Molkom

BEST BRITISH SHORT

Alex And Her Arse Truck

Gone Fishing

Love Does Grow On Trees

Red Sands

Soft

BEST FOREIGN FILM

The Diving Bell & The Butterfly

Gomorrah

I’ve Loved You So Long

Persepolis

Waltz With Bashir

THE RICHARD HARRIS AWARD (for outstanding contribution to British Film)

David Thewlis

THE VARIETY AWARD

Michael Sheen

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