Magazine article Screen International

Shame, Tinker Tailor, Tyrannosaur Lead BIFA Nominations

Magazine article Screen International

Shame, Tinker Tailor, Tyrannosaur Lead BIFA Nominations

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They each picked up seven nods; We Need To Talk About Kevin and Kill List follow closely behind with six.

The nominees for the 14th British Independent Film Awards (BIFAs) were announced in London today, with Shame, Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy and Tyrannosaur leading the pack on seven nominations each.

We Need To Talk About Kevin and Kill List each picked up six nominations, with Submarine close behind on five.

The five films competing for the Best British film award will be Shame (distributed in the UK by Momentum), Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (StudioCanal), Tyrannosaur (StudioCanal), We Need To Talk About Kevin (Artificial Eye) and Senna (Universal). StudioCanal picked up the most nominations of any UK distributor, with 32 nods.

High profile ommissons from the nominations list include The Deep Blue Sea, Wuthering Heights and My Week With Marilyn.

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The Best Director nominations are Ben Wheatley (Kill List), Steve McQueen (Shame), Tomas Alfredson (Tinker Tailor Solder Spy), Paddy Considine (Tyrannosaur) and Lynne Ramsay (We Need To Talk About Kevin).

Michael Fassbender will go up against Brendan Gleeson (The Guard), Neil Maskell (Kill List), Gary Oldman (Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy) and Peter Mullan (Tyrannosaur) in the best actor category. Fassbender was named best actor in Venice for his performance in Shame. His co-star Carey Mulligan was also nominated in the best supporting actress category. She won the best actress award last year for Never Let Me Go and in 2009 for her performance in An Education.

Meanwhile Tilda Swinton (We Need To Talk About Kevin), Olivia Colman (Tyrannosaur), Rebecca Hall (The Awakening), Mia Wasikowska (Jane Eyre), MyAnna Buring (Kill List) have been nominated in the best actress category.

Joe Cornish (Attack The Block), Ralph Fiennes (Coriolanus), John Michael McDonagh (The Guard), Richard Ayoade (Submarine) and Paddy Considine (Tyrannosaur) will battle it out in the directorial debut category. Dexter Fletcher's Wild Bill didn't make the directorial debut shortlist but was nominated in the Achievement in Production category alongside Kill list, Tyrannosaur, Weekend and You Instead.

In the most promising newcomer category, Junkhearts actress Candese Reid was overlooked, despite winning the newcomer award at the London Film Festival last week.

The awards, which are sponsored by Moet, will take place on December 4 at Old Billingsgate in London.

The winners will be decided by an independent jury which this year includes directors Josh Appignanesi and Debs Gardner Patterson, casting director Lucy Bevan, broadcaster Edith Bowman, Screen International's editor Mike Goodridge and actors Ed Hogg and David Thewlis. …

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