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British Independent Film Award nominees

BIFA-Award.jpgYesterday I mentioned about Red Road, Last King of Scotland and The Queen receiving BIFA nominations, now the full list of nominees are available on the official site, and I've listed them over the page.

What I am impressed at is the amount of talent and the great films on this list, Britain does still have a film industry and this shows it very well. Another thing I am impressed about is the Best Foreign Independent film category, this doesn't seem to carry the restrictions of the Oscars, as you can see over the page.

BEST BRITISH INDEPENDENT FILM
The Last King of Scotland
The Queen
Red Road
This is England
The Wind That Shakes the Barley

BEST DIRECTOR
SPONSORED BY THE CREATIVE PARTNERSHIP
Kevin Macdonald – The Last King of Scotland
Stephen Frears – The Queen
Michael Caton Jones – Shooting Dogs
Shane Meadows – This is England
Ken Loach – The Wind that Shakes the Barley

BEST ACTOR
Forest Whitaker – The Last King of Scotland
Peter O’Toole – Venus
Cillian Murphy – The Wind that Shakes the Barley
Tony Curran – Red Road
James McAvoy – The Last King of Scotland

BEST ACTRESS
SPONSORED BY MAC
Helen Mirren - The Queen
Kate Dickie – Red Road
Frances de la Tour – The History Boys
Robin Wright Penn – Breaking & Entering
Juliette Binoche – Breaking & Entering

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR / ACTRESS
Martin Compston – Red Road
Leslie Phillips – Venus
Vanessa Redgrave – Venus
Joseph Gilgun – This is England
Stephen Graham – This is England

MOST PROMISING NEWCOMER (ON SCREEN)
SPONSORED BY DIESEL
Jodie Whittaker - Venus
Thomas Turgoose – This is England
Samuel Barnett – The History Boys
Harry and Luke Treadaway – Brothers of the Head
Dominic Cooper – The History Boys
Rafi Gavron – Breaking & Entering

BEST SCREENPLAY
SPONSORED BY BBC FILMS
Alan Bennett – The History Boys
Peter Morgan – The Queen
Hanif Kureishi – Venus
Shane Meadows – This is England
Peter Morgan & Jeremy Brock – The Last King of Scotland

BEST FOREIGN INDEPENDENT FILM
Volver
Hidden (Cache)
The Beat My Heart Skipped
Brick
Hard Candy

THE DOUGLAS HICKOX AWARD
(BEST DEBUT DIRECTOR)
Menhaj Huda - Kidulthood
Paul Andrew Williams – London to Brighton
Andrea Arnold – Red Road
Tom Vaughan – Starter For Ten
Caradog W James – Little White Lies

BEST BRITISH DOCUMENTARY
The Road to Guantanamo
Blindsight
The Great Happiness Space
The Pervert’s Guide To Cinema
Unknown White Male

BEST TECHNICAL ACHIEVEMENT
SPONSORED BY SKILLSET
The Last King of Scotland – Cinematography: Anthony Dod Mantle
This is England – Music: Ludovico Einaudi (Original Music)
The Wind That Shakes The Barley – Cinematography: Barry Ackroyd
The Queen – Make-Up: Daniel Phillips
The Queen – Production Design: Alan MacDonald

BEST ACHIEVEMENT IN PRODUCTION
SPONSORED BY RECORDED PICTURE COMPANY
London to Brighton
Kidulthood
Shooting Dogs
The Road to Guantanamo
Severance

BEST BRITISH SHORT
Cubs
Ex Memoria
The 10th Man
Who I Am & What I Want
At the End of the Sentence

THE RAINDANCE AWARD
SPONSORED BY RAINDANCE
The Ballad of AJ Weberman
London to Brighton
Scenes of a Sexual Nature

BEST 15 SECOND SHORT
SPONSORED BY NOKIA
Chrysanthemums the Word
What’s the Point?
Fate and Mr McKinley
Death of the Dinosaurs
Ah, Youth

THE VARIETY UK PERSONALITY OF THE YEAR
Helen Mirren

THE RICHARD HARRIS AWARD
(OUTSTANDING CONTRIBUTION TO BRITISH FILM BY AN ACTOR)
SPONSORED BY BUENA VISTA INTERNATIONAL
To be Announced

THE SPECIAL JURY PRIZE
SPONSORED BY THE UK FILM COUNCIL
To be Announced

What are your predicitons or your personal recommendations? I think that The Last King of Scotland, Forest Whitaker, The Queen and Red Road will all be winners, although that's not hard since they are all in so many categories! I suspect Breaking and Entering may take something home and I really hope that The Road to Guantanamo will be a winner in one of its categories. What or who do you want to win?





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Not having seen Red Road and The Last King of Scotland, I can only really comment on the ones I have seen and they are The Queen and The History Boys.

I am batting for Dame Helen Mirren to get the nod for Best Actress, she was damn convincing as Her Majesty to me.

Best Screenplay, hmmmm Alan Bennett did a real neat job adapting his own stage play onto film and I think its a toss between him and Peter Morgan.

Most Promising Newcomer should easily go to Samuel Barnett, I can't wait to see him on the stage version.

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