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British Independent Nominations Announced: I, Daniel Blake Leads with 7 Noms

American Honey, Adult Life Skills, Notes on Blindness and Under the Shadow have 6 nominations each.

by | November 1, 2016 | Comments

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The BIFA nominations for 2016 were announced this morning by actors Ophelia Lovibond and Douglas Booth at The London Edition. Read through for the full list of nominations.

I, Daniel Blake, written by Paul Laverty and directed by Ken Loach, leads the race with seven noms for Best British Independent Film, Best Director, Best Screenplay, Best Actress and Best Actor, and two nominations for Most Promising Newcomer. The other nominees for Best British Independent Film are American Honey (six nominations), Couple in a Hole (two nominations), Notes on Blindness (six nominations) and Under The Shadow (six nominations). This year, over 130 British films were submitted for consideration and 32 different British feature films have been nominated across the awards.


 

Best British Independent Film


Best Director

Andrea Arnold

American Honey
79%

Ben Wheatley

Free Fire
70%

Ken Loach

I, Daniel Blake
92%

James Spinney & Pete Middleton

Notes on Blindness
95%

Babak Anvari

Under the Shadow
99%

Best Screenplay


Best Actor


Shia LaBeouf

American Honey


Max Records

I Am Not A Serial Killer


Dave Johns

I, Daniel Blake



My Feral Heart


Michael Fassbender

Trespass Against Us


Best Actress


Jodie Whittaker

Adult Life Skills


Sasha Lane

American Honey


Kate Dickie

Couple in a Hole


Hayley Squires

I, Daniel Blake


Narges Rashidi

Under the Shadow


Best Supporting Actor


Brett Goldstein

Adult Life Skills


Jamie Dornan

Anthropoid


Christopher Lloyd

I Am Not A Serial Killer



The Pass


Sean Harris

Trespass Against Us


Best Supporting Actress


Gemma Arterton

The Girl With All the Gifts



My Feral Heart


Naomie Harris

Our Kind of Traitor



Under the Shadow


Terry Pheto

A United Kingdom


Most Promising Newcomer


Sennia Nanua

The Girl With All the Gifts


Hayley Squires

I, Daniel Blake


Dave Johns

I, Daniel Blake



My Feral Heart



Urban Hymn


The Douglas Hickox Award (Debut Director)

Rachel Tunnard

Adult Life Skills
75%

Pete Middleton & James Spinney

Notes on Blindness
95%

Alice Lowe

Prevenge
91%

Babak Anvari

Under the Shadow
99%

Breakthrough Producer

Michael Berliner

Adult Life Skills
75%

Dionne Walker

The Hard Stop
100%

Mike Brett & Jo Jo Ellison & Steve Jamison

Notes on Blindness
95%

Best Debut Screenwriter

Rachel Tunnard

Adult Life Skills
75%

Hope Dickson Leach

The Levelling
94%

Simon Farnaby & Julian Barratt

Mindhorn
92%

John Cairns & Michael McCartney

A Patch of Fog
81%

Ed Talfan

The Passing
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The Discovery Award


Best Documentary


Outstanding Achievement in Craft

Robbie Ryan

American Honey
79%

Shaheen Baig

Free Fire
70%

Joakim Sundström

Notes on Blindness
95%

Paul Monaghan & Mat Whitecross

Supersonic
84%

Best International Independent Film


Best British Short Film


The winners of the British Independent Film Awards 2016 will be announced on Sunday, Dec. 4 at Old Billingsgate in London.