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2011 Nominations Announced 14th Moët British Independent Film Awards

Monday 31 October 2011

NOMINATIONS AND JURY REVEALED FOR THE 14th MOËT BRITISH INDEPENDENT FILM AWARDS

 

The nominations and jury members for the 14th annual Moët British Independent Film Awards were announced today, Monday 31 October at St Martins Lane, London by Helen McCrory.

Joint Directors, The Moët British Independent Film Awards’ Johanna von Fischer & Tessa Collinson said: “This year’s nominees really highlight the immense wealth of British talent in this country today.  We are incredibly proud that the Awards have grown to a level that garners attention worldwide, helping to bring British talent and independent filmmaking to the international stage.” 

 

The highest number of nominations this year goes to three films, Shame, Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy and Tyrannosaur, all with seven nods.  All three titles are battling for the coveted Best British Film Award, Best Director, Best Actor and Best Supporting Actor or Actress awards.  We Need to Talk About Kevin and Kill List each receive six nominations with Submarine following closely with five.

 

Nominations for Best Actress go to Rebecca Hall (The Awakening), Mia Wasikowska (Jane Eyre), MyAnna Buring (Kill List), Olivia Colman (Tyrannosaur) and Tilda Swinton (We Need To Talk About Kevin).  Leading men hoping to take home the Best Actor award include Brendan Gleeson (The Guard), Neil Maskell (Kill List), Michael Fassbender (Shame), Gary Oldman (Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy) and Peter Mullan (Tyrannosaur). 

 

Directors who have delivered dynamic debuts this year and are fighting for the Douglas Hickox Award are Joe Cornish (Attack The Block), Ralph Fiennes (Coriolanus), John Michael McDonagh (The Guard), Richard Ayoade (Submarine) and Paddy Considine (Tyrannosaur).

 

Elsa Corbineau, Marketing Director Moët & Chandon commented: “Moët & Chandon is thrilled to continue to support the Awards this year.  There are some truly remarkable films in today's nominations which reflect the talent of the British filmmakers.  We look forward to celebrating all of the nominees and winners on 4 December."

 

The Raindance Award nominees for 2011 include: Acts of Godfrey, Black Pond, Hollow, Leaving Baghdad and A Thousand Kisses Deep.  This Award honours exceptional achievement for filmmakers working against the odds, often with little or no industry support.  Elliot Grove, Founder Raindance Film Festival and Moët British Independent Film Awards added:  "Delighted to see that this year's nominations prove that once again British independent filmmakers have risen to the creative challenge of making astounding movies in the midst of economic chaos."

 

The Pre-Selection Committee of 70 members viewed nearly 200 films, out of which they selected the nominations, which were decided by ballot.

 

The winners of The Moët British Independent Film Awards are decided by an independent jury comprised of leading professionals and talent from the British film industry.

 

The Jury for 2011 includes: 

Josh Appignanesi (Director / Writer), Lucy Bevan (Casting Director), Edith Bowman (Broadcaster), Mike Goodridge (Editor), Ed Hogg (Actor), Neil Lamont (Art Director), Mary McCartney (Photographer), Molly Nyman (Composer), Debs Paterson (Director / Writer), Tracey Seaward (Producer), Charles Steel (Producer), David Thewlis (Actor), Ruth Wilson (Actress) and Justine Wright (Editor).

 

The winners will be announced at the much anticipated 14th awards ceremony, which will take place on Sunday 4 December at the impressive Old Billingsgate in London.

 

The Moët British Independent Film Awards is proud to announce the following nominees for this year’s awards:

BEST BRITISH INDEPENDENT FILM

Sponsored by Moët & Chandon

SENNA

SHAME

TINKER TAILOR SOLDIER SPY

TYRANNOSAUR

WE NEED TO TALK ABOUT KEVIN

 

BEST DIRECTOR

Sponsored by The Creative Partnership

Ben Wheatley – KILL LIST

Steve McQueen – SHAME

Tomas Alfredson – TINKER TAILOR SOLDIER SPY

Paddy Considine – TYRANNOSAUR

Lynne Ramsay – WE NEED TO TALK ABOUT KEVIN

 

 

 

 

THE DOUGLAS HICKOX AWARD [BEST DEBUT DIRECTOR]

Sponsored by 3 Mills Studios

Joe Cornish – ATTACK THE BLOCK

Ralph Fiennes – CORIOLANUS

John Michael McDonagh – THE GUARD

Richard Ayoade – SUBMARINE

Paddy Considine – TYRANNOSAUR

 

BEST SCREENPLAY

Sponsored by BBC Films

John Michael McDonagh – THE GUARD

Ben Wheatley, Amy Jump – KILL LIST

Abi Morgan, Steve McQueen – SHAME

Richard Ayoade – SUBMARINE

Lynne Ramsay, Rory Kinnear – WE NEED TO TALK ABOUT KEVIN

 

BEST ACTRESS

Sponsored by M.A.C

Rebecca Hall – THE AWAKENING

Mia Wasikowska – JANE EYRE

MyAnna Buring – KILL LIST

Olivia Colman – TYRANNOSAUR

Tilda Swinton – WE NEED TO TALK ABOUT KEVIN

 

BEST ACTOR

Brendan Gleeson – THE GUARD

Neil Maskell – KILL LIST

Michael Fassbender – SHAME

Gary Oldman – TINKER TAILOR SOLDIER SPY

Peter Mullan – TYRANNOSAUR

 

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS

Felicity Jones – ALBATROSS

Vanessa Redgrave – CORIOLANUS

Carey Mulligan – SHAME

Sally Hawkins – SUBMARINE

Kathy Burke – TINKER TAILOR SOLDIER SPY

 

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR

Michael Smiley – KILL LIST

Tom Hardy – TINKER TAILOR SOLDIER SPY

Benedict Cumberbatch – TINKER TAILOR SOLDIER SPY

Eddie Marsan – TYRANNOSAUR

Ezra Miller – WE NEED TO TALK ABOUT KEVIN

 

MOST PROMISING NEWCOMER

Sponsored by STUDIOCANAL

Jessica Brown Findlay – ALBATROSS

John Boyega – ATTACK THE BLOCK

Craig Roberts – SUBMARINE

Yasmin Paige – SUBMARINE

Tom Cullen – WEEKEND

 

 

 

 

 

BEST ACHIEVEMENT IN PRODUCTION

Sponsored by Deluxe142

KILL LIST

TYRANNOSAUR

WEEKEND

WILD BILL

YOU INSTEAD

 

 

BEST TECHNICAL ACHIEVEMENT

Chris King, Gregers Sall – Editing – SENNA

Sean Bobbitt – Cinematography – SHAME

Joe Walker – Editing – SHAME

Maria Djurkovic – Production Design – TINKER TAILOR SOLDIER SPY

Seamus McGarvey – Cinematography – WE NEED TO TALK ABOUT KEVIN

 

BEST DOCUMENTARY

HELL AND BACK AGAIN

LIFE IN A DAY

PROJECT NIM

SENNA

TT3D: CLOSER TO THE EDGE

 

BEST BRITISH SHORT

0507

CHALK

LOVE AT FIRST SIGHT

RITE

ROUGH SKIN

 

BEST FOREIGN INDEPENDENT FILM

ANIMAL KINGDOM

DRIVE

PINA

A SEPARATION

THE SKIN I LIVE IN

 

THE RAINDANCE AWARD

Sponsored by Exile Media

ACTS OF GODFREY

BLACK POND

HOLLOW

LEAVING BAGHDAD

A THOUSAND KISSES DEEP

 

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

Sponsored by Working Title

To Be Announced

 

THE VARIETY AWARD

To Be Announced

 

THE SPECIAL JURY PRIZE

Announced at the Moët British Independent Film Awards on Sunday 4 December.

 

 

 

Proud supporters and patrons of The Moët British Independent Film Awards include Mike Figgis, Tom Hollander, Adrian Lester, Ken Loach, Ewan McGregor, Helen Mirren, Samantha Morton, Michael Sheen, Trudie Styler, Tilda Swinton, Meera Syal, David Thewlis, Ray Winstone and Michael Winterbottom.

 

The Moët British Independent Film Awards would like to thank all its supporters, especially: Moët & Chandon, The British Film Institute, 3 Mills Studios, BBC Films, Company3, The Creative Partnership, Exile Media, M.A.C, Raindance, Soho House, Studiocanal, Swarovski, Variety, Working Title and Zander Creative.

Created by Raindance

Notes to the editor:

About BIFA

Created in 1998, The British Independent Film Awards set out to celebrate merit and achievement in independently funded British filmmaking, to honour new talent, and to promote British filmmaking and British talent to a wider public.

 

In recognition of Moët & Chandon’s generous contribution as headline sponsor, the 2011 event is referred to as The MOËT British Independent Film Awards.

 

For further information on BIFA, visit www.bifa.org.uk

 

For press information regarding The Moët British Independent Film Awards contact Emma McCorkell or Caragh Cook at Organic Marketing:

emma.mccorkell@organic-marketing.co.uk  caragh.cook@organic-marketing.co.uk +44 (0) 203 372 0976

 

For press information regarding Moët & Chandon contact:

Meritaten Mance: meri.mance@mhk.co.uk +44 (0) 7977 561 837

For further information on Moët & Chandon, visit http://moet.com

 

BIFAs ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA: A film will be eligible for an Award if:

      It is intended for theatrical release, AND has had a public screening to a paying audience either on general release in the UK OR has screened at a British-based film festival between 1st December 2010 and 30th November 2011

      Where there is any major studio substantially funding a film, the total budget must not exceed $20M

      It has been produced or majority co-produced by a British company OR is in receipt of at least 51% of its budget from a British source or sources OR it qualifies as a British Film under the DCMS guidelines AND includes sufficient creative elements from the UK

      BIFA also consider foreign independent films for the Best Foreign Independent Film category. Foreign films must have a British theatrical release during the eligibility period stated above

      British Short Film Award submissions: Any British short films that have won an award between the 16th October 2010 and 15th October 2011 are eligible for consideration. Any variations are at the sole discretion and recommendation of the film committee. A short film must be no longer than 40 minutes (including credits).

 

      Under exceptional circumstances, inclusion and consideration of films which do not strictly comply with the above criteria will be subject to the discretion of the British Independent Film Awards Advisory Committee.

 

All films submitted for consideration will be viewed by the Advisory Committee with the help of a nominated screening panel, who will then decide the nominations by ballot. All nominated films will be viewed by an independent Jury. The winners will be decided by secret ballot.

 

Full Eligibility Criteria may be viewed at: http://www.bifa.org.uk/rules
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