Fri. Aug 7th, 2020

2014 British Independent Film Awards Nominations (BIFA)

BIFA nominee Jack O'Connell in '71
BIFA nominee Jack O’Connell in ’71

With a total of nine nominations, the Jack O’Connell starring film, ’71, led the field this morning for the 17th British Independent Film Awards nominations. O’Connell is having a good year so far with the critical success of ’71, Starred Up (which, incidentally, led 2013’s BIFA noms) and the upcoming biopic of Olympian Louis Zamperini in the Angelina Jolie-directed Unbroken, due at Christmas. The film garnered mentions in Picture, Director, Actor, Supporting Actor, Screenplay and more. As expected, The Imitation Game did well here but curiously missed out on a Director mention for Morten Tyldum. Mike Leigh’s Mr. Turner, John Michael McDonaugh’s Calvary and Matthew Warchus’s Pride also fared well, nabbing Picture, Director and acting nominations.

The full list:

BRITISH INDEPENDENT FILM
’71
Calvary
Mr. Turner
Pride
The Imitation Game

DIRECTOR
John Michael McDonagh for Calvary
Lenny Abrahamson for Frank
Matthew Warchus for Pride
Mike Leigh for Mr. Turner
Yann Demange for ’71

THE DOUGLAS HICKOX AWARD FOR DEBUT DIRECTOR
Daniel Wolfe and Matthew Wolfe for Catch Me Daddy
Hong Khaou for Lilting
Iain Forsyth and Jane Pollard for 20,000 Days on Earth
Morgan Matthews for X+Y
Yann Demange for ’71

SCREENPLAY
Graham Moore for The Imitation Game
Gregory Burke for ’71
John Michael McDonagh for Calvary
Jon Ronson and Peter Straughan for Frank
Stephen Beresford for Pride

ACTRESS
Alicia Vikander for Testament of Youth
Cheng Pei Pei for Lilting
Gugu Mbatha-Raw for Belle
Keira Knightley for The Imitation Game
Sameena Jabeen Ahmed for Catch Me Daddy

ACTOR
Asa Butterfield for X+Y
Benedict Cumberbatch for The Imitation Game
Brendan Gleeson for Calvary
Jack O’Connell for ’71
Timothy Spall for Mr. Turner

SUPPORTING ACTRESS
Dorothy Atkinson for Mr. Turner
Imelda Staunton for Pride
Maggie Gyllenhaal for Frank
Sally Hawkins for X+Y
Sienna Guillory for The Goob

SUPPORTING ACTOR
Andrew Scott for Pride
Ben Schnetzer for Pride
Michael Fassbender for Frank
Rafe Spall for X+Y
Sean Harris for ‘71

MOST PROMISING NEWCOMER
Ben Schnetzer for Pride
Cara Delevingne for The Face of an Angel
Gugu Mbatha-Raw for Belle
Liam Walpole for The Goob
Sameena Jabeen Ahmed for Catch Me Daddy

ACHIEVEMENT IN PRODUCTION
’71
20,000 Days on Earth
Catch Me Daddy
Lilting
The Goob

TECHNICAL ACHIEVEMENT
Chris Wyatt, Editing, ’71
Dick Pope, Cinematography, Mr. Turner
Robbie Ryan, Cinematography, Catch Me Daddy
Stephen Rennicks, Music, Frank
Tat Radcliffe, Cinematography, ’71

DOCUMENTARY
20,000 Days on Earth
Next Goal Wins
Night Will Fall
The Possibilities Are Endless
Virunga

BRITISH SHORT
Crocodile
Emotional Fusebox
Keeping Up with the Joneses
Slap
The Karman Line

INTERNATIONAL INDEPENDENT FILM
Blue Ruin
Boyhood
Fruitvale Station
Ida
The Badadook

THE RAINDANCE AWARD
Film: The Movie…
Gregor
Luna
Keeping Rosy
The Beat Beneath My Feet

THE RICHARD HARRIS AWARD for outstanding contribution by an actor to British Film
To Be Announced

THE VARIETY AWARD
To Be Announced

THE SPECIAL JURY PRIZE
Announced at the awards ceremony

THE JURY
Tom Hooper, jury chair, and Zawe Ashton, Jon S. Baird, Mary Burke, Sean Ellis, Tinge Krishnan, Shira Macleod, Tracy O’Riordan, Jonathan Romney, Thea Sharrock, Luke Treadaway and Stanley Tucci

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