The nomination for the tenth annual British Independent Film
Awards have been announced. It's been a good year for British cinema - in fact, musicOMH.com would go so far as to say it's been an excellent year, and the proof is just in looking at the list below.
Anton Corbijin’s Control leads with a BIFA first: a remarkable ten nominations. And When Did You Last See Your Father? receives seven nominations, Hallam Foe follows with six, followed by Eastern Promises (five nominations), Notes on a Scandal (four) and Garbage Warrior (three). Other films to receive multiple nominations include Brick Lane, Black Gold, It’s A Free World, Sunshine, Exhibit A and 28 Weeks Later.
First time BIFA actor nominees include Anne Hathaway, Sam Riley, Kierston Wareing, Sophia Myles, Tannishtha Chatterjee, Imogen Poots, Matthew Beard, Bradley Cole, Armin Muehler Stahl and 2004 jury member Cate Blanchett. This year sees repeat nominations for actors Jamie Bell, Samantha Morton, Cillian Murphy and Toby Kebbell. Receiving nominations which must almost be habitual by now are Judi Dench and Jim Broadbent.
For more information and a full nominations list, visit the BIFA homepage.