October 26, 2009

The British Independent Film Awards announce their nominees!

It's a good showing for films like Moon and An Education, though the nomination leader was the film Fish Tank, which I'm actually very interested in seeing. The full release is found here, but here's the nominations:

BEST BRITISH INDEPENDENT FILM
An Education
Fish Tank
In The Loop
Moon
Nowhere Boy
BEST DIRECTOR
Sponsored by The Creative Partnership
Andrea Arnold – Fish Tank
Armando Iannucci – In The Loop
Duncan Jones – Moon
Jane Campion – Bright Star
Lone Scherfig – An Education
THE DOUGLAS HICKOX AWARD [BEST DEBUT DIRECTOR]
Armando Iannucci – In The Loop
Duncan Jones – Moon
Peter Strickland – Katalin Varga
Sam Taylor Wood – Nowhere Boy
Samantha Morton – The Unloved
BEST SCREENPLAY
Sponsored by BBC Films
An Education – Nick Hornby
Fish Tank – Andrea Arnold
In The Loop – Jesse Armstrong, Simon Blackwell, Armando Iannucci, Tony Roche
Moon – Nathan Parker
Nowhere Boy – Matt Greenhalgh
BEST ACTRESS
Sponsored by M.A.C
Abbie Cornish – Bright Star
Carey Mulligan – An Education
Emily Blunt – The Young Victoria
Katie Jarvis – Fish Tank
Sophie Okonedo – Skin
BEST ACTOR
Sponsored by Stolichnaya Elit
Aaron Johnson – Nowhere Boy
Andy Serkis – Sex & Drugs & Rock & Roll
Peter Capaldi – In The Loop
Sam Rockwell – Moon
Tom Hardy – Bronson
BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS
Anne-Marie Duff – Nowhere Boy
Kerry Fox – Bright Star
Kierston Wareing – Fish Tank
Kristin Scott Thomas – Nowhere Boy
Rosamund Pike – An Education
BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR
Sponsored by Stolichnaya
Alfred Molina – An Education
Jim Broadbent – The Damned United
John Henshaw – Looking for Eric
Michael Fassbender – Fish Tank
Tom Hollander – In The Loop
MOST PROMISING NEWCOMER
Christian McKay – Me & Orson Welles
Edward Hogg – White Lightnin’
George MacKay – The Boys Are Back
Hilda P├ęter – Katalin Varga
Katie Jarvis – Fish Tank
BEST ACHIEVEMENT IN PRODUCTION
Bronson
Bunny & The Bull
The Hide
The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus
Katalin Varga
RAINDANCE AWARD
Sponsored by Raindance
Colin
The Disappearance of Alice Creed
Down Terrace
Exam
They Call It Acid
BEST TECHNICAL ACHIEVEMENT
Sponsored by 3 Mills Studios
Bright Star – Cinematography – Greig Fraser
Bunny & The Bull – Production Design – Gary Williamson
Fish Tank – Cinematography – Robbie Ryan
Moon – Original Score – Clint Mansell
Moon – Production Design – Tony Noble
BEST DOCUMENTARY
Sponsored by Chapter Media
The Age of Stupid
The End of The Line
Mugabe and The White African
Sons of Cuba
Sounds Like Teen Spirit
BEST BRITISH SHORT
Christmas with Dad
Leaving
Love You More
Sidney Turtlebaum
Washdays
BEST FOREIGN FILM
Il Divo
The Hurt Locker
Let The Right One In
Sin Nombre
The Wrestler
THE RICHARD HARRIS AWARD (for outstanding contribution to British Film)
Daniel Day Lewis
THE VARIETY AWARD
To Be Announced
THE SPECIAL JURY PRIZE
Sponsored by The UK Film Council
Announced at the British Independent Film Awards on Sunday 6 December

-Thoughts on the nominations?

10 comments:

  1. Glad to see Moon got showered with praise...

    I really want to see In The Loop, I've heard nothing but great things.

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  2. Hey Joey, did you see An Education? I caught it this weekend, and while the performances did more than impress, the film didn't quite live up to my expectations.

    I did also see A Serious Man and I enjoyed that one much more. They are both worth seeing, but I felt the Coens' effort brought much more to the table.

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  3. I'm seeing An Education in the morning, as some schedule conflicts prevented me from seeing it the last week or so...look for a review on the next update (if you're curious what I saw instead, check out the new reviews...)

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  4. Will do. I'll have my Education review up this week. I'm interested to see what you think. Like I said, the performances were terrific but in terms the storyline, it just kind of had a "blah" feel to it. I'll probably be giving it 3 stars out of 4.

    Word of advice: Don't overlook Sarsgaard's performance. Mulligan is terrific, but in my opinion, Sarsgaard's character was a much more interesting one to study.

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  5. Suffice to say, he's one of my favorite actors, so that won't be an issue Danny

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  6. Glad to hear it! He really deserves some Oscar attention.

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  7. By the way, how creepy was he in Boys Don't Cry?

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  8. We shall see about the Oscars, but yes, Boys Don't Cry represents some of his finest work

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  9. One of the best dramas I've seen all year! The cast was amazing, and the music haunting. Here's a great interview I found with Abbie Cornish talking about her character in the film, and how she turned to Keats' original poetry to answer questions during filming. You can find it here:
    youtube.com/watch?v=9JxMhayyC80

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