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King's Speech leads BIFA nominations

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Tom Hooper’s film about King George VI trying to overcome his stammer, The King’s Speech, has picked up eight nominations at the British Independent Film Awards.
The film is up for honours in categories including Best British Independent Film, Best Director, Best Screenplay, Best Actor for Colin Firth, with Best Supporting Actor nominations for both Geoffrey Rush and Guy Pearce.
Alien-film Monsters, Never Let Me Go and The Arbor each have six nominations.
Mike Leigh (Another Year) and Matthew Vaughn (Kick-****) are in the running for Best Director, alongside Tom Hooper (The King’s Speech), Mark Romanek (Never Let Me Go) and Gareth Edwards (Monsters).
Edwards is also up for the Best Debut Director award, against Debs Gardner-Paterson (Africa United), Chris Morris (Four Lions), Rowan Joffe (Brighton Rock) and Clio Barnard, who won two awards at the London Film Festival for The Arbor.
Colin Firth faces competition for the Best Actor prize from Jim Broadbent (Another Year), Riz Ahmed (Four Lions), Scoot McNairy (Monsters) and Aidan Gillen (Treacle Junior).
The Best Actress category will be between Ruth Sheen (Another Year), Manjinder Virk (The Arbor), Sally Hawkins (Made in Dagenham), Andrea Risborough (Brighton Rock) and Carey Mulligan who’ll be hoping for a second successive Oscar nomination, this time for Never Let Me Go.
The awards will be handed out on December 5th at a ceremony hosted by the actor James Nesbitt.
FULL NOMINATIONS LIST:
BEST BRITISH INDEPENDENT FILM
Four Lions
Kick-****
The King’s Speech
Monsters
Never Let Me Go
BEST DIRECTOR
Mike Leigh – Another Year
Matthew Vaughn – Kick-****
Tom Hooper – The King’s Speech
Gareth Edwards – Monsters
Mark Romanek – Never Let Me Go
THE DOUGLAS HICKOX AWARD [BEST DEBUT DIRECTOR]Debs Gardner Paterson – Africa United
Clio Barnard – The Arbor
Rowan Joffe – Brighton Rock
Chris Morris – Four Lions
Gareth Edwards – Monsters
BEST SCREENPLAY
Jesse Armstrong, Sam Bain, Simon Blackwell, Christopher Morris – Four Lions
Jane Goldman & Matthew Vaughn – Kick-****
David Seidler – The King’s Speech
William Ivory – Made In Dagenham
Alex Garland – Never Let Me Go
BEST ACTRESS
Manjinder Virk – The Arbor
Ruth Sheen – Another Year
Andrea Riseborough – Brighton Rock
Sally Hawkins – Made In Dagenham
Carey Mulligan – Never Let Me Go
BEST ACTOR
Jim Broadbent – Another Year
Riz Ahmed – Four Lions
Colin Firth – The King’s Speech
Scoot McNairy – Monsters
Aidan Gillen – Treacle Junior
BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS
Lesley Manville – Another Year
Helena Bonham Carter – The King’s Speech
Rosamund Pike – Made In Dagenham
Keira Knightley – Never Let Me Go
Tamsin Greig – Tamara Drewe
BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR
Kayvan Novak – Four Lions
Guy Pearce – The King’s Speech
Geoffrey Rush – The King’s Speech
Bob Hoskins – Made In Dagenham
Andrew Garfield – Never Let Me Go
MOST PROMISING NEWCOMER
Manjinder Virk – The Arbor
Andrea Riseborough – Brighton Rock
Tom Hughes – Cemetery Junction
Joanne Froggatt – In Our Name
Connor McCarron – Neds
BEST ACHIEVEMENT IN PRODUCTION
The Arbor
In Our Name
Monsters
Skeletons
Streetdance 3D
RAINDANCE AWARD [For filmmakers with little industry support]Brilliant Love
Jackboots on Whitehall
Legacy
Son of Babylon
Treacle Junior
BEST TECHNICAL ACHIEVEMENT
The Arbor – Sound – Tim Barker
Brighton Rock – Cinematography – John Mathieson
The Illusionist – Animation – Sylvain Chomet
The King’s Speech – Production Design – Eve Stewart
Monsters – Visual Effects – Gareth Edwards
BEST DOCUMENTARY
The Arbor
Enemies of the People
Exit Through the Gift Shop
Fire In Babylon
Waste Land
BEST BRITISH SHORT
Baby
Photograph Of Jesus
Sign Language
Sis
The Road Home
BEST FOREIGN FILM
Dogtooth
I Am Love
A Prophet
The Secret In Their Eyes
Winter’s Bone

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