Joe Cornish, who directed the film, was also nominated for a Breakthrough British Filmmaker Award, as was Richard Ayoade for his film Submarine.
Octavia Spencer was nominated for Best Supporting Actress for The Help, and Steve McQueen's Shame was nominated for Best British Film, Best Actor, Best British Actor and the Moet and Chandon Best Actress awards, though McQueen himself did not get a nomination for best director.
Dreams of a Life also got a nomination for Best Documentary.
The Awards ceremony will take place on Thursday January 19th at the BFI Southbank in London.
h/t to EC Forde