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'Starred Up' & 'The Selfish Giant' Lead British Independent Film Award Nominees

Photo of Kevin Jagernauth By Kevin Jagernauth | The Playlist November 11, 2013 at 9:25AM

While it may seem like we're still only in the midst of the various awards season campaigns, nominations have already started to be handed out across the pond. Over the weekend, the European Film Awards dropped their list of the movies being honored this year and it has been quickly followed this morning with the British Independent Film Awards, who are shining a light on another batch of worthy films and talent.
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Starred Up

While it may seem like we're still only in the midst of the various awards season campaigns, nominations have already started to be handed out across the pond. Over the weekend, the European Film Awards dropped their list of the movies being honored this year and it has been quickly followed this morning with the British Independent Film Awards, who are shining a light on another batch of worthy films and talent.

Leading the way are two movies which have captured The Playlist attention on the festival circuit, kicking off with David Mackenzie's gritty prison drama "Starred Up," which earned eight nominations, and was described by our man in London as "muscular-yet-tender" and a movie to "keep an eye on this when it hits theaters in 2014." Coming in behind with seven nominations is "The Selfish Giant," Clio Barnard's acclaimed film which rode the festival circuit with much success this year (our review).

Other notable nominees can be found in the Best Actress category with Judi Dench and Scarlett Johansson picking up nods for "Philomena" and "Under The Skin" respectively, with the latter film also being nominated for Best Director and Technical Achievement for the fantastic score by Mica Levi. Meanwhile, "Blue Is The Warmest Color," "Blue Jasmine" and "Frances Ha" were among those representing Best International Independent Film. 

Check out the full list of nominees below. The awards will be handed out December 8th.

BEST BRITISH INDEPENDENT FILM

Sponsored by Moët & Chandon

Metro Manila

Philomena

The Selfish Giant

Starred Up

Le Week-end

BEST DIRECTOR

Sponsored by AllCity & Intermission

Jon S Baird – Filth

Clio Barnard – The Selfish Giant

Sean Ellis – Metro Manila

Jonathan Glazer – Under the Skin

David Mackenzie – Starred Up

THE DOUGLAS HICKOX AWARD [BEST DEBUT DIRECTOR]

Sponsored by 3 Mills Studios

Charlie Cattrall – Titus

Tina Gharavi – I Am Nasrine

Jeremy Lovering – In Fear

Omid Nooshin – Last Passenger

Paul Wright – For Those in Peril

BEST SCREENPLAY

Jonathan Asser – Starred Up

Clio Barnard – The Selfish Giant

Steven Knight – Locke

Hanif Kureishi – Le Week-end

Jeff Pope, Steve Coogan – Philomena

BEST ACTRESS

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Judi Dench – Philomena

Lindsay Duncan – Le Week-end

Scarlett Johansson – Under the Skin

Felicity Jones – The Invisible Woman

Saoirse Ronan – How I Live Now

BEST ACTOR

Sponsored by BBC Films

Jim Broadbent – Le Week-end

Steve Coogan – Philomena

Tom Hardy – Locke

Jack O'Connell – Starred Up

James McAvoy – Filth

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS

Siobhan Finneran – The Selfish Giant

Shirley Henderson – Filth

Imogen Poots – The Look Of Love

Kristin Scott Thomas – The Invisible Woman

Mia Wasikowska – The Double

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR

Sponsored by Sanderson & St Martins Lane

John Arcilla – Metro Manila

Rupert Friend – Starred Up

Jeff Goldblum – Le Week-end

Eddie Marsan – Filth

Ben Mendelsohn – Starred Up

MOST PROMISING NEWCOMER

Sponsored by Studiocanal

Harley Bird – How I Live Now

Conner Chapman / Shaun Thomas – The Selfish Giant

Caity Lotz – The Machine

Jake Macapagal – Metro Manila

Chloe Pirrie – Shell

BEST ACHIEVEMENT IN PRODUCTION

Sponsored by Company3

A Field in England

Filth

Metro Manila

The Selfish Giant

Starred Up

BEST TECHNICAL ACHIEVEMENT

Sponsored by LightBrigade Media

Shaheen Baig – Casting – Starred Up

Johnnie Burn – Sound Design – Under the Skin

Amy Hubbard – Casting – The Selfish Giant

Mica Levi – Music – Under the Skin

Justine Wright – Editing – Locke

BEST DOCUMENTARY

Pussy Riot - A Punk Prayer

The Great Hip Hop Hoax

The Moo Man

The Spirit of '45

The Stone Roses: Made of Stone

BEST BRITISH SHORT

Supported by BFI NET.WORK

L'Assenza

Dr Easy

Dylan's Room

Jonah

Z1

BEST INTERNATIONAL INDEPENDENT FILM

Blue is the Warmest Colour

Blue Jasmine

Frances Ha

The Great Beauty

Wadjda

THE RAINDANCE AWARD

Sponsored by Wentworth Media and Arts

Everyone’s Going to Die

The Machine

The Patrol

Sleeping Dogs

Titus

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 Moët British Independent Film Awards on Sunday 8th December


This article is related to: Starred Up , Philomena, Under the Skin, The Selfish Giant, Awards, Awards Season Roundup, British Independent Film Awards


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