October 29, 2008 07:09:34 GMT
Among those receiving the 11th British Independent Film Awards' nominations were 'Hunger' and 'In Bruges' which lead the pack with seven nods each.
The nominees for the eleventh annual British Independent Film Awards (BIFAs) have been announced. On Tuesday, October 28, at Soho House in London, it is unveiled that IRA prison drama "Hunger" and crime comedy "In Bruges" have dominated the list by collecting seven nominations each.
Both of them will battle it out for the title of Best British Independent Film, contending also with "Slumdog Millionaire", "Man on Wire" and "Somers Town". They will also go head-to-head for Best Screenplay and Best Debut Director. The latter is also known as The Douglas Hickox Award.
On the performers' category, past Variety Award recipient Keira Knightley has been nominated for Best Actress for her performance in "The Duchess". She will be facing Vera Farmiga, Samantha Morton, Kelly Reilly and Sally Hawkins. Moreover, "In Bruges" star Colin Farrell will be up against Michael Fassbender, Brendan Gleeson, Riz Ahmed and Thomas Turgoose for the Best Actor.
Beside announcing the nominees, BIFA also listed their sixteen new jury which is led by producer Simon Relph and includes actresses Anne Marie Duff and Eva Birthistle, actors Mark Strong and Christopher Simpson and director Joe Wright. Meanwhile, the 2008 BIFAs will hold its award ceremony on Sunday, November 30 at the Old Billingsgate Market in London with host James Nesbitt.
The complete nominees of the 11th British Independent Film Awards:
Best British Independent Film: