The 2016 BIFA Nominations Announced! I, Daniel Blake leads with 7 Noms!

american-honey-posterThe British Independent Film Awards have announced their nominations for the 2016 season with Ken Loach’s Palme D’Or winning I, Daniel Blake scooping 7 nominations including Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actress, Best Actor, Best Screenplay and 2 nods in the Most Promising Newcomer category. Andrea Arnold’s American Honey is right behind with 6 nominations.

THE 2016 BIFAs are announced on DECEMBER 4, 2016 in LONDON

Best British Independent Film

  • AMERICAN HONEY Andrea Arnold, Lars Knudsen, Jay Van Hoy, Pouya Shahbazian, Alice Weinberg, Thomas Benski, Lucas Ochoa
  • COUPLE IN A HOLE Tom Geens, Zorana Piggott
  • I, DANIEL BLAKE Ken Loach, Paul Laverty, Rebecca O’Brien
  • NOTES ON BLINDNESS Peter Middleton, James Spinney, Mike Brett, Jo-Jo Ellison, Steve Jamison, Alex Usborne
  • UNDER THE SHADOW Babak Anvari, Emily Leo, Oliver Roskill, Lucan Toh

Best Director

  • ANDREA ARNOLD American Honey
  • BABAK ANVARI Under the Shadow
  • BEN WHEATLEY Free Fire
  • KEN LOACH I, Daniel Blake
  • PETER MIDDLETON, JAMES SPINNEY, Notes on Blindness

Best Actress

  • HAYLEY SQUIRES I, Daniel Blake
  • JODIE WHITTAKER Adult Life Skills
  • KATE DICKIE Couple in a Hole
  • NARGES RASHIDI Under the Shadow
  • SASHA LANE American Honey

Best Actor

  • DAVE JOHNS I, Daniel Blake
  • MAX RECORDS I Am Not a Serial Killer
  • MICHAEL FASSBENDER Trespass Against Us
  • SHIA LABEOUF American Honey
  • STEVE BRANDON My Feral Heart

Best Screenplay

  • ANDREA ARNOLD American Honey
  • BABAK ANVARI Under the Shadow
  • BILLY O’BRIEN, CHRISTOPHER HYDE I Am Not a Serial Killer
  • PAUL LAVERTY I, Daniel Blake
  • RACHEL TUNNARD Adult Life Skills

Best International Independent Film

  • HUNT FOR THE WILDERPEOPLE Taika Waititi, Carthew Neal, Matt Noonan, Leanne Saunders
  • MANCHESTER BY THE SEA Kenneth Lonergan, Kimberly Steward, Matt Damon, Chris Moore, Lauren Beck, Kevin J. Walsh
  • MOONLIGHT Barry Jenkins, Adele Romanski, Dede Gardner, Jeremy Kleiner
  • MUSTANG Deniz Gamze Ergüven, Alice Winocour, Charles Gillibert
  • TONI ERDMANN Maren Ade, Janine Jackowski, Jonas Dornbach, Michel Merkt

Best Supporting Actress

  • AVIN MANSHADI Under the Shadow
  • GEMMA ARTERTON The Girl With All the Gifts
  • NAOMIE HARRIS Our Kind of Traitor
  • SHANA SWASH My Feral Heart
  • TERRY PHETO A United Kingdom

Best Supporting Actor

  • ARINZÉ KENE The Pass
  • BRETT GOLDSTEIN Adult Life Skills
  • CHRISTOPHER LLOYD I Am Not a Serial Killer
  • JAMIE DORNAN Anthropoid
  • SEAN HARRIS Trespass Against Us

Best Documentary

  • THE CONFESSION: LIVING THE WAR ON TERROR Ashish Ghadiali, James Rogan
  • DANCER Steven Cantor, Gabrielle Tana
  • THE HARD STOP George Amponsah, Dionne Walker
  • NOTES ON BLINDNESS Peter Middleton, James Spinney, Mike Brett, Jo-Jo Ellison, Steve Jamison, Alex Usborne
  • VERSUS: THE LIFE AND FILMS OF KEN LOACH Louise Osmond, Rebecca O’Brien

Outstanding Achievement in Craft

  • JOAKIM SUNDSTRÖM Sound – Notes on Blindness
  • PAUL MONAGHAN, MAT WHITECROSS Editing – Supersonic
  • ROBBIE RYAN Cinematography – American Honey
  • SEB BARKER Visual Effects – The Girl With All the Gifts
  • SHAHEEN BAIG Casting – Free Fire

The Douglas Hickox Award (Debut Director)

  • ADAM SMITH Trespass Against Us
  • ALICE LOWE Prevenge
  • BABAK ANVARI Under the Shadow
  • PETER MIDDLETON, JAMES SPINNEY Notes on Blindness
  • RACHEL TUNNARD Adult Life Skills

Debut Screenwriter – new for 2016

  • ED TALFAN The Passing (Yr Ymadawiad)
  • HOPE DICKSON LEACH The Levelling
  • JOHN CAIRNS, MICHAEL McCARTNEY A Patch of Fog
  • RACHEL TUNNARD Adult Life Skills
  • SIMON FARNABY, JULIAN BARRATT Mindhorn

Breakthrough Producer – new for 2016

  • CAMILLE GATIN The Girl With All the Gifts
  • DIONNE WALKER The Hard Stop
  • MICHAEL BERLINER Adult Life Skills
  • MIKE BRETT, JO-JO ELLISON, STEVE JAMISON Notes on Blindness
  • PAUL FEGAN Where You’re Meant to Be

Most Promising Newcomer

  • DAVE JOHNS I, Daniel Blake
  • HAYLEY SQUIRES I, Daniel Blake
  • LETITIA WRIGHT Urban Hymn
  • SENNIA NANUA The Girl With All the Gifts
  • STEVE BRANDON My Feral Heart

The Discovery Award

  • BLACK MOUNTAIN POETS Jamie Adams, Jon Rennie
  • THE DARKEST UNIVERSE Tom Kingsley, Will Sharpe, Tiani Ghosh, Jo-Jo Ellison
  • THE GHOUL Gareth Tunley, Jack Healy Guttmann, Tom Meeten
  • GOZO Miranda Bowen, Leo Scott
  • THE GREASY STRANGLER Jim Hosking, Toby Harvard, Daniel Noah, Andrew Starke, Ant Timpson, Josh C Waller, Elijah Wood

Best British Short

  • JACKED Rene Pannevis, Ashish Ghadiali, Jennifer Eriksson
  • MOTHER Leo Leigh, Scott O’Donnell
  • OVER Jörn Threlfall, Jeremy Bannister
  • RATE ME Fyzal Boulifa, Taina Galis
  • THE WRONG END OF THE STICK Terri Matthews, Chris Cornwell, Sam Bank