Tuesday, October 23, 2007

"Control" Racks Up 10 (!) BIFA Nominations



Anton Corbijn's wildly anticipated bio-pic about the life of late, great Joy Division front man Ian Curtis has received an amazing 10 nominations at the British Independent Film Awards. Things are now looking up even more for the film in terms of Oscars, as Control already picked up some awards at the Edinburgh Film Fest a while back. Our review of the film will be up by weeks end. Here is the complete list of BIFA nominees:

Best British Independent Film
And When Did You Last See Your Father?
Control
Eastern Promises
Hallam Foe
Notes on a Scandal

Best Performance by an Actress in a British Independent Film
Anne Hathaway for Becoming Jane
Tannishtha Chatterjee for Brick Lane
Sophia Myles for Hallam Foe
Kierston Wareing for It's a Free World...
Judi Dench for Notes on a Scandal

Best Performance by an Actor in a British Independent Film
Jim Broadbent for And When Did You Last See Your Father?
Sam Riley for Control
Viggo Mortensen for Eastern Promises
Jamie Bell for Hallam Foe
Cillian Murphy for Sunshine

Best Performance by a Supporting Actor or Actress in a British Independent Film
Colin Firth for And When Did You Last See Your Father?
Tony Kebbell for Control
Samantha Morton for Control
Armin Muehler Stahl for Eastern Promises
Cate Blanchett for Notes on a Scandal

Most Promising Newcomer
Imogen Poots for 28 Weeks Later
Matthew Beard for And When Did You Last See Your Father?
Sam Riley for Control
Bradley Cole for Exhibit A
Kierston Wareing for It's a Free World...

Best Screenplay
David Nicholls for And When Did You Last See Your Father?
Matt Greenhalgh for Control
Steve Knight for Eastern Promises
David MacKenzie, Ed Whitmore for Hallam Foe
Patrick Marber for Notes on a Scandal

Best Director of a British Independent Film
Anand Tucker for And When Did You Last See Your Father?
Sarah Gavron for Brick Lane
Anton Corbijn for Control
David Cronenberg for Eastern Promises
David MacKenzie for Hallam Foe

Best Achievement In Production
Black Gold
Control
Exhibit A
Extraordinary Rendition
Garbage Warrior

The Douglas Hickox Award
Nick Francis, Mark Francis for Black Gold
Anton Corbijn for Control
Oliver Hodge for Garbage Warrior
David Schwimmer for Run, Fat Boy, Run
Steve Hudson for True North

Best British Documentary
Black Gold
Deep Water
Garbage Warrior
In the Shadow of the Moon
Joe Strummer: The Future Is Unwritten

Best Technical Achievement
Enrique Chediak for 28 Weeks Later
Trevor Waite for And When Did You Last See Your Father?
Martin Ruhe for Control
David MacKenzie for Hallam Foe
Mark Tildesley for Sunshine

Best British Short Film
A Bout de Truffe - The Truffle Hunter
Cherries
Dog Altogether
The Girls
What Does Your Daddy Do?

Best Foreign Independent Film
Black Book
La Vie en Rose
Once
Tell No One [Ne le dis à personne]
The Lives of Others

The Raindance Award
Exhibit A
The Inheritance
Tovarisch: I Am Not Dead

The Richard Harris Award
Ray Winstone

The Variety Award
Daniel Craig

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