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Joy Division Film Leads Nominations For British Film Awards

Joy Division Film Leads Nominations For British Film Awards

Anton Corbijn's film about [b]Joy Division[/b], 'Control', leads the nominations for this year's British Independent Film Awards (BIFA).

The acclaimed film is nominated for ten awards, including Best Actor for [b]Sam Riley[/b], Best Supporting Actress for Samantha Morton, Best Director for Anton Corbijn and Best Film.

And When Did You Last See Your Father? receives seven nominations, Hallam Foe follows with six, followed by Eastern Promises (five nominations), Notes On A Scandal (four) and Garbage Warrior (three). Other films to receive multiple nominations include Brick Lane, Black Gold, It’s A Free World, Sunshine, Exhibit A and 28 Weeks Later.

Joe Strummer: The Future is Unwritten, is also nominated in the Best Documentary category.

The 10th anniversary BIFA awards ceremony, hosted by [b]James Nesbitt[/b] will take place on November 28 at London's Roundhouse.

The full list of nominees are:

[b]BEST BRITISH INDEPENDENT FILM
And When Did You Last See Your Father?
Control
Eastern Promises
Hallam Foe
Notes on a Scandal

BEST ACTRESS
Sponsored by Mac
Anne Hathaway – Becoming Jane
Tannishtha Chatterjee – Brick Lane
Sophia Myles – Hallam Foe
Kierston Wareing – It’s A Free World…
Judi Dench – Notes on a Scandal

BEST ACTOR
Jim Broadbent – And When Did You Last See Your Father?
Sam Riley – Control
Viggo Mortensen – Eastern Promises
Jamie Bell – Hallam Foe
Cillian Murphy – Sunshine

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR/ACTRESS
Sponsored by Tiscali
Colin Firth – And When Did You Last See Your Father?
Samantha Morton – Control
Toby Kebbell – Control
Armin Muehler Stahl – Eastern Promises
Cate Blanchett – Notes on a Scandal

MOST PROMISING NEWCOMER
Sponsored by Diesel
Imogen Poots – 28 Weeks Later
Matthew Beard – And When Did You Last See Your Father?
Sam Riley – Control
Bradley Cole – Exhibit A
Kierston Wareing – It’s A Free World…

BEST SCREENPLAY
Sponsored by BBC Films
David Nicholls – And When Did You Last See Your Father?
Matt Greenhalgh – Control
Steven Knight – Eastern Promises
David Mackenzie & Ed Whitmore – Hallam Foe
Patrick Marber – Notes on a Scandal

BEST DIRECTOR
Sponsored by The Creative Partnership
Anand Tucker – And When Did You Last See Your Father?
Sarah Gavron – Brick Lane
Anton Corbijn – Control
David Cronenberg – Eastern Promises
David Mackenzie – Hallam Foe

BEST ACHIEVEMENT IN PRODUCTION
Black Gold
Control
Exhibit A
Extraordinary Rendition
Garbage Warrior

THE DOUGLAS HICKOX AWARD [BEST DEBUT DIRECTOR]
Sponsored by Pathé
Marc Francis & Nick Francis – Black Gold
Anton Corbijn – Control
Oliver Hodge – Garbage Warrior
David Schwimmer – Run, Fat Boy, Run
Steve Hudson – True North

BEST DOCUMENTARY
Black Gold
Deep Water
Garbage Warrior
In the Shadow of the Moon
Joe Strummer: The Future is Unwritten

BEST TECHNICAL ACHIEVEMENT
Sponsored by Skillset
Enrique Chediak – Cinematography – 28 Weeks Later
Trevor Waite – Editing – And When Did You Last See Your Father?
Martin Ruhe – Cinematography – Control
David Mackenzie – Music – Hallam Foe
Mark Tildesley – Production design – Sunshine

BEST BRITISH SHORT
Sponsored by Canon
A Bout de Truffe – The Truffle Hunter
Cherries
Dog Altogether
The Girls
What Does Your Daddy Do?

BEST FOREIGN INDEPENDENT FEATURE
Black Book [Zwartboek]
La Vie en Rose
The Lives of Others [Das Leben der Anderen]
Once
Tell No One [Ne le dis à personne]

THE RAINDANCE AWARD
Sponsored by Raindance
Exhibit A
The Inheritance
Tovarisch I Am Not Dead

SPECIAL AWARDS

THE RICHARD HARRIS AWARD
Sponsored by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures, UK
Ray Winstone

SPECIAL JURY PRIZE
Sponsored by the UK Film Council
To be announced at the Awards on Wednesday 28 November

THE VARIETY AWARD
Daniel Craig[/b]


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