nominations//17TH BRITISH INDEPENDENT FILM AWARDS

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Arthouse hit Pride and anti-war festival favorite '71 top the nominations for the 17th annual British Independent Film Awards. The ceremony celebrates the best in British independent film. It's been a rich year for Brit indies as films like The Imitation Game earned nods and are at the top of Oscar prediction lists. Benedict Cumberbatch, Keira Knightley, and Jack O'Connell are among the nominees in the acting categories.

Tom Hooper, director of Les Miserables, heads the jury of industry professionals who will determine the winners. The ceremony will take place December 7 and London's Old Billingsgate.

Here's a look at all of the nominees:

BEST BRITISH INDEPENDENT FILM
'71
Calvary
Mr. Turner
Pride
The Imitation Game

BEST DIRECTOR
Lenny Abrahamson, Frank
Yann Demange, '71
John Michael McDonagh, Calvary
Mike Leigh, Mr. Turner
Matthew Warchus, Pride

THE DOUGLAS HICKOX AWARD (BEST DEBUT DIRECTOR)
Yann Demange, '71
Iain Forsyth, Jane Pollard, 20,000 Days on Earth
Hong Khaou, Lilting
Morgan Matthews, X+Y
Daniel Wolfe, Matthew Wolfe, Catch Me Daddy

BEST SCREENPLAY
Stephen Beresford, Pride
Gregory Burke, '71
John Michael McDonagh, Calvary
Graham Moore, The Imitation Game
John Ronson, Peter Straughan, Frank

BEST ACTRESS
Sameena Jabeen Ahmed, Catch Me Daddy
Keira Knightley, The Imitation Game
Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Belle
Cheng Pei Pei, Lilting
Alicia Vikander, Testament of Youth

BEST ACTOR
Asa Butterfield, X+Y
Benedict Cumberbatch, The Imitation Game
Brendan Gleeson, Calvary
Jack O'Connell, '71
Timothy Spall, Mr. Turner

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS
Dorothy Atkinson, Mr. Turner
Sienna Guillory, The Goob
Maggie Gyllenhaal, Frank
Sally Hawkins, X+Y
Imelda Staunton, Pride

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR
Michael Fassbender, Frank
Sean Harris, '71
Ben Schnetzer, Pride
Andrew Scott, Pride
Rafe Spall, X+Y

MOST PROMISING NEWCOMER
Sameena Jabeen Ahmed, Catch Me Daddy
Cara Delvingne, The Face of an Angel
Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Belle
Ben Schnetzer, Pride
Liam Walpole, The Goob

BEST ACHIEVEMENT IN PRODUCTION
'71
20,000 Days on Earth
Catch Me Daddy
Lilting
The Goob

BEST TECHNICAL ACHIEVEMENT
Dick Pope (Editing), Mr. Turner
Tat Radcliffe (Cinematography), '71
Stephen Rennicks (Music), Frank
Robbie Ryan (Cinematography), Catch Me Daddy
Chris Wyatt (Editing), '71

BEST DOCUMENTARY
20,000 Days on Earth
Next Goal Wins
Night Will Fall
The Possibilities are Endless
Virunga

BEST BRITISH SHORT
Crocodila
Emotional Fusebox
The Karman Line
Keeping Up with the Joneses
Slap

BEST INTERNATIONAL INDEPENDENT FILM
Blue Ruin
Boyhood
Fruitvale Station
Ida
The Badadook

THE RAINDANCE AWARD
Flim: The Movie...
Gregor
Luna
Keeping Rosy
The Beat Beneath My Feet

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