nominees//2017 BRITISH INDEPENDENT FILM AWARDS

AWARDS COVERAGE



Maisie Williams and Hayley Squires announced the nominees for this year's British Independent Film Awards on November 1st, with Lady Macbeth leading the pack with 15 nominations.

The arthouse hit earned mentions in several high profile categories including acting, directing, and writing, plus a few technical mentions. The technical categories are new additions to the list of awards given by BIFA, an organization created to celebrate independently-funded films in the UK.

For Oscar enthusiasts, notably awards season contender Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri earned several nods, including a Best Actress mention for Frances McDormand, quickly becoming the season's Oscar frontrunner.

The 2017 British Independent Film Awards will be celebrated on December 10, 2017.

Full list of nominees:

BEST BRITISH INDEPENDENT FILM

THE DEATH OF STALIN

GOD'S OWN COUNTRY

I AM NOT A WITCH

LADY MACBETH

THREE BILLBOARDS OUTSIDE EBBING, MISSOURI

BEST SCREENPLAY (SPONSORED BY BBC FILMS)

THE DEATH OF STALIN
Armando Iannucci

GOD'S OWN COUNTRY
Francis Lee

I AM NOT A WITCH
Rungano Nyoni

LADY MACBETH
William Oldroyd

THREE BILLBOARDS OUTSIDE EBBING, MISSOURI
Martin McDonagh

BEST BRITISH SHORT (SPONSORED BY BFI NETWORK)

1745

THE ENTERTAINER

FISH STORY

WORK

WREN BOYS

BEST ACTOR

Jamie Bell
FILM STARS DON'T DIE IN LIVERPOOL

Paddy Considine
JOURNEYMAN

Johnny Harris
JAWBONE

Josh O'Connor
GOD'S OWN COUNTRY

Alec Secareanu
GOD'S OWN COUNTRY

BEST ACTRESS (SPONSORED BY M.A.C. COSMETICS)

Emily Beecham
DAPHNE

Frances McDormand
THREE BILLBOARDS OUTSIDE EBBING, MISSOURI

Margaret Mulubwa
I AM NOT A WITCH

Florence Pugh
LADY MACBETH

Ruth Wilson
DARK RIVER

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR

Simon Russell Beale
THE DEATH OF STALIN

Steve Buscemi
THE DEATH OF STALIN

Woody Harrelson
THREE BILLBOARDS OUTSIDE EBBING, MISSOURI

Ian Hart
GOD'S OWN COUNTRY

Sam Rockwell
THREE BILLBOARDS OUTSIDE EBBING, MISSOURI

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS

Naomi Ackie
LADY MACBETH

Patricia Clarkson
THE PARTY

Kelly Macdonald
GOODBYE CHRISTOPHER ROBIN

Andrea Riseborough
THE DEATH OF STALIN

Julie Walters
FILM STARS DON'T DIE IN LIVERPOOL

MOST PROMISING NEWCOMER (SPONSORED BY THE LONDON EDITION)

Naomi Ackie
LADY MACBETH

Harry Gilby
JUST CHARLIE

Cosmo Jarvis
LADY MACBETH

Harry Michell
CHUBBY FUNNY

Lily Newmark
PIN CUSHION

THE DISCOVER AWARD (SPONSORED BY RAINDANCE)

EVEN WHEN I FALL

HALFWAY

IN ANOTHER LIFE

ISOLANI

MY PURE LAND

THE DOUGLAS HICKOX AWARD (DEBUT DIRECTOR)

Deborah Haywood
PIN CUSHION

Francis Lee
GOD'S OWN COUNTRY

Thomas Napper
JAWBONE

Rungano Nyoni
I AM NOT A WITCH

William Oldroyd
LADY MACBETH

DEBUT SCREENWRITER

Alice Birch
LADY MACBETH

Gaby Chiappe
THEIR FINEST

Johnny Harris
JAWBONE

Francis Lee
GOD'S OWN COUNTRY

Rungano Nyoni
I AM NOT A WITCH

BEST DOCUMENTARY

ALMOST HEAVEN

HALF WAY

KINGDOM OF US

UNCLE HOWARD

WILLIAMS

BREAKTHROUGH PRODUCER (SPONSORED BY CREATIVITY MEDIA)

Gavin Humphries
PIN CUSHION

Emily Morgan
I AM NOT A WITCH

Brendan Mullin, Katy Jackson
BAD DAY FOR THE CUT

Fodhla Cronin O'Reilly
LADY MACBETH

Jack Tarling, Manon Ardisson
GOD'S OWN COUNTRY

BEST INTERNATIONAL INDEPENDENT FILM (SPONSORED BY CHAMPAGNE TAITTINGER)

THE FLORIDA PROJECT

GET OUT

I AM NOT YOUR NEGRO

LOVELESS

THE SQUARE

BEST CASTING

THE DEATH OF STALIN
Sarah Crowe

FILM STARS DON'T DIE IN LIVERPOOL
Debbie McWilliams

GOD'S OWN COUNTRY
Shaheen Baig, Layla Merrick-Wolf

LADY MACBETH
Shaheen Baig

THREE BILLBOARDS OUTSIDE EBBING, MISSOURI
Sarah Halley Finn

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY (SPONSORED BY BLACKMAGIC DESIGN)

Ben Davis
THREE BILLBOARDS OUTSIDE EBBING, MISSOURI

David Gallego
I AM NOT A WITCH

Tat Radcliffe
JAWBONE

Thomas Riedelsheimer
LEANING INTO THE WIND

Ari Wegner
LADY MACBETH

BEST COSTUME DESIGN

Dinah Collin
MY COUSIN RACHEL

Suzie Harman
THE DEATH OF STALIN

Sandy Powell
HOW TO TALK TO GIRLS AT PARTIES

Holly Rebecca
I AM NOT A WITCH

Holly Waddington
LADY MACBETH

BEST EDITING

Johnny Burke
WILLIAMS

David Charap
JAWBONE

Jon Gregory
THREE BILLBOARDS OUTSIDE EBBING, MISSOURI

Peter Lambert
THE DEATH OF STALIN

Joe Martin
US AND THEM

BEST MAKE-UP AND HAIR DESIGN

Julene Paton
I AM NOT A WITCH

Jan Sewell, Mark Coulier
BREATHE

Nadia Stacey
JOURNEYMAN

Nicole Stafford
THE DEATH OF STALIN

Sian Wilson
LADY MACBETH

BEST MUSIC

Carter Burwell
THREE BILLBOARDS OUTSIDE EBBING, MISSOURI

Fred Firth
LEANING INTO THE WIND

Matt Kelly
I AM NOT A WITCH

Paul Weller
JAWBONE

Christopher Willis
THE DEATH OF STALIN

BEST PRODUCTION DESIGN

Jacqueline Abrahams
LADY MACBETH

Cristina Casali
THE DEATH OF STALIN

James Merifield
FINAL PORTRAIT

Nathan Parker
I AM NOT A WITCH

Eve Stewart
FILM STARS DON'T DIE IN LIVERPOOL

BEST SOUND

Anna Bertmark
GOD'S OWN COUNTRY

Maiken Hansen
I AM NOT A WITCH

Becki Ponting, Ian Wilson
BREATHE

Andy Shelley, Steve Grifftish
JAWBONE

Joakim Sundstrom
THREE BILLBOARDS OUTSIDE EBBING, MISSOURI

BEST EFFECTS

Nick Allder, Ben White
THE RITUAL

Luke Dodd
JOURNEYMAN

Ronald Grauer, Bernard Newton
THE DEATH OF STALIN

Dan Martin
DOUBLE DATE

Chris Reynolds
THEIR FINEST

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