News Nuggets: British Independent Film nominees include ‘Tinker,’ ‘Tyrannosaur’

Shame,” “Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy,” and “Tyrannosaur” lead the British Independent Film nominatiions: “The three UK movies have received seven nods apiece for this year’s Moët British Independent Film Awards, due to take place in London on December 4 … ‘We Need to Talk About Kevin‘ and ‘Kill List’ each received six nominations, with ‘Submarine’ following closely with five … Jury members for this year’s 14th awards include actor David Thewlis, producer Charles Steel (‘The Last King of Scotland’) and director Josh Appignanesi (‘The Infidel’).” DEADLINE

International Documentary Association announces nominees: “Just one day after the Cinema Eye Honors documentary nominations were announced at a cheery London pub party, the rather more solemn International Documentary Association has weighed in with their own nods. It’s a less playful list — no mention for Justin Bieber this time, I’m afraid — and one that pointedly omits several of the year’s most prominent docs: ‘Senna,’ ‘The Arbor’ and ‘The Interrupters,’ among others, are all conspicuous by their absence.” IN CONTENTION

Michael Fassbender discusses his busy year with the Hollywood Reporter: “How many actors do you know of who could convincingly portray — in one calendar year — a mid-19th century literary icon, a mid-20th century super-villain, an early-20th century psychologist, and a 21st century sex addict? … That, however, is precisely what Michael Fassbender, a 34-year-old German-born/Irish-bred actor, has done in 2011, in Cary Fukunaga‘s spring period piece ‘Jane Eyre‘ (released on March 11), Matthew Vaughn‘s summer blockbuster ‘X-Men: First Class’ (released on May 26), David Cronenberg‘s historical drama ‘A Dangerous Method‘ (due out on November 23), and Steve McQueen‘s gritty character study ‘Shame’ (due out on December 2), respectively.” HOLLYWOOD REPORTER

Sony Pictures Classics pushes Keira Knightley (‘A Dangerous Method’) in the lead race, but “Carnage” cast goes supporting: “According to screening literature recently placed at the studio’s official site, not only will [Jodie Foster] actually be campaigned in the supporting actress category, but so will co-star Kate Winslet. Additionally, the other actors in the film’s quartet — Christoph Waltz and John C. Reilly — will be campaigned for supporting actor, taking the entire cast out of lead contention … Not as smart, in my opinion, is gunning for a Best Actress nomination for Keira Knightley’s histrionic performance in David Cronenberg’s ‘A Dangerous Method.'” IN CONTENTION

Glenn Close wins Best Actress in Tokyo: “In her quest to win her first best actress Academy Award after five previous nominations, Glenn Close just got a boost from the Tokyo International Film Festival, which named her best actress for her performance in ‘Albert Nobbs.’ In the film, which Roadside Attractions opens in New York and Los Angeles on Dec. 21, Close plays a woman in 19th century Dublin who poses as a man to secure work as a butler. The festival, which handed out its awards Sunday, gave its top prize to the French film ‘Untouchables,’ about a paralyzed aristocrat and an ex-con who serves as his caregiver.” HOLLYWOOD REPORTER

The Coen Brothers want to work with Justin Timberlake: “In a blow to pop-music fans everywhere, they’ve offered Justin Timberlake the lead role in the their upcoming folk-music movie ‘Inside Llewyn Davis,’ as the husband to Carey Mulligan. The bright side is that Timberlake would play a folk singer, meaning that we’d at least get some musical contribution from the Serious Actor. The downside is, of course, that folk music is not ‘Like I Love You.’ Anyway, you now have two more people to blame for the lack of new Justin Timberlake music. For shame, Coens.” VULTURE

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