British Independent Film Awards nominations: ‘I, Daniel Blake’ leads with 7, ‘American Honey’ at 6

Nominations for the 19th British Independent Film Awards were announced Tuesday morning in London. To be eligible for consideration, films must be intended for theatrical release, produced or co-produced by a British company and have budgets of under 10 million pounds. This year’s contenders are led by Ken Loach’s Palme d’Or–winning “I, Daniel Blake” with seven nominations. At six each are Rachel Tunnard’s “Adult Life Skills,” Andrea Arnold’s “American Honey” and Babak Anvari’s “Under the Shadow.”

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The British Independent Film Awards will take place December 4 at London’s Old Billingsgate:

Best British Independent Film
“American Honey”
“Couple in a Hole”
“I, Daniel Blake”
“Notes on Blindness”
“Under the Shadow”

Best Director
Andrea Arnold, “American Honey”
Babak Anvari, “Under the Shadow”
Ben Wheatley, “Free Fire”
Ken Loach, “I, Daniel Blake”
Peter Middleton and James Spinney, “Notes on Blindness”

Best Actor
Dave Johns, “I, Daniel Blake”
Max Records, “I Am Not a Serial Killer”
Michael Fassbender, “Trespass Against Us”
Shia Labeouf, “American Honey”
Steve Brandon, “My Feral Heart”

Best Actress
Hayley Squires, “I, Daniel Blake”
Jodie Whittaker, “Adult Life Skills”
Kate Dickie, “Couple in a Hole”
Narges Rashidi, “Under the Shadow”
Sasha Lane, “American Honey”

Best Supporting Actor
Arinze Kene, “The Pass”
Brett Goldstein, “Adult Life Skills”
Christopher Lloyd, “I Am Not a Serial Killer”
Jamie Dornan, “Anthropoid”
Sean Harris, “Trespass Against Us”

Best Supporting Actress
Avin Manshadi, “Under the Shadow”
Gemma Arterton, “The Girl with All the Gifts”
Naomie Harris, “Our Kind of Traitor”
Shana Swash, “My Feral Heart”
Terry Pheto, “A United Kingdom”

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Best Screenplay
Andrea Arnold, “American Honey”
Babak Anvari, “Under the Shadow”
Billy O’Brien and Christopher Hyde, “I Am Not a Serial Killer”
Paul Laverty, “I, Daniel Blake”
Rachel Tunnard, “Adult Life Skills”

Best Documentary
“The Confession: Living the War on Terror”
“The Hard Stop”
“Notes on Blindness”
“Versus: The Life and Films of Ken Loach”

Most Promising Newcomer
Dave Johns, “I, Daniel Blake”
Hayley Squires, “I, Daniel Blake”
Letitia Wright, “Urban Hymn”
Sennia Nanua, “The Girl with All the Gifts”
Steve Brandon, “My Feral Heart”

The Douglas Hickox Award (Debut Director)
Adam Smith, “Trespass Against Us”
Alice Lowe, “Prevenge”
Babak Anvari, “Under the Shadow”
Peter Middleton and James Spinney, “Notes on Blindness”
Rachel Tunnard, “Adult Life Skills”

Breakthrough Producer
Camille Gatin, “The Girl with All the Gifts”
Dionne Walker, “The Hard Stop”
Michael Berliner, “Adult Life Skills”
Mike Brett, Jo-Jo Ellison and Steve Jamison, “Notes on Blindness”
Paul Fegan, “Where You’re Meant to Be”

Outstanding Achievement in Craft
Joakim Sundström, “Notes on Blindness” (sound)
“Paul Monaghan and Mat Whitecross, “Supersonic” (editing)
Robbie Ryan, “American Honey” (cinematography)
Seb Baker, “The Girl with All the Gifts” (visual effects)
Shaheen Baig, “Free Fire” (casting)

Best International Independent Film
“Hunt for the Wilderpeople”
“Manchester by the Sea”
“Toni Erdmann”

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