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I, Daniel Blake leads BIFA nominations with seven nods

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- American Honey, Adult Life Skills, Notes on Blindness and Under the Shadow score six nominations each

I, Daniel Blake leads BIFA nominations with seven nods
I, Daniel Blake by Ken Loach

Ken Loach’s Cannes winner I, Daniel Blake [+see also:
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led the way at the 2016 British Independent Film Awards (BIFA) nominations with seven nods. The film is nominated for Best British Independent Film, Best Director and Best Screenplay. Its stars Hayley Squires and Dave Johns are each nominated twice – for Best Actress and Best Actor, and competing against each other for Most Promising Newcomer.

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Andrea Arnold’s American Honey [+see also:
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, Rachel Tunnard’s Adult Life Skills [+see also:
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, Peter Middleton and James Spinney’s Notes on Blindness [+see also:
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interview: James Spinney, Peter Middle…
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and Babak Anvari’s Under the Shadow [+see also:
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have six nominations each.

The winners will be announced at the British Independent Film Award 4 December.

The nominees: 

Best British Independent Film
American Honey [+see also:
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Q&A: Andrea Arnold
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Andrea Arnold
Couple in a Hole [+see also:
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interview: Tom Geens
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]
Tom Geens
I, Daniel Blake [+see also:
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Ken Loach
Notes on Blindness [+see also:
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interview: James Spinney, Peter Middle…
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]
- Peter Middleton and James Spinney
Under the Shadow [+see also:
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- Babak Anvari

Best International Independent Film
Hunt for the Wilderpeople – Taika Waititi (New Zealand)
Manchester by the Sea –
Kenneth Lonergan (US)
Moonlight –
Barry Jenkins (US)
Mustang
 [+see also:
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interview: Deniz Gamze Ergüven
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]
- Deniz Gamze Ergüven (France/Germany/Turkey/Qatar)
Toni Erdmann [+see also:
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Q&A: Maren Ade
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]
Maren Ade (Germany/Austria)

Best Director
Andrea Arnold - American Honey
Babak Anvari - Under the Shadow
Ben Wheatley - Free Fire [+see also:
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Ken Loach - I, Daniel Blake
Peter Middleton and James Spinney - Notes on Blindness

Best Screenplay
Andrea Arnold - American Honey
Babak Anvari - Under the Shadow
Billy O’Brien, Christopher Hyde - I Am Not a Serial Killer [+see also:
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Paul Laverty - I, Daniel Blake
Rachel Tunnard - Adult Life Skills [+see also:
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Best Actress
Hayley Squire - I, Daniel Blake
Jodie Whittaker - Adult Life Skills
Kate Dickie - Couple in a Hole
Narges Rashidi - Under the Shadow
Sasha Lane - American Honey

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 Supporting Actress
Avin Manshadi - Under the Shadow
Gemma Arterton - The Girl With All the Gifts [+see also:
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Naomie Harris - Our Kind of Traitor [+see also:
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Shana Swash - My Feral Heart
Terry Pheto - A United Kingdom [+see also:
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interview: David Oyelowo
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Best Supporting Actor
Arinze Kene - The Pass [+see also:
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Brett Goldstein - Adult Life Skills
Christopher Lloyd - I Am Not a Serial Killer
Jamie Dornan - Anthropoid [+see also:
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Sean Harris - Trespass Against Us [+see also:
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interview: Adam Smith
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Best Documentary
The Confession: Living the War on Terror – Ashish Ghadiali
Dancer [+see also:
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Steven Cantor
The Hard Stop [+see also:
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 –
George Amponsah
Notes on Blindness -
Peter Middleton and James Spinney
Versus: The Life and Films of Ken Loach - Louise Osmond, Rebecca O’Brien

The Douglas Hickox Award for Debut Director
Adam Smith - Trespass Against Us
Alice Lowe - Prevenge [+see also:
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Babak Anvari - Under the Shadow
Peter Middleton and James Spinney - Notes on Blindness
Rachel Tunnard - Adult Life Skills

Debut Screenwriter
Ed Talfan - The Passing
Hope Dickson Leach - The Levelling [+see also:
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John Cairns and Michael McCartney - A Patch of Fog [+see also:
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Rachel Tunnard - Adult Life Skills
Simon Farnaby and Julian Barratt – Mindhorn

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 Sundstrom – Sound – Notes on Blindness
Paul Monaghan, Mat Whitecross – Editing – Supersonic
Robbie Ryan – Cinematography – American Honey
Seb Barker – Visual Effects – The Girl With All the Gifts
Shaheen Baig – Casting – Free Fire

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 Discovery Award
Black Mountain Poets [+see also:
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- Jamie Adams, Jon Rennie
The Darkest Universe - Tom Kingsley, Will Sharpe, Tiani Ghosh, Jo-Jo Ellison
The Ghoul - Gareth Tunley, Jack Healy Guttmann, Tom Meeten
Gozo - Miranda Bowen, Leo Scott
The Greasy Strangler - Jim Hosking, Toby Harvard, Daniel Noah, Andrew Starke, Ant Timpson, Josh C Waller, Elijah Wood

Best British Short
Jacked - Rene Pannevis, Ashish Ghadiali, Jennifer Eriksson
Mother - Leo Leigh, Scott O’Donnell
Over - Jörn Threlfall, Jeremy Bannister
Rate Me - Fyzal Boulifa, Taina Galis
The Wrong End of the Stick - Terri Matthews, Chris Cornwell, Sam Bank

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