Control leads nominations for independent film awards

Joy Division biopic Control leads the field at the British Independent Film Awards with 10 nominations.

Joy Division biopic Control leads the field at the British Independent Film Awards with 10 nominations.

Its star, the unknown Sam Riley, is a contender for best actor and most promising newcomer with his performance as tragic singer Ian Curtis.

Control’s other nominations include best film, best director for Anton Corbijn and best supporting actress for Samantha Morton.

The annual awards honour the best in independent British cinema.

And When Did You Last See Your Father?, an adaptation of Blake Morrison’s best-selling book, has seven nominations including best actor for Jim Broadbent and best supporting actor for Colin Firth.

Among the other films vying for awards are Eastern Promises, Notes On A Scandal, Hallam Foe and the forthcoming Brick Lane.

The winners will be announced at a ceremony in London on November 28.

James Bond star Daniel Craig will receive the Variety Award for his work in “bringing the international spotlight to the British film industry”.

Ray Winstone will be honoured with an outstanding contribution award.

Main Nominations:

Best British Independent Film

:: And When Did You Last See Your Father?

:: Control

:: Eastern Promises

:: Hallam Foe

:: Notes On A Scandal

Best Actress

:: Anne Hathaway – Becoming Kane

:: Tannishtha Chatterjee – Brick Lane

:: Sophia Myles – Hallam Foe

:: Kierston Wareing – It’s A Free World

:: Dame Judi Dench – Notes On A Scandal

Best Actor

:: Jim Broadbent – And When Did You Last See Your Father?

:: Sam Riley – Control

:: Viggo Mortensen – Eastern Promises

:: Jamie Bell – Hallam Foe

:: Cillian Murphy – Sunshine

Best Supporting Actor/Actress

:: Colin Firth – And When Did You Last See Your Father?

:: Samantha Morton – Control

:: Toby Kebbell – Control

:: Armin Muehler Stahl – Eastern Promises

:: Cate Blanchett – Notes On A Scandal

Most Promising Newcomer

:: Imogen Poots – 28 Weeks Later

:: Matthew Beard – And When Did You Last See Your Father?

:: Sam Riley – Control

:: Bradley Cole – Exhibit A

:: Kierston Wareing – It’s A Free World

Best Screenplay

:: David Nicholls – And When Did You Last See Your Father?

:: Matt Greenhalgh – Control

:: Steven Knight – Eastern Promises

:: David Mackenzie and Ed Whitmore – Hallam Foe

:: Patrick Marber – Notes On A Scandal

Best Director

:: Anand Tucker- And When Did You Last See Your Father?

:: Sarah Gavron – Brick Lane

:: Anton Corbijn – Control

:: David Cronenberg – Eastern Promises

:: David Mackenzie – Hallam Foe

The Richard Harris Award for Outstanding Contribution

:: Ray Winstone

:: The Variety Award

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