For all the American critics associations announcing awards this Sunday evening, perhaps the real party’s been going on in London, where the British Independent Film Awards have been presented in an always-lively ceremony.
BEST BRITISH INDEPENDENT FILM
Metro Manila. Leo Barraclough for Variety: “Sean Ellis’s pic, which is shot in the Tagalog language, is the U.K.’s submission for the foreign-language film award at the Oscars, and won the audience award for world cinema at Sundance. Fox International Prods. has acquired remake rights for the pic, which follows a poor farmer as he moves to the megacity of Manila and gets a job driving armored transports.”
Sean Ellis for Metro Manila.
Also nominated: Jon S. Baird for Filth, Clio Barnard for The Selfish Giant, Jonathan Glazer for Under the Skin, and David Mackenzie for Starred Up.
DOUGLAS HICKOX AWARD FOR BEST DEBUT DIRECTOR
Paul Wright for For Those in Peril.
Also nominated: Charlie Cattrall for Titus, Tina Gharavi for I Am Nasrine, Jeremy Lovering for In Fear, and Omid Nooshin for Last Passenger.
Steven Knight for Locke.
Also nominated: Jonathan Asser for Starred Up, Clio Barnard for The Selfish Giant, Hanif Kureishi for Le Week-End, and Jeff Pope and Steve Coogan for Philomena.
Lindsay Duncan for Le Week-End.
Also nominated: Judi Dench for Philomena, Scarlett Johansson for Under the Skin, Felicity Jones for The Invisible Woman, and Saoirse Ronan for How I Live Now.
James McAvoy for Filth.
Also nominated: Jim Broadbent for Le Week-End, Steve Coogan for Philomena, Tom Hardy for Locke, and Jack O’Connell for Starred Up.
BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS
Imogen Poots for The Look of Love.
Also nominated: Siobhan Finneran for The Selfish Giant, Shirley Henderson for Filth, Kristin Scott Thomas for The Invisible Woman, and Mia Wasikowska for The Double.
BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR
Ben Mendelsohn for Starred Up.
Also nominated: John Arcilla for Metro Manila, Rupert Friend for Starred Up, Jeff Goldblum for Le Week-End, and Eddie Marsan for Filth.
MOST PROMISING NEWCOMER
Chloe Pirrie for Shell.
Also nominated: Harley Bird for How I Live Now, Conner Chapman/Shaun Thomas for The Selfish Giant, Caity Lotz for The Machine, and Jake Macapagal for Metro Manila.
BEST ACHIEVEMENT IN PRODUCTION
Also nominated: A Field in England, Filth, The Selfish Giant, and Starred Up.
BEST TECHNICAL ACHIEVEMENT
Amy Hubbard, Casting for The Selfish Giant.
Also nominated: Shaheen Baig, Casting for Starred Up, Johnnie Burn, Sound Design for Under the Skin, Mica Levi, Music for Under the Skin, and Justine Wright, Editing for Locke.
Pussy Riot – A Punk Prayer.
Also nominated: The Great Hip Hop Hoax, The Moo Man, The Spirit of ’45, and The Stone Roses: Made of Stone.
BEST BRITISH SHORT
Also nominated: L’Assenza, Dr. Easy, Dylan’s Room, and Jonah.
BEST INTERNATIONAL INDEPENDENT FILM
THE RAINDANCE AWARD
Also nominated: Everyone’s Going to Die, The Patrol, Sleeping Dogs, and Titus.
The Richard Harris award for outstanding contribution by an actor to British film: Julie Walters.
Variety Award: Paul Greengrass.
Special Jury Prize: Sixteen Films & Friends.