British Independent Film Awards Has Its Favorites, by Christian Lovera

Independent movies, such as 71 and Pride, lead the list of favorites in order to win the British Film Awards. The British movie 71, directed by Yann Demange, has nine nominations, such as:

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    Best Director

  • Best screenplay
  • Best debut director
  • Best British independent film
  • Best actor for Jack O’Connell
  • Best supporting actor for Sean Harris

The movie 71 follows the story of a British young soldier who is abandoned by his unit as a result of a riot on the streets of Belfast in 1971.

In addition, the movie Pride has seven nominations, including:

  • Best British independent film
  • Best director
  • Best screenplay
  • Best supporting actress for Imelda Staunton
  • Best supporting actor for Andrew Scott and Ben Schnetzer
  • Most promising newcomer for Ben Schnetzer
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Pride is a British movie that follows the stories of gay activists who work to help miners during the strike of the National Union of Mineworkers in 1984.

In addition, other independent movies, such as Catch Me Daddy, Frank, and Mr. Turner, have five nominations respectively.

The independent movie Catch Me Daddy follows the story of girl named Laila, who is running away from her family. That is why, she hides in the West of Yorkshire with her boyfriend named Aaron. However, everything changes when her brother arrives in town with a gang of criminals. Now Laila has to run away in order to preserve her life.

The British movie Frank is about a young wanna-be musician who faces difficult situations when he joins a weird pop band, led by the uncommon and rare Frank.

The Bristish independent film Mr. Turner follows the story of part of the life of the eccentric and brilliant British painter J. M. W. Turner. I f you consider yourself as a fan of independent movies, we recommend you watching these incredible British independent films.

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In addition to the independent films mentioned above, the British Independent Film Awards nominated actors of the movie The Imitation Game for best actor Benedict Cumberbatch and best actress Keira Knightley. Addtionally, actress Alicia Vikander was nominated for best actress for her performance in Testament of Youth. Moreover, American actress Maggie Gyllenhaal was nominated for best supporting actress in the movie Frank, and Michael Fassbender for best supporting actor due to his performance in Frank too.

Approximately 70 British film industry professionals participated in the pre-selection committee. They had to watch more than 250 movies in order to choose the best ones. In addition, Oscar winning director Tom Hooper (King’s Speech) was chosen to select the final winners of the British Independent Film Awards. According to Hooper, he is really looking forward to taking wise decisions in order to award those British independent films that deserve it.   

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The ceremony of the British Independent Film Awards will take place in December 7th, Sunday, at the Old Billingsgate in London, England.

We suggest you to watch those movies before the ceremony in order to pick your favorite movies. In addition, you may predict the winners of this British ceremony.