The BIFA Nominations Announced

'Lady Macbeth' leads 2017 BIFAs with 15 nominations

BY TOM GRATER1 NOVEMBER 2017


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LADY MACBETH

The nominations for the 2017 British Independent Film Awards (BIFAs) were revealed this morning, with William Oldroyd’s Lady Macbeth leading the way on 15 nominations.

Scroll down for full list of nominations

The period drama is up for Best British Independent Film, Best Director, and Best Screenplay, while cast members Florence Pugh, Cosmo Jarvis and Naomi Ackie are all nominated, with the latter up for both Best Supporting Actress and Most Promising Newcomer.

Debut features are well represented in this year’s crop, with Rungano Nyoni’s I Am Not A Witch scoring 13 nominations (joint with Armando Iannucci’s The Death Of Stalin) and Francis Lee’s God’s Own Country score 11 (joint with Martin McDonagh’s Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri.

Those five titles comprise the Best British Independent Film and Best Director categories.

Read more: How the BIFAs are growing up this year

Up for Best International Independent Film are: The Florida ProjectGet OutI Am Not Your NegroLoveless and The Square.

Joining God’s Own Country’s Josh O’Connor and Alec Secareanu in the Best Actor category are Jawbone’s Johnny Harris, Journeyman’s Paddy Considine and Film Stars Don’t Die in Liverpool’s Jamie Bell.

The Best Actress category sees Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri’sFrances McDormand up against I Am Not A Witch’s Margaret Mulubwa, Lady Macbeth’s Florence Pugh, Dark River’s Ruth Wilson, and Daphne’s Emily Beecham.

The Breakthrough Producer award sees Fodhla Cronin O’Reilly (Lady Macbeth) up against Emily Morgan (I Am Not A Witch), Jack Tarling and Manon Ardisson (God’s Own Country), Gavin Humphries (Pin Cushion) and Brendan Mullin and Katy Jackson (Bad Day For The Cut).

Distributors and new awards

In terms of distributors, Altitude leads the way with 19 nominations, Curzon Artificial Eye has 18, eOne has 14, Fox Searchlight has 13, Picturehouse has 12, Vertigo has eight, Lionsgate has six, Studiocanal has four, STX has two, and Arrow and Universal have one apiece.

This year for the first time, nine craft categories will be awarded in the disciplines of casting, cinematography, costume design, editing, make-up and hair design, music, production design, sound and effects, replacing the catch-all ‘achievement in craft’ category from previous editions. The winners of those awards will be announced on November 23.

Mark Gatiss will host the BIFAs ceremony on December 10 at Old Billingsgate.

Full list of nominations:

Best British Independent Film

  • · The Death Of Stalin Armando Iannucci, David Schneider, Ian Martin, Yann Zenou, Kevin Loader, Nicolas Duval Adassovsky, Laurent Zeitoun
  • · God’s Own Country Francis Lee, Jack Tarling, Manon Ardisson
  • · I Am Not A Witch Rungano Nyoni, Juliette Grandmont, Emily Morgan
  • · Lady Macbeth William Oldroyd, Alice Birch, Fodhla Cronin O’Reilly
  • · Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri Martin McDonagh, Graham Broadbent, Pete Czernin

Best International Independent Film 

  • · The Florida Project Sean Baker, Chris Bergoch, Kevin Chinoy, Andrew Duncan, Alex Saks, Francesca Silvestri, Shih-Ching Tsou
  • · Get Out Jordan Peele, Jason Blum, Edward H Hamm Jr, Sean McKittrick
  • · I Am Not Your Negro Raoul Peck, James Baldwin, Hébert Peck, Rémi Grellety
  • · Loveless Andrey Zvyaginstev, Oleg Negin, Gleb Fetisov, Sergey Melkumov, Alexander Rodnyansky
  • · The Square Ruben Östlund, Erik Hemmendorff

Best Director

  • · The Death Of Stalin Armando Iannucci
  • · God’s Own Country Francis Lee
  • · Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri Martin Mcdonagh
  • · I Am Not A Witch Rungano Nyoni
  • · Lady Macbeth William Oldroyd

Best Screenplay 

  • · Lady Macbeth Alice Birch
  • · The Death Of Stalin Armando Iannucci, David Schneider, Ian Martin
  • · God’s Own Country Francis Lee
  • · Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri Martin Mcdonagh
  • · I Am Not A Witch Rungano Nyoni

Best Actress 

  • · Daphne Emily Beecham
  • · Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri Frances Mcdormand
  • · I Am Not A Witch Margaret Mulubwa
  • · Lady Macbeth Florence Pugh
  • · Dark River Ruth Wilson

Best Actor

  • · Film Stars Don’t Die In Liverpool Jamie Bell
  • · Journeyman Paddy Considine
  • · Jawbone Johnny Harris
  • · God’s Own Country Josh O’connor
  • · God’s Own Country Alec Secareanu

Best Supporting Actress

  • · Lady Macbeth Naomi Ackie
  • · The Party Patricia Clarkson
  • · Goodbye Christopher Robin Kelly Macdonald
  • · The Death Of Stalin Andrea Riseborough
  • · Film Stars Don’t Die In Liverpool Julie Walters

Best Supporting Actor

  • · The Death Of Stalin Simon Russell Beale
  • · The Death Of Stalin Steve Buscemi
  • · Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri Woody Harrelson
  • · God’s Own Country Ian Hart
  • · Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri Sam Rockwell

Most Promising Newcomer

  • · Lady Macbeth Naomi Ackie
  • · Just Charlie Harry Gilby
  • · Lady Macbeth Cosmo Jarvis
  • · Chubby Funny Harry Michell
  • · Pin Cushion Lily Newmark

The Douglas Hickox Award (Best Debut Director)

  • · Pin Cushion Deborah Haywood
  • · God’s Own Country Francis Lee
  • · Jawbone Thomas Napper
  • · I Am Not A Witch Rungano Nyoni
  • · Lady Macbeth William Oldroyd

Debut Screenwriter

  • · Lady Macbeth Alice Birch
  • · Their Finest Gaby Chiappe
  • · Jawbone Johnny Harris
  • · God’s Own Country Francis Lee
  • · I Am Not A Witch Rungano Nyoni

Breakthrough Producer

  • · Pin Cushion Gavin Humphries
  • · I Am Not A Witch Emily Morgan
  • · Bad Day For The Cut Brendan Mullin, Katy Jackson
  • · Lady Macbeth Fodhla Cronin O’reilly
  • · God’s Own Country Jack Tarling, Manon Ardisson

The Discovery Award

  • · Even When I Fall Sky Neal, Kate McLarnon, Elhum Shakerifar
  • · Halfway Ben Caird, Jonny Paterson
  • · In Another Life Jason Wingard, Hannah Stevenson, Rebecca Clare Evans
  • · Isolani R Paul Wilson, Lisa Hague
  • · My Pure Land Sarmad Masud, Bill Kenwright

Best Documentary

  • · Almost Heaven Carol Salter
  • · Half Way Daisy-May Hudson
  • · Kingdom Of Us Lucy Cohen, Julia Nottingham, Lucas Ochoa, Thomas Benski, Bill Rudgard
  • · Uncle Howard Aaron Brookner, Paula Vaccaro
  • · Williams Morgan Matthews, Hayley Reynolds, Sarah Hamilton

Best British Short Film 

  • · 1745 Gordon Napier, Morayo Akandé, John McKay
  • · Fish Story Charlie Lyne, Catherine Bray, Anthony Ing
  • · The Entertainer Jonathan Schey, Jodie Brown, Jun Bung Lee
  • · Work Aneil Karia, Scott O’Donnell
  • · Wren Boys Harry Lighton, John Fitzpatrick, Sorcha Bacon

Best Cinematography

  • · Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri Ben Davis
  • · I Am Not A Witch David Gallego
  • · Jawbone Tat Radcliffe
  • · Leaning Into The Wind Thomas Riedelsheimer
  • · Lady Macbeth Ari Wegner

Best Casting

  • · Lady Macbeth Shaheen Baig
  • · God’s Own Country Shaheen Baig, Layla Merrick-Wolf
  • · The Death Of Stalin Sarah Crowe
  • · Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri Sarah Halley Finn
  • · Film Stars Don’t Die In Liverpool Debbie Mcwilliams

Best Costume Design

  • · My Cousin Rachel Dinah Collin
  • · The Death Of Stalin Suzie Harman
  • · How To Talk To Girls At Parties Sandy Powell
  • · I Am Not A Witch Holly Rebecca
  • · Lady Macbeth Holly Waddington

Best Editing

  • · Williams Johnny Burke
  • · Jawbone David Charap
  • · Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri Jon Gregory
  • · The Death Of Stalin Peter Lambert
  • · Us And Them Joe Martin

Best Effects

  • · The Ritual Nick Allder, Ben White
  • · Journeyman Luke Dodd
  • · The Death Of Stalin Effects Team
  • · Double Date Dan Martin
  • · Their Finest Chris Reynolds

Best Make Up & Hair Design

  • · I Am Not A Witch Julene Paton
  • · Breathe Jan Sewell
  • · Journeyman Nadia Stacey
  • · The Death Of Stalin Nicole Stafford
  • · Lady Macbeth Sian Wilson

Best Music

  • · Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri Carter Burwell
  • · Leaning Into The Wind Fred Frith
  • · I Am Not A Witch Matt Kelly
  • · Jawbone Paul Weller
  • · The Death Of Stalin Christopher Willis 

Best Production Design

  • · Lady Macbeth Jacqueline Abrahams
  • · The Death Of Stalin Cristina Casali
  • · Final Portrait James Merifield
  • · I Am Not A Witch Nathan Parker
  • · Film Stars Don’t Die In Liverpool Eve Stewart

Best Sound

  • · God’s Own Country Anna Bertmark
  • · I Am Not A Witch Maiken Hansen
  • · Jawbone Andy Shelley, Steve Griffiths
  • · Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri Joakim Sundström
  • · Breathe Sound Team

Source: https://www.screendaily.com/news/lady-macbeth-leads-2017-bifas-with-15-nominations/5123786.article