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British Independent Film Award Nominations: ‘I, Daniel Blake’ Leads with 7

"American Honey," "Under the Shadow" and "Adult Life Skills" all received six.

I, Daniel Blake

“I, Daniel Blake”

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The 2016 British Independent Film Award nominations have been announced, with Ken Loach’s Palme d’Or–winning “I, Daniel Blake” leading the pack with seven nominations. Andrea Arnold’s “American Honey,” Babak Anvari’s “Under the Shadow” and Rachel Tunnard’s “Adult Life Skills” all landed six nods apiece. More than 130 British films were submitted for consideration, and 32 British features have been nominated. Full list:

Best British Independent Film

“American Honey”

“Couple in a Hole”

“I, Daniel Blake”

“Notes on Blindness”

“Under the Shadow”


Best International Independent Film

“Hunt for the Wilderpeople”

“Manchester by the Sea”



“Toni Erdmann”


Best Director

Andrea Arnold, “American Honey”

Babak Anvari, “Under the Shadow”

Ben Wheatley, “Free Fire”

Ken Loach, “I, Daniel Blake”

Peter Middleton and James Spinney, “Notes on Blindness”

American Honey

“American Honey”


Best Screenplay

Andrea Arnold, “American Honey”

Babak Anvari, “Under the Shadow”

Billy O’Brien and Christopher Hyde, “I Am Not a Serial Killer”

Paul Laverty, “I, Daniel Blake”

Rachel Tunnard, “Adult Life Skills”

READ MORE: ‘I, Daniel Blake’ Reviews: Ken Loach’s Surprise Palme d’Or Winner Receives Mixed Reactions from Cannes

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 Actress

Hayley Squires, “I, Daniel Blake”

Jodie Whittaker, “Adult Life Skills”

Kate Dickie, “Couple in a Hole”

Narges Rashidi, “Under the Shadow”

Sasha Lane, “American Honey”


Best Supporting Actor

Arinze Kene, “The Pass”

Brett Goldstein, “Adult Life Skills”

Christopher Lloyd, “I Am Not a Serial Killer”

Jamie Dornan, “Anthropoid”

Sean Harris, “Trespass Against Us”

"Under the Shadow"

“Under the Shadow”

Best Supporting Actress

Avin Manshadi, “Under the Shadow”

Gemma Arterton, “The Girl with All the Gifts”

Naomie Harris, “Our Kind of Traitor”

Shana Swash, “My Feral Heart”

Terry Pheto, “A United Kingdom”


Best Documentary

“The Confession: Living the War on Terror”


“The Hard Stop”

“Notes on Blindness”

“Versus: The Life and Films of Ken Loach”

READ MORE: ‘American Honey’ Exclusive Clip: Andrea Arnold’s Award-Winning Film Follows A Magazine Crew Across The Midwest

Outstanding Achievement in Craft

Joakim Sundström, “Notes on Blindness” (sound)

“Paul Monaghan and Mat Whitecross, “Supersonic” (editing)

Robbie Ryan, “American Honey” (cinematography)

Seb Baker, “The Girl with All the Gifts” (visual effects)

Shaheen Baig, “Free Fire” (casting)

"Adult Life Skills"

“Adult Life Skills”

The Douglas Hickox Award (Debut Director)

Adam Smith, “Trespass Against Us”

Alice Lowe, “Prevenge”

Babak Anvari, “Under the Shadow”

Peter Middleton and James Spinney, “Notes on Blindness”

Rachel Tunnard, “Adult Life Skills”


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”


Debut Screenwriter

Ed Talfan, “The Passing”

Hope Dickson Leach, “The Leveling”

John Cairns and Michael McCartney, “A Patch of Fog”

Rachel Tunnard, “Adult Life Skills”

Simon Farnaby and Julian Barratt, “Mindhorn”


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”

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