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'Broken' Leads British Indie Film Award Nominations

Photo of Peter Knegt By Peter Knegt | Indiewire November 5, 2012 at 8:41AM

Rufus Norris' "Broken" led the nominations for the 15th annual Moët British Independent Film Award nominations, which were announced this morning. The film -- which follows a young girl in North London whose life changes after witnessing a violent attack -- received 9 nominations, including acting nods for Tim Roth, Cillian Murphy and Rory Kinnear.
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"Broken"
"Broken"

Rufus Norris' "Broken" led the nominations for the 15th annual Moët British Independent Film Award nominations, which were announced this morning. The film -- which follows a young girl in North London whose life changes after witnessing a violent attack -- received 9 nominations, including acting nods for Tim Roth, Cillian Murphy and Rory Kinnear.

Other films to receive several major nominations included "Sightseers," "Berberian Sound Studio," "The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel" and "The Imposter," which along with "Broken" made up the nominees for the Best British Independent Film category. Notably, "The Imposter" recieved 5 nominations despite being ineligible for acting and writing nods because it's a documentary.

Released this year in the UK, "The Iron Lady" managed a couple nods (for its screenplay and Meryl Streep's performance), but was shut out of other categories. Though Streep's nomination is part of a trend: Some of the most legendary living actresses are all competing here, including Streep, Judi Dench, Maggie Smith and Vanessa Redgrave. Collectively, those women have 7 Oscars and 35 nominations.

In the international independent film category, Sundance alums "Beasts of the Southern Wild" and "Searching For Sugar Man" are competing against Cannes' "Amour," "The Hunt" and "Rust and Bone."

Last year, "A Separation" won in that category, while "Tyrannosaur," "We Need To Talk About Kevin," "Shame," "Weekend" and "Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy" won awards in what was arguably a much stronger year for British independent cinema.

Full list of nominations below. The winners will be announced at a ceremony in London on December 9th, hosted by James Nesbitt (who has hosted six times previously).
 

"The Imposter"
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RhBEST BRITISH INDEPENDENT FILM
Sponsored by Moët & Chandon
Berberian Sound Studio
Broken
Sightseers
The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel
The Imposter
 
BEST DIRECTOR
Sponsored by AllCity & Intermission
Bart Layton – The Imposter
Ben Wheatley – Sightseers
John Madden – The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel
Peter Strickland – Berberian Sound Studio
Rufus Norris – Broken
 
THE DOUGLAS HICKOX AWARD [BEST DEBUT DIRECTOR]
Sponsored by 3 Mills Studios
Bart Layton – The Imposter
Ben Drew – Ill Manors
Rowan Athale – Wasteland
Rufus Norris – Broken
Sally El Hosaini – My Brother the Devil
 
BEST SCREENPLAY
Sponsored by BBC Films
Abi Morgan – The Iron Lady
Alice Lowe, Steve Oram, Amy Jump – Sightseers
Mark O'Rowe – Broken
Paul Andrew Williams – Song for Marion
Peter Strickland – Berberian Sound Studio
 
BEST ACTRESS
Sponsored by M.A.C
Alice Lowe (Tina) – Sightseers
Andrea Riseborough (Colette McVeigh) – Shadow Dancer
Elle Fanning (Ginger) – Ginger & Rosa
Judi Dench (Evelyn Greenslade) – The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel
Meryl Streep (Margaret Thatcher) – The Iron Lady
 
BEST ACTOR
Riz Ahmed (Aaron) – Ill Manors
Steve Oram (Chris) – Sightseers
Terence Stamp (Arthur) – Song for Marion
Tim Roth (Archie) – Broken
Toby Jones (Gilderoy) – Berberian Sound Studio
 
BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS
Alice Englert (Rosa) – Ginger & Rosa
Eileen Davies (Carol) – Sightseers
Maggie Smith (Muriel Donnelly) – The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel
Olivia Colman (Queen Elizabeth) – Hyde Park on Hudson
Vanessa Redgrave (Marion) – Song for Marion
 
BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR
Sponsored by Sanderson & St Martins Lane
Billy Connolly (Wilf) – Quartet
Cillian Murphy (Mike Kiernan) – Broken
Domhnall Gleeson (Connor) – Shadow Dancer
Rory Kinnear (Bob Oswald) – Broken
Tom Wilkinson (Graham Dashwood) – The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel
 
 
MOST PROMISING NEWCOMER
Sponsored by Studiocanal
Elliott Tittensor (Tits) – Spike Island
Eloise Laurence (Skunk) – Broken
James Floyd (Rashid) – My Brother the Devil
Paul Brannigan (Robbie) – The Angels' Share
Zawe Ashton (Joyce Vincent) – Dreams of a Life
 
BEST ACHIEVEMENT IN PRODUCTION
Sponsored by Company3
Berberian Sound Studio
Ill Manors
Sightseers
The Imposter
The Sweeney
 
BEST TECHNICAL ACHIEVEMENT
Sponsored by LightBrigade Media
Nic Knowland Bsc– Cinematography – Berberian Sound Studio
Joakim Sundström, Stevie Haywood AMPS IPS– Sound Design – Berberian Sound Studio
Electric Wave Bureau – Music – Broken
Robbie Ryan – Cinematography – Ginger & Rosa
Andrew Hulme – Editing – The Imposter
 
BEST DOCUMENTARY
Dreams of a Life
London: The Modern Babylon
Marley
Roman Polanski: A Film Memoir
The Imposter
 
BEST BRITISH SHORT
Supported by the BFI
Friday
Junk
Skyborn
Swimmer
Volume
 
BEST INTERNATIONAL INDEPENDENT FILM
Amour
Beasts of the Southern Wild
Rust & Bone
Searching For Sugar Man
The Hunt
 
THE RAINDANCE AWARD
Frank
Strings
Love Tomorrow
City Slacker
Jason Becker: Not Dead Yet

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