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Scarlett Johansson, Tom Hardy nominated for British Independent Film Awards

James McAvoy, Jeff Goldblum and Judi Dench are also up for gongs at the 16th annual ceremony

Scarlett Johansson, Tom Hardy nominated for British Independent Film Awards

Scarlett Johansson and Tom Hardy are amongst those up for awards at the 16th annual British Independent Film Awards.

The nominations were announced earlier today (November 11) in London by Ewan McGregor, with prison movie Starred Up scoring the highest number of nominations at eight, including nods for Best British Independent Film, Best Director for David Mackenzie and Best Screenplay. Meanwhile, Pussy Riot - A Punk Prayer, The Great Hip Hop Hoax, and The Stone Roses: Made of Stone are all up for Best Documentary.

Scarlett Johansson has been nominated for Best Actress for her role in Under the Skin whilst Tom Hardy has been tipped for Best Actor for his role in Locke. The winners will be announced in a ceremony held on December 8, hosted by James Nesbitt, writes the Hollywood Reporter.

Up against Starred Up in the Best Film category are Metro Manila, Philomena, The Selfish Giant and Le Week-end. Judi Dench has been nominated for Best Actress for her role in Philomena, whilst Steve Coogan has been nominated for Best Actor in the same movie. Jeff Goldblum is up for Best Supporting Actor for Le Week-end. Read the list of further nominations below.

Speaking about the awards, BIFA joint directors Johanna von Fischer and Tessa Collinson said: "The variety of films submitted reached a new level this year with films covering a range of subject matters and genres that perfectly showcase the diversity and creativity at work in British independent filmmaking today."

The nominations are:

Best British Independent Film
Metro Manila
Philomena
The Selfish Giant
Starred Up
Le Week-end

Best Director
Jon S Baird – Filth
Clio Barnard – The Selfish Giant
Sean Ellis – Metro Manila
JonathanGlazer – Under the Skin
David Mackenzie – Starred Up

The Douglas Hickox Award - Best Debut Director
Charlie Cattrall – Titus
Tina Gharavi – I Am Nasrine
Jeremy Lovering – In Fear
Omid Nooshin – Last Passenger
Paul Wright – For Those in Peril

Best Screenplay
Jonathan Asser – Starred Up
Clio Barnard – The Selfish Giant
Steven Knight – Locke
Hanif Kureishi – Le Week-end
Jeff Pope, Steve Coogan – Philomena

Best Actress
Judi Dench – Philomena
Lindsay Duncan – Le Week-end
Scarlett Johansson – Under the Skin
Felicity Jones – The Invisible Woman
Saoirse Ronan – How I Live Now

Best Actor
Jim Broadbent – Le Week-end
Steve Coogan – Philomena
Tom Hardy – Locke
Jack O'Connell – Starred Up
James McAvoy – Filth

Best Supporting Actress
Siobhan Finneran – The Selfish Giant
Shirley Henderson – Filth
Imogen Poots – The Look Of Love
Kristin Scott Thomas – The Invisible Woman
Mia Wasikowska – The Double

Best Supporting Actor
John Arcilla – Metro Manila
Rupert Friend – Starred Up
Jeff Goldblum – Le Week-end
Eddie Marsan – Filth
Ben Mendelsohn – Starred Up

Most Promising Newcomer
Harley Bird – How I Live Now
Conner Chapman/ Shaun Thomas – The Selfish Giant
Caity Lotz – The Machine
Jake Macapagal – Metro Manila
Chloe Pirrie – Shell

Best Achievement In Production
A Field in England
Filth
Metro Manila
The Selfish Giant
Starred Up

Best Technical Achievement
Shaheen Baig – Casting – Starred Up
Johnnie Burn – Sound Design – Under the Skin
Amy Hubbard – Casting – The Selfish Giant
Mica Levi – Music – Under the Skin
Justine Wright – Editing – Locke

Best Documentary
Pussy Riot - A Punk Prayer
The Great Hip Hop Hoax
The Moo Man
The Spirit of '45
The Stone Roses: Made of Stone

Best British Short
L'Assenza
Dr Easy
Dylan's Room
Jonah
Z1

Best International Independent Film
Blue is the Warmest Colour
Blue Jasmine
Frances Ha
The Great Beauty
Wadjda

The Raindance Award
Everyone's Going to Die
The Machine
The Patrol
Sleeping Dogs
Titus

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