BIFA Nominations: Lady Macbeth and Three Billboards Boosts
Wednesday, November 1, 2017 at 2:15PM
NATHANIEL R in BIFA, Film Stars Don't Die in Liverpool, God's Own Country, I Am Not a Witch, Jamie Bell, Lady Macbeth, My Cousin Rachel, The Death of Stalin, Three Billboards

by Nathaniel R

Film Stars Don't Die in Liverpool received 4 nominationsHot on the heels of the Gotham Awards, the British Independent Film Awards have announced their 2017 nominations. Though they don't tend to get much press in the US due to the the first two words in their title, they're worth noting. And, we'd argue, they're worth noting precisely for their limited jurisdiction. Awards groups with their own identity / purview are all too rare. Lady Macbeth led the field (15 nominations) with gay romantic drama God's Own Country (11 nominations), political satire The Death of Stalin (13 nominations), I Am Not a Witch (12 nominations) and one big tragicomedy Oscar hopeful Three Billboards Outside Ebbing Missouri (11 nominations) also super popular

I think the nomination I'm happiest to see (just because it was no sure thing) is Jamie Bell in Film Stars Don't Die in Liverpool for Best Actor. He's just brilliant in the film as I've mentioned before but it's the type of role -- nuanced / romantic / skewing "feminine" in its appeal -- for which male actors are rarely honored no matter how good they are. The complete list of nominees is after the jump...

Best British Independent Film


Best International Independent Film 

Get Out

Best Director

Best Screenplay 

Best Actress 

Margaret Mulumba is only 8 years old and nominated for I AM NOT A WITCH

Best Actor

God's Own Country

Best Supporting Actress

Best Supporting Actor

The supporting men of THREE BILLBOARDS... we should add Harrelson to the chart, too.

Most Promising Newcomer

The Douglas Hickox Award (Best Debut Director)

Debut Screenwriter

Breakthrough Producer

The Discovery Award

Best Documentary

Best British Short Film 

Best Cinematography

Best Casting

Best Costume Design

My Cousin Rachel

Best Editing

Best Effects

Best Make Up & Hair Design

Best Music

Best Production Design

Best Sound

What do you make of their nominations? 

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