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Judi Dench: Only British Independent Film Nominee to Land BAFTA, Oscar Nods

Judi Dench in 'Philomena' movie: The one British Independent Film Award nominee surely to get BAFTA, Academy Award nominations Among the 2013 British Independent Film Award nominees, only one has a truly good chance of being shortlisted for both the BAFTAs and the Academy Awards. That's Best Actress BIFA nominee Judi Dench for Stephen Frears' “based on a true story” drama Philomena, in which Dench plays a woman whose son was taken away from her after she was sent to a convent. For the record, Dench has four previous Best Actress Oscar nominations (Mrs. Brown, Iris, Mrs. Henderson Presents, Notes on a Scandal), in addition to one win and a nomination as Best Supporting Actress (win: Shakespeare in Love; nomination: […]


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Judi Dench: Only British Independent Film Nominee to Land BAFTA, Oscar Nods



Judi Dench, Scarlett Johansson: British Independent Film Awards Best Actress Nominees

Judi Dench, Scarlett Johansson: 2013 British Independent Film Awards nominations (image: Judi Dench in 'Philomena') Since the likes of Judi Dench, Scarlett Johansson, James McAvoy, and Tom Hardy are in the running for the 2013 British Independent Film Awards, expect at least a little overlapping between the determinedly indie-oriented BIFAs and other awards season nominees and/or winners elsewhere. (See also: “Judi Dench Sole BIFA Nominee Surely to Get BAFTA, Oscar Nominations.”) Judi Dench and Scarlett Johansson are competing in the Best Actress category; Dench for Stephen Frears' Philomena, Johansson for Jonathan Glazer's Under the Skin. Tom Hardy and James McAvoy are in the running for the Best Actor British Independent Film Award; Hardy for Steven Knight's Locke, McAvoy for Jon […]


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Judi Dench, Scarlett Johansson: British Independent Film Awards Best Actress Nominees



'Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy': 4 British Independent Film Award Acting Nods

Gary Oldman, Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy As expected, Steve McQueen's Shame, Tomas Alfredson's Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, and Lynne Ramsay's We Need to Talk About Kevin are three of the top contenders for the Raindance Institute's 2011 British Independent Film Awards (BIFA), the British version of the United States' Spirit Awards (West Coast) and Gotham Awards (East Coast) – apart from the fact that British films are almost invariably modestly budget and independently made. With seven nods each – including Best Picture, Best Director, and Best Actor – Shame, Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, and actor-turned-filmmaker Paddy Considine's Tyrannosaur topped the list of nominees. We Need to Talk About Kevin and Ben Wheatley's Kill List each received six nods; Richard Ayoade's […]


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'Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy': 4 British Independent Film Award Acting Nods