British Independent Film Awards: Articles


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 […]


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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 […]


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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 […]


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



Royal Drama Tops British Independent Film Awards But Director Snubbed + Jennifer Lawrence Wins Stockholm

Royal drama The King's Speech with Colin Firth and Geoffrey Rush. Tom Hooper's real-life-inspired crowd-pleaser topped the British Independent Film Awards with five wins, including Best Picture, Best Actor (Firth), and Best Supporting Actor (Rush) – but curiously, not Best Director. Royal drama tops British Independent Film Awards The King's […]


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Royal Drama Tops British Independent Film Awards But Director Snubbed + Jennifer Lawrence Wins Stockholm



Colin Firth & Keira Knightley: British Independent Film Awards Nominations

Colin Firth as King George VI in Tom Hooper's The King's Speech The fact that The King's Speech rules over the 2010 British Independent Film Award (BIFA) nominations is no surprise. The story of how King George VI was able to overcome a stubborn stutter after being made king, The […]


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Colin Firth & Keira Knightley: British Independent Film Awards Nominations



British Independent Film Awards: Moon Mystery Tops + Andrzej Wajda Passion & Death Tale Is FIPRESCI Winner

Moon with Sam Rockwell. This year's British Independent Film Awards Best Picture winner, Duncan Jones' Moon has elements in common with, among other sci-fi/mystery thrillers, Stanley Kubrick's 2001: A Space Odyssey and Basil Dearden's The Man Who Haunted Himself. Astronaut Sam Bell (Sam Rockwell) and supercomputer GERTY (which sounds kinda […]


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British Independent Film Awards: Moon Mystery Tops + Andrzej Wajda Passion & Death Tale Is FIPRESCI Winner



British Indies' Awards + Gay Seattle Winners & Host Ricky Gervais

Katie Jarvis in Fish Tank (top); Sam Rockwell in Moon (middle); Carey Mulligan, Dominic Cooper in An Education (bottom) 'Moon,' 'Fish Tank': British Independent Film Award Nominations Andrea Arnold's Fish Tank leads the list of 2009 British Independent Film Award nominees. The tale of a rough teenager (Katie Jarvis) whose […]


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British Indies' Awards + Gay Seattle Winners & Host Ricky Gervais



Stockholm Film Festival Awards + British Independent Film Award Winners

Writer-director Courtney Hunt's Frozen River takes place in the days before Christmas near a border crossing on the Mohawk reservation between New York State and Quebec, where two single mothers – one white, one Mohawk – in dire straits dive into the border-smuggling underworld. Melissa Leo (above, with Michael O'Keefe), […]


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Stockholm Film Festival Awards + British Independent Film Award Winners



Stockholm + Blue Dragon Award Winners: Abortion Drama & Gangster Action Comedy Top Picks

Cristian Mungiu's Romanian abortion drama 4 Months 3 Weeks and 2 Days received the Bronze Horse for best film at the 2007 edition of the Stockholm Film Festival. Mungiu's drama about a young woman helping a friend to undergo an illegal abortion during the Nicolae Ceausescu era was chosen for […]


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Stockholm + Blue Dragon Award Winners: Abortion Drama & Gangster Action Comedy Top Picks



British Independent Film Awards: 'Queen' vs. 'King'

There were numerous surprises at the 2006 British Independent Film Awards (Bifa) ceremony, which was held yesterday, Nov. 29, in West London. Out of its six nominations, the unofficial favorite, Stephen Frears' The Queen, about the battle of wills between Queen Elizabeth II (Helen Mirren) and Prime Minister Tony Blair […]


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British Independent Film Awards: 'Queen' vs. 'King'



Truman Capote 'In Cold Blood' Drama Tops Gotham Awards

Bennett Miller's Capote, which depicts author Truman Capote's research while writing In Cold Blood, won Best Picture and Breakthrough Director honors at the Gotham Film Awards on Nov. 30. Henry-Alex Rubin and Dana Adam Shapiro's Murderball, about rugby-playing quadriplegics, won the Best Documentary award. The Best Ensemble Cast award went […]


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Truman Capote 'In Cold Blood' Drama Tops Gotham Awards