The Favourite
The Favourite

The Favourite, Yorgos Lanthimos’s black comedy about the 18th century court of Queen Anne, leads the list of nominations for the 2018 British Independent Film Awards (BIFAs) with 13 noms including Best British Independent Film, Best Director and Best Screenplay.  The Favourite also sweeps the technical categories, newly introduced for the 2017 awards, with nominations for seven of the nine awards, including Best Production Design, Best Cinematography supported by Blackmagic Design, Best Make-up & Hair Design and Best Costume Design.

The Best British Independent Film nominees are American Animals – with 11 nominations, Beast – with 10 nominations, Disobedience – with 5 nominations, You Were Never Really Here – with 8 nominations, and The Favourite.

The nominations list demonstrates a record year for female representation, with over 40% of the individual nominations recognizing women in the industry across directing, writing, producing, performance and craft. Female nominees make up over 50% of the talent nominated for Best British Independent Film and dominate both Most Promising Newcomer and Breakthrough Producer supported by Creativity Media, with four out of five nominations for each award. Over 140 British films were submitted for consideration and 37 different British feature films have been nominated across the BIFA categories.

BEST BRITISH INDEPENDENT FILM

AMERICAN ANIMALS
BART LAYTON / KATHERINE BUTLER / DIMITRI DOGANIS / DERRIN SCHLESINGER / MARY JANE SKALSKI

BEAST
MICHAEL PEARCE / KRISTIAN BRODIE / LAUREN DARK / IVANA MACKINNON

DISOBEDIENCE
SEBASTIÁN LELIO / REBECCA LENKIEWICZ / ED GUINEY / FRIDA TORRESBLANCO / RACHEL WEISZ

THE FAVOURITE
YORGOS LANTHIMOS / DEBORAH DAVIS / TONY MCNAMARA / CECI DEMPSEY / ED GUINEY / LEE MAGIDAY

YOU WERE NEVER REALLY HERE
LYNNE RAMSAY / PASCAL CAUCHETEUX / ROSA ATTAB / JAMES WILSON / REBECCA O’BRIEN

BEST SCREENPLAY

AMERICAN ANIMALS
BART LAYTON

BEAST
MICHAEL PEARCE

DISOBEDIENCE
SEBASTIÁN LELIO / REBECCA LENKIEWICZ

THE FAVOURITE
DEBORAH DAVIS / TONY MCNAMARA

YOU WERE NEVER REALLY HERE
LYNNE RAMSAY

BEST DIRECTOR

AMERICAN ANIMALS
BART LAYTON

BEAST
MICHAEL PEARCE

THE FAVOURITE
YORGOS LANTHIMOS

LEAN ON PETE
ANDREW HAIGH

YOU WERE NEVER REALLY HERE
LYNNE RAMSAY

BEST BRITISH SHORT

THE BIG DAY
DAWN SHADFORTH / KELLIE SMITH / MICHELLE STEIN

BITTER SEA
FATEME AHMADI / EMMA PARSONS

THE FIELD
SANDHYA SURI / BALTHAZAR DE GANAY / THOMAS BIDEGAIN

POMMEL
PARIS ZARCILLA / SEBASTIAN BROWN / IVAN KELAVA

TO KNOW HIM
TED EVANS / KELLIE SMITH / JENNIFER MONKS / MICHELLE STEIN

BEST ACTOR

THE HAPPY PRINCE
RUPERT EVERETT

LEAN ON PETE
CHARLIE PLUMMER

A PRAYER BEFORE DAWN
JOE COLE

STAN & OLLIE
STEVE COOGAN

YOU WERE NEVER REALLY HERE
JOAQUIN PHOENIX

BEST ACTRESS

BEAST
JESSIE BUCKLEY

DISOBEDIENCE
RACHEL WEISZ

THE ESCAPE
GEMMA ARTERTON

THE FAVOURITE
OLIVIA COLMAN

FUNNY COW
MAXINE PEAKE

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR

AMERICAN ANIMALS
EVAN PETERS

AMERICAN ANIMALS
BARRY KEOGHAN

COLETTE
DOMINIC WEST

DISOBEDIENCE
ALESSANDRO NIVOLA

LEAN ON PETE
STEVE BUSCEMI

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS

APOSTASY
MOLLY WRIGHT

DISOBEDIENCE
RACHEL MCADAMS

THE FAVOURITE
EMMA STONE

THE FAVOURITE
RACHEL WEISZ

STAN & OLLIE
NINA ARIANDA

MOST PROMISING NEWCOMER

APOSTASY
MOLLY WRIGHT

BEAST
JESSIE BUCKLEY

BEEN SO LONG
MICHAELA COEL

JELLYFISH
LIV HILL

OBEY
MARCUS RUTHERFORD

THE DISCOVERY AWARD

THE DIG
ANDY TOHILL / RYAN TOHILL / STUART DRENNAN / BRIAN J. FALCONER

IRENE’S GHOST
IAIN CUNNINGHAM / REBECCA MARK-LAWSON / DAVID ARTHUR / ELLIE LAND

A MOMENT IN THE REEDS
MIKKO MAKELA / JAMES WATSON

SUPER NOVEMBER
DOUGLAS KING / JOSIE LONG

VOYAGEUSE
MAY MILES THOMAS

THE DOUGLAS HICKOX AWARD (DEBUT DIRECTOR)

APOSTASY
DANIEL KOKOTAJLO

BEAST
MICHAEL PEARCE

CALIBRE
MATT PALMER

PILI
LEANNE WELHAM

RAY & LIZ
RICHARD BILLINGHAM

DEBUT SCREENWRITER

AMERICAN ANIMALS
BART LAYTON

APOSTASY
DANIEL KOKOTAJLO

BEAST
MICHAEL PEARCE

CALIBRE
MATT PALMER

THE PARTY’S JUST BEGINNING
KAREN GILLAN

BEST DOCUMENTARY

BEING FRANK: THE CHRIS SIEVEY STORY
STEVE SULLIVAN

EVELYN
ORLANDO VON EINSIEDEL / JOANNA NATASEGARA

ISLAND
STEVEN EASTWOOD / ELHUM SHAKERIFAR

NAE PASARAN
FELIPE BUSTOS SIERRA

UNDER THE WIRE
CHRIS MARTIN / TOM BRISLEY

BREAKTHROUGH PRODUCER

APOSTASY
MARCIE MACLELLAN

BEAST
KRISTIAN BRODIE

CALIBRE
ANNA GRIFFIN

RAY & LIZ
JACQUI DAVIES

STAN & OLLIE
FAYE WARD

BEST INTERNATIONAL INDEPENDENT FILM

CAPERNAUM
NADINE LABAKI / JIHAD HOJEILY / MICHELLE KESERWANI / KHALED MOUZANAR / MICHEL MERKT

COLD WAR
PAWEL PAWLIKOWSKI / JANUSZ GLOWACKI / EWA PUSZCZYNSKA / TANYA SEGHATCHIAN

THE RIDER
CHLOÉ ZHAO / MOLLYE ASHER / SACHA BEN HARROCHE / BERT HAMELINCK

ROMA
ALFONSO CUARÓN / GABRIELA RODRIGUEZ / NICOLÁS CELIS

SHOPLIFTERS
HIROKAZU KOREEDA

BEST CASTING

AMERICAN ANIMALS
AVY KAUFMAN

APOSTASY
MICHELLE SMITH

BEAST
JULIE HARKIN

THE FAVOURITE
DIXIE CHASSAY

STAN & OLLIE
ANDY PRYOR

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY

AMERICAN ANIMALS
OLE BRATT BIRKELAND

THE FAVOURITE
ROBBIE RYAN

LEAN ON PETE
MAGNUS NORDENHOF JØNCK

A PRAYER BEFORE DAWN
DAVID UNGARO

YOU WERE NEVER REALLY HERE
TOM TOWNEND

BEST COSTUME DESIGN

COLETTE
ANDREA FLESCH

AN EVENING WITH BEVERLY LUFF LINN
ALYSSA TULL

THE FAVOURITE
SANDY POWELL

PETERLOO
JACQUELINE DURRAN

STAN & OLLIE
GUY SPERANZA

BEST EDITING

AMERICAN ANIMALS
NICK FENTON / JULIAN HART / CHRIS GILL

THE FAVOURITE
YORGOS MAVROPSARIDIS

HAPPY NEW YEAR, COLIN BURSTEAD
BEN WHEATLEY

A PRAYER BEFORE DAWN
MARC BOUCROT

YOU WERE NEVER REALLY HERE
JOE BINI

BEST MAKE-UP & HAIR DESIGN

COLETTE
IVANA PRIMORAC

THE FAVOURITE
NADIA STACEY

PETERLOO
CHRISTINE BLUNDELL

A PRAYER BEFORE DAWN
STACEY LOUISE HOLMAN

STAN & OLLIE
MARK COULIER / JEREMY WOODHEAD

BEST MUSIC

AMERICAN ANIMALS
ANNE NIKITIN

BEAST
JIM WILLIAMS

FUNNY COW
RICHARD HAWLEY

ISLAND OF THE HUNGRY GHOSTS
AARON CUPPLES

YOU WERE NEVER REALLY HERE
JONNY GREENWOOD

BEST PRODUCTION DESIGN

COLETTE
MICHAEL CARLIN

THE FAVOURITE
FIONA CROMBIE

PETERLOO
SUZIE DAVIES

RAY & LIZ
BECK RAINFORD

STAN & OLLIE
JOHN PAUL KELLY

BEST SOUND

AMERICAN ANIMALS
ANDREW STIRK

THE FAVOURITE
JOHNNIE BURN

A PRAYER BEFORE DAWN
SÉVERIN FAVRIAU

TIME TRIAL
CJ MIRRA

YOU WERE NEVER REALLY HERE
PAUL DAVIES

BEST EFFECTS

DEAD IN A WEEK (OR YOUR MONEY BACK)
MATTHEW STRANGE / MARK WELLBAND

EARLY MAN
HOWARD JONES

PETERLOO
GEORGE ZWIER / PAUL DRIVER

Related Post

Share this ...