The British Independent FIlm Awards 2011/2012

The 14th Annual British Independent Film Awards took place Sunday 4 December 2011 at Old Billingsgate in Central London.

The Violent drama Tyrannosaur was the biggest winner of the night collecting awards in the categories of Best Film, Best Debut Director (Paddy Considine), and Best Actress(Olivia Colman).

Other winners included Senna for Best Documentary, Lynne Ramsay for Best Director (We Need to Talk about Kevin), Michael Fassbender for Best Actor (Shame), and Richard Ayoade for Best Screenplay (Submarine).

THE WINNERS:

BEST BRITISH INDEPENDENT FILM – TYRANNOSAUR 

BEST DIRECTOR – Lynne Ramsay – WE NEED TO TALK ABOUT KEVIN

THE DOUGLAS HICKOX AWARD [BEST DEBUT DIRECTOR] – Paddy Considine – TYRANNOSAUR

BEST SCREENPLAY – Richard Ayoade – SUBMARINE

BEST ACTRESS – Olivia Colman – TYRANNOSAUR

BEST ACTOR – Michael Fassbender – SHAME

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS – Vanessa Redgrave – CORIOLANUS

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR – Michael Smiley – KILL LIST | Tom Cullen – WEEKEND

BEST DOCUMENTARY – SENNA

BEST FOREIGN INDEPENDENT FILM – A SEPARATION

The Golden Globes

Silent Film The Artist has received 6 nominations in the categories of Picture – Musical or Comedy, Director, Actor in a Musical or Comedy, Supporting Actress, Screenplay and Best Score.

George Clooney received nominations for his two films The Descendants and The Ides Of March, the latter which he also directed. Other films collecting numerous nominations include The Help with 5 and My Week With Marilyn with 3.

The strong contenders for the Actor in a Drama award will go to one of:

George Clooney (The Descendants) 
Leonardo Dicaprio (J Edgar)
Michael Fassbender (Shame)
Ryan Gosling (The Ides Of March) or 
Brad Pitt (Moneyball)

The Actress in a Drama award will be awarded to:

Glenn Close (Albert Nobbs)
Viola Davis (The Help)
Rooney Mara (The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo)
Meryl Streep (The Iron Lady) or 
Tilda Swinton (We Need To Talk About Kevin).…

London Film Critics’ Nominations

Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy and Drive lead the nominations as the 32nd London Film Critics were announced.

Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy is up for ; Film of the Year, British Film of the Year, Screenwriter of the Year, Actor of the Year, British Actor of the Year and Technical Achievement, whilst Drive is nominated for Film of the Year, Director of the Year, Actor of the Year, Supporting Actor of the Year, British Actress of the Year and Technical Achievement.

Asghar Farhadi’s A Separation and Lynne Ramsay’s We Need To Talk About Kevineach received 5 nominations whilst Michel Hazanavicius’ The Artist and Steve McQueen’s Shame received 4 a piece.