LONDON – November 3, 2015 — (UPI) — The Lobster was nominated for a leading seven British Independent Film Awards in London on Tuesday.
45 Years and Macbeth earned six nominations apiece, while Amy, Brooklyn and Ex Machina racked up five nods.
Winners are to be announced Dec. 6 at a ceremony at Old Billingsgate.
“BIFA’s committed voters watched over 260 films this year — more than ever,” Laurence Green, chairman of the BIFA board, said in a statement. “After thousands of hours of viewing, nearly 30 jury meetings and two rounds of voting, their nominations cover a breathtaking range of British films and filmmaking talent. With the support of the [British Film Institute,] BIFA is delighted to be making it possible for the public to see these films before the winners are announced, bringing them to cinemas right across the United Kingdom and so giving audiences the chance to discover the very best of British film for themselves.”
The nominees for the top prizes are:
Best British Independent Film 45 Years, Amy, Ex Machina, The Lobster, Macbeth
Best Documentary Amy Dark Horse: The Incredible True Story of Dream, Alliance: How to Change the World, Palio A Syrian Love Story
Best Director Andrew Haigh 45 Years, Asif Kapadia Amy, Alex Garland Ex Machina, Yorgos Lanthimos The Lobster, Justin Kurzel Macbeth
Best Screenplay Andrew Haigh 45 Years, Nick Hornby Brooklyn, Alex Garland Ex Machina, Amy Jump High-Rise, Yorgos Lanthimos and Efthymis Filippou The Lobster
Best Supporting Actor Luke Evans High-Rise, Brendan Gleeson Suffragette, Domhnall Gleeson Brooklyn, Sean Harris Macbeth, Ben Whishaw The Lobster