The British Independent Awards announced their final nominees, which sees films 'I am a Witch', 'Lady Macbeth', 'God's Own Country' and 'Death of a Stalin' sweeping through majority of the categories this year.
'Lady Macbeth' sees both Cosmo Jarvis and Naomi Ackie up for the Most Promising Newcomer Award. We also see Daisy May's documentary 'Half-Way' nominated for Best Documentary. 'Work' which stars gets a nod from BIFA and will be competing against other brilliant shorts such as '1745' and 'The Entertainer'. Of course, 'Get Out' has been one of the most talked about horrors of 2017 and is shortlisted for the Best International Independent Film alongside another compelling film called 'I Am Not Your Negroe'.
'I Am Not a Witch' swept the London Film Festival and has earned thirteen nominations, including Best British Independent Film, Best Screenplay, Best Director, Actress and the prestigious Douglas Hickox Award (Director Debut) for Rungano Nyori. Naomi Ackie, who was is known to be on the television show 'The Five' has a second nomination for Best Supporting Actress for 'Lady Macbeth' whilst the main star Florence Pugh is shortlisted for Best Actress. 2017's Breakthrough Brit Josh O'Connor gains a nomination alongside his other co-star Alec Secareanu for the same film 'God's Own Country.' Overall, the film by Francis Lee has eleven nominations, including Ian Hart being nominated for Best Supporting Actor for the same film.