James McAvoy, Jeff Goldblum and Judi Dench are also up for gongs at the 16th annual ceremony
Scarlett Johansson and Tom Hardy are amongst those up for awards at the 16th annual British Independent Film Awards.
The nominations were announced earlier today (November 11) in London by Ewan McGregor, with prison movie Starred Up scoring the highest number of nominations at eight, including nods for Best British Independent Film, Best Director for David Mackenzie and Best Screenplay. Meanwhile, Pussy Riot – A Punk Prayer, The Great Hip Hop Hoax, and The Stone Roses: Made of Stone are all up for Best Documentary.
Scarlett Johansson has been nominated for Best Actress for her role in Under the Skin whilst Tom Hardy has been tipped for Best Actor for his role in Locke. The winners will be announced in a ceremony held on December 8, hosted by James Nesbitt, writes the Hollywood Reporter.
Up against Starred Up in the Best Film category are Metro Manila, Philomena, The Selfish Giant and Le Week-end. Judi Dench has been nominated for Best Actress for her role in Philomena, whilst Steve Coogan has been nominated for Best Actor in the same movie. Jeff Goldblum is up for Best Supporting Actor for Le Week-end. Read the list of further nominations below.
Speaking about the awards, BIFA joint directors Johanna von Fischer and Tessa Collinson said: “The variety of films submitted reached a new level this year with films covering a range of subject matters and genres that perfectly showcase the diversity and creativity at work in British independent filmmaking today.”