Lady Macbeth leads nominations for British Independent Film Awards

ICONINSIDER — ‘Lady Macbeth’ has topped the list of nominations for the 2017 British Independent Film Awards (BIFA).
The 2016 movie by director William Oldroyd dominated the list with 15 nominations including nods for its’ star Naomi Ackie in the Best Supporting Actress and Most Promising Newcomer sponsored by The London EDITION categories.
‘Lady Macbeth’ is also nominated in five technical categories including Best Cinematography sponsored by Blackmagic Design, Best Production Design and Best Casting.
The plot follows a woman in 1865 who is trapped in a loveless marriage to a much older man and begins a passionate affair with a man her own age.
Other British independent movies nominated include the LGBT coming-of-age story ‘God’s Own Country’ which sees leads Josh O’Connor and Alec Secarenau both nominated in the Best Actor category.
‘I Am Not A Witch’s lead actress Margaret Mulubwa has also been nominated for Best Actress and the film – by Rungano Nyoni – has also picked up six technical category nominations.
Filmmakers Armando Iannucci and Martin McDonagh have both been nominated for Best British Independent Film for ‘Death of Stalin’ and ‘Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri’, respectively.
Hollywood actor Gary Oldman will also receive The Variety Award which recognises a director, actor, writer or producer who has made a global impact.
The ceremony will be held at the Old Billingsgate venue in London on December 10 and will be hosted by ‘Sherlock’ star and co-creator Mark Gatiss.
BIFA selected nominations:
Best British Independent Film
THE DEATH OF STALIN Armando Iannucci, David Schneider, Ian Martin, Yann Zenou, Kevin Loader, Nicolas Duval Adassovsky, Laurent Zeitoun
GOD’S OWN COUNTRY Francis Lee, Jack Tarling, Manon Ardisson
I AM NOT A WITCH Rungano Nyoni, Juliette Grandmont, Emily Morgan
LADY MACBETH William Oldroyd, Alice Birch, Fodhla Cronin O’Reilly
THREE BILLBOARDS OUTSIDE EBBING, MISSOURI Martin McDonagh, Graham Broadbent, Pete Czernin
Best Director
ARMANDO IANNUCCI The Death of Stalin
FRANCIS LEE God’s Own Country
MARTIN McDONAGH Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
RUNGANO NYONI I Am Not a Witch
WILLIAM OLDROYD Lady Macbeth
Best Actress
EMILY BEECHAM Daphne
FRANCES McDORMAND Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
MARGARET MULUBWA I Am Not a Witch
FLORENCE PUGH Lady Macbeth
RUTH WILSON Dark River
Best Actor
JAMIE BELL Film Stars Don’t Die in Liverpool
PADDY CONSIDINE Journeyman
JOHNNY HARRIS Jawbone
JOSH O’CONNOR God’s Own Country
ALEC SECAREANU God’s Own Country
Best Supporting Actress
NAOMI ACKIE Lady Macbeth
PATRICIA CLARKSON The Party
KELLY MACDONALD Goodbye Christopher Robin
ANDREA RISEBOROUGH The Death of Stalin
JULIE WALTERS Film Stars Don’t Die in Liverpool

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