Big Up The BIFA Nominations!

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The nominations for the 14th annual British Independent Film Awards have been announced, and  several TVO-connected productions and artists have been included!

First up is Submarine, Richard Ayoade‘s critically-acclaimed coming-of-age movie, which has garnered nominations for Ayoade in the ‘Best Debut Director’ category, for Sally Hawkins in the ‘Best Supporting Actress’ category, and for its young stars, Craig Roberts and Yasmin Paige, in the ‘Most Promising newcomer’ category.

Next up is modern horror Kill List, directed by The Sightseers’ Ben Wheatley, which features TVO faces Gareth Tunley, Alice Lowe and Steve Oram (in cameos). Kill List is up for ‘Best Director’ (Ben Wheatley), ‘Best Screenplay’ (Ben Wheatley, Amy Jump), ‘Best Actor’ (Neil Maskell), ‘Best Actress’ (MyAnna Buring), ‘Best Suppprting Actor’ (Michael Smiley) and ‘Best Achievement in Production’.

Another movie that’s up for several awards is Tyrannosaur, a film about a man plagued by self-destructive violence who earns a chance of redemption through a Christian charity shop worker. Although it doesn’t include any appearances from TVO regulars, Tyrannosaur is produced by Warp Films… and the observant amongst you will have spotted that Submarine and Kill List are also Warp productions – so 2011 looks set to be a fantastic year for the Sheffield-based film company.

To see the list of nominations in full click here. We wish all of the nominees the best of luck!

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