Film4 Receives 58 Nominations For The British Independent Film Awards 2018

Nominations include a clean sweep of best film, director and screenplay categories.

Film4 received a staggering 58 nominations for the British Independent Film Award 2018, including a clean sweep of all five films in the Best British Independent Film, Director and Screenplay categories, and the four most highly nominated films.

Director of Film4 Daniel Battsek commented: “Everyone at Film4 is thrilled with this morning’s nominations and delighted for all our nominees. The breadth of our 10 nominated films, encompassing a debut, an English language debut, a couple of sophomore efforts, five filmmakers we’ve worked with before and one who we’ve just made our ninth film with, is a perfect snapshot of what we want a Film4 slate to look like, and a testament to how hard our whole team work to achieve that. We’re looking forward to a celebratory night on December 2nd!”

Yorgos Lanthimos’s The Favourite leads the nominations with 13, including Best British Independent Film, Director and Screenplay, and acting nods for Olivia Colman for Best Actress, and Emma Stone and Rachel Weisz for Supporting Actress.

Rachel Weisz was also recognised in the Best Actress category for Sebastián Lelio’s Disobedience, which picked up five nominations including Best British Independent Film, Screenplay, Supporting Actress for Rachel McAdams and Supporting Actor for Alessandro Nivola. 

American Animals was the second most nominated film with 11 nominations including Best British Independent Film, Director, Screenplay and Debut Screenplay for Bart Layton, while Barry Keoghan and Evan Peters compete against one another for Supporting Actor. 

Debut feature Beast was the third mostly highly recognised film with 10 nominations including Best British Independent Film, Director, Screenplay, Debut Director and Debut Screenwriter for Michael Pearce, and Jessie Buckley competing in both Best Actress and Most Promising Newcomer categories. 

You Were Never Really Here was the fourth most recognised film. Its eight nominations included Best British Independent Film, Director and Screenplay nominations for Lynne Ramsay, and a nod for Best Actor for Joaquin Phoenix.

Andrew Haigh (Director) and Charlie Plummer (Actor) were among the four nominations for Lean on Pete, while Mike Leigh’s Peterloo also picked up four nominations in craft categories. There were also nominations for Been So Long (Michaela Coel for Best Newcomer), Pawel Pawlikowski’s Cold War (Best International Independent Film) and An Evening With Beverly Luff Linn (Costume Design).