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'Shame,' 'Tinker,' 'Tyrannosaur' earn 7 BIFA nods

Oct. 31, 2011 at 10:36 AM   |   Comments

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LONDON, Oct. 31 (UPI) -- "Shame," "Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy" and "Tyrannosaur" were each nominated for seven British Independent Film Awards in London Monday.

All three will compete for the Best British Film Award with "Senna" and "We Need to Talk About Kevin."

The nominees for Best Actor are Brendan Gleeson for "The Guard," Neil Maskell for "Kill List," Michael Fassbender for "Shame," Gary Oldman for "Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy" and Peter Mullan for "Tyrannosaur."

Nominated for Best Actress are Rebecca Hall for "The Awakening," Mia Wasikowska for "Jane Eyre," MyAnna Buring for "Kill List," Olivia Colman for "Tyrannosaur" and Tilda Swinton for "We need to Talk About Kevin."

The short list for Best Supporting Actress includes Felicity Jones for "Albatross," Vanessa Redgrave for "Coriolanus," Carey Mulligan for "Shame," Sally Hawkins for "Submarine" and Kathy Burke for "Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy."

Competing for the Best Supporting Actor prize are

Michael Smiley from "Kill List," "Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy" co-stars Tom Hardy and Benedict Cumberbatch,

Eddie Marsan from "Tyrannosaur" and Ezra Miller from "We Need to Talk about Kevin."

Up for Best Director are Ben Wheatley for "Kill List,"

Steve McQueen for "Shame," Tomas Alfredson for "Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy," Paddy Considine for "Tyrannosaur" and Lynne Ramsay for "We need to Talk About Kevin."

"This year's nominees really highlight the immense wealth of British talent in this country today. We are incredibly proud that the Awards have grown to a level that garners attention worldwide, helping to bring British talent and independent filmmaking to the international stage," the ceremony's joint directors, Johanna von Fischer and Tessa Collinson, said in a joint statement Monday.

The awards are to be handed out Dec. 4 at Old Billingsgate in London.

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