Broken - the debut drama by theatre director Rufus Norris - is leading the prize hunt at this years British Independent Film Awards, with nine nominations.
The drama, described by distributor Studiocanal as "A powerful, captivating and heartbreaking exploration of love in all its many forms: idealised, unrequited, unwanted, and - ultimately - unconditional.", has been nominated for best film and director, with actors Tim Roth, Cillian Murphy and Rory Kinnear picking up acting nods and its young star Eloise Laurence vying for attention in the newcomer category.
Ben Wheatley's black comedy Sightseers and Peter Strickland's horror Berberian Sound Studio picked up seven nominations each, including best film and best director, with those categories rounded out by Brits abroad drama The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel and documentary The Imposter.
The winners will be announced at a ceremony on December 9, in London.
Joint Directors of the BIFAs Johanna von Fischer & Tessa Collinson said: “In this our 15th year, we are delighted to welcome back six-time former host James Nesbitt. We would like to take this opportunity to thank our dedicated Pre-Selection Committee who watched over 200 films in order to produce the 2012 Nominations, which once again reflect the diverse range of British film talent, and also welcome this year’s appointed independent Jury who will now spend the next month considering the nominated films.”
The Jury for 2012 includes: Chair - Alison Owen (producer), Adrian Hodges (writer), Christine Bottomley (actress), Danny Leigh (critic), Iain Canning (producer), Jamie Thraves (director/writer), Jina Jay (casting director), John Boyega (actor), John Fletcher (marketing director, Paramount), Lesley Sharp (actress), Maria Djurkovic (production designer), Michelle Eastwood (producer), Nick Angel (music supervisor), Paul Franklin (SFX supervisor), Tom Hiddleston (actor), Tristan Goligher (producer).
The full list of nominees is below
BRITISH INDEPENDENT FILM
Alice Lowe (Tina) – Sightseers
Andrea Riseborough (Colette McVeigh) – Shadow Dancer
Elle Fanning (Ginger) – Ginger & Rosa
Judi Dench (Evelyn Greenslade) – The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel
Meryl Streep (Margaret Thatcher) – The Iron Lady
Riz Ahmed (Aaron) – Ill Manors
Steve Oram (Chris) – Sightseers
Terence Stamp (Arthur) – Song For Marion
Tim Roth (Archie) – Broken
Toby Jones (Gilderoy) – Berberian Sound Studio
Alice Englert (Rosa) – Ginger & Rosa
Eileen Davies (Carol) – Sightseers
Maggie Smith (Muriel Donnelly) – The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel
Olivia Colman (Queen Elizabeth) – Hyde Park On Hudson
Vanessa Redgrave (Marion) – Song For Marion
Billy Connolly (Wilf) – Quartet
Cillian Murphy (Mike Kiernan) – Broken
Domhnall Gleeson (Connor) – Shadow Dancer
Rory Kinnear (Bob Oswald) – Broken
Tom Wilkinson (Graham Dashwood) – The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel
INTERNATIONAL INDEPENDENT FILM
Beasts of the Southern Wild
Rust & Bone
Searching For Sugar Man
THE RAINDANCE AWARD
Jason Becker: Not Dead Yet
THE RICHARD HARRIS AWARD - for outstanding contribution by an actor to British film
To be announced
THE VARIETY AWARD
To be announced
THE SPECIAL JURY PRIZE
To be announced