British Independent Film Award Noms Led by ‘Saint Maud,’ ‘His House,’ ‘Calm with Horses’

The 2020 British Independent Film Awards nominations were revealed Wednesday morning by British actors Holliday Grainger (“The Borgias”) and Micheal Ward (“Lovers Rock”).

Leading the list of nominees this year is Rose Glass’ horror movie “Saint Maud” with an impressive 17 nominations.

A24 has U.S.

distribution rights, but canceled a spring 2020 release due to the pandemic.

While the film managed to open in the UK, it has yet to grace stateside screens outside of film festivals.Another horror movie, Remi Weekes’ refugee nightmare story “His House,” trails close behind with 16 nominations.

That film is available to stream on Netflix.

With 15 nominations is Sarah Gavron’s teen tale “Rocks.” “Calm with Horses,” titled in the U.S.

as “The Shadow of Violence,” has 10 nominations, while “Mogul Mowgli” starring Riz Ahmed has seven.

Florian Zeller’s Oscar hopeful “The Father,” with Anthony Hopkins, also is ahead of the pack with six nominations.The Richard Harris Award,

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