‘The Favourite’ Leads the Field in the British Independent Film Award Nominations

Yorgos Lanthimos’ acclaimed period drama “The Favourite,” and Bart Layton’s heist movie “American Animals,” have landed the most British Independent Film Award nominations this year, with 13 and 11 apiece.

You Were Never Really Here” also put in a strong showing with 8 noms.Bifa has made strides to ensure its voters for its awards are mindful of their influences and this year instigated a BFI-backed unconscious bias program for its voting members, juries, committees, and board.In a record year for female representation – over 40% of nominations in the individual categories are women – Olivia Colman is nominated for best actress for her role as Queen Anne in “The Favourite.” Her co-stars Emma Stone and Rachel Weisz are both up for best supporting actress.

The latter also landed a best actress nom for her performance in “Disobedience.”“The Favourite” also puts in a strong performance in the technical categories and is nominated

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