The Lobster leads the Moët British Independent Film Awards nominations having picked up seven nods.

The Lobster

The Lobster

The Lobster has been lighting up the festival circuit and winning over the critics and will battle it out for the Best British Independent Film prize.

The movie is also nominated for Best Director, Best Screenplay and Producer of the Year. Colin Farrell is nominated for Best Actor and Olivia Colman and Ben Whishaw for their supporting roles.

45 Years and Macbeth were two of the other big winners as they picked up six nominations each, while Brooklyn and Ex Machina received five nods.

The British Independent Film category is set to be a tough one as 45 Years, Amy, Ex Machina, The Lobster, and Macbeth are all in the running - a couple of which could find themselves as Oscar contenders com the beginning of next year.

Picking a winner for Best Actress is also going to be tough as Marion Cotillard, Carey Mulligan, Charlotte Rampling, Saoirse Ronan and Alicia Vikander have been nominated for their work in Macbeth, Suffragette, 45 Years, Brooklyn and The Danish Girl.

There's also some fine talent on show in the Best Actor category as Tom Courtenay, Colin Farrell, Michael Fassbender, Tom Hardy, and Tom Hiddleston were nominated for 45 Years, The Lobster, Macbeth, Legend and High-Rise.

Tom Hardy secured Legend's only nomination while Tom Hiddleston's Best Actor nod was one of four for High-Rise, which is yet to hit the big screen here in the UK.

Amy is one of the most high-profile and critically acclaimed documentaries of the year and is possibly the favourite to scoop the Best Documentary prize. However, it is nominated alongside Dark Horse: The Incredible True Story of Dream Alliance, How To Change The World, Palio, and A Syrian Love Story. Amy picked up five nominations, including Best Film and Best Director for Asif Kapadia.

Kapadia is joined by Andrew Haigh (45 Years), Alex Garland (Ex Machina), Yorgos Lanthimos (The Lobster), and Justin Kurzel (Macbeth) in the race for Best Director.

In total, twenty eight different British feature films have been nominated this year and the winners will be announced at The Moët British Independent Film Awards on Sunday 6 December.

Full List of Nominees:

- Best British Independent Film sponsored by Moët & Chandon

  • 45 Years
  • Amy
  • Ex Machina
  • The Lobster
  • Macbeth

- Best Director

  • Andrew Haigh - 45 Years
  • Asif Kapadia - Amy
  • Alex Garland - Ex Machina
  • Yorgos Lanthimos - The Lobster
  • Justin Kurzel - Macbeth

- Best Actress - sponsored by MAC

  • Marion Cotillard - Macbeth
  • Carey Mulligan - Suffragette
  • Charlotte Rampling - 45 Years
  • Saoirse Ronan - Brooklyn
  • Alicia Vikander - The Danish Girl

- Best Actor - sponsored by Movado

  • Tom Courtenay - 45 Years
  • Colin Farrell - The Lobster
  • Michael Fassbender - Macbeth
  • Tom Hardy - Legend
  • Tom Hiddleston - High-Rise

- Best Supporting Actress

  • Helena Bonham Carter - Suffragette
  • Olivia Colman - The Lobster
  • Anne-Marie Duff - Suffragette
  • Sienna Miller - High-Rise
  • Julie Walters - Brooklyn

- Best Supporting Actor

  • Luke Evans - High-Rise
  • Brendan Gleeson - Suffragette
  • Domhnall Gleeson - Brooklyn
  • Sean Harris - Macbeth
  • Ben Whishaw - The Lobster

- Most Promising Newcomer sponsored by The London Edition

  • Agyness Deyn - Sunset Song
  • Mia Goth - The Survivalist
  • Abigail Hardingham - Nina Forever
  • Milo Parker - Mr Holmes
  • Bel Powley - A Royal Night Out

- Best Screenplay sponsored by BBC Films

  • 45 Years - Andrew Haigh
  • Brooklyn - Nick Hornby
  • Ex Machina - Alex Garland
  • High-Rise - Amy Jump
  • The Lobster - Yorgos Lanthimos, Efthymis Filippou

- The Douglas Hickox Award (Best Debut Director) sponsored by 3 Mills Studios

  • Corin Hardy - The Hallow
  • Paul Katis - Kajaki: The True Story
  • Chris & Ben Blaine - Nina Forever
  • John Maclean - Slow West
  • Stephen Fingleton - The Survivalist

- The Discovery Award sponsored by Raindance

  • Aaaaaaaah! - Andrew Starke, Steve Oram
  • Burn Burn Burn - Daniel-Konrad Cooper, Tim Phillips, Charlie Covell, Chanya Button
  • Orion: The Man Who Would Be King - Jeanie Finlay
  • The Return - Oliver Nias
  • Winter - Tilly Wood, Paula Crickard, Heidi Greensmith

- Best Documentary

  • Amy - James Gay-Rees, Asif Kapadia
  • Dark Horse: The Incredible True Story Of Dream Alliance - Judith Dawson, Louise Osmond
  • How To Change The World - Bous De Jong, Al Morrow, Jerry Rothwell
  • Plaio -James Gay-Rees, John Hunt, Cosima Spender
  • A Syrian Love Story - Elhum Shakerifar, Sean McAllister

- Producer of the Year

  • Tristan Goligher - 45 Years
  • James Gay-Rees - Amy
  • Paul Katis, Andrew De Lotbiniere - Kajaki: The True Story
  • Ceci Dempsey, Ed Guiney, Yorgos Lanthimos, Lee Magiday - The Lobster
  • David A Hughes, David Moores - The Violators

- Outstanding Achievement in Craft

  • Adam Arkapaw - Cinematography - Macbeth
  • Mark Digby - Production Design - Ex Machina
  • Chris King - Editing - Amy
  • Fiona Weir - Casting - Brooklyn
  • Andrew Whitehurst - Visual Effects - Ex Machina

- Best British Short Film

  • Balcony - Tom Kimberly, Ali Mansuri, Toby Fell-Holden
  • Crack - Joseph Taussig, Peter King
  • Edmond - Emilie Jouffroy, Nina Gantz
  • Love Is Blind - Lizzie Brown, Dan Hodgson
  • Manoman - Kamilla Kristiane Hodøl, Simon Cartwright

- Best International Independent Film

  • Carol - Elizabeth Karlsen, Stephen Woolley, Christine Vachon, Phyllis Nagy, Todd Haynes
  • Force Majeure - Erik Hemmendorff, Marie Kjellson, Philippe Bober, Ruben Östlund
  • Girlhood - Bénédicte Couvreur, Céline Sciamma
  • Room - Ed Guiney, David Gross, Emma Donoghue, Lenny Abrahamson
  • Son Of Saul - Gábor Sipos, Gábor Rajna, Cara Royer, László Nemes

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