Friday, October 7, 2022

The 2020 British Independent Film Awards (BIFA) Nominations

By Matt Neglia 

The nominations for the 2020 British Independent Film Awards (BIFA) have been announced with “Saint Maud,” “His House” & “Rocks” leading the nominations. The awards will be handed out in early February 2021 (official date to still be decided).

Click below to see the nominees.

Best British Independent Film
Calm With Horses
The Father
His House
“Rocks”
“Saint Maud”

Best Director
Sarah Gavron – “Rocks”
Rose Glass – “Saint Maud”
Nick Rowland – “Calm With Horses
Remi Weekes – “His House
Florian Zeller – “The Father

Best Screenplay
Rose Glass – “Saint Maud”
Theresa Ikoko, Claire Wilson – “Rocks”
Bassam Tariq & Riz Ahmed – “Mogul Mowgli
Remi Weekes – “His House
Florian Zeller & Christopher Hampton – “The Father

Best Actress
Bukky Bakray – “Rocks”
Morfydd Clark – “Saint Maud”
Clare Dunne – “Herself
Wunmi Mosaku – “His House
Andrea Riseborough – “Luxor

Best Actor
Riz Ahmed – “Mogul Mowgli
Ṣọpẹ́ Dìrísù – “His House
Amir El-masry – “Limbo”
Anthony Hopkins – “The Father
Cosmo Jarvis – “Calm With Horses

Best Supporting Actress
Niamh Algar – “Calm With Horses
Kosar Ali – “Rocks”
Jennifer Ehle – “Saint Maud”
Ashley Madekwe – “County Lines”
Fiona Shaw – “Kindred

Best Supporting Actor
Harris Dickinson – “County Lines”
Barry Keoghan – “Calm With Horses
Alyy Khan – “Mogul Mowgli
Merab Ninidze – “The Courier”
D’angelou Osei Kissiedu – “Rocks”

The Douglas Hickox Award (Debut Director)
Henry Blake – “County Lines”
Rose Glass – “Saint Maud”
Eva Riley – “Perfect 10”
Nick Rowland – “Calm With Horses
Remi Weekes – “His House

Breakthrough Producer
Douglas Cox – “Host”
Daniel Emmerson – “Calm With Horses
Irune Gurtubai – “Limbo”
Oliver Kassman – “Saint Maud”
Edward King & Martin Gentles – “His House

Debut Screenwriter
Riz Ahmed – “Mogul Mowgli
Rose Glass – “Saint Maud”
Theresa Ikoko & Claire Wilson – “Rocks”
Joe Murtagh – “Calm With Horses
Remi Weekes – “His House

Most Promising Newcomer
Niamh Algar – “Calm With Horses
Kosar Ali – “Rocks”
Bukky Bakray – “Rocks”
Frankie Box – “Perfect 10”
Conrad Khan “County Lines”

Best Documentary
“The Australian Dream”
“Being A Human Person”
The Reason I Jump
“Rising Phoenix”
“White Riot”

The Raindance Discovery Award
“Justine”
“Looted”
“One Man And His Shoes”
“Perfect 10”
“Rose: A Love Story”

Best British Short Film
“Filipiñana”
“The Forgotten C”
“The Long Goodbye”
“Mandem”
“Sudden Light”

Best International Independent Film
Babyteeth
Les Misérables
Never Rarely Sometimes Always
Nomadland
Notturno

Best Casting
Calm With Horses
“Saint Maud”
His House
“Limbo”
“Rocks”

Best Cinematography
“Limbo”
“Saint Maud”
“Rocks”
Mogul Mowgli
His House

Best Costume Design
The Secret Garden
“Rocks”
“Saint Maud”
Ammonite
Misbehaviour

Best Editing
His House
The Father
“Rocks”
“Host”
“Saint Maud”

Best Effects
“Undergods”
“Saint Maud”
His House

Best Make Up & Hair Design
“Saint Maud “
His House
Ammonite
“Rocks”
Misbehaviour

Best Music
His House
Mogul Mowgli
The Reason I Jump
“Rocks”
“Saint Maud”

Best Production Design
His House
Misbehaviour
The Father
“Undergods”
“Saint Maud”

Best Sound
His House
“Saint Maud”
Mogul Mowgli
The Reason I Jump
“Host”

You can follow Matt and hear more of his thoughts on the Oscars and Film on Twitter at @NextBestPicture

Matt Neglia
Matt Negliahttps://nextbestpicture.com/
Obsessed about the Oscars, Criterion Collection and all things film 24/7. Critics Choice Member.

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