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26/10/2005

BBC Films scores well at British Independent Film Awards

BBC Films co-productions scored well in the nominations for this year's British Independent Film Awards (BIFA’s).
At the top is ‘Mrs Henderson Presents’ which received eight nominations: Best British Film, Best Actor - Bob Hoskins; Best Actress - Judi Dench: Best Newcomer - Thelma Barlow; Best Supporting Actress - Kelly Reilly; Best Director - Stephen Frears; Best Screenplay - Martin Sherman; and Best Technical Achievement for costume designer - Sandy Powell.
Close behind were the five nominations received for Michael Winterbottom's ‘A Cock & Bull Story’: Best British Independent Film; Best Director - Michael Winterbottom; Best Screenplay - Martin Hardy; Best Supporting Actor - Rob Brydon; Best Technical Achievement for Editor - Peter Christelis.
Danny Boyle's ‘Millions’ picked up two nominations - Best Newcomer - Alex Nathan Etel, and Best Screenplay - Frank Cottrell Boyce.
Samina Awan received a nomination as Best Newcomer for her role in Dominic Savage's ‘Love + Hate’.
The 2005 BIFA Awards will take place on Wednesday November 30 at The Hammersmith Palais.
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