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An Education scored six British Independent Film Award Nominations

The British Independent Film Awards (BIFA) nominations has just been announced Monday (Oct. 26) with An Education scoring six nominations along with the film, the cast including Carey Mulligan and Rosamund Pike receiving each nominations for Best Actress and Best Supporting Actress respectively. Not too mention, Tom Hollander (aka P&P's Mr. Collins) is nominated for his latest film, In The Loop for Best Supporting Actor.

The nominations this year reflect the up and coming and internationally renowned on and off screen talent.

The film receiving the most nods is Fish Tank with eight nominations. Moon follows with seven nominations. An Education, In The Loop and Nowhere Boy each receive six nominations and Bright Star receives four. Other films with multiple nominations are Katalin Varga receiving three, and Bronson and Bunny & The Bull receiving two nominations each.

Here are the six nominations for An Education:

BEST BRITISH INDEPENDENT FILM
An Education
Fish Tank
In The Loop
Moon
Nowhere Boy

BEST DIRECTOR
Andrea Arnold – Fish Tank
Armando Iannucci – In The Loop
Duncan Jones – Moon
Jane Campion – Bright Star
Lone Scherfig – An Education

BEST SCREENPLAY
An Education – Nick Hornby
Fish Tank – Andrea Arnold
In The Loop – Jesse Armstrong, Simon Blackwell, Armando Iannucci, Tony Roche
Moon – Nathan Parker
Nowhere Boy – Matt Greenhalgh

BEST ACTRESS
Abbie Cornish – Bright Star
Carey Mulligan – An Education
Emily Blunt – The Young Victoria
Katie Jarvis – Fish Tank
Sophie Okonedo – Skin

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS
Anne-Marie Duff – Nowhere Boy
Kerry Fox – Bright Star
Kierston Wareing – Fish Tank
Kristin Scott Thomas – Nowhere Boy
Rosamund Pike – An Education

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR
Alfred Molina – An Education
Jim Broadbent – The Damned United
John Henshaw – Looking for Eric
Michael Fassbender – Fish Tank
Tom Hollander – In The Loop

Also...

THE RICHARD HARRIS AWARD (for outstanding contribution to British Film)
Daniel Day Lewis

THE VARIETY AWARD
To Be Announced

THE SPECIAL JURY PRIZE
Sponsored by The UK Film Council
Announced at the British Independent Film Awards on Sunday 6 December
BIFA 2009 will take place at The Brewery in Central London on Sunday 6th December 2009.
 Speaking of Carey Mulligan and Rosamund Pike BIFA nominations, this is Carey's first BIFA nomination, while Ros was nominated previously for The Libertine in 2005 (in which she co-starred opposite Johnny Depp and her former P&P co-stars Rupert Friend, Kelly Reilly, and Tom Hollander)
and she won!

Best Performance by a Supporting Actor or Actress
in a British Independent Film Rosamund Pike for The Libertine
Also, at the same night and year,  Keira Knightley received the following...
The Variety Award
and was nominated in last year's BIFA 2008: Best Performance by an Actress in a British Independent Film for The Duchess

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