The Favourite leads British Independent Film Awards nominations
'The Favourite' leads the nominations for this year's British Independent Film Awards.
The Yorgos Lanthimos-directed period drama - which focuses on the rivalry between two cousins who are jockeying to be court favorites during the reign of Queen Anne - has been handed 13 nominations in total, including Best Film, Best Director and Best Screenplay.
The acclaimed movie boasts a star-studded cast that features the likes of Olivia Colman, Emma Stone, Rachel Weisz, Nicholas Hoult and Joe Alwyn.
Elsewhere, 'American Animals' has received 11 nominations in total, including Best Film and Best Director.
Meanwhile, Michael Pearce's 'Beast' has been handed 10 nominations, while Lynne Ramsay's 'You Were Never Really Here' has received eight nods in total.
The nominations list represents a record year for female representation at the awards show, with more than 40 percent of the individual nominations recognising women in the industry across various categories, including directing, writing, producing and performance.
What's more, female nominees comprise more than 50 percent of the talent nominated in the Best British Independent Film category, while female talent also leads the way in the Most Promising Newcomer and Breakthrough Producer categories.
The British Independent Film Awards will be held in London on Sunday, December 2.
List of British Independent Film Awards nominations:
Best British Independent Film:
You Were Never Really Here
Best Director sponsored by Broadsword Event House:
Best Screenplay sponsored by BBC Films:
Deborah Davis, Tony McNamara
Sebastian Lelio, Rebecca Lenkiewicz
Best Actress sponsored by MAC:
Best Supporting Actress:
Best Supporting Actor:
Most Promising Newcomer:
The Douglas Hickox Award (Best Debut Director) sponsored by Kodak & Pinewood:
Breakthrough Producer supported by Creativity Media:
The Discovery Award sponsored by Raindance:
A Moment in the Reeds
Being Frank: The Chris Sievey Story
Under the Wire
Best British Short Film supported by BFI NETWORK:
The Big Day
To Know Him
Best International Independent Film sponsored by Champagne Taittinger:
Best Casting sponsored by Casting Society of America & Spotlight:
Best Cinematography supported by Blackmagic Design:
Ole Bratt Birkland
Magnus Nordenhof Jonk
Best Costume Design:
Best Editing sponsored by Intermission Film:
Nick Fenton, Julian Hart, Chris Gill
Matthew Strange, Mark Wellband
George Zwier, Paul Driver