Lenny Abrahamson’s Frank led the way for Irish film with five nominations for this year’s British Independent Film Awards. Created in 1998 by Raindance founder Elliot Grove, The British Independent Film Awards set out to celebrate merit and achievement in independently funded filmmaking.
Frank was nominated in the following categories
· Best Director – Lenny Abrahamson
· Best Screenplay – Jon Ronson & Peter Straughan
· Best Supporting Actor – Michael Fassbender
· Best Supporting Actress – Maggie Gyllenhaal
· Technical Achievement – Music (Stephen Rennicks)
Speaking today, Abrahamson commented that “I’m delighted for everyone involved in Frank that it’s getting such an endorsement from the BIFA and honored to be nominated for Best Director.”
John Michael McDonagh’s Calvary received 4 nominations for Best Film, Best Director, Best Screenplay and Best Actor. Other Irish nominations were Andrew Scott for Best Supporting Actor (Calvary) and Robbie Ryan for Best Technical Achievement (Frank).
The winners will be announced at the much anticipated 17th awards ceremony to be held on Sunday 7th December in central London.
Frank is currently available on DVD and On-Demand.