Author Phil Jones

The Personal History of David Copperfield leads the list of nominations for the 2019 British Independent Film Awards (BIFAs). 

Armando Iannucci’s fresh take on Dickens’ novel is nominated for 11 awards, including Best British Independent Film and Best Screenplay sponsored by BBC Films. Lead actor Dev Patel is nominated for Best Actor, with co-stars Tilda Swinton and Hugh Laurie competing in the respective Supporting categories. 

Close competition for Iannucci is Wild Rose, which picks up 10 nominations including Best Actress for Jessie Buckley, and In Fabric which picks up 9 nominations.

Completing the five Best British Independent Film nominations alongside The Personal History of David Copperfield are Bait (4 nominations), For Sama (5 nominations), The Souvenir (8 nominations) and Wild Rose (10 nominations).

There are 38 British feature films nominated across the awards, which have been narrowed down from a field of over 80 entries this year by 250 of BIFA’s voters, including DCM’s Content Business Director Tom Linay.

The nominees were announced this morning by British actors Naomi Ackie and Joe Cole at the Regent Street Cinema

See the full list of nominees here.