‘In Bruges’, ‘Hunger’ Lead British Indie Film Award Nominations

Nominations for the 2008 British Independent Film Awards have been announced and the Colin Farrell-starring, Martin McDonagh film “In Bruges“, along with Steve McQueen’s “Hunger“, which portrays the 1981 IRA hunger strike of Bobby Sands, lead the pack with seven nomination each.

BIFA winners will be announced on November 30th.

Martin McDonagh’s Irish hitman drama “In Bruges” and “Hunger,” Brit visual-artist-turned-feature-helmer Steve McQueen’s arresting account of the Irish republican hunger strike, lead the field for the British Independent Film Awards with seven noms apiece.

The nominations for the 11th edition of the awards, which takes place Nov. 30, were announced Tuesday at a lunchtime press conference at industry hangout Soho House.

Next best with six nods is Danny Boyle’s “Slumdog Millionaire.” Critically lauded Indian-set pic closes the Times BFI London Film Festival this Thursday.

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