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British Independent Film Awards: Charlotte Wells’ “Aftersun” & Georgia Oakley’s “Blue Jean” Lead Noms



Nominations for the 2022 British Impartial Movie Awards are in, and two directorial debuts from ladies lead the pack: Charlotte Wells’ “Aftersun,” the toast of the pageant circuit because it debuted in Critics Week in Cannes, and Georgia Oakley’s “Blue Jean,” which took house the Giornate degli Autori Folks’s Alternative Award from Venice Movie Pageant, the place the drama made its world premiere.

“Aftersun” scored a whopping 16 nominations. Set at a seaside resort in Turkey, the movie depicts a pre-teen lady (newcomer Frankie Corio) on trip along with her younger father (Paul Mescal, “Normal People”).

“Blue Jean,” a portrait of a lesbian instructor (Rosy McEwen, “The Alienist”) pressured to stay a double life, landed 13 nominations.

Three of the 5 titles up for Finest British Impartial Movie are directed by ladies. Becoming a member of “Aftersun” and “Blue Jean” is “Good Luck to You, Leo Grande,” Sophie Hyde’s dramedy a few retired faculty instructor (Emma Thompson, “Cruella”) who hires a intercourse employee (Daryl McCormack, “Peaky Blinders”) to assist her examine off objects on her sexual bucket listing.

Wells, Oakley, and Hyde account for 3 of 5 helmers up for Finest Director.

4 of the 5 movies within the working for Finest Screenplay are written or co-written by ladies. Wells and Oakley are being acknowledged alongside “Good Luck to You Leo Grande’s” Katy Model and “The Wonder” co-writers Alice Birch and Emma Donoghue. Led by Florence Pugh, “The Wonder” follows a nurse summoned to a religious group to conduct a weeks-long examination of an 11-year-old lady (Kíla Lord Cassidy, “Viewpoint”) who claims to not have eaten for months.

Actors up for honors embrace Pugh, “God’s Creatures’” Emily Watson, and “Emily’s” Emma Mackey.

The British Impartial Movie Awards will happen December 4. Head over to The Hollywood Reporter to take a look at the entire nominees. Docs up for awards embrace “Nothing Compares,” Kathryn Ferguson tribute to controversial Irish singer Sinéad O’Connor, and “Hide & Seek” (“Nascondino”) Victoria Fiore’s portrait of a 12-year-old boy residing in inner-city Naples.

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