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Michael Fassbender, Brendan Gleeson and Andrew Scott are among a number of Irish nominees for this year’s British Independent Film Awards.

Gleeson is nominated in the Best Actor category for his performance in Calvary.

The film, which was an Irish and British co-production, is also nominated for Best British Independent Film, Best Director (John Michael McDonagh) and Best Screenplay (John Michael McDonagh).

Fassbender is nominated in the Best Supporting Actor category for his performance in Frank, while Scott is nominated in the same category for his work on Pride.

Frank’s director, Lenny Abrahamson, is another nominee for Best Director, with star Maggie Gyllenhaal nominated for Best Supporting Actress, writers Jon Ronson and Peter Straughan nominated for Best Screenplay and composer Stephen Rennicks nominated for Best Technical Achievement.

Cinematographer Robbie Ryan is nominated in the Best Technical Achievement category for his work on Catch Me Daddy.

Other films to receive multiple nominations include ’71, Belle, The Imitation Game and Mr Turner.

The winners will be announced in London on Sunday December 7. [source]

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