As if its five nominations for Cinema Eye Honors weren’t enough, The Imposter picked up six more nominations yesterday when contenders for the 2012 Moet British Independent Film Awards were announced in London. The true crime documentary is up for Best Documentary, of course, but it also landed in five other non-doc-specific categories, including the one for the top prize, Best British Independent Film.
The Imposter is the only doc represented there as well as in the categories for Best Director (Bart Layton), Best Debut Director, Best Achievement in Production and Best Technical Achievement (for editor Andrew Hulme). Another film up for Best Documentary, Dreams of a Life, is also up for another non-doc-specific category, as actress Zawe Ashton, who shines in the film’s dramatized sections, is nominated for Most Promising Newcomer.
London - The Modern Babylon, Roman Polanski: A Film Memoir and Marley round out the Best Documentary category. The last is notable for being directed by Kevin Macdonald, who previously landed in multiple categories with documentaries Touching the Void and One Day in September. Documentaries representing other categories include Searching for Sugar Man, which is nominated for Best International Independent Film, and Jason Becker: Not Dead Yet, up for the the Raindance Award.
The winners will be announced at a ceremony on December 9.