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Wednesday 9 December 2020, 11:48am

Nominations have been announced for this year's British Independent Film Awards (BIFAs), with several RADA acting graduates making the shortlists.

In the shortlist for Best Actress, three out of five nominees have trained with RADA. Graduates Wunmi Mosaku and Andrea Riseborough are nominated for their roles in His House and Luxor respectively, while Youth Company 2019-20 member Bukky Bakray is nominated for her debut film role in Rocks. Bukky is also nominated for Most Promising Newcomer, and Rocks has a total of 15 nominations across its cast and creative team, including for Best Independent British Film. RADA's Access and Participation team have been working with several cast member from Rocks, particularly those who had not previously been involved in acting before, through the Bridge project.

Anthony Hopkins picks up his first ever BIFA nomination for The Father, adapted from the stage play of the same name by Florian Zeller, which is also nominated for Best Independent British Film.

In the category for Best Supporting Actress, Ashley Madekwe is nominated for her role in County Lines, which has four nominations in total, and Fiona Shaw is nominated for Kindred.

Congratulations to all the nominees. The full list of nominees can be found on the BIFA website, and winners will be announced in February 2021.