The nominations for the British Independent Film Awards (BIFA) 2016 were announced on Tuesday morning (1 November), celebrating the best indie cinema the industry has offered up over the last 12 months. The nominees were read out by British actors Ophelia Lovibond and Douglas Booth in London.

Quite unsurprisingly, Ken Loach's I, Daniel Blake – which scooped up the Palme d'Or at Cannes Film Festival earlier this year – dominated the nominations, getting seven nods in total. American Honey, directed by Andrea Arnold, picked up six nominations, as did international horror film Under The Shadow and docudrama Notes On Blindness. Each are up for best director as well as best British independent film. Comedy Adult Life Skills also received nods in six categories.

The BIFAs don't just exclusively highlight British talent within the film industry either. Like most award platforms, the event will also name its pick of the best international independent films too, choosing from titles such as German-Austrian comedy Toni Erdmann, New Zealand's cult hit Hunt For The Wilderpeople, Turkish-French drama Mustang and American-made movies Manchester By The Sea and Moonlight.

The ceremony will take place at Old Billingsgate, London on 4 December, where the winners of each category will be revealed. Before then however, check out the full list of nominations below:

Best British Independent Film
American Honey
Couple In The Hole
I, Daniel Blake
Notes On Blindness
Under The Shadow

Ben Wheatley
Ben Wheatley is up for the accolade of best director for his work on action-packed comedy Free Fire Gareth Cattermole / Getty

Best Director
Andrea Arnold (American Honey)
Ben Wheatley (Free Fire)
Ken Loach (I, Daniel Blake)
James Spinney / Pete Middleton (Notes On Blindness)
Babak Anvari (Under The Shadow)

Best Screenplay
Adult Life Skills
American Honey
I Am Not a Serial Killer
I, Daniel Blake
Under the Shadow

Best Actor
Shia LaBeouf (American Honey)
Max Records (I Am Not A Serial Killer)
Dave Johns (I, Daniel Blake)
Steve Brandon (My Feral Heart)
Michael Fassbender (Trespass Against Us)

Best Actress
Jodie Whittaker (Adult Life Skills)
Sasha Lane (American Honey)
Kate Dickie (Couple In A Hole)
Hayley Squires (I, Daniel Blake)
Narges Rashidi (Under the Shadow)

I, Daniel Blake
Ken Loach's Palme d'Or winning drama I, Daniel Blake stars Dave Johns eOne Films / YouTube

Best Supporting Actor
Brett Goldstein (Adult Life Skills)
Jamie Dornan (Anthropoid)
Christopher Lloyd (I Am Not A Serial Killer)
Arinze Kene (The Pass)
Sean Harris (Trespass Against Us)

Ewan McGregor, Naomie Harris in Our Kind
Naomie Harris received a best supporting actress nod for her performance in spy thriller Our Kind Of Traitor Lionsgate

Best Supporting Actress
Gemma Arterton (The Girl With All The Gifts)
Shana Swash (My Feral Heart)
Naomie Harris (Our Kind Of Traitor)
Avin Manshadi (Under The Shadow)
Terry Pheto (A United Kingdom)

Most Promising Newcomer
Sennia Nanua (The Girl With All The Gifts)
Hayley Squires (I, Daniel Blake)
Dave Johns (I, Daniel Blake)
Steven Brandon (My Feral Heart)
Letitia Wright (Urban Hymn)

The Douglas Hickox Award (Debut Director)
Rachel Tunnard (Adult Life Skills)
Pete Middleton / James Spinney (Notes On Blindness)
Alice Lowe (Prevenge)
Adam Smith (Trespass Against Us)
Babak Anvari (Under the Shadow)

Outstanding Achievement in Craft
Robbie Ryan (American Honey)
Shaheen Baig (Free Fire)
Seb Barker (The Girl With All The Gifts)
Joakim Sundström (Notes On Blindness)
Paul Monaghan / Mat Whitecross (Supersonic)

Best Documentary
The Confession: Living The War on Terror
The Hard Stop
Notes On Blindness
Versus: The Life And Films Of Ken Loach

Barry Jenkins' illuminating drama Moonlight is up for best international independent film A24

Best International Independent Film
Hunt For The Wilderpeople
Manchester By the Sea
Toni Erdmann

Best British Short
Rate Me
The Wrong End Of The Stick

The Discovery Award
Black Mountain Poets
The Darkest Universe
The Ghoul
The Greasy Strangler

Breakthrough Producer
Michael Berliner (Adult Life Skills)
Camille Gatin (The Girl With All The Gifts)
Dionne Walker (The Hard Stop)
Mike Brett / Jo Jo Ellison / Steve Jamison (Notes On Blindness)
Paul Fegan (Where You're Meant To Be)

Debut Screenwriter
Rachel Tunnard (Adult Life Skills)
Hope Dickson Leach (The Levelling)
Simon Farnaby / Julian Barratt (Mindhorn)
John Cairns / Michael McCartney (A Patch of Fog)
Ed Talfan (Yr Ymadawiad)