Wild Rose's Irish star Jessie Buckley is among the nominees for this year's British Independent Film Awards.

The Killarney native is shortlisted for Best Actress alongside Holliday Grainger (Animals), Sally Hawkins (Eternal Beauty), Vicky Knight (Dirty God) and Renée Zellweger (Judy).

Buckley, who stars opposite Zellweger in Judy, won Most Promising Newcomer at last year's British Independent Film Awards for her performance in the psychological thriller Beast.

Jessie Buckley stealing the show in Wild Rose

Musical drama Wild Rose has received 10 nominations in total, including Best British Independent Film, Best Supporting Actress (Julie Walters), Best Screenplay and Debut Screenwriter (Nicole Taylor).

Shelly Love, the director of the acclaimed Derry comedy-drama A Bump Along the Way, is nominated this year for the Raindance Discovery Award for her feature debut.

Lola Petticrew and Bronagh Gallagher in A Bump Along the Way

The winners will be announced in London on Sunday, December 1 with Irish writer and comic Aisling Bea hosting the ceremony.  

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