Amy Gustin, Deena Wallace to Head British Independent Film Awards

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BIFA nominees include Benedict Cumberbatch and Keira Knightley for 'The Imitation Game'

LONDON — Amy Gustin and Deena Wallace have been tapped to take over the running of the British Independent Film Awards from January 2015.

The awards take place on Sunday at Old Billingsgate, London, and will be hosted by “The Inbetweeners” star Simon Bird. Emma Thompson will receive the Richard Harris Award for outstanding contribution by an actor to British film, and Benedict Cumberbatch will receive the Variety Award.

The full list of nominations is available here. Yann Demange’s thriller “’71” tops the awards race with nine nominations.

Nominees in the acting categories include Cumberbatch and Keira Knightley for “The Imitation Game,” and Michael Fassbender and Maggie Gyllenhaal for “Frank.”

Gustin produced the last two editions of the Raindance Film Festival, while Wallace was previously head of film at BAFTA.

The current co-directors of the awards, Johanna von Fischer and Tessa Collinson, step down at the end of this year.

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