There’s some significance, I think, in Nicholas Hytner ‘s The History Boys getting only four nominations for the British Independent Film Awards noms. Stephen FrearsThe Queen took seven, Kevin Macdonald‘s The Last King of Scotland and Shane MeadowsThis Is England got six each, and Andrea Arnold‘s Red Road and Roger Michell‘s Venus got five each. Katja Hoffman‘s Variety announcement story didn’t mention if Boys star Richard Griffiths landed an acting nomination. The BIFAs will happen 11.29 at the West London’s Hammersmith Palais.