The movie, about a world where single people are turned into animals if they do not find a mate, is up for Best British Independent Film, Best Actor for Farrell, Supporting Actor and Actress for Ben Whishaw and Olivia Colman respectively, Best Director for Yorgos Lanthimos, Best Screenplay and Best Producer.

The latest big screen adaptation of William Shakespeare's MACbeth, starring Michael Fassbender and Marion Cotillard, is also set to be a major contender at the awards show.

It is nominated for six prizes, including Best British Independent Film, acting nods for its leads, supporting actor Sean Harris and director Justin Kurzel.

Cotillard will compete with Carey Mulligan (Suffragette), Charlotte Rampling (45 Years), Saoirse Ronan (Brooklyn) and Alicia Vikander (The Danish Girl) for the Best Actress accolade, and Fassbender is up against Farrell, Tom Courtenay (45 Years), Tom Hardy (Legend) and Tom Hiddleston (High-Rise) for the leading male award.

Father and son acting team Brendan and Domhnall Gleeson will go head-to-head for the Best Supporting Actor prize for Suffragette and Brooklyn respectively.

Brendan's Suffragette co-stars Helena Bonham Carter and Anne-Marie Duff also earned supporting nods, plus Sienna Miller (High-Rise) and Julie Walters (Brooklyn).

Other nominees for British Independent Film include Amy, the Amy Winehouse documentary, Ex MAChina and 45 Years, and competitors for Best International Independent Film include Cate Blanchett's romance drama Carol, Room, Girlhood, Son of Saul and Force Majeure.

The winners will be announced in a London ceremony on 6 December (15).