Jamie Dornan has been nominated for a British Independent Film Award for his supporting turn in Anthropoid.
Dornan is one of five actors nominated for Best Supporting Actor at the 2016 British Independent Film Awards, for playing Czech soldier Jan Kubis in Anthropoid. The nominations were announced today, with Dornan being the sole representative from the film.
This is a welcome change of pace for Dornan, who hasn't exactly been an awards magnet in his career. The actor won a pair of awards at the Irish Film and Television Awards for his role as Paul Spector in The Fall, but he also won two Razzies, a.k.a. the awards organization that honors the worst in movies. Dornan won Razzies for Worst Actor and Worst Onscreen Couple for playing Christian Grey in Fifty Shades of Grey.
Dornan has previously spoken about some of the harsh things critics have written about him in the past, particularly for Fifty Shades of Grey.
"There were some horrific things said about me after Fifty Shades," Dornan says in a recent interview with Yahoo. "I mean the critics? They're just being honest, you know; they're doing their job like we're trying to do our jobs, and so they're totally entitled from where I stand. The only time I get ruffled by bad reviews or whatever is I just feel bad for all of the people working their balls off to make movies, and then someone else will just say, 'Well, that's shite.'"
Ultimately, the actor said that he backs himself as an actor, adding, "I do believe that I can do it, and I'll continue to try and prove that. I've always sort of wanted to be an actor, but I didn't really give a f- to be honest early on; I wasn't very committed to it, I was lazy. Now I surprise myself in terms of how much I care about it. I think I just didn't realize quite how much I wanted to do it."
The British Independent Film Awards will take place on Dec. 4.