By Kate Ward
Updated October 31, 2011 at 04:27 PM EDT

No shame for Shame: The Michael Fassbender-Carey Mulligan flick, which has scored an NC-17 rating for its explicit sex scenes, leads the nominees for this year’s British Independent Film Awards, along with Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy and Tyrannosaur. All three films received a total of seven nominations, but still need to beat the other buzz-y Best British Independent Film nominees: Senna and We Need to Talk About Kevin. The race for Best Director looks somewhat similar, with only one change from the Best Picture list. Nominated for that prize are Ben Wheatley (Kill List), Steve McQueen (Shame), Tomas Alfredson (Tinker Tailor Solider Spy), Paddy Considine (Tyrannosaur), and Lynne Ramsay (We Need to Talk About Kevin).

In the main acting categories, Rebecca Hall (The Awakening), Mia Wasikowska (Jane Eyre), MyAnna Buring (Kill List), Olivia Colman (Tyrannosaur), and Tilda Swinton (We Need to Talk about Kevin) are facing off for Best Actress, while Brendan Gleeson (The Guard), Neil Maskell (Kill List), Fassbender (Shame), Gary Oldman (Tink Tailor Soldier Spy), and Peter Mullan (Tyrannosaur) are in the running for Best Actor.

See the full list on the British Independent Film Awards website here. Winners will be decided at ceremony in London Dec. 4.