The Moët British Independent Film Awards were presented this evening at a festive ceremony hosted by James Nesbitt at Old Billingsgate in London. And the winners are…
Best British Independent Film: Broken.
The other nominees: Berberian Sound Studio, Sightseers, The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, and The Imposter.
Best Director: Peter Strickland for Berberian Sound Studio.
The nominees: Bart Layton for The Imposter, Ben Wheatley for Sightseers, John Madden for The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, and Rufus Norris for Broken.
The Douglas Hickox Award for Best Debut Director: Bart Layton for The Imposter.
Nominees: Ben Drew for Ill Manors, Rowan Athale for Wasteland, Rufus Norris for Broken, and Sally El Hosaini for My Brother the Devil.
Best Screenplay: Alice Lowe, Steve Oram and Amy Jump for Sightseers.
Nominees: Abi Morgan for The Iron Lady, Mark O’Rowe for Broken, Paul Andrew Williams for Song for Marion, and Peter Strickland for Berberian Sound Studio.
Best Actress: Andrea Riseborough (Colette McVeigh in Shadow Dancer).
Nominees: Alice Lowe (Tina in Sightseers), Elle Fanning (Ginger in Ginger & Rosa), Judi Dench (Evelyn Greenslade in The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel), and Meryl Streep (Margaret Thatcher in The Iron Lady).
Best Actor: Toby Jones (Gilderoy in Berberian Sound Studio).
Nominees: Riz Ahmed (Aaron in Ill Manors), Steve Oram (Chris in Sightseers), Terence Stamp (Arthur in Song for Marion), and Tim Roth (Archie in Broken).
Best Supporting Actress: Olivia Colman (Queen Elizabeth in Hyde Park on Hudson).
Nominees: Alice Englert (Rosa in Ginger & Rosa), Eileen Davies (Carol in Sightseers), Maggie Smith (Muriel Donnelly in The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel), and Vanessa Redgrave (Marion in Song for Marion).
Best Supporting Actor: Rory Kinnear (Bob Oswald in Broken).
Nominees: Billy Connolly (Wilf in Quartet), Cillian Murphy (Mike Kiernan in Broken), Domhnall Gleeson (Connor in Shadow Dancer), and Tom Wilkinson (Graham Dashwood in The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel).
Most Promising Newcomer: James Floyd (Rashid in My Brother the Devil).
Nominees: Elliott Tittensor (Tits in Spike Island), Eloise Laurence (Skunk in Broken), Paul Brannigan (Robbie in The Angels’ Share), and Zawe Ashton (Joyce Vincent in Dreams of a Life).
Best Achievement in Production: Berberian Sound Studio.
Nominees: Ill Manors, Sightseers, The Imposter, and The Sweeney.
Best Technical Achievement: Joakim Sundström and Stevie Haywood AMPS IPS (Sound Design) for Berberian Sound Studio.
Nominees: Nic Knowland Bsc (Cinematography) for Berberian Sound Studio, Electric Wave Bureau (Music) for Broken, Robbie Ryan (Cinematography) for Ginger & Rosa, and Andrew Hulme (Editing) for The Imposter.
Best British Documentary: Bart Layton’s The Imposter.
Nominees: Dreams of a Life, London: The Modern Babylon, Marley, and Roman Polanski: A Film Memoir.
Best British Short: Mahalia Belo’s Volume.
Nominees: Friday, Junk, Skyborn, and Swimmer.
Best International Independent Film: Thomas Vinterberg’s The Hunt.
Nominees: Amour, Beasts of the Southern Wild, Rust and Bone, and Searching for Sugar Man.
The Raindance Award: Rob Savage’s Strings.
Nominees: Frank, Love Tomorrow, City Slacker, and Jason Becker: Not Dead Yet.
The Richard Harris Award (for outstanding contribution by an actor to British Film): Michael Gambon.
The Variety Award (recognizes an actor, director, writer or producer who has helped to focus the international spotlight on the UK): Jude Law.
The Special Jury Prize: Sandra Hebron, former director of the London Film Festival.