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British Independent Film Awards announce winners

The 14th annual Moët British Independent Film Awards were announced last night at a star-studded ceremony at London’s Old Billingsgate.

Tyrannosaur, directed by Paddy Considine walked away with most wins including Best British Independent Film, Best Actress (Olivia Colman) and Best Debut Director.

Other notable wins were Lynne Ramsay, picking up Best Director for We Need to Talk About Kevin and Michael Fassbender, Best Actor for Shame. Vanessa Redgrave won Best Supporting Actress for Coriolanus and Michael Smiley Best Supporting Actor for Kill List.

Weekend won two awards for Best Achievement in Production and Most Promising Newcomer for Tom Cullen.

Ralph Fiennes was awarded the coveted Richard Harris Award for outstanding contribution by an actor to British film, and Kenneth Branagh the Variety Award. The Special Jury Prize went to Graham Easton.

The full list of winners continues below.

BEST BRITISH INDEPENDENT FILM: TYRANNOSAUR

BEST DIRECTOR: Lynne Ramsay – WE NEED TO TALK ABOUT KEVIN

THE DOUGLAS HICKOX AWARD [BEST DEBUT DIRECTOR]: Paddy Considine – TYRANNOSAUR

BEST SCREENPLAY: Richard Ayoade – SUBMARINE

BEST ACTRESS: Olivia Colman – TYRANNOSAUR

BEST ACTOR: Michael Fassbender – SHAME

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS: Vanessa Redgrave – CORIOLANUS

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR: Michael Smiley – KILL LIST

MOST PROMISING NEWCOMER: Tom Cullen – WEEKEND

BEST ACHIEVEMENT IN PRODUCTION - WEEKEND

THE RAINDANCE AWARD – LEAVING BAGHDAD

BEST TECHNICAL ACHIEVEMENT –  Maria Djurkovic, Production Design, TINKER TAILOR SOLDIER SPY

BEST DOCUMENTARY: SENNA

BEST BRITISH SHORT: CHALK

BEST FOREIGN INDEPENDENT FILM: A SEPARATION

THE RICHARD HARRIS AWARD (for outstanding contribution by an actor to British Film)
Ralph Fiennes

THE VARIETY AWARD
Kenneth Branagh

THE SPECIAL JURY PRIZE
Graham Easton

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