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MOËT BRITISH INDEPENDENT FILM AWARDS

Independent film hopefuls turned out last night to the announcement of the winners of  the 17th Moët British Independent Film Awards. Winners were announced at held at Old Billingsgate and the event was hosted by The Inbetweeners star, Simon Bird. Sat Bal (8 Dec’14

Best  British  Independent  Film  was  won  by the film Pride.  Yann  Demange  won  Best Director for ’71, Gugu Mbatha-Raw  won Best  Actress for Belle and Brendan Gleeson won Best Actor for Calvary.  

Pride cleaned up with the most awards of the night, picking up Best British Independent Film, Best Supporting Actress and Best Supporting Actor.

 Co-directors of The Moët British Independent Film Awards Johanna von Fischer and Tessa Collinson said: “In our final year as directors it is terrific to see such an amazing mix of the established and new being represented in our honourees tonight. The range of diverse and unique talent in this country is awe inspiring. Our jury has had some truly tough decisions to make. We hope these results will excite audiences and encourage more people to search out these films creating a greater demand for British independent cinema.

Emma Thompson was awarded the coveted Richard Harris Award for outstanding contribution by an actor to British film, and Benedict Cumberbatch the Variety Award, which recognises an actor, director, writer or producer who has helped to shine the international spotlight on the UK. The Special Jury Prize went to John Boorman.

Elsa  Corbineau,  marketing  director  Moët  &  Chandon  commented;  “Marking  our 5th Anniversary as title sponsors of the Moët British Independent Film Awards and long-time supporters of British film, Moët & Chandon is delighted to share in the celebrations of tonight’s very well deserved winners. To toast the successes of 2014, guests joined us in creating a seven-foot champagne fountain to salute a year of amazing achievements.”

 

Winners at the Raindance created awards were:

 

BEST BRITISH INDEPENDENT FILM

Sponsored by Moët & Chandon

'71

Calvary

Mr Turner

Pride

The Imitation Game

 

BEST DIRECTOR

Sponsored by AllCity & Intermission John Michael McDonagh – Calvary Lenny Abrahamson – Frank Matthew Warchus – Pride

Mike Leigh – Mr Turner

Yann Demange –  '71

 

THE DOUGLAS HICKOX AWARD [BEST DEBUT DIRECTOR]

Sponsored by 3 Mills Studios

Daniel Wolfe, Matthew Wolfe – Catch Me Daddy

Hong Khaou – Lilting

Iain Forsyth, Jane Pollard –  20,000 Days on Earth

Morgan Matthews – X+Y Yann Demange – '71

 

BEST SCREENPLAY

Sponsored by BBC Films

Graham Moore – The Imitation Game

Gregory Burke  – '71

John Michael McDonagh – Calvary

Jon Ronson, Peter Straughan –  Frank

Stephen Beresford – Pride

 

BEST ACTRESS

Sponsored by M.A.C Cosmetics

Alicia Vikander – Testament of Youth

Cheng Pei Pei – Lilting

Gugu Mbatha-Raw –  Belle

Keira Knightley – The Imitation Game

Sameena Jabeen Ahmed – Catch Me Daddy

 

BEST ACTOR Sponsored by Movado Asa Butterfield – X+Y

Benedict Cumberbatch – The Imitation Game

Brendan Gleeson – Calvary

Jack O'Connell – '71

Timothy Spall – Mr Turner

 

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS Dorothy Atkinson – Mr Turner Imelda Staunton –  Pride

Maggie Gyllenhaal – Frank

Sally Hawkins – X+Y

Sienna Guillory – The Goob

 

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR Sponsored by St Martins Lane Andrew Scott – Pride

Ben Schnetzer – Pride

Michael Fassbender – Frank

Rafe Spall – X+Y Sean Harris – ‘71

 

MOST PROMISING NEWCOMER

Ben Schnetzer – Pride

Cara Delevingne – The Face of An Angel

Gugu Mbatha-Raw – Belle

Liam Walpole – The Goob

Sameena Jabeen Ahmed –  Catch Me Daddy

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BEST ACHIEVEMENT IN PRODUCTION

'71

20,000 Days on Earth

Catch Me Daddy

Lilting

The Goob

 

BEST TECHNICAL ACHIEVEMENT

Chris Wyatt - Editing - '71

Dick Pope - Cinematography - Mr Turner

Robbie Ryan - Cinematography - Catch Me Daddy

Stephen Rennicks - Music –  Frank

Tat Radcliffe - Cinematography - '71

 

BEST DOCUMENTAR Y

20,000 Days on Earth

Next Goal Wins

Night Will Fall

The Possibilities Are Endless

Virunga

 

BEST BRITISH SHORT

Crocodile

Emotional Fusebox

Keeping Up With The Joneses

Slap

The Kármán Line

 

BEST INTERNATIONAL INDEPENDENT FILM

Blue Ruin Boyhood Fruitvale Station Ida

The Babadook

 

THE RAINDANCE AWARD

Flim: The Movie... Gregor

Luna

Keeping Rosy

The Beat Beneath My Feet

 

THE RICHARD HARRIS AWARD (for outstanding contribution by an actor to British

Film)

Emma Thompson

 

 

 

 

 

THE VARIETY AWARD

Benedict Cumberbatch

 

THE SPECIAL JURY PRIZE

John Boorman

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