The Moët British Independent Film Awards (BIFAs)

Last night, Old Billingsgate hosted the 14th Moët British Independent Film Awards, hosted by Bridemaids‘ star, Chris O’Dowd.

Paddy Considine’s Tyrannosaur scooped the most awards of the evening, beating competition from Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy and We Need To Talk About Kevin in order to win the award for Best British Independent Film. Previous winners of this prestigious award have included The King’s Speech, Slumdog Millionaire, The Constant Gardener and This Is England. Considine was also personally recognised for his achievement, receiving The Douglas Hickox Award (for best début director), whilst Tyrannosaur actress, Olivia Coleman was given the award for Best Actress.

The Best Director award, however, did go to Lynne Ramsay, for her adaptation of Lionel Shriver’s novel, We Need To Talk About Kevin, whilst the Best Screenplay was given to Richard Ayoade for his book-to-screen adaptation of Submarine.

Other acting awards went to Michael Fassbender for his role in the upcoming drama, Shame, whilst Vanessa Redgrave was given the award for Best Supporting Actress for her performance in Ralph FiennesCoriolanus, and Michael Smiley won Best Supporting Actor for his part in Kill List.

Although Fiennes himself missed out on the award for best début director, he was given The Richard Harris Award for outstanding contribution by an actor to British Film.

Meanwhile, the award for Most Promising Newcomer went to actor Tom Cullen, following his performance in Weekend – you can read our interview with him here. The film was also received recognition for Best Achievement In Production at the ceremony – read our review of the film here.

Motor-racing film Senna was given the award for Best Documentary, whilst Chalk claimed Best British Short, and A Separation was named Best Foreign Independent Film.

Speaking at the awards, The Moët British Independent Film Awards’ joint directors, Johanna von Fischer & Tessa Collinson, said, “What a fantastic year for British film! This year’s nominees embodied a diverse range of genres and those walking away with awards tonight are representative of the high quality of outstanding talent we have in this country. Congratulations to them all.”

Take a look below to see the full lost of winners and nominees for each category:

BEST BRITISH INDEPENDENT FILM
Winner: Tyrannosaur
Senna
Shame
Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy
We Need to Talk About Kevin

DIRECTOR
Winner: Lynne Ramsay – We Need to Talk About Kevin
Ben Wheatley – Kill List
Steve McQueen – Shame
Tomas Alfredson – Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy
Paddy Considine – Tyrannosaur

THE DOUGLAS HICKOX AWARD [BEST DEBUT DIRECTOR]
Winner: Paddy Considine – Tyrannosaur
Joe Cornish – Attack the Block
Ralph Fiennes – Coriolanus
John Michael McDonagh – The Guard
Richard Ayoade – Submarine

BEST SCREENPLAY
Winner: Richard Ayoade – Submarine
John Michael McDonagh – The Guard
Ben Wheatley, Amy Jump – Kill List
Abi Morgan, Steve McQueen – Shame
Lynne Ramsay, Rory Kinnear – We Need to Talk About Kevin

BEST ACTRESS
Winner: Olivia Colman – Tyrannosaur
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Rebecca Hall – The Awakening
Mia Wasikowska – Jane Eyre
MyAnna Buring – Kill List
Tilda Swinton – We Need to Talk About Kevin

BEST ACTOR
Winner: Michael Fassbender – Shame
Brendan Gleeson – The Guard
Neil Maskell – Kill List
Gary Oldman – Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy
Peter Mullan – Tyrannosaur

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS
Winner: Vanessa Redgrave – Coriolanus
Felicity Jones – Albatross
Carey Mulligan – Shame
Sally Hawkins – Submarine
Kathy Burke – Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR
Winner: Michael Smiley – Kill List
Tom Hardy – Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy
Benedict Cumberbatch – Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy
Eddie Marsan – Tyrannosaur
Ezra Miller – We Need to Talk About Kevin

MOST PROMISING NEWCOMER
Winner: Tom Cullen – Weekend
Jessica Brown Findlay – Albatross
John Boyega – Attack the Block
Craig Roberts – Submarine
Yasmin Paige – Submarine

BEST ACHIEVEMENT IN PRODUCTION
Winner: Weekend
Kill List
Tyrannosaur
Wild Bill
You Instead

BEST TECHNICAL ACHIEVEMENT
Winner: Maria Djurkovic – Production Design – Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy
Chris King, Gregers Sall – Editing – Senna
Sean Bobbitt – Cinematography – Shame
Joe Walker – Editing – Shame
Seamus McGarvey – Cinematography – We Need to Talk About Kevin

BEST DOCUMENTARY
Winner: Senna
Hell and Back Again
Life in a Day
Project Nim
TT3D: Closer to the Edge

BEST BRITISH SHORT
Winner: Chalk
0507
Love at First Sight
Rite
Rough Skin

BEST FOREIGN INDEPENDENT FILM
Winner: A Separation
Animal Kingdom
Drive
Pina
The Skin I Live In

THE RAINDANCE AWARD
Winner: Leaving Baghdad
Acts of Godfrey
Black Pond
Hollow
A Thousand Kisses Deep

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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