Monday, 8 December 2014

BRITISH INDEPENDENT FILM AWARDS - PRIDE WINS BEST FILM


Matthew Warchus' tremendously moving gay rights drama Pride walked away with the top prize last night (Sunday the 7th of December) at the Moet British Independent Film Awards. The film, which premiered earlier this year at Cannes and won that festival's Queer Palm, was the big winner at the awards ceremony, where it won three awards, including honours for stars Andrew Scott and Imelda Staunton. Here are all the winners:

Best British Independent Film
Pride

Best Director
Yann Demange ('71)

Best Actor
Brendan Gleeson (Calvary)

Best Actress
Gugu Mbatha-Raw (Belle)

Best Supporting Actor
Andrew Scott (Pride)

Best Supporting Actress
Imelda Staunton (Pride)

Best Screenplay
Jon Ronson and Peter Straughan (Frank)

Best Achievement in Production
The Goob

Technical Achievement Award
Stephen Rennicks - music (Frank)

Best Documentary
Next Goal Wins

Best International Independent Film
Boyhood

The Raindance Award
Luna

The Douglas Hickox Award for Best Debut Director
Iain Forsyth and Jane Pollard (20,000 Days on Earth)

Most Promising Newcomer
Sameena Jabeen Ahmed (Catch Me Daddy)

Best British Short
The Karman Line

The Richard Harris Award for Outstanding Contribution by an Actor to British Film
Emma Thompson

Special Jury Prize
John Boorman

The Variety Award
Benedict Cumberbatch