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PRIDE Takes Home Best Film at British Independent Film Awards- Full Winners List!

The British Independent Film Awards took place this evening, and we have the full list of winners below!

BEST BRITISH INDEPENDENT FILM
Pride

BEST ACTOR
Brendan Gleeson - Calvary

BEST DIRECTOR
Yann Demange - '71

BEST ACTRESS
Gugu Mbatha-Raw - Belle

BEST ACHIEVEMENT IN PRODUCTION
The Goob, prods: Michael Elliott Lee Groombridge

BEST SCREENPLAY
Jon Ronson, Peter Straughan - Frank

THE DOUGLAS HICKOX AWARD [BEST DEBUT DIRECTOR]
Iain Forsyth, Jane Pollard - 20,000 Days On Earth

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS
Imelda Staunton - Pride

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR
Andrew Scott - Pride

MOST PROMISING NEWCOMER
Sameena Jabeen Ahmed - Catch Me Daddy

BEST TECHNICAL ACHIEVEMENT
Stephen Rennicks - Music - Frank

BEST DOCUMENTARY
Next Goal Wins, dirs: Mike Brett, Steve Jamison

BEST INTERNATIONAL INDEPENDENT FILM
Boyhood

THE RAINDANCE AWARD
Luna

BEST BRITISH SHORT
The Kármán Line

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

Joint Directors, The Moët British Independent Film Awards' Johanna von Fischer & Tessa Collinson said: "This has been a record year for MBIFA with over 250 films submitted giving our dedicated members their toughest challenge to date. Hugely impressed by the quality of films and performances across all categories the shortlist demonstrates how the standard of creativity in British independent filmmaking continues to flourish year on year. The decision of who will walk away with one of the iconic MBIFA trophies* is now in the hands of our distinguished independent jury announced today. We are looking forward to seeing as many of the nominees as possible at the Awards on 7th December, to celebrate their incredible achievements. It will be a very personal celebration for us also, as the last in a wonderful 9 Award Ceremonies as Joint Directors of BIFA."

The highest number of nominations this year goes to '71 with nine nominations including Best British Independent Film; Best Director and Debut Director forYann Demange; Best Screenplay for Gregory Burke; Best Actor for Jack O'Connell and Best Supporting Actor for Sean Harris. PRIDE picked up seven nominations and CATCH ME DADDY, FRANK and MR TURNER picked up five nominations each.

Nominations for Best Actress go to Alicia Vikander for TESTAMENT OF YOUTH; Cheng Pei Pei for LILTING; Gugu Mbatha-Raw for BELLE; Keira Knightleyfor THE IMITATION GAME and Sameena Jabeen Ahmed for CATCH ME DADDY. Leading men hoping to take home the Best Actor award include Asa Butterfield for X+Y; Benedict Cumberbatch for THE IMITATION GAME; Brendan Gleeson for CALVARY; Jack O'Connell for '71 and Timothy Spall for MR TURNER.

Best Supporting Actor nominations go to Andrew Scott and Ben Schnetzer, both for PRIDE; Michael Fassbender for FRANK; Rafe Spall for X+Y and Sean Harris for '71.

Dorothy Atkinson for MR TURNER; Imelda Staunton for PRIDE; Maggie Gyllenhaal for FRANK; Sally Hawkins for X+Y and Sienna Guillory for THE GOOBare all nominated for the Best Supporting Actress Award.

Directors who have delivered dynamic debuts this year and are fighting for the Douglas Hickox Award are Daniel Wolfe and Matthew Wolfe for CATCH ME DADDY; Hong Khaou for LILTING; Iain Forsyth and Jane Pollard for 20,000 DAYS ON EARTH; Morgan Matthews for X+Y and Yann Demange for '71.

The Raindance Award nominees for 2014 include: FLIM: THE MOVIE; GREGOR; LUNA; KEEPING ROSY and THE BEAT BENEATH MY FEET. This award honours exceptional achievement for filmmakers working against the odds, often with little or no industry support. Elliot Grove, Founder of Raindance Film Festival and Moët British Independent Film Awards added: "The breadth and quality of the British films selected this year suggests a bumper year for British films. Raindance congratulates all the talented filmmakers whose wonderful films make up this year's MBIFA nominations."

The Pre-Selection Committee of over 70 members viewed a record breaking 250 plus films this year, out of which they selected the nominations, which were decided by ballot.

The winners of The Moët British Independent Film Awards are decided by an independent jury comprised of leading professionals and talent from the British film industry.

It was also announced that the Oscar® and BAFTA - winning Director TOM HOOPER, whose film THE KING'S SPEECH picked up five awards, including Best British Independent Film at the 2010 Moët British Independent Film Awards, will chair the Jury who will decide the winners of the 2014 awards.

Hooper commented: "I am honoured to preside over the Moët BIFA jury this year. It has been an extremely strong year for filmmaking here in Britain and I am looking forward to helping the very best of this year's independent films, get the recognition they deserve."

The Jury for 2014 includes: Jury Chair - TOM HOOPER (Director), JONATHAN ROMNEY (Writer, Director), JON S BAIRD (Writer, Director), LUKE TREADAWAY (Actor), MARY BURKE (Producer), SEAN ELLIS (Writer, Director), SHIRA MACLEOD (Film Programming Consultant), STANLEY TUCCI (Actor, Director), THEA SHARROCK (Director), TINGE KRISHNAN (Director) TRACY O'RIORDAN (Producer) and ZAWE ASHTON (Actor, Director).

Elsa Corbineau, Marketing Director Moët & Chandon, commented: "The pool of talents recognised by the Moët British Independent Film Awards has continuously inspired us with the richness it represents. With Moët & Chandon being the champagne of choice for celebration at international film festivals and award ceremonies, we are delighted to toast to the success of all nominees, including those for the 'Best British Independent Film' award sponsored by Moët & Chandon." Click here for more information.

Source: Deadline


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