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Sunday
Dec042011

Moët BIFA Awards Spread the Movie Wealth

The Stars gathered this evening in London for the Moët British Independent Film Awards which was ruled by one particular Tyrannosaur and also afforded Michael Fassbender his second best actor prize (following the Venice Volpi Cup) for Shame. He needs to keep nabbing these to stay in play for a very competitive Oscar race.

photo via @shamefilm

Photos and a list of winners after the jump.

British Independent Film
Senna, Shame, Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, Tyrannosaur, We Need To Talk About Kevin

AND THE WINNER IS... TYRANNOSAUR (Paddy Considine)

Best Director
Ben Wheatley, Kill List, Steve McQueen, Shame, Tomas Alfredson, Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, Paddy Considine, Tyrannosaur, Lynne Ramsay, We Need To Talk About Kevin

AND THE WINNER IS... Lynne Ramsay, We Need To Talk About Kevin. Ramsay's Morvern Callar was so special that I wish I was more on board with her follow up. Especially since everyone else seems to be.

Dominic Cooper and Imelda Staunton were among the guests

Best Debut Director (The Douglas Hickox Award)
Joe Cornish, Attack the Block, Ralph Fiennes, Coriolanus, John Michael McDonagh, The Guard, Richard Ayoade, Submarine, Paddy Considine, Tyrannosaur  

AND THE WINNER IS... Paddy Considine for Tyrannosaur

Best Screenplay
John Michael McDonagh, The Guard, Ben Wheatley and Amy Jump, Kill List, Abi Morgan and Steve McQueen, Shame, Richard Ayoade, Submarine, Lynne Ramsay and Rory Kinnear, We Need To Talk About Kevin

AND THE WINNER IS... Richard Ayoade for Submarine

Best Actress
Rebecca Hall, The Awakening, Mia Wasikowska, Jane Eyre, MyAnna Buring, Kill List, Olivia Colman, Tyrannosaur, Tilda Swinton, We Need To Talk About Kevin.

Olivia Colman beat Tilda to the Best Actress honors

AND THE WINNER IS... Olivia Colman for Tyrannosaur  (who we just interviewed.)

Best Actor
Brendan Gleeson, The Guard, Neil Maskell, Kill List, Michael Fassbender, Shame, Gary Oldman, Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, Peter Mullan, Tyrannosaur

AND THE WINNER IS... Michael Fassbender for Shame

Most Promising Newcomer
Jessica Brown Findlay, Albatross, John Boyega, Attack the Block, Craig Roberts, Submarine, Yasmin Paige, Submarine, Tom Cullen, Weekend

AND THE WINNER IS... Tom Cullen for Weekend

Best Supporting Actress
Felicity Jones, Albatross, Vanessa Redgrave, Coriolanus, Carey Mulligan, Shame, Sally Hawkins, Submarine, Kathy Burke, Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy

AND THE WINNER IS... Vanessa Redgrave for Coriolanus

Best Supporting Actor
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 

AND THE WINNER IS... Michael Smiley for Kill List

Best Technical Achievement
Chris King and Gregers Sall for the editing of Senna, Sean Bobbit for the cinematography of Shame, Joe Walker fro the editing of Shame, Maria Djukovic for the production design of Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, Seamus McGarvey for the cinematography of We Need To Talk About Kevin

AND THE WINNER IS... Maria Djurkovic for production design of Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy. Can she secure an Oscar nomination this year for Art Direction? She's never been nominated despite working on Oscar favorites like The Hours and Billy Elliott.

Best Achievement in Production
Kill List, Tyrannosaur, Weekend, Wild Bill, You Instead 

AND THE WINNER IS... WEEKEND. You may recall that we were angry when the BIFAs only gave Weekend two nominations. But it won both so there you go.

Best Documentary
Hell and Back Again, Life in a Day, Project Nim, Senna, TT3D: Closer to the Edge

AND THE WINNER IS... SENNA

Best Foreign Independent Film
Animal Kingdom, Drive, Pina, A Separation, The Skin I Live In

AND THE WINNER IS... A Separation continuing its foreign film prize haul post NYFCC and NBR. Can it go the Oscar distance? It seems too good to be true if you ask me.

The Raindance Award
Acts of Godfrey, Black Pond, Hollow, Leaving Baghdad, A Thousand Kisses Deep

AND THE WINNER IS... Leaving Baghdad

Best British Short
0507, Chalk, Love at First Sight, Rite, Tough Skin

AND THE WINNER IS... Chalk

a big night for Coriolanus as both of its stars were honored. Watched it again today. Very strong work from both.

The Richard Harris Award (Outstanding Contribution to British Film)
RALPH FIENNES

The Variety Award
KENNETH BRANAGH -- The Variety Award, eh? Does this mean he had to do a little song and dance? Or a comedy sketch at the awards.

The Special Jury Prize
Graham Easton

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Reader Comments (1)

Love that they spread the wealth, even you can say that the Big Winner of the evening was TYRANNOSAUR...PADDY CONSIDINE was so great in DEAD MAN'S SHOES that I'm great that his directing debut has been so admired.
I'd like Colman, Fassbender and Redgrave were Oscar contenders...and actually they are...maybe not frontrunners but anyway...
two nominations and two winnings for WEEKEND...very nice! I wonder whether it was the effect of the many quarrels they have received for having been a tad ungenerous with Andrew Haigh's feature

December 5, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMirko
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