Winners Announced 14th Moet
British Independent Film Awards

London, Sunday 4th December –

There was a spectacular turn out this evening from the very best in British talent for the 14th Moët British Independent Film Awards. The winners were announced at the star-studded ceremony, held at Old Billingsgate which was hosted by actor and comedian Chris O’Dowd.

Best British Independent Film was won by Tyrannosaur with Lynne Ramsay picking up Best Director for We Need to Talk About Kevin, Olivia Colman Best Actress for Tyrannosaur and Michael Fassbender Best Actor for Shame. Vanessa Redgrave won Best Supporting Actress for Coriolanus and Michael Smiley Best Supporting Actor for Kill List.

Tyrannosaur won the most awards on the night, picking up three trophies for Best British Independent Film, Best Actress and Paddy Considine was awarded The Douglas Hickox Award for Best Debut Director. Weekend won two awards for Best Achievement in Production and Most Promising Newcomer for Tom Cullen.

Joint Directors, The Moët British Independent Film Awards 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."

As previously announced, Ralph Fiennes was awarded the coveted Richard Harris Award for outstanding contribution by an actor to British film, and Kenneth Branagh the Variety Award. The Special Jury Prize went to Graham Easton.

Elsa Corbineau, Marketing Director for Moët & Chandon, commented: “As the Champagne of film, cinema and celebration, Moët & Chandon is delighted to toast the achievements of the British Film Industry at The Moët British Independent Film Awards. We are thrilled that so many winners and nominees from this years awards have supported ‘Toast for a Cause’, helping raise thousands of pounds for their favourite charities by toasting with mini Moët & Chandon bottles.”

Elliot Grove, Founder Raindance Film Festival and BIFA added: “As always the Moët British Independent Film Awards has been an awesome celebration of the very best of British independent filmmaking. This year demonstrates that the international spotlight is on Britain for quality, innovation and creativity.”

The Moët British Independent Film Awards are proud to announce the following winners for 2011 (Marked below):

BEST BRITISH INDEPENDENT FILM  Sponsored by Moët & Chandon
SENNA      
SHAME
TINKER TAILOR SOLDIER SPY
X TYRANNOSAUR
WE NEED TO TALK ABOUT KEVIN
 
BEST DIRECTOR Sponsored by The Creative Partnership
Ben Wheatley – KILL LIST
Steve McQueen – SHAME
Tomas Alfredson – TINKER TAILOR SOLDIER SPY
Paddy Considine – TYRANNOSAUR
X Lynne Ramsay – WE NEED TO TALK ABOUT KEVIN
 
THE DOUGLAS HICKOX AWARD [BEST DEBUT DIRECTOR] Sponsored by 3 Mills Studios
Joe Cornish – ATTACK THE BLOCK
Ralph Fiennes – CORIOLANUS
John Michael McDonagh – THE GUARD
Richard Ayoade – SUBMARINE
x Paddy Considine – TYRANNOSAUR
 
BEST SCREENPLAY Sponsored by BBC Films
John Michael McDonagh – THE GUARD
Ben Wheatley, Amy Jump – KILL LIST
Abi Morgan, Steve McQueen – SHAME
X Richard Ayoade – SUBMARINE
Lynne Ramsay, Rory Kinnear – WE NEED TO TALK ABOUT KEVIN
 
BEST ACTRESS Sponsored by M.A.C
Rebecca Hall – THE AWAKENING
Mia Wasikowska – JANE EYRE
MyAnna Buring – KILL LIST
X Olivia Colman – TYRANNOSAUR
Tilda Swinton – WE NEED TO TALK ABOUT KEVIN
 
BEST ACTOR
Brendan Gleeson – THE GUARD
Neil Maskell – KILL LIST
X Michael Fassbender – SHAME
Gary Oldman – TINKER TAILOR SOLDIER SPY
Peter Mullan – TYRANNOSAUR
 
BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS
Felicity Jones – ALBATROSS
X Vanessa Redgrave – CORIOLANUS
Carey Mulligan – SHAME
Sally Hawkins – SUBMARINE
Kathy Burke – TINKER TAILOR SOLDIER SPY
 
BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR
X 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 Sponsored by STUDIOCANAL
Jessica Brown Findlay – ALBATROSS
John Boyega – ATTACK THE BLOCK
Craig Roberts – SUBMARINE
Yasmin Paige – SUBMARINE
X Tom Cullen – WEEKEND
 
BEST ACHIEVEMENT IN PRODUCTION Sponsored by Deluxe142
KILL LIST
TYRANNOSAUR
X WEEKEND
WILD BILL
YOU INSTEAD
 
THE RAINDANCE AWARD Sponsored by Exile Media
ACTS OF GODFREY
BLACK POND
HOLLOW
X LEAVING BAGHDAD
A THOUSAND KISSES DEEP
 
BEST TECHNICAL ACHIEVEMENT
Chris King, Gregers Sall – Editing – SENNA
Sean Bobbitt – Cinematography – SHAME
Joe Walker – Editing – SHAME
X Maria Djurkovic – Production Design – TINKER TAILOR SOLDIER SPY
Seamus McGarvey – Cinematography – WE NEED TO TALK ABOUT KEVIN
 
BEST DOCUMENTARY
HELL AND BACK AGAIN
LIFE IN A DAY
PROJECT NIM
X SENNA
TT3D: CLOSER TO THE EDGE
 
BEST BRITISH SHORT
0507
X CHALK
LOVE AT FIRST SIGHT
RITE
ROUGH SKIN
 
BEST FOREIGN INDEPENDENT FILM
ANIMAL KINGDOM
DRIVE
PINA
X A SEPARATION
THE SKIN I LIVE IN
 
THE RICHARD HARRIS AWARD (for outstanding contribution by an actor to British Film)
Sponsored by Working Title
Ralph Fiennes
 
THE VARIETY AWARD
Kenneth Branagh
 
THE SPECIAL JURY PRIZE
Graham Easton

Proud supporters and patrons of The Moët British Independent Film Awards include Mike Figgis, Tom Hollander, Adrian Lester, Ken Loach, Ewan McGregor, Helen Mirren, Samantha Morton, Michael Sheen, Trudie Styler, Tilda Swinton, Meera Syal, David Thewlis, Ray Winstone and Michael Winterbottom.

 

The Moët British Independent Film Awards would like to thank all its supporters, especially: Moët & Chandon, The British Film Institute, 3 Mills Studios, BBC Films, Deluxe142, The Creative Partnership, Exile Media, M.A.C, Raindance, Soho House, Studiocanal, Swarovski, Variety, Working Title and Zander Creative. 

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