The British Independent Film Awards were announced Dec. 8 at Old Billingsgate Market in London. James Nesbitt hosted.

 

Tony winner Lindsay Duncan (Private Lives, Les Liaisons Dangereuses) won Best Actress for her role in "Le Week-End," and James McAvoy, who recently starred in Macbeth in the West End, won Best Actor for "Filth." Best Director went to Sean Ellis for "Metro Manila"; the film also won Best British Independent Film.

Julie Walters, a two-time Oscar nominee and Olivier Award winner who has starred in "Brave," "Mamma Mia!," "Becoming Jane," "Billy Elliot," "Educating Rita" and the "Harry Potter" series, received the Richard Harris Award.

A list of winners follows.

 


BEST BRITISH INDEPENDENT FILM

"Metro Manila"

BEST DIRECTOR
Sean Ellis – "Metro Manila"

BEST ACTRESS
Lindsay Duncan – "Le Week-End"

THE DOUGLAS HICKOX AWARD [BEST DEBUT DIRECTOR]
Paul Wright – "For Those In Peril"

BEST SCREENPLAY
Steven Knight – "Locke"

BEST ACTOR
James McAvoy – "Filth"

BEST DOCUMENTARY
Pussy Riot – "A Punk Prayer"

BEST ACHIEVEMENT IN PRODUCTION
"Metro Manila"

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS
Imogen Poots – "The Look Of Love"

BEST TECHNICAL ACHIEVEMENT
Amy Hubbard – Casting – "The Selfish Giant"

SPECIAL JURY PRIZE
Sixteen Films & Friends (aka Team Loach)

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR
Ben Mendelsohn – "Starred Up"

BEST BRITISH SHORT
Z1

MOST PROMISING NEWCOMER
Chloe Pirrie – "Shell"

THE RAINDANCE AWARD
"The Machine'

BEST INTERNATIONAL INDEPENDENT FILM
"Blue Is The Warmest Color"

VARIETY AWARD
Paul Greengrass

RICHARD HARRIS AWARD
Julie Walters