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
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
Sean Ellis – "Metro Manila"
Lindsay Duncan – "Le Week-End"
THE DOUGLAS HICKOX AWARD [BEST DEBUT DIRECTOR]
Paul Wright – "For Those In Peril"
Steven Knight – "Locke"
James McAvoy – "Filth"
Pussy Riot – "A Punk Prayer"
BEST ACHIEVEMENT IN PRODUCTION
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
MOST PROMISING NEWCOMER
Chloe Pirrie – "Shell"
THE RAINDANCE AWARD
BEST INTERNATIONAL INDEPENDENT FILM
"Blue Is The Warmest Color"
RICHARD HARRIS AWARD