British Independent Film Award Winners

Yesterday was like the Super Tuesday of awards shows. Here was another one that happened across the pond:

  • Best International Independent Film: Blue is the Warmest Color
  • Raindance Award: The Machine
  • Best Supporting Actor: Ben Mendelsohn (Starred Up)
  • Breakthrough Performance: Chloe Pirrie (Shell)
  • Short Film: Z1
  • Best Supporting Actress: Imogen Poots (The Look of Love)
  • Best Achievement in Production: Metro Manila
  • Best Documentary: Pussy Riot- A Punk Prayer
  • Best Technical Achievement: Amy Hubbard, Casting (The Selfish Giant)
  • Best Actor: James McAvoy (Filth)
  • Best Actress: Lindsay Duncan (Le Week-end)
  • Best Screenplay: Locke
  • Best Debut Director: Paul Wright (For Those in Peril)
  • Best Director: Sean Ellis (Metro Manila)
  • Best British Independent Film: Metro Manila

I guess the most notable thing about these awards as far as the Oscar race is concerned, is that Philomena was totally snubbed, with not even Judi Dench winning in Lead Actress. Could she be the one who's vulnerable in the Best Actress race?