As Tron Legacy had its freezing cold UK premiere in London Leciester Square the annual British independent Movie Awards sponsored by Moet took place in the The Old Billingate Market in fashionable East London. There was two movies that came out of the night very sucessful, THE KINGS SPEECH and MONSTERS picking up a total of 8 awards between them.
Tobe Hooper’s The Kings Speech came out with 5 gongs which included For Best British Independent Film, Best Screenplay (David Seidler), Best Actor (Colin Firth), Best Supporting Actor (Geoffrey Rush), and Best Supporting Actress (Helena Bonham Carter).
Gareth Edwards MONSTERS was the other big winner of the night scooping up 3 gongs including best director, best achievement in production and BEST TECHNICAL ACHIEVEMENT (in visual effects)., Edwards also just missed out on Douglas Hickox award for best debut director which went to The Abor’s Clio Banard,
In other awards Carey Mulligan won th Best Actress for Never Let Me Go, with Helena Boham Carter picking up another gong with the the Richard Harris award for outstanding contribution by an actor to British film, while Liam Neeson received the Variety award. Joanne Froggat picked up most promising newcomer for her part in In Our Name and A Prophet for best foreign Movie.
here is the full list of winners:
THE MOET 2011 BRITISH INDEPENDENT MOVIE AWARDS WINNERS:
- BEST BRITISH INDEPENDENT FILM – THE KING’S SPEECH (trailer)
- BEST DIRECTOR -GARETH EDWARDS (MONSTERS) (trailer)
- THE DOUGLAS HICKOX AWARD [BEST DEBUT DIRECTOR] -CLIO BARNARD (THE ARBOR) BEST SCREENPLAY –DAVID SEIDLER (THE KING’S SPEECH)
- BEST ACTRESS -CAREY MULLIGAN (NEVER LET ME GO) (trailer)
- BEST ACTOR -COLIN FIRTH (THE KING’S SPEECH)
- BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS -HELENA BONHAM CARTER (THE KING’S SPEECH)
- BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR -GEOFFREY RUSH (THE KING’S SPEECH)
- MOST PROMISING NEWCOMER – JOANNE FROGGATT (IN OUR NAME)
- BEST ACHIEVEMENT IN PRODUCTION– MONSTERS
- RAINDANCE AWARD -SON OF BABYLON
- BEST TECHNICAL ACHIEVEMENT :GARETH EDWARDS – VISUAL EFFECTS (MONSTERS)
- BEST DOCUMENTARY– ENEMIES OF THE PEOPLE (trailer)
- BEST BRITISH SHORT – BABY
- BEST FOREIGN FILM – A PROPHET
- THE RICHARD HARRIS AWARD (for outstanding contribution by an actor to British Film) – HELENA BONHAM CARTER
- THE VARIETY AWARD – LIAM NEESON
- THE SPECIAL JURY PRIZE -JENNE CASAROTTO
the above post was first published on my other blog cinehouse