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"Pride" Wins Big at British Independent Film Awards

8 December 2014 2:19 PM, PST | Manny the Movie Guy | See recent Manny the Movie Guy news »

"Pride," the true story of how gay rights activists helped miners took home the Best Picture of the Year trophy from the British Independent Film Awards. The fantastic film also won Best Supporting Actress for Imelda Staunton and Best Supporting Actor for Andrew Scott.

Here's the list of the winners of the 2014 British Independent Film Awards:

Best British Independent Film

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Pride

Best Director

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Yann Demange . '71

The Douglas Hickox Award [Best Debut Director]

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Iain Forsyth, Jane Pollard . 20,000 Days on Earth

Best Screenplay

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Jon Ronson, Peter Straughan . Frank

Best Actress

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Gugu Mbatha-Raw . Belle

Best Actor

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Brendan Gleeson . Calvary

Best Supporting Actress

Imelda Staunton . Pride

Best Supporting Actor

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Andrew Scott . Pride

Most Promising Newcomer

Sameena Jabeen Ahmed . Catch Me Daddy

Best Achievement In Production

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- Manny

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What's New on TV, Netflix Streaming, Digital, and DVD/Blu-ray This Week: December 8 - 14

8 December 2014 7:15 AM, PST | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

At a loss for what to watch this week? From new DVDs and Blu-rays, to what's streaming on Netflix, we've got you covered.

New on DVD and Blu-ray

"Guardians of the Galaxy"

Chris Pratt stars as Peter Quill, aka Star-Lord, an outlaw who stumbles upon a special orb that it seems everyone in the galaxy is after. He inadvertently teams up with a few other alien misfits (Zoe Saldana as Gamora, Dave Bautista as Drax the Destroyer, Vin Diesel as Groot, and Bradley Cooper as Rocket) to save the world from some super bad dudes. The Blu-ray looks great, and it's full of cool little details, like the graphics that pop up when you pause the movie, as well as the regular old featurettes, commentaries, and so on. And, if you think the cast has amazing chemistry in the movie, just wait until you watch them go Unscripted.

"Frank"

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- Jenni Miller

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Pride triumphs at Moët British Independent Film Awards 2014

8 December 2014 1:40 AM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Pride has emerged as the big winner at the Moët British Independent Film Awards.

The gay activist drama took home three gongs at last night's Old Billingsgate ceremony, picking up Best British Independent Film, Best Supporting Actress for Imelda Staunton and Best Supporting Actor for Andrew Scott.

'71's Yann Demange bagged the Best Director prize, Gugu Mbatha-Raw won Best Actress for Belle and Brendan Gleeson took home Best Actor for Calvary.

Elsewhere, special prizes were handed out to Emma Thompson (Richard Harris Award), John Boorman (Special Jury Prize) and Benedict Cumberbatch (Variety Award).

The full list of winners at the Moët British Independent Film Awards is as follows:

Best British Independent Film

'71

Calvary

Mr Turner

Pride - Winner!

The Imitation Game

Best Director

John Michael McDonaghCalvary

Lenny Abrahamson – Frank

Matthew WarchusPride

Mike Leigh – Mr Turner

Yann Demange – '71 - Winner!

The Douglas Hickox Award for Best Debut Director

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Brendan Gleeson Wins At The British Independent Film Awards

8 December 2014 12:55 AM, PST | www.themoviebit.com | See recent TheMovieBit news »

No matter your feelings towards Calvary director John Michael McDonagh's comments about Irish film, there is no denying Brendan Gleeson put in a fantastic performance as the priest given a week to love. And that performance was rightly awarded last night at the Moët British Independent Film Awards, with the actor beating out Benedict Cumberbatch and Timothy Spall to pick up the Best Actor award. Ireland was represented in other awards during the night, with Dubliner Andrew Scott (Moriarty in Sherlock, recently announced to be part of the cast of the next James Bond movie, Spectre) winning Best Supporting Actor for Pride, and Lenny Abrahamson's Frank picking up the Best Screenplay award for Jon Ronson and Peter Straughan. »

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Pride scoops top prize at the 2014 Moet British Indepedent Film Awards

7 December 2014 11:57 PM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

The 2014 Moet British Indepedent Film Awards took place in London last night, with gay rights drama Pride taking home the top honour, fending off competition from ’71, Calvary, Mr Turner and The Imitation Game to take hom Best British Indepedent Film.

’71’s Yann Demange was named Best Director, while their were awards for Boyhood (Best International Indepedent Film), Brendon Gleeson (Best Actor for Calvary), Gugu Mbatha-Raw (Best Actress for Belle), Andrew Scott (Best Supporting Actor for Pride) and Imelda Staunton (Best Supporting Actress for Pride). Check out the full list of nominations here, with the winners highlights in bold and red…

Best British Independent Film

’71

Calvary

Mr Turner

Pride

The Imitation Game

Best Director

John Michael McDonaghCalvary

Lenny Abrahamson – Frank

Matthew WarchusPride

Mike Leigh – Mr Turner

Yann Demange – ’71

The Douglas Hickox Award [Best Debut Director]

Daniel Wolfe, Matthew WolfeCatch Me Daddy

Hong KhaouLilting

Iain Forsyth, Jane Pollard – 20,000 Days on Earth »

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Pride Takes Best Film At The British Independent Film Awards

7 December 2014 7:14 PM, PST | EmpireOnline | See recent EmpireOnline news »

Though not one but two American critics' groups handed out their awards on Sunday, UK eyes were on the British Independent Film Awards, where Pride was particularly successful. But on the whole, it was a nicely varied group of winners.Pride got Best British Independent Film, with Imelda Staunton named Best Supporting Actress and Andrew Scott scoring Best Supporting Actor. Other awards went to the likes of Frank’s Jon Ronson and Peter Straughan for their script, while ‘71’s Yann Demange won Best Director. And even here, Boyhood managed to sneak in, nabbing Best International Independent Film.Take a look at the full list below.Best British Independent FilmPrideBest DirectorYann Demange – ‘71The Douglas Hickox Award [Best Debut Director]Iain Forsyth, Jane Pollard – 20,000 Days on EarthBest ScreenplayJon Ronson, Peter Straughan – FrankBest ActressGugu Mbatha-Raw – BelleBest Actor Brendan Gleeson – CalvaryBest Supporting ActressImelda Staunton –PrideBest Supporting Actor Andrew Scott – PrideMost Promising NewcomerSameena Jabeen Ahmed – Catch Me DaddyBest »

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Pride Movie Wins At 17th Moët British Independent Film Awards

7 December 2014 3:35 PM, PST | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

A glittering array of talent turned out this evening for the 17th Moët British Independent Film Awards. The winners were announced at the star-studded ceremony, held at Old Billingsgate, which was hosted by The Inbetweeners star, Simon Bird.

The lucky winners took home the iconic award designed by Fredrikson Stallard and created by Swarovski as well as a personalised, Swarovski crystal encrusted magnum of Moët & Chandon.

Best  British Independent  Film  was  won  by Pride. Yann Demange won Best Director for ’71, Gugu Mbatha-Raw won Best Actress for Belle and Brendan Gleeson won Best Actor for Calvary. Andrew Scott collected his award for Best Supporting Actor for Pride and Imelda Staunton took home her award for Best Supporting Actress also for her role in Pride.

Pride won the most awards on the night, picking up Best British Independent Film, Best Supporting Actress and Best Supporting Actor.

As previously announced, Emma Thompson was »

- Michelle McCue

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Winners: Moët British Independent Film Awards 2014

7 December 2014 3:16 PM, PST | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

It’s just come to its conclusion tonight at Old Billingsgate, hosted by Simon Bird, and there was an impressive array of talent on show for the 17th Moët British Independent Film Awards.

The big award, the Best British Independent Film was won by the magnificent Pride, who also took home the most awards, as Imelda Staunton picked up Best Supporting Actress and Andrew Scott took Best Supporting Actor.

Yann Demange won Best Director for the intense ’71, Gugu Mbatha-Raw won Best Actress for the underrated Belle and that legend that is Brendan Gleeson won Best Actor for Calvary.

As we’d previously reported, Emma Thompson was deservedly awarded the Richard Harris Award for outstanding contribution by an actor to British film, and man-of-the-moment Benedict Cumberbatch the Variety Award, which recognises an actor, director, writer or producer who has helped to shine the international spotlight on the UK and boy, hasn »

- Dan Bullock

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Pride wins best film at BIFAs

7 December 2014 3:05 PM, PST | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Yann Demange wins best director; Gugu Mbatha-Raw and Brendan Gleeson take home top acting prizes.

At the 17th annual Moet British Independent Film Awards, Pride took home the most trophies, including Best British Independent Film, Best Supporting Actress (Imelda Staunton) and Best Supporting Actor (Andrew Scott).

Next Goal Wins won best documentary and Boyhood won best international independent film.

Yann Demange won best director for ‘71.

Gugu Mbatha-Raw won best actress for Belle, while Brendan Gleeson won best actor for Calvary.

For the full list of winners, see end of story.

Richard Linklater accepted his award for Best International Film “on behalf of the 450 people who worked on this film over 12 years,” dedicating the prize to British filmmaker [This Sporting Life director] Lindsay Anderson “who was a friend and a bit of a mentor, who I miss.”

Joint Directors of the BIFAs, Johanna von Fischer and Tessa Collinson, who are stepping down from the event after this year, said: “In our »

- sarah.cooper@screendaily.com (Sarah Cooper)

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Daily | 3 British Independent Film Awards for Pride

7 December 2014 2:30 PM, PST | Keyframe | See recent Keyframe news »

The British Independent Film Awards have spread the love all around. Best Film: Pride. Director: Yann Demange for '71. Debut Director: Iain Forsyth and Jane Pollard for 20,000 Days on Earth. Screenplay: Jon Ronson and Peter Straughan for Frank. Actress: Gugu Mbatha-Raw for Belle. Actor: Brendan Gleeson for Calvary. Supporting Actress: Imelda Staunton for Pride. Supporting Actor: Andrew Scott for Pride. Most Promising Newcomer: Sameena Jabeen Ahmed for Catch Me Daddy. Documentary: Next Goal Wins. The Richard Harris Award goes to Emma Thompson, the Variety Award to Benedict Cumberbatch, and a special jury prize to John Boorman. » - David Hudson »

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‘Pride’, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Brendan Gleeson Scoop British Independent Film Awards

7 December 2014 12:01 PM, PST | Deadline New York | See recent Deadline New York news »

Update, Writethru, 3 Pm Pt: Period culture clash comedy Pride was the big winner at the British Independent Film Awards which took place at London’s Old Billingsgate this evening. Pathé’s Matthew Warchus-directed ensemble took three prizes including Best Film, Best Supporting Actress for Imelda Staunton and Best Supporting Actor for new Bond cast member Andrew Scott. Brendan Gleeson was named Best Actor for John Michael McDonagh’s Calvary and Gugu Mbatha-Raw was Best Actress for drama Belle. Best Director was Yann Demange whose ’71 was the most nominated film going into the evening. (See below for the full list of winners.) The BIFAs, as their name suggests, have a decidedly indie bent and are an important date on the British awards season calendar in that they tend to honor UK films that might not get as much recognition at, say, the BAFTAs.

Emma Thompson and Benedict Cumberbatch were awarded »

- Nancy Tartaglione

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Matthew Warchus’ ‘Pride’ Wins Top Prize at British Independent Film Awards

7 December 2014 11:52 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

London — Gay rights drama “Pride” won the award for British independent film, beating “’71,” “Calvary,” “Mr Turner” and “The Imitation Game,” at the 17th Moet British Independent Film Awards Sunday at Old Billingsgate in London.

The award for director went to Yann Demange for Northern Ireland-set thriller “’71,” outflanking John Michael McDonagh for “Calvary,” Lenny Abrahamson for “Frank,” Matthew Warchus for “Pride” and Mike Leigh for “Mr Turner.”

The victor in the actor category was Brendan Gleeson for “Calvary,” about a tough-minded Irish priest marked for death by one of his parishioners. He was competing with Asa Butterfield for “X+Y,” Benedict Cumberbatch for “The Imitation Game,” Jack O’Connell for “’71” and Timothy Spall for “Mr Turner.”

Gleeson paid tribute to the producers “who have to try to make independent film when it is almost impossible for people to risk commercially what is required artistically.”

Cumberbatch was the recipient of the Variety Award, »

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Yann Demange's ''71' leads 2014 British Independent Film Awards nominations

2 December 2014 8:05 PM, PST | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Jack O'Connell is breaking out something fierce this year. He's of course starring in Angelina Jolie's "Unbroken" and on the indie scene in "Starred Up," for which he was nominated last year at the British Independent Film Awards. Well, he's back for more of this this time around with "'71," Yann Demange's brilliant Belfast thriller, which scored the lion's share of nominations today with nine. Matthew Warchus' ensemble dramedy "Pride," about gay activists working to help miners during the 1984 UK mineworkers strike, was a few steps behind with seven mentions. Mike Leigh's "Mr. Turner" rounded up five nods, while "Calvary" and "The Imitation Game" picked up four apiece. The international category was mostly populated with American entries: "The Babadook," "Blue Ruin," "Boyhood" and "Fruitvale Station." Though Poland's "Ida" also made a show. Check out the full list of nominees below. The 17th annual British Independent Film »

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Big Eyes review – Tim Burton’s art fraud film is a slow-burn study of abuse

26 November 2014 10:52 AM, PST | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

A study of the talent behind the kitsch 60s images of big-eyed waifs wants to be an oil painting but ends up more like a mass-produced print

Jon Ronson: the extraordinary story of an epic art fraud

Amy Adams confirmed for Janis Joplin biopic

The irony of Big Eyes, Tim Burton’s film about the authorial stamp on a work of art, is that it is nearly bereft of what makes Burton’s work so recognisable. The deeper implications of this are a matter for Burton and his shrink, but for us in the audience it’s a welcome recharge from a man whose last picture, Frankenweenie, was merely a longer version of one of his earlier projects.

Big Eyes reteams Burton with screenwriters Scott Alexander and Larry Karaszewski, who collaborated on the (dare I use the M-word?) masterpiece Ed Wood. Both films are about a misunderstood artist, but the similarities end there. »

- Jordan Hoffman

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“Frank” is a delightful finger-snapping oddball set to music and creative mayhem

25 November 2014 12:38 PM, PST | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

Frank

Written by Jon Ronson and Peter Straughan

Directed by Lenny Abrahamson (as Leonard Abrahamson)

UK/Ireland, 2014

Artistic personalities from all walks of life seem to dance to the beat of their own distinctive drums. The creative process and all its motivations and manipulations is what makes these dedicated artists strive for their performing juices. In filmmaker Lenny Abrahamson’s unconventional and infectiously wry musical dramedy Frank we are introduced to a portrait of an eccentric lead singer and his dysfunctional experimental pop band as they go through the odd-like motions of creativity. Not since Alan Parker’s 1991 The Commitments has there been a fictional big screen band so humorously sordid in song and misguided soul.

Frank could have been easily dismissed as a contrived and gimmicky inside joke about the artistry behind the anatomy of an off-kilter musical act. However, Abrahamson shrewdly presents his wacky musicians as interesting specimens »

- Frank Ochieng

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Demange Control: ’71 Leads 2014 British Independent Film Awards Noms

3 November 2014 10:45 AM, PST | ioncinema | See recent ioncinema news »

The edge-of-your seat thriller that was all the talk at this year’s Berlin Film Festival (that momentum was carried over into Telluride and Tiff during the fall) leads all noms for the 17th edition of the 2014 British Independent Film Awards. Landing nine nominations in all, Yann Demange’s ’71 might lead the pack, but I’d argue that despite all the fanfare, remains an underdog in most categories. Going up against The Imitation Game (which failed to score ‎Morten Tyldum a Best Director nod but managed to get Best Screenplay and Best Film consideration) and Mike Leigh’s Mr Turner, there might be plenty of gift-giving for several films on December 7th, with Matthew WarchusPride also in the mix with a whopping seven noms (mostly in the acting categories). The much deserving Cannes played Catch Me Daddy and Venice Film Fest included The Goob thankfully didn’t go unnoticed, »

- Eric Lavallee

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''71,' 'Pride,' 'The Imitation Game' Nab British Indie Film Award Nominations

3 November 2014 9:43 AM, PST | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

The British Independent Film Awards announced its nominees this Monday morning and it was good news for films that may not have the muscle to break into the Academy Awards contest. The Irish political thriller “’71” and “Pride,” the story of gay activism and mineworker strikes that fits snuggly the time-honored British sociopolitical dramedy genre, earned the most nominations. In honors that will likely replicate themselves stateside, “Imitation Game” also earned a Best British Independent Film nod, with stars Benedict Cumberbatch and Keira Knightley finding love in the Best Actor and Actress categories, respectively. Other Best British Independent Film nominees include Mike Leigh’s “Mr. Turner” and John Michael McDonagh’s “Calvary.” Picking up multiple nominations were Lenny Abrahamson’s “Frank,” documentarian Morgan Matthews’ narrative debut “X+Y,” and the Nick Cave documentary “20,000 Days on Earth.” There’s little conformity to the British Independent Film Awards. Compared to previous years, the 2014 nominations are downright populist. »

- Matt Patches

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’71’, ‘Pride’ Lead British Indie Film Award Nominations; ‘Imitation Game’ In Mix

3 November 2014 5:32 AM, PST | Deadline New York | See recent Deadline New York news »

Yann Demange’s anti-war parable ’71 has scored a leading nine nominations for the 17th Moët British Independent Film Awards. The director’s debut feature, which premiered in Berlin last February, is named in the major categories and also scooped a Best Actor mention for Jack O’Connell who’s next up in Angelina Jolie’s Unbroken. Directors’ Fortnight closer and crowd-pleaser Pride, helmed by Matthew Warchus, was next with seven nominations while festival favorites Daniel Wolfe’s Catch Me Daddy, Lenny Abrahamson’s Frank and Mike Leigh’s Mr Turner each scored five nods. Along with ’71, Pride and Mr Turner, the titles competing in the Best British Independent Film race are John Michael McDonagh’s Calvary and Morten Tyldum’s The Imitation Game. Oscar hopeful, The Imitation Game’s Benedict Cumberbatch and Keira Knightley also scored acting noms. (See full list of nominees below.)

Winners are decided by an independent »

- Nancy Tartaglione

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Thriller ’71’ Leads Race for British Indie Film Awards

3 November 2014 5:30 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

London — Yann Demange’s thriller “‘71” tops the nominations for the 17th Moet British Independent Film Awards.

“‘71” has nine nominations, including for British independent film, director and debut director for Demange, screenplay for Gregory Burke, actor for Jack O’Connell and supporting actor for Sean Harris. Pic centers on a young British soldier, played by O’Connell, who is stranded in an Ira controlled area of Belfast, Northern Ireland, in 1971.

Matthew Warchus’ “Pride” picked up seven nominations, and “Catch Me Daddy,” “Frank” and “Mr Turner” nabbed five nominations each.

Nominees in the acting categories include Benedict Cumberbatch and Keira Knightley for “The Imitation Game,” and Michael Fassbender and Maggie Gyllenhaal for “Frank.”

Joining “’71” in the British independent film category are “Calvary,” “Mr Turner,” “Pride” and “The Imitation Game.”

More than 250 films were submitted. A pre-selection committee of more than 70 members selected the nominees. The winners, which will be decided by a jury, »

- Leo Barraclough

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Thriller ‘71′ Leads Race for British Indie Film Awards

3 November 2014 3:24 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

London — Yann Demange’s thriller “‘71” tops the nominations for the 17th Moet British Independent Film Awards.

“‘71” has nine nominations, including for British independent film, director and debut director for Demange, screenplay for Gregory Burke, actor for Jack O’Connell and supporting actor for Sean Harris. Pic centers on a young British soldier, played by O’Connell, who is stranded in an Ira controlled area of Belfast, Northern Ireland, in 1971.

Matthew Warchus’ “Pride” picked up seven nominations, and “Catch Me Daddy,” “Frank” and “Mr Turner” nabbed five nominations each.

Nominees in the acting categories include Benedict Cumberbatch and Keira Knightley for “The Imitation Game,” and Michael Fassbender and Maggie Gyllenhaal for “Frank.”

Joining “’71” in the British independent film category are “Calvary,” “Mr Turner,” “Pride” and “The Imitation Game.”

More than 250 films were submitted. A pre-selection committee of more than 70 members selected the nominees. The winners, which will be decided by a jury, »

- Leo Barraclough

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