7 items from 2016
See the complete Bifa winners 2016 list below.
American Honey won the night at the 2016 British Independent Film Awards (Bifa) held at Old Billingsgate last night. The film won four awards including Best British Independent Film. Andrea Arnold took home Best Director, Sasha Lane won Best Actress sponsored by Mac and Robbie Ryan’s Cinematography was rewarded with the Outstanding Achievement in Craft award.
The film will be screened in 25 Vue, Odeon and Everyman cinemas across the country on Sunday 11 December, as the first in the Bifa Independents screening series supported by the BFI.
Also recognised was the eponymous hero of I, Daniel Blake, Dave Johns. He took home the Best Actor award, while his co-star Hayley Squires was named Most Promising Newcomer sponsored by The London Edition.
- Paul Heath
“American Honey” took the top prize at the 2016 British Independent Film Awards, which was held on Sunday at London’s Old Billingsgate.
“American Honey” was named Best British Independent Film, and also scored three additional awards (including Best Director for Andrea Arnold). Barry Jenkins’ “Moonlight” was the night’s only non-uk winner, picking up honors for Best International Independent Film.
The 19th annual Bifa ceremony, hosted by Jennifer Saunders, also presented Clare Binns with the Special Jury Prize for her “unstinting efforts in bringing independent film to new audiences.”
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- Liz Calvario
Arnold took the director prize for her movie, which Variety’s reviewer described as “part dreamy millennial picaresque, part distorted tapestry of Americana and part exquisitely illustrated iTunes musical.” The film’s Sasha Lane won best actress, and Robbie Ryan’s cinematography was rewarded with the outstanding achievement in craft award.
Among the guests at the Bifa ceremony, held at London’s Old Billingsgate, were Michael Fassbender, Jamie Dornan, Martin Freeman, Naomie Harris, Anna Friel, Lena Headey, Patrick Stewart and Danny Boyle. The awards were hosted by Jennifer Saunders.
The surprise of the evening was the triple win for Farsi-language horror movie “Under the Shadow.” The screenplay prize and the Douglas Hickox Award for best debut director both went to the film’s Babak Anvari, »
- Leo Barraclough
The first peek at Candice Swanepoel's newborn son, Anacã, was just like mom—impressive And nothing has changed in the 5 days since he was born. "My little man," Swanepoel's fiancé, Hermann Nicoli, captioned a photo of their baby boy Monday, complete with a heart emoji. The Victoria's Secret Angel also posted a new pic over the weekend of Anacã that is almost a little much, he's just that cute. "Life is sweet," Swanepoel wrote. Meanwhile, well-wishes are pouring in for the proud new parents, including from Swanepoel's dear friend, fellow Angel and fellow new mom Behati Prinsloo, who gave »
Candice Swanepoel is a mom! The Victoria's Secret model and her fiancé, Hermann Nicoli, welcomed their first child together, a baby boy, this week, E! News confirms. The pair named their little one Anacã, which is a Brazilian word for a specific type of bird, and on Saturday, the new mom shared a photo of the tiny tot on Instagram, writing, "Life is sweet." News of Candice's pregnancy broke back in March, and in May, she confirmed that it was a boy with a cute Instagram snap. In addition to sharing photos of her growing baby bump on social media, she also celebrated her safari-themed baby shower in August. Congratulations! Life is sweet. A photo posted by Candice Swanepoel (@angelcandices) on Oct 8, 2016 at 7:28am Pdt »
- Caitlin Hacker
The National Society of Film Critics have decided to celebrate their 50 years. They have teamed up with curators from Boston to La to choose from among the group’s 50 best for special presentations and discussions. »
- Sasha Stone
The penultimate season of HBO's Game of Thrones has added the legendary Jim Broadbent to its cast, according to EW. As usual, details on his character are pretty much nonexistent, and all we have to go on is that the role will be a "significant" one. Speculation seems to be pointing to one of the maesters Sam is set to study under at the Citadel (Archmaester Marwyn, Aka Marwyn the Mage, perhaps?), but now that the show has surpassed George R.R. Martin's source material, it's quite possible he'll be playing someone we haven't even encountered in the books yet. Broadbent has starred in a wide array of classic movies over the years (Time Bandits, Brazil, Life is Sweet etc), but he'll be best known to the younger generation as Horace Slughorn in the Harry Potter movies. Game of Thrones returns for its seventh season next year. »
7 items from 2016
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