12 items from 2011
Just last week the Gotham Awards and Spirit Awards honoured the best in indepedent cinema from the past twelve months, and last night it was the UK's turn as the winners of the 14th Moët British Independent Film Awards were announced in London. Taking the ceremony's top honour - Best British Independent Film - was Paddy Considine's acclaimed directorial debut Tyrannosaur, which also picked up Best Actress (Olivia Colman) and Best Debut Director (Considine), with its haul of three accolades making it the most celebrated film of the evening.
In the other main categories, Lynne Ramsay was named Best Director for We Need To Talk About Kevin, while Michael Fassbender took home Best Actor for Steve McQueen's Shame and Vanessa Redgrave (Coriolanus) and Michael Smiley (Kill List) were honoured in the supporting categories. Ralph Fiennes was also presented with the coveted Richard Harris Award for his outstanding contributions »
The cream of British independent film stepped out in London this evening for the annual Moët British Independent Film Awards. The gongs are now in their 14th year, and this evening were hosted by none other that Chris O’Dowd. The big winner on the night was Tyrannosaur, which picked up not only Best British Independent Film, but also nods for Paddy Considine for Best Debut Director, and Olivia Colman for Best Actress.
Best Actor went to Michael Fassbender for the upcoming Shame, with supporting actor nods going to Michael Smiley for Kill List and Vanessa Redgrave for Corolianus. Best Director went to Lynne Ramsay for We Need To Talk About Kevin – its only award on the night, with Best Foreign Film going to A Seperation. Best Documentary went to Senna.
Here’s the list of the winners and nominees in full (winners in bold).
Best British Independent Film
- Paul Heath
It has been a fantastic year for British independent film with Steven McQueen’s Shame, Ben Wheatley’s Kill List and the directorial debut of Paddy Considine, Tyrannosaur, heading up a fine list of nominees.
There was a particularly strong set of nominees competing for the Douglas Hickox Award for Best Debut Director with Richard Ayoade’s wonderful coming of age love story Submarine and Joe Cornish’s Attack the Block being firm favourites here. Lynne Ramsay’s We Need to Talk About Kevin made for a fine return for director Lynne Ramsay and there’s a lot of love for Andrew Haigh’s Weekend, which was represented tonight in two categories.
It’s great to see Paddy Considine’s film do so well, not least the award for Olivia Colman, and the awards represent a very promising time for the British film industry, with some very strong voices emerging in the last year. »
- Jon Lyus
Live streaming of the British Independent Film Awards this evening came off much more smoothly than last night's hiccuping and lurching feed from the European Film Awards, which is a damn fine thing, considering that the show was far, far more entertaining. Particularly since host Chris O'Dowd became increasingly inebriated as the evening wore on.
So, the full list of winners and nominees:
Best British Independent Film: Tyrannosaur.
Peter Mullan, Tyrannosaur Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy: Four British Independent Film Award Acting Nods Best British Independent Film Senna Shame Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy * Tyrannosaur We Need To Talk About Kevin Best Foreign Independent Film Animal Kingdom Drive Pina * A Separation The Skin I Live In Best Director Ben Wheatley – Kill List Steve McQueen – Shame Tomas Alfredson – Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy Paddy Considine – Tyrannosaur * Lynne Ramsay – We Need To Talk About Kevin The Douglas Hickox Award [Best Debut Director] Joe Cornish – Attack The Block Ralph Fiennes – Coriolanus John Michael McDonagh – The Guard Richard Ayoade – Submarine * Paddy Considine – Tyrannosaur Best Actress Rebecca Hall – The Awakening Mia Wasikowska – Jane Eyre MyAnna Buring – Kill List * Olivia Colman – Tyrannosaur Tilda Swinton – We Need To Talk About Kevin Best Actor Brendan Gleeson – The Guard Neil Maskell – Kill List * Michael Fassbender – Shame Gary Oldman – Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy Peter Mullan – Tyrannosaur Best Supporting Actress Felicity Jones – Albatross * Vanessa Redgrave »
- Steve Montgomery
This evening, London hosts the British Independent Film Awards (BIFAs) 2011. I’ve placed the nominees below the live stream which you can watch below courtesy of LOVEFiLM.
We’ll be on the red carpet at backstage for this evening’s event so keep your eyes peeled for live updates and interviews.
The event should kick off at 18:00 GMT.
Watch live streaming video from lovefilm at livestream.com
Best British Independent Film
The Douglas Hickox Award [Best Debut Director]
- David Sztypuljak
We’ve not really spoken too much about the Moet Independent Film Awards have we? Well, we’re going to now as they take place in London tonigh (Sunday 4th December). This event truly kicks off the 2011/ 2012 awards season for us, and it’s going to be a beauty.
We have high hopes for Senna, Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, Gary Oldman (below in the aforementioned movie), Drive for foreign indie film, We Need To Talk About Kevin… We want them all to win really as there is such a fantastic short list this year.
The action all kicks off tonight at 8pm and the event will be hosted by the truly talented star of The I.T. Crowd and this year’s Bridesmaids, Chris O’Dowd. You can watch the whole thing live and exclusive through LOVEFiLM, with the build up kicking off at 6pm. We’ve embedded the stream below, »
- Paul Heath
The nominations for the 14th annual Moët British Independent Film Awards have been announced today, with Shame, Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy and Tyrannosaur leading the field with seven nods apiece, including the coveted Best British Film Award, Best Director, Best Actor and Best Supporting Actor or Actress awards.
“This year’s nominees really highlight the immense wealth of British talent in this country today," said joint directors Johanna von Fischer and Tessa Collinson. "We are incredibly proud that the Awards have grown to a level that garners attention worldwide, helping to bring British talent and independent filmmaking to the international stage.”
Take a look at all the nominations for this year's awards...
Best British Independent Film
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With the London Film Festival now over, a swathe of summer releases coming out on DVD, and London’s Regent Street decked out in cartoon character-based lights, it’s that time of year again – Awards Season.
And while we’re still a few months away from the Golden Globes, BAFTAs and Oscars (although not the ‘For Your Consideration’ campaigns), the nominees for the British Independent Film Awards were announced yesterday. We’ve posted the full list below.
While it would be hard to fault any of the films nominated in terms of quality, what you may notice is that some of the films nominated were released at the beginning of this year (Submarine for instance), while some (Wild Bill springs to mind) won’t see the light of day until next year. We asked Elliot Grove, the founder of the awards, who explained that the films that hadn’t been »
- Ben Mortimer
By Sean O’Connell
Hollywoodnews.com: The British Independent Film Awards announced nominees for its 14tht annual awards ceremony, which will be held on Dec. 4 in London, and three films led the charge with seven nominations apiece.
Steve McQueen’s “Shame,” Tomas Alfredson’s “Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy” and Paddy Considine’s “Tyrannosaur” each nabbed seven nods, including Best British Independent Film for all three. They’ll compete against the Formula One documentary “Senna” and Lynne Ramsay’s “We Need to Talk About Kevin” in that top category.
The recognition helps “Shame” and “Tinker,” which were hovering on the outskirts of the ongoing Oscar race. But will they also propel Considine’s drama into the thick of the discussion? Any acknowledgement certainly helps. Now it’s up to Strand Releasing, which handles “Tyrannosaur,” to build on the momentum.
I’m also thrilled to see love for “Kevin” co-stars Tilda Swinton »
- Sean O'Connell
The nominations for this year’s British Independent Film Awards, due to take place on December 4 in London, were announced this afternoon at St Martin's Lane Hotel.
Films that missed out on nods include London Film Festival closing film, »
- email@example.com (Zayyaf Saleem)
Director: Jesse Peretz
Summary: Ned is a well-meaning idealist just released from prison for dealing cannabis. In succession, he disrupts the lives and homes of his three sisters: a career-driven journalist about to get her big break; a bisexual hipster whose lies are disrupting her relationship; and a married mother who hasn't noticed that her marriage is falling apart.
Analysis: Scoring a good response over the weekend at the Sundance Film Festival, this broad light comedy with a sweet heart charmed the pants off The Weinstein Company to the tune of around $6 million for distribution rights. That covers most of its sub-$10 million budget, a number that it could potentially outgross by several factors if the good-natured tone hinted at in the reviews were correct. If anything, the few negatives tended to be because this »
- Garth Franklin
12 items from 2011
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