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British Independent Film Awards Go for ‘Pride’ and Gugu Mbatha-Raw

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PRIDE FIRST STILL - OFFICIAL - USE THIS ONEBritish Independent Film Awards rewarded “Pride” from CBS Films as their Best Independent Film over the weekend.  Adding to the tally, “Boyhood” from IFC Films won Best International Film over “The Babadook” and “Ida.”  Gugu Mbatha-Raw from “Belle” and Brendan Gleeson from “Calvary” won Lead Actress and Actor respectively.
Check out the full list of winners below:
BEST BRITISH INDEPENDENT FILM
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’71
Calvary
Mr Turner
Pride – WINNER
The Imitation Game
BEST DIRECTOR
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Michael McDonagh – Calvary
Lenny Abrahamson – Frank
Matthew Warchus – Pride
Mike Leigh – Mr Turner
Yann Demange –  ’71 – WINNER
THE DOUGLAS HICKOX AWARD [BEST DEBUT DIRECTOR]
Sponsored by 3 Mills Studios
Daniel Wolfe, Matthew Wolfe – Catch Me Daddy

Hong Khaou – Lilting

Iain Forsyth, Jane Pollard –  20,000 Days on Earth – WINNER
Morgan Matthews – X+Y
Yann Demange – ’71
BEST SCREENPLAY
Sponsored by BBC Films
Graham Moore – The Imitation Game
Gregory Burke  – ’71
John Michael McDonagh – Calvary
Jon Ronson, Peter Straughan –  Frank – WINNER
Stephen Beresford – Pride
BEST ACTRESS
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Alicia Vikander – Testament of Youth
Cheng Pei Pei – Lilting
Gugu Mbatha-Raw –  Belle – WINNER
Keira Knightley – The Imitation Game
Sameena Jabeen Ahmed – Catch Me Daddy
BEST ACTOR
Sponsored by Movado
Asa Butterfield – X+Y
Benedict Cumberbatch – The Imitation Game
Brendan Gleeson – Calvary – WINNER
Jack O’Connell – ’71
Timothy Spall – Mr Turner
BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS
Dorothy Atkinson – Mr Turner
Imelda Staunton –  Pride – WINNER
Maggie Gyllenhaal – Frank
Sally Hawkins – X+Y
Sienna Guillory – The Goob
BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR
Sponsored by St Martins Lane
Andrew Scott – Pride – WINNER
Ben Schnetzer – Pride
Michael Fassbender – Frank
Rafe Spall – X+Y Sean Harris – ‘71
MOST PROMISING NEWCOMER
Ben Schnetzer – Pride
Cara Delevingne – The Face of An Angel
Gugu Mbatha-Raw – Belle
Liam Walpole – The Goob
Sameena Jabeen Ahmed –  Catch Me Daddy – WINNER

BEST ACHIEVEMENT IN PRODUCTION
’71
20,000 Days on Earth
Catch Me Daddy
Lilting
The Goob – WINNER

BEST TECHNICAL ACHIEVEMENT
Chris Wyatt – Editing – ’71
Dick Pope – Cinematography – Mr Turner
Robbie Ryan – Cinematography – Catch Me Daddy
Stephen Rennicks – Music –  Frank – WINNER
Tat Radcliffe – Cinematography – ’71
BEST DOCUMENTAR Y
20,000 Days on Earth
Next Goal Wins – WINNER
Night Will Fall
The Possibilities Are Endless
Virunga
BEST BRITISH SHORT
Crocodile
Emotional Fusebox
Keeping Up With The Joneses
Slap
The Kármán Line – WINNER
BEST INTERNATIONAL INDEPENDENT FILM
Blue Ruin
Boyhood – WINNER
Fruitvale Station
Ida
The Babadook
THE RAINDANCE AWARD
Flim: The Movie…
Gregor
Luna – WINNER
Keeping Rosy
The Beat Beneath My Feet
THE RICHARD HARRIS AWARD (for outstanding contribution by an actor to British Film)
Emma Thompson
THE VARIETY AWARD
Benedict Cumberbatch
THE SPECIAL JURY PRIZE
John Boorman

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Written by Clayton Davis

Clayton Davis is the esteemed Editor and Owner of AwardsCircuit.com. Born in Bronx, NY to a Puerto Rican mother and Black father, he’s been criticizing film and television for over a decade. Clayton is a member of the Broadcast Film Critics Association where he votes and attends the kick off to the awards season, the Critics Choice Awards. He also founded the Latino Entertainment Journalists Association, the first Latino-based critics’ organization in the United States. He’s also an active member of the African-American Film Critics Association, New York Film Critics Online, International Press Academy, Black Reel Awards, and the Broadcast Television Journalists Association. Clayton has been quoted and appeared in various outlets that include The New York Times, CNN.com, Variety, Deadline, Los Angeles Times, FOX 5, Bloomberg Television, AOL, Huffington Post, Bloomberg Radio, The Wrap, Slash Film, and the Hollywood Reporter.

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