• Delicious

The British Independent Film Awards – the UK version of the Spirit Awards here in the U.S. – were handed out Sunday night in London. DIrector Yorgos Lanthimos’ “The Favourite” was the huge winner, taking home a record TEN BIFA’s including Best Picture, Director, and Screenplay, wins for Actress and Supporting Actress for Olivia Coleman and Rachel Weisz respectively, and several below the line wins as well. Here’s the complete list of winners:

Best British Independent Film: “The Favourite”

Best Director: Yorgos Lanthimos, “The Favourite”

Best Screenplay: Deborah Davis and Tony McNamara, “The Favourite”

Best Actress: Olivia Colman, “The Favourite”

Best Actor: Joe Cole, “A Prayer Before Dawn”

Best Supporting Actress: Rachel Weisz, “The Favourite”

Best Supporting Actor: Alessandro Nivola,
 “Disobedience”

Most Promising Newcomer: Jessie Buckley, “Beast”

The Douglas Hickox Award (Best Debut Director): Richard Billingham, 
”Ray & Liz”

Debut Screenwriter: Bart Layton, “American Animals”

Breakthrough Producer: Jacqui Davies, “Ray & Liz”The Discovery Award: “Voyageuse”

Best Documentary: “Evelyn”

Best British Short Film: “The Big Day”

Best International Independent Film: “Roma”

Best Casting: “The Favourite”

Best Costume Design: Sandy Powell, “The Favourite”

Best Cinematography: Robbie Ryan, “The Favourite”

Best Editing: Nick Fenton, Julian Hart and Chris Gill, “American Animals
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Best Effects: Howard Jones, “Early Man”

Best Make Up & Hair Design: Nadia Stacey, “The Favourite”

Best Production Design: Fiona Crombie, “The Favourite”

Best Music: Jonny Greenwood, “You Were Never Really Here”

Best Sound: Paul Davies, “You Were Never Really Here”

Special Jury Prize: Horace Ové

Variety Award: Felicity Jones

Richard Harris Award: Judi Dench


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