Monday, December 5, 2011

Awards Watch: TYRANNOSAUR Claims Best Film at the British Independent Film Awards

Hosted by actor and comedian Chris O'Dowd, the fourteenth British Independent Film Awards took place overnight at Old Billingsgate Market in London. Paddy Considine's debut film Tyrannosaur took out the top prize, beating out Senna, Shame, Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy and We Need to Talk About Kevin. The complete list of nominees and winners are to follow:

Best British Independent Film

Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy
Tyrannosaur - Winner
We Need to Talk About Kevin

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) - Winner

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) - Winner

Best Screenplay

John Michael McDonagh (The Guard)
Ben Wheatley, Amy Jump (Kill List)
Abi Morgan, Steve McQueen (Shame)
Richard Ayoade (Submarine) - Winner
Lynne Ramsay, Rory Kinnear (We Need to Talk About Kevin)

Best Actress

Rebecca Hall (Awakening)
Mia Wasikowska (Jane Eyre)
MyAnna Buring (Kill List)
Olivia Colman (Tyrannosaur) - Winner
Tilda Swinton (We Need to Talk About Kevin)

Best Actor

Brendan Gleeson (The Guard)
Neil Maskell (Kill List)
Michael Fassbender (Shame) - Winner
Gary Oldman (Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy)
Peter Mullan (Tyrannosaur)

More awards after the jump:

Best Supporting Actress

Felicity Jones (Albatross)
Vanessa Redgrave (Coriolanus) - Winner
Carey Mulligan (Shame)
Sally Hawkins (Submarine)
Kathy Burke (Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy)

Best Supporting Actor

Michael Smiley (Kill List) - Winner
Tom Hardy (Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy)
Benedict Cumberbatch (Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy)
Eddie Marsan (Tyrannosaur)
Ezra Miller (We Need to Talk About Kevin)

Most Promising Newcomer

Jessica Brown Findlay (Albatross)
John Boyega (Attack the Block)
Craig Roberts (Submarine)
Yasmin Page (Submarine)
Tom Cullen (Weekend) - Winner

Best Achievement in Production

Kill List
Weekend - Winner
Wild Bill
You Instead

Best Technical Achievement

Chris King, Gregers Sall - Editing (Senna)
Sean Bobbitt - Cinematography (Shame)
Joe Walker - Editing (Shame)
Maria Djurkovich - Production Design (Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy) - Winner
Seamus McGarvey - Cinematography (We Need to Talk About Kevin)

Best Documentary

Hell and Back Again
Life in a Day
Project Nim
Senna - Winner
TT3D: Closer to the Edge

Best British Short

Chalk - Winner
Love at First Sight
Rough Skin

Best Foreign Independent Film

Animal Kingdom
A Separation - Winner
The Skin I Live In


  1. Uh... who on the Best Supporting Actress prize?

  2. Oops. Vanessa Redgrave won. Thanks for picking that up!

  3. I've seen mist of these now, but not all, and I'm thrilled to see Tyrannosaur rewarded.

  4. I've seen depressingly few of these. Must get watching a hell of a lot of films before the year is over or my BEST OF 2011 list is going to be crap! Tyrannosaur and Kill List are my priorities!

  5. I've been wanting to see Tyrannosaur since it won at Sundance, and its good to see A Separation win.

  6. Fassbender, for the win. Hells yeah.

  7. @ Colin - I still have lots to see. Tyrannosaur, TTSS and Shame from the Best Pic group. Heard great things about the winner, but I hope my expectations aren't too high, considering the company it beat. Though I'm still blind to some of these - I thought the categories were well represented. Best Technical Achievement is really strong, and it was great to see some love for Ramsay for KEVIN. Stunning film.

    @ Pete - The same two are top priorities for me, too. Shame and TTSS are coming to my cinemas, but those two have no scheduled release.

    @ Bonjour - Yeah it's great to see A Separation win again. It has won everything - Berlin, critical and audience awards in Sydney and Melbourne. It has to be a lock for Best Foreign, and I'd like to see what beats it. One of the best films of the last 5 years - but I'll have to see it again!

    @ Alex - So he's pretty good, huh?