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05/12/2011

BIFA Winners Unveiled

British film, Tyrannosaur, has cleaned up at the British Independent Film Awards picking up three trophies.
There was a spectacular turn out from the very best in British talent for the 14th Moët British Independent Film Awards and Tyrannosaur won the most awards on the night, bagging three trophies for Best British Independent Film, Best Actress and Paddy Considine was awarded The Douglas HickoxAward for Best Debut Director.
All the winners were announced at a star-studded ceremony, held at Old Billingsgate which was hosted by actor and comedian Chris O’Dowd and streamed live for the first time ever on LOVEFiLM.
Lynne Ramsay won Best Director for We Need to Talk About Kevin, Olivia Colman Best Actress for Tyrannosaur and Michael Fassbender Best Actor for Shame. Vanessa Redgrave won Best Supporting Actress for Coriolanus and Michael Smiley Best Supporting Actor for Kill List. Weekend won two awards for Best Achievement in Production and Most Promising Newcomer for Tom Cullen.
Joint Directors, The Moët British Independent Film Awards Johanna von Fischer & Tessa Collinson said: "What a fantastic year for British film. This year’s nominees embodied a diverse range of genres and those walking away with awards tonight are representative of the high quality of outstanding talent we have in this country. Congratulations to them all."
As previously announced, Ralph Fiennes was awarded the coveted Richard Harris Award for outstanding contribution by an actor to British film, and Kenneth Branagh the Variety Award. The Special Jury Prize went to Graham Easton.
Elliot Grove, Founder Raindance Film Festival and BIFA added: "As always the Moët British Independent Film Awards has been an awesome celebration of the very best of British independent filmmaking. This year demonstrates that the international spotlight is on Britain for quality, innovation and creativity."
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