29 November 2007

BIFA - The British Independent Awards

The BIFA's were held last night: the British Independent Film Awards. Rock photographer Anton Corbijn's Control, the black and white movie about the tragic life of Joy Division's lead singer, Ian Curtis came away with five awards, including best film and director. Intended to celebrate the best emerging and existent talents in independent British cinema, a few established names were amongst the winners.

  • Best British Independent Film - Control
  • Best Actress - Judi Dench, Notes on a Scandal
  • Best Actor - Viggo Mortensen, Eastern Promises
  • Best Supporting Actor/Actress - Toby Kebbell, Control
  • Most Promising Newcomer - Sam Riley, Control
  • Best Director - Anton Corbijn, Control
  • Best Screenplay - Patrick Marber, Notes on a Scandal
  • The Douglas Hickox Award (Best Debut Director) - Anton Corbijn, Control
  • Best Documentary - Joe Strummer: The Future Is Unwritten
  • Best Technical Achievement - Mark Tildesley, Sunshine
  • Best Foreign Independent Feature - The Lives of Others
  • The Richard Harris Award - Ray Winstone
  • The Variety Award (for bringing the British film industry to international attention) - Daniel Craig

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