The Moët
British Independent Film Awards
2010 Winners Announced

THE MOËT BRITISH INDEPENDENT FILM AWARDS ANNOUNCE WINNERS

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" The British have proved once again that lack of money has proved no barrier to quality or creativity in a year filled with bumper films"
Elliot Grove

Official BIFA Press release: London, Sunday 5th December 2010;

The British film industry turned out in force earlier this evening for The Moët British Independent Film Awards.  The winners of the 13th edition were announced at the glittering ceremony held at Old Billingsgate which was hosted by James Nesbitt.
 
Best British Independent Film was won by The King’s Speech with Gareth Edwards picking up Best Director for Monsters, Carey Mulligan Best Actress for Never Let Me Go and Colin Firth Best Actor for The King’s Speech.
 
Joint Directors, The Moët British Independent Film Awards Johanna von Fischer & Tessa Collinson said: “It has been a great year for British film and this years nominations certainly reflected the talent working in the country today.  We are thrilled for all our winners and are so pleased to see such a variety of films taking home awards tonight.”
 
The King’s Speech won the most awards on the night, picking up five trophies for Best Film, Best Actor, Best Supporting Actor, Best Supporting Actress and Best Screenplay.  Monsters also picked up an impressive three awards.
 
Emelie De Vitis, Marketing Manager Moët & Chandon commented: “As the champagne of film and cinema, Moët & Chandon is delighted to share in the celebrations of the very well deserved winners at The Moët British Independent Film Awards. We are thrilled that so many winners and nominees supported our ‘Toast for a Cause’ initiative, helping raise thousands of pounds for their favourite charities by toasting with mini Moët & Chandon bottles.”
 
Elliot Grove, Founder Raindance Film Festival and BIFA added: “The bumper list of Moët BIFA films this year prove that, in Britain at least, lack of money has done nothing to hamper quality or creativity”
 
The Moët British Independent Film Awards are proud to announce the following winners for 2010: the winning films are X'd:

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BEST BRITISH INDEPENDENT FILM
Sponsored by Moët & Chandon

Four LionsFour Lions

Directed by Chris Morris
Producers
Angus Aynsley, Carole Baraton, Peter Carlton, Will Clarke, Mark Findlay ... executive producer s
Mark Herbert ... producer
Caroline Leddy ... executive producer
Alex Marshall ... executive producer
Derrin Schlesinger ... producer

Kick AssKick Ass

Directed by Matthew Vaughn

Producers
Adam Bohling, Tarquin Pack Brad Pitt, David Reid, Kris Thykier,
Matthew Vaughn

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The Kings Speech

X The King’s Speech

Directed by Tom Hooper

Producers
Paul Brett ... executive producer
Iain Canning, Emile Sherman, Gareth Unwin

Executive Producers Mark Foligno, Geoffrey Rush, Tim Smith, Bob Weinstein, Harvey Weinstein ...

MonstersMonsters

Written and Directed by Gareth Edwards

Producers
Allan Niblo, James Richardson

Executive Producer
Rupert Preston

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Never Let Me Go

Never Let Me Go

Directed by Mark Romanek

Producers
Alex Garland, Andrew Macdonald, Allon Reich ... producer
Executive Producers Mark Romanek, Tessa Ross


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BEST DIRECTOR
Sponsored by The Creative Partnership

Mike Leigh – Another Year
Matthew Vaughn – Kick-Ass
Tom Hooper – The King’s Speech
X Gareth Edwards – Monsters
Mark Romanek – Never Let Me Go

THE DOUGLAS HICKOX AWARD [BEST DEBUT DIRECTOR]
Sponsored by 3 Mills Studios

Debs Gardner Paterson – Africa United
X Clio Barnard – The Arbor
Rowan Joffe – Brighton Rock
Chris Morris – Four Lions
Gareth Edwards – Monsters

BEST SCREENPLAY
Sponsored by BBC Films

Jesse Armstrong, Sam Bain, Simon Blackwell, Christopher Morris – Four Lions
Jane Goldman & Matthew Vaughn – Kick-Ass
X David Seidler – The King’s Speech
William Ivory – Made In Dagenham
Alex Garland – Never Let Me Go

BEST ACTRESS
Sponsored by M.A.C

Manjinder Virk – The Arbor
Ruth Sheen – Another Year
Andrea Riseborough – Brighton Rock
Sally Hawkins – Made In Dagenham
X Carey Mulligan – Never Let Me Go

BEST ACTOR

Jim Broadbent – Another Year
Riz Ahmed – Four Lions
X Colin Firth – The King’s Speech
Scoot McNairy – Monsters
Aidan Gillen – Treacle Junior

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS

Lesley Manville – Another Year
X screenplayHelena Bonham Carter – The King’s Speech
Rosamund Pike – Made In Dagenham
Keira Knightley – Never Let Me Go
Tamsin Greig – Tamara Drewe

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR

Kayvan Novak – Four Lions
Guy Pearce – The King’s Speech
X MonstersGeoffrey Rush – The King’s Speech
Bob Hoskins – Made In Dagenham
Andrew Garfield – Never Let Me Go

MOST PROMISING NEWCOMER
Sponsored by Optimum Releasing

Manjinder Virk – The Arbor
Andrea Riseborough – Brighton Rock
Tom Hughes – Cemetery Junction
X Joanne Froggatt – In Our Name
Connor McCarron – Neds

BEST ACHIEVEMENT IN PRODUCTION
Sponsored by Ascent Media

The Arbor
In Our Name
X Monsters
Skeletons
Streetdance 3D

RAINDANCE AWARD
Sponsored by Exile Media

Brilliant LoveBrilliant Love

Directed by Ashley Horner
Written by Sean Conway

Producers
Ashley Horner ... producer
Karl Liegis ... producer


 

Jackboots on Whitehall

Jackboots On Whitehall

Directed by Edward McHenry and Rory McHenry
Written by Edward McHenry and Rory McHenry Writer

Producers: Karl Richards, Patrick Scoffin
Executive Producers: Ibón Cormenzana, Jamie English, Ignasi Estapé, Lukas Klein, Frank Mannion, Debbie McWilliams, Tim Muhlenbach, Adrian Politowski, Nigel Thomas, Charlotte Walls, Gilles Waterkeyn

Legacy

Legacy

Written and Directed by Thomas Ikimi

Producers: Thomas Ikimi, Arabella Page Croft, Kieran Parker

Executive Producer: Idris Elba


Son of BabylonX Son Of Babylon

Directed by Mohamed Al Daradji
Written by Mohamed Al Daradji and Jennifer Norridge

Producers
Atea Al Daradji, Mohamed Al Daradji,Dimitri de Clercq, Isabelle Stead

Executive Producers: Antonia Bird, Emma Clarke, Hugo Heppell, Nashwa Al Ruwaini

Treacle JuniorTreacle Junior

Written and Directed by Jamie Thraves

Producers
Rob Small, Jamie Thraves


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BEST TECHNICAL ACHIEVEMENT
Sponsored by Chapter Media

The Arbor – Sound – Tim Barker
Brighton Rock – Cinematography – John Mathieson
The Illusionist – Animation – Sylvain Chomet
The King’s Speech – Production Design – Eve Stewart
X Monsters – Visual Effects – Gareth Edwards

BEST DOCUMENTARY

The Arbor
X Enemies of the People
Exit Through the Gift Shop
Fire In Babylon
Waste Land

BEST BRITISH SHORT

X Baby
Photograph Of Jesus
Sign Language
Sis
The Road Home

BEST FOREIGN FILM

Dogtooth
I Am Love
X A Prophet
The Secret In Their Eyes
Winter’s Bone

THE RICHARD HARRIS AWARD
(for outstanding contribution by an actor to British Film)
Sponsored by Working Title

Helena Bonham Carter

THE VARIETY AWARD

Liam Neesom presented by Ralph Fiennes

THE SPECIAL JURY PRIZE
Sponsored by UK Film Council

Jenne Cassarotto

 

Proud patrons of The Moet British Independent Film Awards include Mike Figgis, Tom Hollander, Adrian Lester, Ken Loach, Ewan McGregor, Helen Mirren, Samantha Morton, Bill Nighy, Michael Sheen, Trudie Styler, Tilda Swinton, Meera Syal, David Thewlis, Ray Winstone and Michael Winterbottom.

BIFA would like to thank all its supporters, especially: Moët & Chandon, UK Film Council, Ascent Media, 3 Mills Studios, BBC Films, Chapter Media, The Creative Partnership, Exile Media, M.A.C, Optimum Releasing, Raindance, Soho House, St Martins Lane, Swarovski, Variety, Working Title.

For press information regarding BIFA contact Emma McCorkell or Caragh Cook at Rogers & Cowan / 020 3048 0481

For press information regarding Moët & Chandon contact Alexandra King:  / 020 7245 4370

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