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British Independent Film Awards winners: 'Ex Machina' named Best Independent Film

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Alex Garland’s directorial debut Ex Machina won big at the 2015 Moët British Independent Film Awards on Sunday, taking home a total of four awards and winning Best British Independent Film. Garland won both Best Director and Best Screenplay, and Ex Machina VFX supervisor Andrew Whitehurst was recognized for Oustanding Achievement in Craft.

Other big winners include Lenny Abrahamson’s Room , which was named Best International Independent Film. Tom Hardy was named Best Actor for his role in Legend, and Saiorse Ronan won Best Actress for Brooklyn. Brendan Gleeson won Best Supporting Actor for Suffragette and beat out his son, Domhnall Gleeson, who was also nominated for his role in Brooklyn

Yorgos Lanthimos’ The Lobster led with the most nominations going into the ceremony, racking up seven nods including Best Film and Best Director, and Olivia Colman won Best Supporting Actress for her role.

See the full list of BIFA winners below, and check back for updates as more awards are announced.

Best British Independent Film: Ex Machina

Best Director: Alex Garland, Ex Machina

Best Actress: Saiorse Ronan, Brooklyn

Best Actor: Tom Hardy, Legend

Best Supporting Actress: Olivia Colman, The Lobster

Best Supporting Actor: Brendan Gleeson, Suffragette

Best Screenplay: Alex Garland, Ex Machina

Best Documentary: Dark Horse: The Incredible True Story of Dream Alliance

Best International Independent Film: Room

Douglas Hickox Award (Debut Director): Stephen Fingleton, The Survivalist

Producer of the Year: Paul Katis and Andrew De Lotbiniere, Kajaki: The True Story

Discovery Award: Orion: The Man Who Would Be King

Outstanding Achievement in Craft: Andrew Whitehurst for VFX, Ex Machina

Best Short Film: Edmond

Most Promising Newcomer: Abigail Hardingham, Nina Forever

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