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