British Indie Awards Bite Into 'Tyrannosaur'

Awards underdog Paddy Considine saw his Tyrannosaur pick up three prizes at the 14th British Independent Film Awards this evening in London. Tyrannosaur won for best Best British Independent Film, Best Debut Director and Best Actress for Olivia Colman. Michael Fassbender was voted Best Actor for Shame. Vanessa Redgrave won Best Supporting Actress for Ralph FiennesCoriolanus and Michael Smiley was a winner for Kill List. The winners were announced at Old Billingsgate in a ceremony hosted by actor/comedian Chris O’Dowd and streamed live for the first time ever onLOVEFiLM. 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.

Winners for 2011:
BEST BRITISH INDEPENDENT FILM (sponsored by Moët & Chandon)
TYRANNOSAUR

BEST DIRECTOR (sponsored by The Creative Partnership)
Lynne Ramsay – WE NEED TO TALK ABOUT KEVIN

THE DOUGLAS HICKOX AWARD [BEST DEBUT DIRECTOR] (sponsored by 3 Mills Studios)
Paddy Considine – TYRANNOSAUR

BEST SCREENPLAY (sponsored by BBC Films)
Richard Ayoade – SUBMARINE

BEST ACTRESS (sponsored by M.A.C)
Olivia Colman – TYRANNOSAUR

BEST ACTOR
Michael Fassbender – SHAME

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS
Vanessa Redgrave – CORIOLANUS

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR
Michael Smiley – KILL LIST

MOST PROMISING NEWCOMER (sponsored by STUDIOCANAL)
Tom Cullen – WEEKEND

BEST ACHIEVEMENT IN PRODUCTION (sponsored by Deluxe142)
WEEKEND

THE RAINDANCE AWARD (sponsored by Exile Media)
LEAVING BAGHDAD

BEST TECHNICAL ACHIEVEMENT
MariaDjurkovic – Production Design – TINKER TAILOR SOLDIER SPY

BEST DOCUMENTARY
SENNA

BEST BRITISH SHORT
CHALK

BEST FOREIGN INDEPENDENT FILM
A SEPARATION

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

THE VARIETY AWARD
Kenneth Branagh

THE SPECIAL JURY PRIZE
Graham Easton

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