Rufus Norris’ Broken led the pack of nominees going into the British Independent Film Awards ceremony tonight, but it was Peter Strickland’s Berberian Sound Studio which won the most prizes. Norris’ coming of age tale that debuted in Cannes’ Critics’ Week last year was named Best British Film and also scooped the Best Supporting Actor prize for Rory Kinnear. Best Director went to Strickland for horror pic Berberian Sound Studio for which Toby Jones was also named Best Actor. The movie won four prizes in total, also nabbing kudos for Best Achievement in Production and Best Technical Achievement. Best Actress went to Andrea Riseborough for Shadow Dancer and Olivia Colman scored her second BIFA in a row for her supporting turn in Hyde Park On Hudson. (Colman was named Best Actress last year for Tyrannosaur.) Bart Layton’s The Imposter was named Best Documentary. A full list of winners follows:

BEST BRITISH INDEPENDENT FILM
Broken

BEST DIRECTOR
Peter Strickland – Berberian Sound Studio

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THE DOUGLAS HICKOX AWARD [BEST DEBUT DIRECTOR]
Bart Layton – The Imposter

BEST SCREENPLAY
Alice Lowe, Steve Oram, Amy Jump – Sightseers

BEST ACTRESS
Andrea Riseborough (Colette McVeigh) – Shadow Dancer

BEST ACTOR
Toby Jones (Gilderoy) – Berberian Sound Studio

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS
Olivia Colman (Queen Elizabeth) – Hyde Park On Hudson

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR
Rory Kinnear (Bob Oswald) – Broken

MOST PROMISING NEWCOMER
James Floyd (Rashid) – My Brother The Devil

BEST ACHIEVEMENT IN PRODUCTION
Berberian Sound Studio

BEST TECHNICAL ACHIEVEMENT
Nic Knowland BSC– Cinematography – Berberian Sound Studio

BEST DOCUMENTARY
The Imposter

BEST INTERNATIONAL INDEPENDENT FILM
The Hunt

THE RAINDANCE AWARD
Strings

THE RICHARD HARRIS AWARD (for outstanding contribution by an actor to British Film)
Sir Michael Gambon

THE VARIETY AWARD
Jude Law

THE SPECIAL JURY PRIZE
Sandra Hebron