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British Independent Film Awards: Ex Machina Earns Top Honors

by | December 7, 2015 | Comments

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The British Independent Film Awards were handed out on Sunday, December 6, honoring the top achievements in independent cinema across the pond. Alex Garland’s Ex Machina was the big winner of the night, walking away with three of the top prizes, including Best British Independent Film, Best Director, and Best Screenplay, as well as special recognition for the film’s visual effects. Read on for the full list of winners.


Best British Independent Film


Best Director

Andrew Haigh

45 Years
97%

Asif Kapadia

Amy
95%

Alex Garland

Ex Machina
92%

Yorgos Lanthimos

The Lobster
87%

Justin Kurzel

Macbeth
80%

Best Screenplay

Andrew Haigh

45 Years
97%

Nick Hornby

Brooklyn
97%

Alex Garland

Ex Machina
92%

Amy Jump

High-Rise
60%

Yorgos Lanthimos, Efthymis Filippou

The Lobster
87%

Best Actress


Best Actor


Best Supporting Actress



The Lobster


Anne-Marie Duff

Suffragette


Sienna Miller

High-Rise


Best Supporting Actor


Most Promising Newcomer


Agyness Deyn

Sunset Song


Mia Goth

The Survivalist


Milo Parker

Mr. Holmes


Bel Powley

A Royal Night Out


The Douglas Hickox Award (Best Debut Director)

Corin Hardy

The Hallow
70%

Paul Katis

Kajaki
100%

Chris Blaine and Ben Blaine

Nina Forever
94%

John Maclean

Slow West
92%

Stephen Fingleton

The Survivalist
96%

The Discovery Award

Andrew Starke and Steve Oram

Aaaaaaaah!
79%

Daniel-Konrad Cooper, Tim Phillips, Charlie Covell, and Chanya Button

Burn Burn Burn
92%

Oliver Nias

The Return

Tilly Wood, Paula Crickard, and Heidi Greensmith

Winter

Best Documentary


Producer of the Year

Tristan Goligher

45 Years
97%

James Gay-Rees

Amy
95%

Paul Katis and Andrew De Lotbiniere

Kajaki
100%

Ceci Dempsey, Ed Guiney, Yorgos Lanthimos, and Lee Magiday

The Lobster
87%

David A. Hughes and David Moores

The Violators
93%

Outstanding Achievement in Craft

Adam Arkapaw – Cinematography

Macbeth
80%

Mark Digby – Production Design

Ex Machina
92%

Chris King – Editing

Amy
95%

Fiona Weir – Casting

Brooklyn
97%

Andrew Whitehurst – Visual Effects

Ex Machina
92%

Best International Independent Film


Best British Short Film

  • Balcony
  • Crack
  • Edmond – WINNER
  • Love is Blind
  • ManoMan