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British Independent Film Awards: Ex Machina Earns Top Honors

by | December 7, 2015 | Comments

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
93%

Yorgos Lanthimos

The Lobster
89%

Justin Kurzel

Macbeth
80%

Best Screenplay

Andrew Haigh

45 Years
97%

Nick Hornby

Brooklyn
97%

Alex Garland

Ex Machina
93%

Amy Jump

High-Rise
61%

Yorgos Lanthimos, Efthymis Filippou

The Lobster
89%

Best Actress


Best Actor


Best Supporting Actress


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)

Paul Katis

Kilo Two Bravo
100%

Chris Blaine and Ben Blaine

Nina Forever
96%

John Maclean

Slow West
93%

Stephen Fingleton

The Survivalist
96%

The Discovery Award

Andrew Starke and Steve Oram

Aaaaaaaah!
91%

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

Burn Burn Burn
89%

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

Kilo Two Bravo
100%

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

The Lobster
89%

David A. Hughes and David Moores

The Violators
92%

Outstanding Achievement in Craft

Adam Arkapaw – Cinematography

Macbeth
80%

Mark Digby – Production Design

Ex Machina
93%

Chris King – Editing

Amy
95%

Fiona Weir – Casting

Brooklyn
97%

Andrew Whitehurst – Visual Effects

Ex Machina
93%

Best International Independent Film


Best British Short Film

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

    Would have loved to see darling Alicia Vikander win for actress… Ex Machina is my favorite film for 2015!

  • phylos

    Man, Ex Machina slayed, let’s hope it’s taken in account at the Oscars and take every nomination that could go to the death metal version of wacky races, which doesn’t deserve anything. As scifi, Ex Machina is far superior.

  • Vits/Vicente Torres

    I’m confused. If AMY was nominated for Best Film, it should’ve automatically won Best Documentary.

  • Bradly Martin

    It’s time the Best Actor Award is just called “The Tom Hardy” award. Dude wins every year and I personally think it’s Well Deserved.

  • Ben

    Great to see Ex Machina win some important awards. Very surprised, though, that Alicia Vikander wasn’t at least nominated for her role in that film. Easily my favorite movie of the year.

  • B T

    Ex Machina was fantastic

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