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British Independent 2016 Winners Announced: American Honey Tops, Moonlight is Best International Film

Horror Under the Shadow takes three awards.

by | December 4, 2016 | Comments

The British Independent Film Awards were celebrated today at Old Billingsgate in London. This year, over 130 British films were submitted for consideration and 32 different British feature films have been nominated across the awards.

American Honey was the big winner of the evening with four awards for Best Film, Best Director (Andrea Arnold), Best Actress (Sasha Lane) and Outstanding Achievement in Craft. The Farsi-language horror Under the Shadow took home the awards for Best Screenplay, Best Debut Director and Best Supporting Actress, won by nine-year-old Avin Manshadi. Moonlight was named Best International Film. Read on for the full list of winners.


 

Best British Independent Film


Best International Independent Film


Best Director

Andrea Arnold

American Honey
80%

Ben Wheatley

Free Fire
69%

Ken Loach

I, Daniel Blake
92%

James Spinney & Pete Middleton

Notes on Blindness
95%

Babak Anvari

Under The Shadow
99%

Best Screenplay


Best Actor


Shia LaBeouf

American Honey


Max Records

I Am Not A Serial Killer


Dave Johns

I, Daniel Blake


Steven Brandon (II)

My Feral Heart


Michael Fassbender

Trespass Against Us


Best Actress


Jodie Whittaker

Adult Life Skills


Sasha Lane

American Honey


Kate Dickie

Couple in a Hole


Hayley Squires

I, Daniel Blake


Narges Rashidi

Under the Shadow


Best Supporting Actor


Brett Goldstein

Adult Life Skills


Jamie Dornan

Anthropoid


Christopher Lloyd

I Am Not A Serial Killer


Sean Harris

Trespass Against Us


Best Supporting Actress


Gemma Arterton

The Girl With All the Gifts


Shana Swash

My Feral Heart


Naomie Harris

Our Kind of Traitor


Avin Manshadi

Under the Shadow


Terry Pheto

A United Kingdom


Most Promising Newcomer


Sennia Nanua

The Girl With All the Gifts


Hayley Squires

I, Daniel Blake


Dave Johns

I, Daniel Blake


Steven Brandon (II)

My Feral Heart


The Douglas Hickox Award (Debut Director)

Rachel Tunnard

Adult Life Skills
73%

Pete Middleton & James Spinney

Notes on Blindness
95%

Alice Lowe

Prevenge
92%

Babak Anvari

Under The Shadow
99%

Breakthrough Producer

Michael Berliner

Adult Life Skills
73%

Dionne Walker

The Hard Stop
100%

Mike Brett & Jo Jo Ellison & Steve Jamison

Notes on Blindness
95%

Best Debut Screenwriter

Rachel Tunnard

Adult Life Skills
73%

Hope Dickson Leach

The Levelling
94%

Simon Farnaby & Julian Barratt

Mindhorn
91%

John Cairns & Michael McCartney

A Patch Of Fog
81%

The Discovery Award


Best Documentary


Outstanding Achievement in Craft

Robbie Ryan

American Honey
80%

Shaheen Baig

Free Fire
69%

Joakim Sundström

Notes on Blindness
95%

Paul Monaghan & Mat Whitecross

Oasis: Supersonic
83%

Best British Short Film

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