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BEST BRITISH INDEPENDENT FILM, THE KING’S SPEECH

The winners of the 13th edition of The Moët British Independent Film Awards were announced at the glittering ceremony held at Old Billingsgate which was hosted by James Nesbitt.

Best British Independent Film was won by The King’s Speech with Gareth Edwards picking up Best Director for Monsters, Carey Mulligan Best Actress for Never Let Me Go and Colin Firth Best Actor for The King’s Speech.

Joint Directors, The Moët British Independent Film Awards Johanna von Fischer & Tessa Collinson said: “It has been a great year for British film and this years nominations certainly reflected the talent working in the country today.  We are thrilled for all our winners and are so pleased to see such a variety of films taking home awards tonight.”

The King’s Speech won the most awards on the night, picking up five trophies for Best Film, Best Actor, Best Supporting Actor, Best Supporting Actress and Best Screenplay.  Monsters also picked up an impressive three awards.

Emelie De Vitis, Marketing Manager Moët & Chandon commented: “As the champagne of film and cinema, Moët & Chandon is delighted to share in the celebrations of the very well deserved winners at The Moët British Independent Film Awards. We are thrilled that so many winners and nominees supported our ‘Toast for a Cause’ initiative, helping raise thousands of pounds for their favourite charities by toasting with mini Moët & Chandon bottles.”

Elliot Grove, Founder Raindance Film Festival and BIFA added: “The bumper list of Moët BIFA films this year prove that, in Britain at least, lack of money has done nothing to hamper quality or creativity”

The Moët British Independent Film Awards announced the following winners for 2010:

 

BEST BRITISH INDEPENDENT FILM

Sponsored by Moët & Chandon

THE KING’S SPEECH

 

BEST DIRECTOR

Sponsored by The Creative Partnership

GARETH EDWARDS (MONSTERS)

 

THE DOUGLAS HICKOX AWARD [BEST DEBUT DIRECTOR]

Sponsored by 3 Mills Studios

CLIO BARNARD (THE ARBOR)

 

BEST SCREENPLAY

Sponsored by BBC Films

DAVID SEIDLER (THE KING’S SPEECH)

 

BEST ACTRESS

Sponsored by M.A.C

CAREY MULLIGAN (NEVER LET ME GO)

 

BEST ACTOR

COLIN FIRTH (THE KING’S SPEECH)

 

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS

HELENA BONHAM CARTER (THE KING’S SPEECH)

 

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR

GEOFFREY RUSH (THE KING’S SPEECH)

 

MOST PROMISING NEWCOMER

Sponsored by Optimum Releasing

JOANNE FROGGATT (IN OUR NAME)

 

BEST ACHIEVEMENT IN PRODUCTION

Sponsored by Ascent Media

MONSTERS

 

RAINDANCE AWARD

Sponsored by Exile Media

SON OF BABYLON

 

BEST TECHNICAL ACHIEVEMENT

Sponsored by Chapter Media

GARETH EDWARDS – VISUAL EFFECTS (MONSTERS)

 

BEST DOCUMENTARY

ENEMIES OF THE PEOPLE

 

BEST BRITISH SHORT

BABY

 

BEST FOREIGN FILM

A PROPHET

 

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

Sponsored by Working Title

HELENA BONHAM CARTER

 

THE VARIETY AWARD

LIAM NEESON

 

THE SPECIAL JURY PRIZE

Sponsored by UK Film Council

JENNE CASAROTTO

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