God's Own Country
God’s Own Country

The 2017 British Independent Film Awards took place today in London and God’s Own Country was awarded the top prize Best British Independent Film. The film also walked with awards for Best Actor for Josh O’Connor, Debut Screenwriter for Francis Lee and Best Sound.

Other big winners include Lady Macbeth which snagged the awards for Best Cinematography, Best Costume Design, Best Screenplay, Most Promising Newcomer for Naomi Ackie, and Best Actress for Florence Pugh.

2017 British Independent Film Awards Winners

Best Casting
SARAH CROWE for The Death of Stalin

Best Cinematography sponsored by Blackmagic Design
ARI WEGNER for Lady Macbeth

Best Costume Design
HOLLY WADDINGTON for Lady Macbeth

Best Editing
JON GREGORY for Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

Best Effects
NICK ALLDER and BEN WHITE for The Ritual

Best Make Up & Hair Design
NICOLE STAFFORD for The Death of Stalin

Best Music sponsored by Universal Music Publishing Group
CARTER BURWELL for Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

Best Production Design
CRISTINA CASALI for The Death of Stalin

Best Sound
ANNA BERTMARK for God’s Own Country

Debut Screenwriter
FRANCIS LEE for God’s Own Country

The Douglas Hickox Award (Best Debut Director)
RUNGANO NYONI for I Am Not A Witch

Best Documentary
ALMOST HEAVEN, dir: Carol Salter

Breakthrough Producer
EMILY MORGAN for I Am Not A Witch

Best International Independent Film
GET OUT, dir: Jordan Peele

Best British Short Film
FISH STORY

Most Promising Newcomer
NAOMI ACKIE for Lady Macbeth

Best Screenplay
ALICE BIRCH for Lady Macbeth

Best Actress
FLORENCE PUGH for Lady Macbeth

Best Actor
JOSH O’CONNOR for God’s Own Country

Best Director
RUNGANO NYONI for I Am Not A Witch

Best British Independent Film
GOD’S OWN COUNTRY

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