Slumdog Millionaire is main winner at British Independent Film Awards
Danny Boyle’s Slumdog Millionaire was the big winner at the British Independent Film Awards.
The movie took the event’s main prices for Best British Independent Film and Best Director, as well as a Most Promising Newcomer award for Dev Patel.
Steve McQueen’s Hunger also scooped three trophies: best debut director, best actor for Michael Fassbender and best technical achievement.
The full list of winners is below.
Best British Independent Film:
Best Director : Danny Boyle, Slumdog Millionaire
The Douglas Hickox Award (best debut director): Steve McQueen, Hunger
Best Screenplay : Martin McDonagh, In Bruges
Best Actress: Vera Farmiga, The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas
Best Actor : Michael Fassbender, Hunger
Best Supporting Actress: Alexis Zegerman, Happy-Go-Lucky
Best Supporting Actor : Eddie Marsan, Happy-Go-Lucky
Most Promising Newcomer: Dev Patel, Slumdog Millionaire
Best Achievement in Production: The Escapist
Raindance Award : Zebra Crossings
Best Technical Achievement: Sean Bobbitt, Hunger for cinematography
Best Documentary: Man on Wire
Best British: Short Soft
Best Foreign Film: Waltz with Bashir
The Richard Harris Award (for Outstanding Contribution to British Film): David Thewlis
The Variety Award : Michael Sheen
Special Jury Prize: Joe Dunton