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Ex Machina wins big at BIFAs

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- Saoirse Ronan, Tom Hardy win acting awards

Ex Machina wins big at BIFAs
Ex Machina by Alex Garland

Ex Machina [+see also:
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was dominant at the 18th British Independent Film Awards (BIFAs), winning Best British Independent Film, Best Director and Best Screenplay for Alex Garland and Outstanding Achievement in Craft for Andrew Whitehurst’s visual effects. The film will screen in 74 cinemas across the UK on 13 December as part of a BIFA screening series supported by the British Film Institute (BFI). Saoirse Ronan won Best Actress for John Crowley’s Brooklyn [+see also:
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and Tom Hardy Best Actor for Brian Helgeland’s Legend [+see also:
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Olivia Colman won Best Supporting Actress, her third BIFA, for Yorgos LanthimosThe Lobster [+see also:
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. Brendan Gleeson made it two years in a row, winning Best Supporting Actor for Suffragette [+see also:
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this year after winning Best Actor for Calvary [+see also:
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last year. Abigail Hardingham won Most Promising Newcomer for her role in Ben and Chris Blaine’s Nina Forever

The Special Jury Prize was presented to Chris Collins, the BFI executive who died last year. Director of the BFI Film Fund Ben Roberts said, “This is a really wonderful tribute to Chris. He is greatly missed, but his contribution to so many films and filmmakers continues to burn brightly. 

The Best Documentary category threw up a surprise with Louise Osmond’s Dark Horse: The Incredible True Story of Dream Alliance [+see also:
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edging out Amy [+see also:
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, How to Change the World [+see also:
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, Palio and A Syrian Love Story [+see also:
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. Lenny Abrahamson’s Room [+see also:
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won Best International Independent Film. Director and co-producer Paul Katis and producer Andrew De Lotbiniere won Producer of the Year for Kajaki: The True Story [+see also:
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. Stephen Fingleton won Best Debut Director for The Survivalist [+see also:
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. Lastly, Nina Gantz’s Edmond won Best Short and The Discovery Award went to Jeanie Finlay’s Orion: The Man Who Would Be King [+see also:
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The full list of winners:

Best British Independent Film
Ex Machina [+see also:
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]
 - Alex Garland

Best Director
Ex Machina - Alex Garland

Best Screenplay
Ex Machina - Alex Garland

Best Actress
Saoirse Ronan – Brooklyn [+see also:
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trailer
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]

Best Supporting Actress
Olivia ColmanThe Lobster [+see also:
film review
trailer
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Q&A: Yorgos Lanthimos
film profile
]

Best Actor
Tom Hardy – Legend [+see also:
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]

Best Supporting Actor
Brendan Gleeson – Suffragette [+see also:
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making of
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]

Most Promising Newcomer
Abigail HardinghamNina Forever

The Douglas Hickox Award (Best Debut Director)
The Survivalist [+see also:
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]
- Stephen Fingleton

The Discovery Award
Orion: The Man Who Would Be King [+see also:
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]
 - Jeanie Finlay

Best Documentary
Dark Horse: The Incredible True Story of Dream Alliance [+see also:
trailer
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]
 - Louise Osmond

Producer of the Year
Paul Katis, Andrew de LotbiniereKajaki: The True Story [+see also:
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]


Outstanding Achievement in Craft
Andrew Whitehurst, Visual Effects – Ex Machina

Best British Short Film
Edmond - Nina Gantz

Best International Independent Film
Room [+see also:
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]
 - Lenny Abrahamson

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WTW Men on the Edge
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