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The King’s Speech roars at BIFAs

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Tom Hooper’s The King's Speech swept the 13th edition of the British Independent Film Awards (BIFAs), picking up five trophies for Best Film, Best Actor, Best Supporting Actor, Best Supporting Actress and Best Screenplay.

Gareth EdwardsMonsters picked up three awards while Carey Mulligan walked away with Best Actress for her performance in Never Let Me Go and Joanne Froggatt (In Our Name) was singled out as Most Promising Newcomer.

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Helena Bonham Carter and Liam Neeson were both presented with career awards.

BIFA Joint Directors Johanna von Fischer and 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.”

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

Full list of winners:

Best British Independent Film
The King's Speech [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Tom Hooper
film profile
]

Best Director
Gareth Edwards - Monsters [+see also:
trailer
film profile
]

The Douglas Hickox Award [Best Debut Director]
Clio Barnard - The Arbor [+see also:
trailer
film profile
]

Best Screenplay
David Seidler - The King's Speech

Best Actress
Carey Mulligan - Never Let Me Go [+see also:
trailer
interview: Domhnall Gleeson
film profile
]

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
Joanne Froggatt - In Our Name [+see also:
trailer
film profile
]

Best Achievement In Production
Monsters

Raindance Award
Son of Babylon [+see also:
trailer
film profile
]

Best Technical Achievement
Gareth Edwards – Visual Effects, Monsters

Best Documentary
Enemies of the People

Best British Short
Baby

Best Foreign Film
A Prophet [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Jacques Audiard
interview: Jacques Audiard and Tahar R…
film profile
]

The Richard Harris Award (for outstanding contribution by an actor to British Film)
Helena Bonham Carter

The Variety Award
Liam Neeson

The Special Jury Prize
Jenne Casarotto

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