The King’s Speech roars at BIFAs
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 Edwards’ Monsters 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.
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:
David Seidler - The King's Speech
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
Best Achievement In Production
Best Technical Achievement
Gareth Edwards – Visual Effects, Monsters
Enemies of the People
Best British Short
The Richard Harris Award (for outstanding contribution by an actor to British Film)
Helena Bonham Carter
The Variety Award
The Special Jury Prize
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