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2010 Moët British Independent Film Awards – Winners Announced

 

The British independent film industry turned out in force on Sunday 5th December 2010 for The Moët British Independent Film Awards. The winners of the 13th edition were announced at the glittering ceremony held at Old Billingsgate which was hosted by James Nesbitt.

Best British Independent Film was won by The King’s Speech with Gareth Edwards picking up Best Director for Monsters, Carey Mulligan Best Actress for Never Let Me Go and Colin Firth Best Actor for The King’s Speech.

Joint Directors, The Moët British Independent Film Awards 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.”

The King’s Speech won the most awards on the night, picking up five trophies for Best Film, Best Actor, Best Supporting Actor, Best Supporting Actress and Best Screenplay. Monsters also picked up an impressive three awards.

Emelie De Vitis, Marketing Manager Moët & Chandon commented: “As the champagne of film and cinema, Moët & Chandon is delighted to share in the celebrations of the very well deserved winners at The Moët British Independent Film Awards. We are thrilled that so many winners and nominees supported our ‘Toast for a Cause’ initiative, helping raise thousands of pounds for their favourite charities by toasting with mini Moët & Chandon bottles.”

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

The Moët British Independent Film Awards are proud to announce the following winners for 2010:

• BEST BRITISH INDEPENDENT FILM – THE KING’S SPEECH
• BEST DIRECTOR – GARETH EDWARDS (MONSTERS)
• THE DOUGLAS HICKOX AWARD [BEST DEBUT DIRECTOR] – CLIO BARNARD (THE ARBOR)
• BEST SCREENPLAY – DAVID SEIDLER (THE KING’S SPEECH)
• BEST ACTRESS – CAREY MULLIGAN (NEVER LET ME GO)
• 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)
• BEST ACHIEVEMENT IN PRODUCTION – MONSTERS
• RAINDANCE AWARD – SON OF BABYLON
• BEST TECHNICAL ACHIEVEMENT – GARETH EDWARDS – VISUAL EFFECTS (MONSTERS)
• BEST DOCUMENTARY – ENEMIES OF THE PEOPLE
• BEST BRITISH SHORT – BABY
• BEST FOREIGN FILM – A PROPHET
• 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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