• [The Daily] 2017 British Independent Film Awards

    By David Hudson

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    The 2017 British Independent Film Awards (BIFAs) have been spread around a good number of films this year. Here's a list of all the nominees with the winners in bold; links from the titles will take you to collections of reviews either here or at Critics Round Up.

    BEST BRITISH INDEPENDENT FILM

    The Death of Stalin
    God’s Own Country (image above)
    I Am Not a Witch
    Lady Macbeth
    Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

    BEST INTERNATIONAL INDEPENDENT FILM

    The Florida Project
    Get Out
    I Am Not Your Negro
    Loveless
    The Square

    BEST DIRECTOR

    Armando Iannucci, The Death of Stalin
    Francis Lee, God’s Own Country
    Martin Mcdonagh, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
    Rungano Nyoni, I Am Not a Witch
    William Oldroyd, Lady Macbeth

    BEST SCREENPLAY

    Alice Birch, Lady Macbeth
    Armando Iannucci, David Schneider, and Ian Martin, The Death of Stalin
    Francis Lee, God’s Own Country
    Martin Mcdonagh, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
    Rungano Nyoni, I Am Not a Witch

    BEST ACTRESS

    Emily Beecham, Daphne
    Frances Mcdormand, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
    Margaret Mulubwa, I Am Not a Witch
    Florence Pugh, Lady Macbeth
    Ruth Wilson, Dark River

    BEST ACTOR

    Jamie Bell, Film Stars Don’t Die in Liverpool
    Paddy Considine, Journeyman
    Johnny Harris, Jawbone
    Josh O’Connor, God’s Own Country
    Alec Secareanu, God’s Own Country

    BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS

    Naomi Ackie, Lady Macbeth
    Patricia Clarkson, The Party
    Kelly Macdonald, Goodbye Christopher Robin
    Andrea Riseborough, The Death of Stalin
    Julie Walters, Film Stars Don’t Die in Liverpool

    BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR

    Simon Russell Beale, The Death of Stalin
    Steve Buscemi, The Death of Stalin
    Woody Harrelson, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
    Ian Hart, God’s Own Country
    Sam Rockwell, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

    MOST PROMISING NEWCOMER

    Naomi Ackie, Lady Macbeth
    Harry Gilby, Just Charlie
    Cosmo Jarvis, Lady Macbeth
    Harry Michell, Chubby Funny
    Lily Newmark, Pin Cushion

    THE DOUGLAS HICKOX AWARD (BEST DEBUT DIRECTOR)

    Deborah Haywood, Pin Cushion
    Francis Lee, God’s Own Country
    Thomas Napper, Jawbone
    Rungano Nyoni, I Am Not a Witch
    William Oldroyd, Lady Macbeth

    DEBUT SCREENWRITER

    Alice Birch, Lady Macbeth
    Gaby Chiappe, Their Finest
    Johnny Harris, Jawbone
    Francis Lee, God’s Own Country
    Rungano Nyoni, I Am Not a Witch

    BREAKTHROUGH PRODUCER

    Gavin Humphries, Pin Cushion
    Emily Morgan, I Am Not a Witch
    Brendan Mullin and Katy Jackson, Bad Day for the Cut
    Fodhla Cronin O’Reilly, Lady Macbeth
    Jack Tarling and Manon Ardisson, God’s Own Country

    THE DISCOVERY AWARD

    Sky Neal, Kate McLarnon, and Elhum Shakerifar, Even When I Fall
    Ben Caird and Jonny Paterson, Half Way
    Jason Wingard, Hannah Stevenson, and Rebecca Clare Evans, In Another Life
    R. Paul Wilson and Lisa Hague, Isolani
    Sarmad Masud and Bill Kenwright, My Pure Land

    BEST DOCUMENTARY

    Almost Heaven
    Half Way
    Kingdom of Us
    Uncle Howard
    Williams

    BEST BRITISH SHORT FILM

    1745
    Fish Story
    The Entertainer
    Work
    Wren Boys

    BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY

    Ben Davis, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
    David Gallego, I Am Not a Witch
    Tat Radcliffe, Jawbone
    Thomas Riedelsheimer, Leaning into the Wind
    Ari Wegner, Lady Macbeth

    BEST CASTING

    Shaheen Baig, Lady Macbeth
    Shaheen Baig and Layla Merrick-Wolf, God’s Own Country
    Sarah Crowe, The Death of Stalin
    Sarah Halley Finn, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
    Debbie McWilliams, Film Stars Don’t Die in Liverpool

    BEST COSTUME DESIGN

    Dinah Collin, My Cousin Rachel
    Suzie Harman, The Death of Stalin
    Sandy Powell, How to Talk to Girls at Parties
    Holly Rebecca, I Am Not a Witch
    Holly Waddington, Lady Macbeth

    BEST EDITING

    Johnny Burke, Williams
    David Charap, Jawbone
    Jon Gregory, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
    Peter Lambert, The Death of Stalin
    Joe Martin, Us and Them

    BEST EFFECTS

    Nick Allder and Ben White, The Ritual
    Luke Dodd, Journeyman
    Team, The Death of Stalin
    Dan Martin, Double Date
    Chris Reynolds, Their Finest

    BEST MAKEUP AND HAIR DESIGN

    Julene Paton, I Am Not a Witch
    Jan Sewell, Breathe
    Nadia Stacey, Journeyman
    Nicole Stafford, The Death of Stalin
    Sian Wilson, Lady Macbeth

    BEST MUSIC

    Carter Burwell, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
    Fred Frith, Leaning into the Wind
    Matt Kelly, I Am Not a Witch
    Paul Weller, Jawbone
    Christopher Willis, The Death of Stalin

    BEST PRODUCTION DESIGN

    Jacqueline Abrahams, Lady Macbeth
    Cristina Casali, The Death of Stalin
    James Merifield, Final Portrait
    Nathan Parker, I Am Not a Witch
    Eve Stewart, Film Stars Don’t Die in Liverpool

    BEST SOUND

    Anna Bertmark, God’s Own Country
    Maiken Hansen, I Am Not a Witch
    Andy Shelley and Steve Griffiths, Jawbone
    Joakim Sundström, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
    Team, Breathe

    The recipient of this year’s Richard Harris Award is Vanessa Redgrave.

    Gary Oldman has been presented the Variety Award.

    And a Special Jury Prize goes to Femi Oguns, who founded the Identity School of Acting and Identity Agency Group.

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1 comment

  • By SimonK-H
    December 11, 2017
    03:06 AM

    God's Own Country is easily one of the best films of the year - possibly THE best. A deserved win!
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