Pride, the heartwarming story of an unlikely alliance between LGBT activists and a Welsh mining community in the 1980s, was the big winner at the British Independent Film Awards 2014, with prizes in three categories.
Andrew Scott and Imelda Staunton won the Best Supporting Actor and Best Supporting Actress for their roles in the film.
Brendan Gleeson was adjudged the Best Actor for Calvary and Gugu Mbatha-Raw won Best Actress for Belle.
Northern Ireland thriller ’71 went into the awards with nine nominations but only picked up one prize on the night – Best director for Yann Demange.
Emma Thompson was presented with the Richard Harris Award For Outstanding Contribution To British Film.
“I have to confess to you all, I have been with studios, I haven’t enjoyed it, I’ve tried very hard not to get sucked in, I’ve demanded smaller trailers. I have also, and this is very hard to say, taken small roles in large studio films that could be described as formulaic, for money. In fact, I have done many things for money and I am sorry. I do apologise and I’d like to congratulate you all for being nobler than me in every way.” stated Emma Thompson.
See the full list of the British Independent Film Awards 2014 winners: :
Best British Independent Film: Pride
Best Director: Yann Demange For ’71
Best Actress: Gugu Mbatha-Raw For Belle
Best Actor: Brendan Gleeson For Calvary
Best Supporting Actress: Imelda Staunton For Pride
Best Supporting Actor: Andrew Scott For Pride
Most Promising Newcomer: Sameena Jabeen Ahmed For Catch Me Daddy
The Douglas Hickox Award (Given To A British Director On Their Debut Feature): Iain Forsyth And Jane Pollard For 20,000 Days On Earth
Best Screenplay: Jon Ronson, Peter Straughan – Frank
Best Achievement In Production: The Goob
Best Technical Achievement: Stephen Rennicks – Frank (Music)
Best Documentary: Next Goal Wins
Best Foreign Independent Film: Boyhood
The Raindance Award: Luna
Best Short Film British: The Karman Line
The Variety Award: Benedict Cumberbatch
Richard Harris Award For Outstanding Contribution To British Film: Emma Thompson
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