Irish Success at Moët British Independent Film Awards

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A good night for Irish talent at the Moët British Independent Film Awards this weekend was topped off with the award for Best International Independent Film being awarded to Lenny Abrahamson’s Room, based on Emma Donoghue’s novel. Starring Brie Larson and Jacob Trembley, Room was produced by Element Pictures’ Ed Guiney and Andrew Lowe. Room is in cinemas 15th January 2016.

 

Stephen Fingleton won the Douglas Hickox award for best debut director for his work on the post-apocalyptic movie The Survivalist, in cinemas 12th February 2016.

 

Saoirse Ronan was named Best Actress for her role in John Crowley’s Brooklyn. Adapted by Nick Hornby from the book by Colm Toibín, Brooklyn was co-produced by Parallel Films’ Alan Moloney.

 
Brendan Gleeson was named Best Supporting Actor for his role in Suffragette.

 

The Lobster,  produced by Ed Guiney and Lee Magiday for Element Pictures was recognised as Olivia Colman picked up an award for Best Supporting Actress for her role in Yorgos Lanthimos’ black comedy. While Ex Machina, starring Domhnall Gleeson, received the honour of Best British Independent Film, as well as Best Director and Best Screenplay for Alex Garland.

 

Now in its 18th year, the Moët British Independent Film Awards highlight and reward the best, most innovative and creative independent filmmaking and filmmakers in the UK.

 
 

Winners:
 
THE BRITISH INDEPENDENT FILM AWARDS 2015
BEST FILM
Ex Machina

BEST DIRECTOR
Alex Garland, Ex Machina

BEST ACTRESS
Saoirse Ronan, Brooklyn

BEST ACTOR
Tom Hardy, Legend

DOUGLAS HICKOX AWARD FOR BEST DEBUT DIRECTOR
Stephen Fingleton, The Survivalist

PRODUCER OF THE YEAR
Paul Katis & Andrew De Lotbiniere, Kajaki: The True Story

BEST SCREENPLAY
Alex Garland, Ex Machina

BEST DOCUMENTARY
Dark Horse: The Incredible True Story Of Dream Alliance, Judith Dawson, Louise Osmond

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS
Olivia Colman, The Lobster

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR
Brendan Gleeson, Suffragette

THE DISCOVERY AWARD
Orion: THe Man Who Would Be King, Jeanie Finlay

BEST INTERNATIONAL INDEPENDENT FILM
Room, Ed Guiney, David Gross, Emma Donoghue, Lenny Abrahamson

OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT IN CRAFT
Andrew Whitehurst, Visual Effects, Ex Machina

BEST BRITISH SHORT FILM
Edmond, Emilie Jouffroy, Nina Gantz

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