British Independent Film Awards 2017 Winners

The British Independent Film Awards took place last night with acclaimed drama God’s Own Country proving to be the night’s biggest winner. The film won multiple awards, including best British independent film, best actor for Josh O’Connor, and best debut screenwriter for Director Francis Lee.

Also picking up multiple awards was Lady MacBeth with rising star Florence Pugh winning best actress. Meanwhile satire The Death of Stalin took home four, including best supporting actor for Simon Russell Beale and best production design.

The British-French drama I Am Not A Witch won three awards, with Rungano Nyoni taking home best director. Get Out starring British actor Daniel Kaluuya won best international independent film. See below for exclusive interviews and the full list of winners:

Best British Independent Film

God’s Own Country

Best Director

Rungano Nyoni, I Am Not a Witch

Best Screenplay

Alice Birch, Lady Macbeth

Best Actress

Florence Pugh, Lady Macbeth

Best Actor

Josh O’Connor, God’s Own Country

Best Supporting Actress

Patricia Clarkson, The Party

Best Supporting Actor

Simon Russell Beale, The Death of Stalin

Most Promising Newcomer

Naomi Ackie, Lady Macbeth

The Douglas Hickox Award (Best Debut Director)

Rungano Nyoni, I Am Not a Witch

Debut Screenwriter

Francis Lee, God’s Own Country

Breakthrough Producer

Emily Morgan, I Am Not a Witch

The Discovery Award

In Another Life

Best Documentary

Almost Heaven, Carol Salter

Best British Short Film

Fish Story

Best Cinematography

Ari Wegner, Lady Macbeth

Best Casting

Sarah Crowe, The Death of Stalin

Best Costume Design

Holly Waddington, Lady Macbeth

Best Editing

Jon Gregory, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

Best Effects

Nick Allder, Ben White, The Ritual

Best Make Up & Hair Design

Nicole Stafford, The Death of Stalin

Best Music

Carter Burwell, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

Best Production Design

Cristina Casali, The Death of Stalin

Best Sound

Anna Bertmark, God’s Own Country

Best International Independent Film

Get Out

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