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British Independent Film Awards Give ‘Ex Machina’ Four Prizes

British Independent Film Awards Give 'Ex Machina' Four Prizes

Alex Garland’s “Ex Machina” took home four wins at Sunday’s British Independent Film Awards in London. The sci-fier won Best Film, Alex Garland for Director and Screenplay, and Andrew Whitehurst for VFX. 

Tom Hardy scored Best Actor as twins Ronnie and Reggie Kray in UK hit “Legend,” and Irish actress Saoirse Ronan won Best Actress for “Brooklyn.” Her co-star Domnhall Gleeson’s father Brendan collected Supporting Actor for another British hit, “Suffragette,” with Olivia Colman taking Supporting Actress for “The Lobster.”

“Steve Jobs” star Kate Winslet took home The Variety Award, a career prize for a talent helping to focus attention on the UK. The international independent film went to “Room.” 

British Independent Film winners are listed below:

Best British Independent Film
“Ex Machina” 
Best Director
Alex Garland, “Ex Machina”
Best Actor
Tom Hardy, “Legend”
Best Actress
Saoirse Ronan, “Brooklyn” 
Best Supporting Actor
Brendan Gleeson, “Suffragette” 
Best Supporting Actress
Olivia Colman, “The Lobster”
Best Screenplay
Alex Garland, “Ex Machina”
Best Foreign Independent Film
“Room” 
Best Debut Director (Douglas Hickox Award)
Stephen Fingleton, “The Survivalist” 
Best Achievement in Craft
Andrew Whitehurst (visual effects), “Ex Machina”
Best Documentary
“Dark Horse: The Incredible True Story of Dream Alliance” 
Most Promising Newcomer
Abigail Hardingham, “Nina Forever”
Producer of the Year
Paul Katis and Andrew De Lotbiniere, “Kajaki: The True Story”
Raindance Discovery Award
“Orion: The Man Who Would Be King” 
Best Short Film
“Edmond”

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