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‘Ex Machina’ Wins Big At The British Independent Film Awards

'Ex Machina' Wins Big At The British Independent Film Awards

Who says awards voters don’t like sci-fi? While the British Independent Film Awards have pretty much zero bearing on the Oscars, perhaps 20th Century Fox can take heart with today’s results that perhaps they’ll have a good shot at some nods with Ridley Scott‘s “The Martian.” 

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Alex Garland‘s “Ex Machina” walked away with four awards at the ceremony, including Best Film, Best Director, and Best Screenplay. Elsewhere, the love was definitely spread around, with “Brooklyn, “Legend,” “The Lobster,” “Suffragette,” and “Room” all winning one award each. Obviously, with the focus is on British independent cinema, and the results skew in a certain direction, but damn, it’s been a good year for movies across the pond.

Check out the full list of winners below.

Best British Independent Film: Ex Machina
Best Director: Alex Garland, Ex Machina
Best Actress: Saiorse Ronan, Brooklyn
Best Actor: Tom HardyLegend
Best Supporting Actress: Olivia ColmanThe Lobster
Best Supporting Actor: Brendan GleesonSuffragette
Best Screenplay: Alex Garland, Ex Machina
Best Documentary: Dark Horse: The Incredible True Story of Dream Alliance
Best International Independent Film: Room
Douglas Hickox Award (Debut Director): Stephen Fingleton, The Survivalist
Producer of the Year: Paul Katis and Andrew De Lotbiniere, Kajaki: The True Story
Discovery Award: Orion: The Man Who Would Be King
Outstanding Achievement in Craft: Andrew Whitehurst for VFX, Ex Machina
Best Short Film: Edmond
Most Promising Newcomer: Abigail Hardingham, Nina Forever

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