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AWARDS WATCH '08 | "Slumdog" Wins Big At British Indie Awards

A scene from Danny Boyle's "Slumdog Millionaire." Image courtesy of Fox Searchlight.

Danny Boyle's "Slumdog Millionaire" led the winners at the British Independent Film Awards, which were handed out at London's Old Billingsgate Market earlier this evening. "Slumdog" took the nights top prizes for best picture and best director, and also won an award for Dev Patel as most promising newcomer. Steve McQueen's "Hunger" also took three awards, included best debut director for McQueen, best actor for Michael Fassbender, and best technical achievement for Sean Bobbitt's cinematography.

The complete list of winners:

Best British Independent Film
Slumdog Millionaire

Best Director
Danny Boyle, Slumdog Millionaire

The Douglas Hickox Award (best debut director)
Steve McQueen, Hunger

Best Screenplay
Martin McDonagh, In Bruges

Best Actress
Vera Farmiga, The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas

Best Actor
Michael Fassbender, Hunger

Best Supporting Actress
Alexis Zegerman, Happy-Go-Lucky

Best Supporting Actor
Eddie Marsan, Happy-Go-Lucky

Most Promising Newcomer
Dev Patel, Slumdog Millionaire

Best Achievement in Production
The Escapist

Raindance Award
Zebra Crossings

Best Technical Achievement
Sean Bobbitt, Hunger for cinematography

Best Documentary
Man on Wire

Best British Short
Soft

Best Foreign Film
Waltz with Bashir

The Richard Harris Award (for Outstanding Contribution to British Film)
David Thewlis

The Variety Award

Michael Sheen

Special Jury Prize
Joe Dunton

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