The 2015 British Independent Film Awards Announced! ‘Ex Machina’ Best Film!

Ex Machina PosterAcross the pond in the U.K. the British Independent Film Awards have been announced with Alex Garland’s sci fi hit Ex Machina sweeping 4 awards for Best Film, Director, Screenplay and Outstanding Achievement in Craft for it’s visual effects work. Saoirse Ronan picks up a second gong for Best Actress (next to the NY Film Critics Awards) in Brookyn, Tom Hardy nabbed Best Actor for his dual-role lead in Legend whilst, ironically, Brendan Gleeson picked up Best Supporting Actor for Suffragette (All of the nominated women from the film missed out and, being a film about the women’s rights movement, it was a guy that won). Dark Horse: The Incredible True Story of Dream Alliance snagged Best Documentary and Room took Best International Independent Film.

Best British Independent Film
EX MACHINA Andrew Macdonald, Allon Reich, Alex Garland

Best Director
EX MACHINA Alex Garland 

Best Screenplay
EX MACHINA Alex Garland

Best Actress
SAOIRSE RONAN Brooklyn

Best Actor
TOM HARDY Legend

Best Supporting Actress
OLIVIA COLMAN The Lobster

Best Supporting Actor
BRENDAN GLEESON Suffragette

Most Promising Newcomer
ABIGAIL HARDINGHAM Nina Forever

The Douglas Hickox Award (Best Debut Director)
THE SURVIVALIST Stephen Fingleton

The Discovery Award
ORION: THE MAN WHO WOULD BE KING Jeanie Finlay

Best Documentary
DARK HORSE: THE INCREDIBLE TRUE STORY OF DREAM ALLIANCE Judith Dawson, Louise Osmond

Producer of the Year
PAUL KATIS, ANDREW DE LOTBINIERE Kajaki: The True Story

Outstanding Achievement in Craft
ANDREW WHITEHURST Visual Effects, Ex Machina

Best British Short Film
EDMOND Emilie Jouffroy, Nina Gantz

Best International Independent Film
ROOM Ed Guiney, David Gross, Emma Donoghue, Lenny Abrahamson