British Independent Film Awards 2016: list of winners

Andrea Arnold's acclaimed global hit, American Honey, starring Shia LeBeouf took the most awards of the night with four, including the top prize. I, Daniel Blake, which had the most nominations, took only two awards for its two leads.

British Independent Film Awards 2016: list of winners

The big surprise came from Under The Shadow which took home three awards including Best Supporting Actress for its child star, Avin Manshadi. Another big winner was Adult Life Skills, which took Best Supporting Actor by star of Drifters and stand up comedian, Brett Goldstein.

The International Independent Film Award went to awards darling, Moonlight. This puts Moonlight and American Honey firmly on BAFTA and the Oscars' radars.

Best British Independent Film

"American Honey," Andrea Arnold, Lars Knudsen, Jay Van Hoy, Pouya Shahbazian, Alice Weinberg, Thomas Benski, Lucas Ochoa – WINNER
"Couple in a Hole," Tom Geens, Zorana Piggott
"I, Daniel Blake" Ken Loach, Paul Laverty, Rebecca O'Brien
"Notes on Blindness," Peter Middleton, James Spinney, Mike Brett, Jo-Jo Ellison, Steve Jamison, Alex Usborne
"Under the Shadow," Babak Anvari, Emily Leo, Oliver Roskill, Lucan Toh

Best Director

Andrea Arnold for "American Honey" – WINNER
Babak Anvari for "Under the Shadow"
Ben Wheatley for "Free Fire"
Ken Loach for "I, Daniel Blake"
Peter Middleton and James Spinney for "Notes on Blindness"

Best Actress

Sasha Lane in "American Honey" – WINNER
Hayley Squires in "I, Daniel Blake
Jodie Whittaker in "Adult Life Skills"
Kate Dickie in "Couple in a Hole"
Narges Rashidi in "Under the Shadow"

Best Supporting Actress

Avin Manshadi in "Under the Shadow" – WINNER
Gemma Arterton in "The Girl With All the Gifts"
Naomie Harris in "Our Kind of Traitor"
Shana Swash in "My Feral Heart"
Terry Pheto in "A United Kingdom"

Best International Independent Film

"Moonlight," Barry Jenkins, Adele Romanski, Dede Gardner, Jeremy Kleiner – WINNER
"Hunt for the Wilderpeople," Taika Waititi, Carthew Neal, Matt Noonan, Leanne Saunders
"Manchester By the Sea," Kenneth Lonergan, Kimberly Steward, Matt Damon, Chris Moore, Lauren Beck, Kevin J. Walsh
"Mustang," Deniz Gamze Ergüven, Alice Winocour, Charles Gillibert
"Toni Erdmann," Maren Ade, Janine Jackowski, Jonas Dornbach, Michel Merkt

Best Screenplay

Babak Anvari's "Under the Shadow" – WINNER
Andrea Arnold's "American Honey"
Billy O'Brien and Christopher Hyde's "I Am Not a Serial Killer"
Paul Laverty's "I, Daniel Blake"
Rachel Tunnard's "Adult Life Skills"

Best Actor

Dave John in "I, Daniel Blake" – WINNER
Max Records in "I Am Not a Serial Killer"
Michael Fassbender in "Trespass Against Us"
Shia LaBeouf in "American Honey"
Steve Brandon in "My Feral Heart"

Best Supporting Actor

Brett Goldstein in "Adult Life Skills" – WINNER
Arinze Kene in "The Pass"
Christopher Lloyd in "I Am Not a Serial Killer"
Jamie Dornan in "Anthropoid"
Sean Harris in "Trespass Against Us"

Best Documentary

"Notes on Blindness," Peter Middleton, James Spinney, Mike Brett, Jo-Jo Ellison, Steve Jamison, Alex Usborne – WINNER
"The Confession: Living the War on Terror," Ashish Ghadiali, James Rogan
"Dancer," Steven Cantor, Gabrielle Tana
"The Hard Stop," George Amponsah, Dionne Walker
"Versus: The Life and Films of Ken Loach," Louise Osmond, Rebecca O'Brien

The Douglas Hickox Award (Debut Director)

Babak Anvari for "Under the Shadow" – WINNER
Adam Smith for "Trespass Against Us"
Alice Lowe for "Prevenge"
Peter Middleton and James Spinney for "Notes on Blindness"
Rachel Tunnard for "Adult Life Skills"

Breakthrough Producer – new for 2016

Camille Gatin for "The Girl With All the Gifts" – WINNER
Dionne Walker for "The Hard Stop"
Michael Berlinker for "Adult Life Skills"
Mike Brett, Jo-Jo Ellison, Steve Jamison for "Notes on Blindness"
Paul Fegan for "Where You're Meant to Be"

The Discovery Award

"The Greasy Strangler," Jim Hosking, Toby Harvard, Daniel Noah, Andrew Starke, Ant Timpson, Josh C Waller, Elijah Wood – WINNER
"Black Mountain Poets," Jamie Adams, Jon Rennie
"The Darkest Universe," Tom Kingsley, Will Sharpe, Tiani Ghosh, Jo-Jo Ellison
"The Ghoul," Gareth Tunley, Jack Healy Guttmann, Tom Meeten
"Gozo," Miranda Bowen, Leo Scott

Outstanding Achievement in Craft

Robbie Ryan for the Cinematography – "American Honey" – WINNER
Joakim Sundstrom for the Sound – "Notes on Blindness"
Paul Monaghan, Mat Whitecross for the Editing – "Supersonic"
Seb Barker for the Visual Effects – "The Girl With All the Gifts"
Shaheen Baig for the Casting – "Free Fire"

Debut Screenwriter – new for 2016

Rachel Tunnard's "Adult Life Skills" – WINNER
Ed Talfan's "The Passing (Yr Ymadawiad)"
Hope Dickson Leach's "The Levelling"
John Cairns and Michael McCartney's "A Patch of Fog"
Simon Farnaby and Julian Barratt's "Mindhorn"

Most Promising Newcomer

Hayley Squires in "I, Daniel Blake" – WINNER
Dave Johns in "I, Daniel Blake"
Letitia Wright in "Urban Hymn"
Sennia Nanua in "The Girl With All the Gifts"
Steve Brandon in "My Feral Heart"

Best British Short

"Jacked," Rene Pannevis, Ashish Ghadiali, Jennifer Eriksson – WINNER
"Mother," Leo Leigh and Scott O'Donnell
"Over," Jörn Threlfall and Jeremy Bannister
"Rate Me," Fyzal Boulifa and Taina Galis
"The Wrong End of the Stick," Terri Matthews, Chris Cornwell, Sam Bank

The Richard Harris Award

Alison Steadman

The Variety Award

Naomie Harris

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