THE KING’S SPEECH Wins Big at the British Independent Film Awards

     December 5, 2010

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Likely Oscar-contender The King’s Speech won five categories including Best British Independent Film.  It also took Best Screenplay (David Seidler), Best Actor (Colin Firth), Best Supporting Actor (Geoffrey Rush), and Best Supporting Actress (Helena Bonham Carter).  The night’s other big winner was Gareth Edwards, who won Best Director and Best Technical Achievement for his horror film Monsters.

Hit the jump for a full list of the winners.

the_king's_speech_movie_posterBEST BRITISH INDEPENDENT FILM

THE KING’S SPEECH

BEST DIRECTOR

GARETH EDWARDS (MONSTERS)

THE DOUGLAS HICKOX AWARD [BEST DEBUT DIRECTOR]

CLIO BARNARD (THE ARBOR)

BEST SCREENPLAY

DAVID SEIDLER (THE KING’S SPEECH)

BEST ACTRESS

CAREY MULLIGAN (NEVER LET ME GO)

BEST ACTOR

COLIN FIRTH (THE KING’S SPEECH)

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS

HELENA BONHAM CARTER (THE KING’S SPEECH)

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR

GEOFFREY RUSH (THE KING’S SPEECH)

MOST PROMISING NEWCOMER

JOANNE FROGGATT (IN OUR NAME)

BEST ACHIEVEMENT IN PRODUCTION

MONSTERS

RAINDANCE AWARD

SON OF BABYLON

gareth_edwards_01BEST TECHNICAL ACHIEVEMENT

GARETH EDWARDS – VISUAL EFFECTS (MONSTERS)

BEST DOCUMENTARY

ENEMIES OF THE PEOPLE

BEST BRITISH SHORT

BABY

BEST FOREIGN FILM

A PROPHET

THE RICHARD HARRIS AWARD (for outstanding contribution by an actor to British Film)

HELENA BONHAM CARTER

THE VARIETY AWARD

LIAM NEESON

THE SPECIAL JURY PRIZE

JENNE CASAROTTO

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