2012 British Independent Film Award Winners


Just when it looked like Berberian Sound Studio and all involved might sweep the boards at the BIFAs, Rufus Norris’ directorial debut, Broken, messed it all up by winning the prize for Best British Independent Film. It also prevented Domhnall Gleeson from picking up Best Supporting Actor for Shadow Dancer – but my mad love for the Irish actor won’t stop me admitting how irritatingly talented Rory Kinnear is.

Talking of mad love, Olivia Colman walked away with her head held high for the second year running with a win for her portrayal of the Queen Mother in Hyde Park On Hudson. Will BAFTA actually take note this year? Who knows.

The Imposter – Oscar-shortlisted, don’t you know – took home Best Debut Director alongside its Best Documentary win. Can’t have them all, Rufus.

Check out the full list of winners below:

Best British Independent Film:

Best Director:
Peter Strickland – Berberian Sound Studio

Best Actor:
Toby Jones – Berberian Sound Studio

Best Actress:
Andrea Riseborough – Shadow Dancer

Best Supporting Actor:
Rory Kinnear – Broken

Best Supporting Actress:
Olivia Colman – Hyde Park On Hudson

Best Screenplay:
Alice Lowe, Steve Oram, Amy Jump – Sightseers

Best International Independent Film:
The Hunt

Best Documentary:
The Imposter

Best Technical Achievement:
Joakim Sundstrom, Stevie Haywood (sound design) – Berberian Sound Studio

Best Debut Director:
Bart Layton – The Imposter

Most Promising Newcomer:
James Floyd – My Brother The Devil

Best Achievement In Production:
Berberian Sound Studio

Raindance Award:

Best British Short:

Variety Award:
Jude Law

Richard Harris Award:
Michael Gambon

Special Jury Award:
Sandra Hebron

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