James McAvoy, Lindsay Duncan and "Metro Manila" Honored by British Independent Film Awards

By Carey Purcell
09 Dec 2013

James McAvoy
James McAvoy
Photo by Monica Simoes

The British Independent Film Awards were announced Dec. 8 at Old Billingsgate Market in London. James Nesbitt hosted.

Tony winner Lindsay Duncan (Private Lives, Les Liaisons Dangereuses) won Best Actress for her role in "Le Week-End," and James McAvoy, who recently starred in Macbeth in the West End, won Best Actor for "Filth." Best Director went to Sean Ellis for "Metro Manila"; the film also won Best British Independent Film.

Julie Walters, a two-time Oscar nominee and Olivier Award winner who has starred in "Brave," "Mamma Mia!," "Becoming Jane," "Billy Elliot," "Educating Rita" and the "Harry Potter" series, received the Richard Harris Award.

A list of winners follows.



BEST BRITISH INDEPENDENT FILM
"Metro Manila"

BEST DIRECTOR
Sean Ellis – "Metro Manila"

BEST ACTRESS
Lindsay Duncan – "Le Week-End"

THE DOUGLAS HICKOX AWARD [BEST DEBUT DIRECTOR]
Paul Wright – "For Those In Peril"

BEST SCREENPLAY
Steven Knight – "Locke"

BEST ACTOR
James McAvoy – "Filth"

BEST DOCUMENTARY
Pussy Riot – "A Punk Prayer"

BEST ACHIEVEMENT IN PRODUCTION
"Metro Manila"

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS
Imogen Poots – "The Look Of Love"

BEST TECHNICAL ACHIEVEMENT
Amy Hubbard – Casting – "The Selfish Giant"

SPECIAL JURY PRIZE
Sixteen Films & Friends (aka Team Loach)

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR
Ben Mendelsohn – "Starred Up"

BEST BRITISH SHORT
Z1

MOST PROMISING NEWCOMER
Chloe Pirrie – "Shell"

THE RAINDANCE AWARD
"The Machine'

BEST INTERNATIONAL INDEPENDENT FILM
"Blue Is The Warmest Color"

VARIETY AWARD
Paul Greengrass

RICHARD HARRIS AWARD
Julie Walters