2019 British Independent Film Awards winners announced last night

The Personal History of David Copperfield and For Sama win big

As we enter into awards season the competition is about to heat up for the really big industry awards and last night the 2019 British Independent Film Awards (BIFAs) took place.

The big winners of the night were The Personal History of David Copperfield and For Sama, with five and four awards respectively. Check out the full list below.

The Richard Harris Award for Outstanding Contribution by an Actor to British Film: Kristin Scott Thomas

Special Jury Prize: Amanda Nevill

Best British Independent Film: For Sama

Best Director: For Sama

Best Screenplay: The Personal History of David Copperfield

Best Documentary: For Sama

Best Actress: Rene Zellweger

Best Actor: Josh O’Connor (Only You)

Best Supporting Actress: Ruthxjiah Bellenea (The Last Tree)

Best Supporting Actor: Hugh Laurie (The Personal History of David Copperfield)

Most Promising Newcomer: Sam Adewunmi (The Last Tree)

The Douglas Hickox Award (Debut Director) : Harry Wootliff (Only You)

Debut Screenwriter: Emma Jane Unsworth (Animals)

Breakthrough Producer: Kate Byers, Linn Waite (Bait)

The Raindance Discovery Award: Children of the Snow Land

Best Casting: Sarah Crowe (The Personal History of David Copperfield)

Best Cinematography: Benjamin Kracun (Beats)

Best Costume Design: Suzie Harman, Robert Worley (The Personal History of David Copperfield)

Best Editing: Chloe Lambourne, Simon McMahon (For Sama)

Best Make-Up & Hair Design: Jeremy Woodhead (Judy)

Best Music: Jack Arnold (Wild Rose)

Best Production Design: Cristina Casali (The Personal History of David Copperfield)

Best Sound: David Bowtle-McMillan, Joakin Sundstrom, Robert Farr (Beats)

Best British Short Film: Anna (Dekel Berenson, Merlin Merton, Olga Beskhmelnitsyna)

Best International Independent Film: Parasite (Bong Joon-ho, Jan Young-Hwan, Moon Yang-kwon, Sin-ae Kwak, Han Jin Won)

Steven Sheehan

Updated: Dec 02, 2019


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