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'Metro Manila' Wins Best Film British Independent Film Awards; Paul Greengrass, James McAvoy & More Honored

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by Kevin Jagernauth
December 9, 2013 12:00 PM
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Another day and more trophies handed out as 2013 tumbles toward a close. Over the weekend, the British Independent Film Awards provided some dinner and statues to a wide range of movies, and given their mandate, it shines a light on a different batch of movies than the ones that are dominating critics charts stateside.

Festival fave "Metro Manila" snared Best Film and Best Director, while the other categories spread the love around with James McAvoy earning Best Actor for "Filth," Ben Mendelsohn winning Best Supporting Actor for "Starred Up" with Imogen Poots getting a new decoration for the fireplace with her prize for Best Supporting Actress for "The Look Of Love." Paul Greengrass also took the Variety Award. Check out the winners—and new additions to your 2014 to-watch list—below.

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

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