‘The King’s Speech’ Wins Big at the British Independent Film Awards

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Winner of the best film at The Toronto International Film Festival, The King’s Speech has managed to snag five more awards including Best British Independent Film, 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. Here is the full list of winners from the 2010 British Independent Film Awards.

BEST 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

BEST 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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