British Independent Film Awards 2017: Full list of winners led by ‘Lady Macbeth,’ ‘The Death of Stalin,’ ‘God’s Own Country’

Winners of the 20th British Independent Film Awards were announced Sunday (Dec. 11) in London. This year’s contenders were led by “Lady Macbeth” with a jaw-dropping 15 nominations; it won five awards. “The Death of Stalin” and “I Am Not a Witch” each had a lucky 13 bids, with the former winning four awards and the latter taking three. “God’s Own Country” and “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing Missouri” each had 11 nominations, with the former winning four and the latter two. (Scroll down to see the complete list of winners) Read the full report on the BIFA Awards.

To be eligible for consideration, films had to be intended for theatrical release, produced or co-produced by a British company and have budgets of under 10 million pounds. This year’s ceremony at the Old Billingsgate was hosted by Mark Gatiss (“Sherlock”).

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Best British Independent Film
“The Death of Stalin”
X – “God’s Own Country”
“I Am Not a Witch”
“Lady Macbeth”
“Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri”

Best Director
Armando Iannucci (“The Death of Stalin”)
Francis Lee (God’s Own Country”)
Martin McDonagh (“Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri”)
X – Rungano Nyoni (“I Am Not a Witch”)
William Oldroyd (“Lady Macbeth”)

Best Actress
Emily Beecham (“Daphne”)
Frances McDormand (“Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri”)
Margaret Mulubwa (“I Am Not a Witch”)
X – Florence Pugh (“Lady Macbeth”)
Ruth Wilson (“Dark River”)

Best Actor
Jamie Bell (“Film Stars Don’t Die in Liverpool”)
Paddy Considine (“Journeyman”)
Johnny Harris (“Jawbone”)
X – Josh O’Connor (“God’s Own Country”)
Alec Secareanu (“God’s Own Country”)

Best Supporting Actress
Naomi Ackie (“Lady Macbeth”)
X – Patricia Clarkson (“The Party”)
Kelly MacDonald (“Goodbye Christopher Robin”)
Andrea Riseborough  (“The Death of Stalin”)
Julie Walters (“Film Stars Don’t Die in Liverpool”)

Best Supporting Actor
X – Simon Russell Beale  (“The Death of Stalin”)
Steve Buscemi  (“The Death of Stalin”)
Woody Harrelson (“Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri”)
Ian Hart (“God’s Own Country”)
Sam Rockwell (“Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri”)

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Best Screenplay
X – Alice Birch (“Lady Macbeth”)
Armando Iannucci, David Schneider, Ian Martin (“The Death of Stalin”)
Francis Lee (God’s Own Country”)
Martin McDonagh (“Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri”)
Rungano Nyoni (“I Am Not a Witch”)

Best Casting
Shaheen Baig  (“Lady Macbeth”)
Shaheen Baig, layla Merrick-Wolf (“God’s Own Country”)
X – Sarah Crowe (“The Death of Stalin”)
Sarah Halley Finn (“Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri”)
Debbie McWilliams (“Film Stars Don’t Die in Liverpool”)

Best Cinematography
Ben Davis (“Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri”)
David Gallego (“I Am Not a Witch”)
Tat Radcliffe (“Jawbone”)
Thomas Riedelsheimer (“Leaning Into the Wind”)
X – Ari Wegner (“Lady Macbeth”)

Best Costume Design
Dinah Collin (“My Cousin Rachel”)
Suzie Harman (“The Death of Stalin”)
Sandy Powell (“How to Talk to Girls at Parties”)
Holly Rebecca (“I Am Not a Witch”)
X – Holly Waddington (“Lady Macbeth”)

Best Film Editing
Johnny Burke (“Williams”)
David Charap (“Jawbone”)
X – Jon Gregory (“Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri”)
Peter Lambert (“The Death of Stalin”)
Joe Martin (“Us And Them”)

Best Make Up & Hair Design
Julene Paton (“I Am Not a Witch”)
Jan Sewell (“Breathe”)
Nadia Stacey (“Journeyman”)
X – Nicole Stafford (“The Death of Stalin”)
Sian Wilson (“Lady Macbeth”)

Best Original Score
X – Carter Burwell (“Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri”)
Fred Frith (“Leaning Into The Wind”)
Matt Kelly (“I Am Not a Witch”)
Paul Weller (“Jawbone”)
Christopher Willis (“The Death of Stalin”)

Best Production Design
Jacqueline Abrahams (“Lady Macbeth”)
X – Cristina Casali (“The Death of Stalin”)
James Merifield (“Final Portrait”)
Nathan Parker  (“I Am Not a Witch”)
Eve Stewart (“Film Stars Don’t Die in Liverpool”)

Best Sound
X – Anna Bertmark (“God’s Own Country”)
Maiken Hansen (“I Am Not a Witch”)
Andy Shelley, Steve Griffiths (“Jawbone”)
Joakim Sundström (“Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri”)
Sound team (“Breathe”)

Best Visual Effects
X – Nick Allder, Ben White (“The Ritual”)
Luke Dodd (“Journeyman”)
Effects team (“The Death of Stalin”)
Dan Martin (“Double Date”)
Chris Reynolds (“Their Finest”)

Best Documentary
X – “Almost Heaven”
“Half Way”
“Kingdom Of Us”
“Uncle Howard”

Best British Short Film
X – “Fish Story”
“The Entertainer”
“Wren Boys”

Most Promising Newcomer
X – Naomi Ackie (“Lady Macbeth”)
Harry Gilby (“Just Charlie”)
Cosmo Jarvis (“Lady Macbeth”)
Harry Michell (“Chubby Funny”)
Lily Newmark (“Pin Cushion”)

Best Debut Director
Deborah Haywood (“Pin Cushion”)
Francis Lee (“God’s Own Country”)
Thomas Napper (“Jawbone”)
X – Rungani Nyoni (“I Am Not a Witch”)
William Oldroyd (“Lady Macbeth”)

Best Debut Screenwriter
Alice Birch (“Lady Macbeth”)
Gaby Chiappe (“Their Finest”)
Johnny Harris (“Jawbone”)
X – Francis Lee (“God’s Own Country”)
Rungani Nyoni (“I Am Not a Witch”)

Best Breakthrough Producer
Gavin Humphries (“Pin Cushion”)
X –  Emily Morgan (“I Am Not a Witch”)
Brendan Mullin, Katy Jackson (“Bad Day For The Cut”)
Fodhla Cronin O’Reilly (“Lady Macbeth”)
Jack Tarling, Manon Ardisson (“God’s Own Country”)

The Discovery Award
“Even When I Fall”
X – “In Another Life”
“Isolani R”
“My Pure Land”

Best International Independent Film
“The Florida Project”
X – “Get Out”
“I Am Not Your Negro”
“The Square”

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