God’s Own Country Wins Big At The British Independent Film Awards

God's Own Country

by James White |
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While snowy conditions meant that some nominees couldn't attend the 2017 British Independent Film Awards, the ceremony went ahead as planned, resulting in a big win for God's Own Country.

The film took home the main film award, Best Actor for Josh O'Connor, while writer/director Francis Lee nabbed Best Debut Screenwriter. There was also good news for Lady Macbeth, which won Best Screenplay for Alice Birch, Best Actress for Florence Pugh and Most Promising Newcomer for Naomie Ackie.

Elsewhere, The Death Of Stalin went home with four awards, including Best Supporting Actor, handed to Simon Russell Beale.

Here's the full list of winners...

Best British Independent Film

God’s Own Country

Best Director

Rungano Nyoni, I Am Not A Witch

Best Screenplay

Alice Birch, Lady Macbeth

Best Actress

Florence Pugh, Lady Macbeth

Best Actor

Josh O’Connor, God’s Own Country

Best Supporting Actress

Patricia Clarkson, The Party

Best Supporting Actor

Simon Russell Beale, The Death Of Stalin

Most Promising Newcomer

Naomi Ackie, Lady Macbeth

The Douglas Hickox Award (Best Debut Director)

Rungano Nyoni, I Am Not A Witch

Debut Screenwriter

Francis Lee, God’s Own Country

Breakthrough Producer

Emily Morgan, I Am Not A Witch

The Discovery Award

In Another Life

Best Documentary

Almost Heaven

Best British Short Film

Fish Story

Best Cinematography

Ari Wegner, Lady Macbeth

Best Casting

Sarah Crowe, The Death Of Stalin

Best Costume Design

Holly Waddington, Lady Macbeth

Best Editing

Jon Gregory, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

Best Effects

Nick Allder, Ben White, The Ritual

Best Make Up & Hair Design

Nicole Stafford, The Death Of Stalin

Best Music

Carter Burwell, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

Best Production Design

Cristina Casali, The Death Of Stalin

Best Sound

Anna Bertmark, God’s Own Country

Best International Independent Film

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