winners//19th BRITISH INDEPENDENT FILM AWARDS

AWARDS COVERAGE



Andrea Arnold's American Honey took top honors at the 19th British Independent Film Awards, besting I, Daniel Blake, the well-received Cannes winner.

American Honey has seen a decent rise in the awards season, with the film's newcomer star Sasha Lane picking up wins here and there, as well. The dreamy, Americana ode to millenials is the perfect definition of independent cinema. It's low budget, cinematic graces are heightened by raw performances and an illustrious soundtrack.

While American Honey picked up multiple awards, it was Farsi film Under the Shadow that surprised, winning three awards. The film is the official U.K. submission for the foreign-language Oscar.

The 19th British Independent Film Awards were given at a ceremony at Old Billingsgate in London.

Complete list of winners:

BEST BRITISH INDEPENDENT FILM

AMERICAN HONEY
Andrea Arnold, Lars Knudsen, Jay Van Hoy, Pouya Shahbazian, Alice Weinberg, Thomas Benski, Lucas Ochoa, producers

BEST INTERNATIONAL INDEPENDENT FILM

MOONLIGHT
Barry Jenkins, Adele Romanski, Dede Gardner, Jeremy Kleiner, producers

BEST DIRECTOR

Andrea Arnold
AMERICAN HONEY

BEST SCREENPLAY

Babak Anvari
UNDER THE SHADOW

BEST ACTRESS

Sasha Lane
AMERICAN HONEY

BEST ACTOR

Dave Johns
I, DANIEL BLAKE

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS

Avin Manshadi
UNDER THE SHADOW

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR

Brett Goldstein
ADULT LIFE SKILLS

BEST DOCUMENTARY

NOTES ON BLINDNESS
Peter Middleton, James Spinney, Mike Brett, Jo-Jo Ellison, Steve Jamison, Alex Usborne, producers

BEST CRAFT

Robbie Ryan, cinematography
AMERICAN HONEY

THE DOUGLAS HICKOX AWARD (DEBUT DIRECTOR)

Babak Anvari
UNDER THE SHADOW

DEBUT SCREENWRITER

Rachel Tunnard
ADULT LIFE SKILLS

BREAKTHROUGH PRODUCER

Camille Gatin
THE GIRL WITH ALL THE GIFTS

MOST PROMISING NEWCOMER

Hayley Squires
I, DANIEL BLAKE

THE DISCOVERY AWARD

THE GREASY STRANGLER
Jim Hosking, Toby Harvard, Daniel Noah, Andrew Starke, Ant Timpson, Josh C Waller, Elijah Wood, producers

BEST BRITISH SHORT

JACKED
Rene Pannevis, Ashish Ghadiali, Jennifer Eriksson 

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