'Tyrannosaur' Wins Big at British Independent Film Awards
Last night at the British Independent Film Awards in London, actor/ director Paddy Considine's feature, "Tyrannosaur," lived up to its name, taking home several trophies, including the top prize for Best Film.
The brutal drama, which tells the story of a widower trying to conquer his crippling anger, also nabbed Best Debut Director (Paddy Considine) and Best Actress (Olivia Colman). Not too shabby for Considine's first time behind the lens.
Other standout winners included "Senna," for Best Documentary, Lynne Ramsay, for Best Director ("We Need to Talk About Kevin"), Richard Ayoade for Best Screenplay ("Submarine") and, last but certainly not least, Michael Fassbender, for Best Actor ("Shame"), Collider reports.
This win has only added fuel to Fassbender's growing fire—sparking even further speculation about a possible Oscar nomination for the thesp, who seems to be popping up everywhere these days. (When a man can go from "Jane Eyre" to "X Men: First Class" with ease, you know he's something special.) Only time will tell, however, whether the Academy feels the same.
For a complete list of winners, see below:
Best British Independent Film: "Tyrannosaur"
Best Director: Lynne Ramsay ("We Need to Talk About Kevin")
Best Debut Director: Paddy Considine ("Tyrannosaur")
Best Screenplay: Richard Ayoade ("Submarine")
Best Actress: Olivia Colman ("Tyrannosaur")
Best Actor: Michael Fassbender ("Shame")
Best Support Actress: Vanessa Redgrave ("Coriolanus")
Best Supporting Actor: Michael Smiley ("Kill List")
Best Promising Newcomer: Tom Cullen ("Weekend")
Best Achievement in Production: "Weekend"
The Raindance Award: "Leaving Baghdad"
Best Technical Achievement: Maria Djurkovic, Production Design ("Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy")
Best Documentary: "Senna"
Best British Short: "Chalk"
Best Foreign Independent Film: "A Separation"
The Richard Harris Award: Ralph Fiennes
The Variety Award: Kenneth Branagh
The Special Jury Prize: Graham Easton
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