KINGS SPEECH Wins Big At British Independent Film Awards

Director Tom Hooper’s The King’s Speech, the story of King George IV struggle to overcome a speech impediment following his unexpected succession to the throne of England, swept last night’s British Independent Film awards, winning five statues Best British Independent Film, Best Screenplay, Best Actor for Colin Firth, Best Supporting ACtor for Geoffrey Rush and Best Supporting Actress for Helena Bonham Carter.

Gareth Edwards won the prize for Best Director for his genre flick Monsters. The film also won two other awards for Best Technical Achievements for its visual effects and Best Achievement in Production.

Here’s a full list of the night’s winners –

Best British Independent Film: “The King’s Speech”

Best Foreign Independent Film: “A Prophet”

Best Director: Gareth Edwards, “Monsters”

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”

Best Screenplay: David Seidler, “The King’s Speech”

Douglas Hickox Debut Director Award: Clio Barnard, “The Arbor”

Most Promising Newcomer: Joanne Froggatt, “In Our Name”

Best Documentary: “Enemies of the People”

Raindance Award: “Son of Babylon”

Best Achievement in Production: “Monsters”

Best Technical Achievement: “Monsters,” Visual Effects – Gareth Edwards

Best British Short: “Baby”

Special Jury Prize: “Jenne Casarotto”

Richard Harris Award: “Helena Bonham Carter”

Variety Award: “Liam Neeson”

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