Sarah Gavron’s Rocks, about a young teenage girl finds herself struggling to take care of herself and her younger brother, led the British Independent Film Awards (BIFA) with five, including Best British Independent Film, Best Supporting Actor (D’angelou Osei Kissiedu) and Best Supporting Actress (Kosar Ali). The film came in with 15 nominations, the second highest total.
Remi Weekes’s horror hit His House was next with four wins including Best Director for Weekes and Best Actress for Wunmi Mosaku, best known for HBO’s Lovecraft Country. Anthony Hopkins was named Best Actor for The Father, which also won Best Screenplay. Riz Ahmed earned the win for Debut Screenwriter for Mogul Mowgli.
Saint Maud, which entered with 17 nominations, won Debut Director for Rose Glass and the previously announced award for cinematography.
Here is the full list of BIFA winners.
Best British Independent Film: Rocks
Best Director: Remi Weekes, His House
Best Actor: Anthony Hopkins, The Father
Best Actress: Wunmi Mosaku, His House
Best Supporting Actor: D’angelou Osei Kissiedu, Rocks
Best Supporting Actress: Kosar Ali, Rocks
Best Screenplay: Florian Zeller and Christopher Hampton, The Father
Best International Independent Film: Nomadland
Best Documentary: The Reason I Jump
Most Promising Newcomer: Kosar Ali, Rocks
The Douglas Hickox Award (Best Debut Director): Rose Glass, Saint Maud
Best Debut Screenwriter: Riz Ahmed, Mogul Mowgli
Breakthrough Producer: Irene Gurtubai, Limbo
The Raindance Discovery Award: Perfect 10
Best British Short Film: The Long Goodbye
Best Casting: Lucy Pardee, Rocks
Best Cinematography: Ben Fordesman, Saint Maud
Best Costume Design: Charlotte Walter, Misbehaviour
Best Editing: Yorgos Lamprinos, The Father
Best Effects: Pedro Sabrosa, Stefano Pepin, His House
Best Make Up and Hair Design: Jill Sweeney, Misbehaviour
Best Music: Paul Corley, Mogul Mowgli
Best Production Design: Jacqueline Abrahams, His House
Best Sound: Nick Ryan, Ben Baird, Sara de Oliveira – The Reason I Jump