The King’s Speech, a low budget film about King George IV and his speech therapist, won five British Independent Film Awards, including best film and best screenplay, in London on 4 December.
The film’s lead actor, Colin Firth won the best actor award, while his co-stars, Geoffrey Rush and Helena Bonham-Carter, won in the supporting actor categories.
Carey Mulligan won best actress for Never Let Me Go, a film about children raised for organ donation.
Here is the full list of the winners:
BEST BRITISH INDEPENDENT FILM The King’s Speech
BEST DIRECTOR Gareth Edwards – Monsters
THE DOUGLAS HICKOX AWARD [BEST DEBUT DIRECTOR] Clio Barnard – The Arbor
BEST SCREENPLAY David Seidler – The King’s Speech
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
MOST PROMISING NEWCOMER Joanne Froggatt – In Our Name
BEST ACHIEVEMENT IN PRODUCTION Monsters
RAINDANCE AWARD Son of Babylon
BEST TECHNICAL ACHIEVEMENT Monsters – Visual Effects – Gareth Edwards
BEST DOCUMENTARY Enemies of the People
BEST BRITISH SHORT Baby
BEST FOREIGN FILM A Prophet