Yay! "Metro Manila" Wins Big at British Independent Film Awards! 


Sean Ellis' "Metro Manila," a movie about my homeland, took home the top honors at the 2013 British Independent Film Awards! The movie won Best British Independent Film and Director. James McAvoy received the Best Actor award for "Filth" while Lindsay Duncan won Best Actress for "Le Week-End."

Here's the complete list of winners of the 2013 British Independent Film Awards:

BEST BRITISH INDEPENDENT FILM
Metro Manila

BEST DIRECTOR

Sean Ellis – Metro Manila

THE DOUGLAS HICKOX AWARD [BEST DEBUT DIRECTOR]

Paul Wright – For Those In Peril

BEST SCREENPLAY
Steven Knight – Locke

BEST ACTRESS

Lindsay Duncan – Le Week-End

BEST ACTOR

James McAvoy – Filth

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS
Imogen Poots – The Look Of Love

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR
Ben Mendelsohn – Starred Up

BEST DOCUMENTARY

Pussy Riot – A Punk Prayer

BEST ACHIEVEMENT IN PRODUCTION

Metro Manila

BEST TECHNICAL ACHIEVEMENT
Amy Hubbard – Casting – The Selfish Giant

SPECIAL JURY PRIZE

Sixteen Films & Friends (aka Team Loach)

BEST BRITISH SHORT
Z1

MOST PROMISING NEWCOMER
Chloe Pirrie – Shell

THE RAINDANCE AWARD
The Machine

BEST INTERNATIONAL INDEPENDENT FILM
Blue Is The Warmest Color

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