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British Independent Film Awards 2022: Here’s the Complete List of Winners

This year, the British Independent Film Awards took place in the United Kingdom, London, Old Billingsgate on Sunday night. This annual award show is held to recognize the best performances in films and the awards are also handed out to the writers, producers, and directors of the film.

For those unaware, let us share with you that the British Independent Film Awards first saw the light of day in 1998. At that time, the award for best British Independent Film was bagged by Ken Loach’s romantic drama My Name Is Joe. Read on to know who won the big honor at the British Independent Film Awards 2022.

Which film won the award for Best British Independent Film?

Ladies and gentlemen, the biggest award of the night, was nabbed by Charlotte Wells’ debut feature Aftersun. The movie starring Paul Mescal and Frankie Corio in lead roles won the Best British Independent Film trophy.

Not only this, but the movie Aftersun also picked up awards for Best Director, Best Screenplay, and The Douglas Hickox Award for Best Debut Director. These four wins were added to the movie’s previously announced haul in the craft categories. Recently, the movie earned honors in three categories including Best Cinematography, Best Editing, and Best Music Supervision.

Charlotte Wells’ movie Aftersun beat Georgia Oakley’s Blue Jean, Sophie Hyde’s Good Luck to You, Leo Grande, Oliver Hermanus’s Living, and Sebastián Lelio’s The Wonder to win the prestigious award for Best British Independent Film.

Aftersun which bagged a total of 16 nominations revolves around a troubled relationship between a father (played by Paul Mescal) and a daughter (portrayed by Frankie Corio). Since the time of its release, the film has garnered good feedback from the side of viewers as well as critics.

‘Blue Jean’ won three awards at the British Independent Film Awards 2022

Georgia Oakley’s debut film Blue Jean picked up a total of three awards at the British Independent Film Awards 2022. Rosy McEwen won the award for Best Lead Performance in the movie.

Kerrie Hayes nabbed the trophy for Best Supporting Performance and Oakley took home the Best Debut Screenwriter award sponsored by Film4. The movie Blue Jean narrates the tale of a young teacher forced to lead a double life.

Safia Oakley-Green won the Breakthrough Performance award at the British Independent Film Awards 2022

Safia Oakley-Green took home the Breakthrough Performance award for her role in Andrew Cumming’s debut feature The Origin. Joachim Trier’s millennial romcom The Worst Person in the World secured the Best International Independent Film award.

After getting the award from the Don’t Worry Darling star Florence Pugh, the director of the movie urged everyone not to believe the naysayers arguing that independent film was dying.

After the nominations, the organizers of the award show stated that it was “a strong year for women filmmakers and performers.” They went on to say, “Women dominate performance, writing, and directing categories.”

Tamara Lawrance and Letitia Wright picked up the BIFA for Joint Lead Performance

Tamara Lawrance and Letitia Wright won the BIFA’s Joint Lead Performance award for their portrayal of real-life siblings who communicated only with each other in Agnieszka Smoczynska’s 2022 feature The Silent Twins.

Who picked up the trophy for Best Ensemble cast?

The award for Best Ensemble cast went to Our River…Our Sky. The cast members of the movie are as follows: Zainab Joda, Darina Al Joundi, Amed Hashimi, Mahmoud Abo Al Abbas, Basim Hajar, Labwa Arab, Meriam Abbas, and Siham Mustafa. They won the award for their work in the story of neighbors caught in Baghdad during the civil war of 2006.

When we talk about the documentary awards categories, Nothing Compares, the story of singer Sinéad O’Connor, won both the best feature documentary honor and the best debut director – feature documentary trophy for Kathryn Ferguson.

The previously announced craft award winners were also honored at the British Independent Film Awards 2022. Jenny Beavan was presented with the award for Best Costume Design for her work on Mrs. Harris Goes to Paris.

On the other hand, Matthew Herbert picked up the award for Best Original Music sponsored by Universal Music Publishing Group for The Wonder. Eugene Souleiman and Scarlett O’Connell nabbed Best Make-Up and Hair Design award for Medusa Deluxe.

Helen Scott won the award for Best Production Design for Living, meanwhile David Simpson for Best Effects for Men and Tim Harrison, Raoul Brand and Cassandra Rutledge for Best Sound for Flux Gourmet.

Scroll down to see the full list of winners of the British Independent Film Awards 2022

Best British Independent Film
Aftersun Charlotte Wells, Barry Jenkins, Mark Ceryak, Adele Romanski, Amy Jackson (WINNER)
Blue Jean Georgia Oakley, Hélène Sifre
Good Luck to You, Leo Grande Sophie Hyde, Katy Brand, Debbie Gray, Adrian Politowski
Living Oliver Hermanus, Kazuo Ishiguro, Stephen Woolley, Elizabeth Karlsen
The Wonder Sebastián Lelio, Emma Donoghue, Alice Birch, Juliette Howell, Andrew Lowe, Tessa Ross, Ed Guiney

Best Director, sponsored by Sky Cinema
Oliver Hermanus Living
Sophie Hyde Good Luck to You, Leo Grande
Sebastian Lelio The Wonder
Georgia Oakley Blue Jean
Charlotte Wells Aftersun (WINNER)

Best Screenplay
Katy Brand Good Luck to You, Leo Grande
Kazuo Ishiguro Living
Sebastian Lelio, Alice Birch, Emma Donoghue The Wonder
Georgia Oakley Blue Jean
Charlotte Wells Aftersun (WINNER)

Best Lead Performance
Sally Hawkins The Lost King
Cosmo Jarvis It Is in Us All
Emma Mackey Emily
Rosy McEwen Blue Jean (WINNER)
Bill Nighy Living
Florence Pugh The Wonder
Emily Watson God’s Creatures
Hala Zein Nezouh

Best Supporting Performance
Zoey Deutch The Outfit
Aisling Franciosi God’s Creatures
Lucy Halliday Blue Jean
Kerrie Hayes Blue Jean (WINNER)
Zainab Joda Our River…Our Sky
Fatma Mohamed Flux Gourmet
Paul Mescal God’s Creatures
Fionn Whitehead Emily
Aimee Lou Wood Living

Best Joint Lead Performance
Frankie Corio, Paul Mescal Aftersun
Daryl McCormack, Emma Thompson Good Luck to You, Leo Grande
Jessie Buckley, Rory Kinnear Men
Tamara Lawrance, Letitia Wright The Silent Twins (WINNER)

Best Ensemble Performance
Blue Jean Ensemble including Rosy McEwen, Kerrie Hayes, Lucy Halliday, Lydia Page, Stacy Abalogun, Farrah Cave, Amy Booth-Steel
Emily Ensemble including Amelia Gething, Emma Mackey, Oliver Jackson-Cohen, Fionn Whitehead, Alexandra Dowling, Gemma Jones, Adrian Dunbar
Flux Gourmet Ensemble including Makis Papadimitriou, Gwendoline Christie, Asa Butterfield, Fatma Mohamed, Ariane Labed, Richard Bremmer
Our River…Our Sky Ensemble including Zainab Joda, Darina Al Joundi, Amed Hashimi, Mahmoud Abo Al Abbas, Basim Hajar, Labwa Arab, Meriam Abbas, Siham Mustafa (WINNER)
The Wonder Ensemble including Kíla Lord Cassidy, Florence Pugh, Tom Burke, Toby Jones, Niamh Algar, Elaine Cassidy, Ciarán Hinds, Brían F. O’Byrne, Josie Walker

Breakthrough Performance, sponsored by Netflix
Frankie Corio Aftersun
Leo Long I Used to Be Famous
Kila Lord Cassidy The Wonder
Rosy McEwen Blue Jean
Safia Oakley-Green The Origin (WINNER)

The Douglas Hickox Award (Best Debut Director), sponsored by BBC Film
Andrew Cumming The Origin
Thomas Hardiman Medusa Deluxe
Frances O’Connor Emily
Georgia Oakley Blue Jean
Charlotte Wells Aftersun (WINNER)

Breakthrough Producer, sponsored by Pinewood and Shepperton Studios
Aleksandra Bilic, Jennifer Corcoran Nascondino [Hide & Seek]
Paul Kennedy Nightride [also produced by Jon Silk]
Rupert Majendie Brian and Charles
Nadira Murray Winners [also produced by Paul Welsh] (WINNER)
Helene Sifre Blue Jean

Best Debut Screenwriter, sponsored by Film4
Shane Crowley God’s Creatures
David Earl, Chris Hayward Brian, and Charles
Ruth Greenberg The Origin
Georgia Oakley Blue Jean (WINNER)
Charlotte Wells Aftersun

Best Debut Director – Feature Documentary
Kathryn Ferguson Nothing Compares (WINNER)
Victoria Fiore Nascondino [Hide & Seek]
Leah Gordon, Eddie Hutton Mills Kanaval
Jono McLeod My Old School
Becky Hutner Fashion Reimagined

The Raindance Discovery Award
Electric Malady Marie Lidén, Aimara Reques
Fadia’s Tree Sarah Beddington, Susan Simnett
Off the Rails Peter Day, Grant Keir, Rob Alexander
Rebellion Elena Sánchez Bellot, Maia Kenworthy, Kat Mansoor
Winners Hassan Nazer, Nadira Murray, Paul Welsh (WINNER)

Best Feature Documentary, sponsored by Intermission
My Childhood, My Country – 20 Years in Afghanistan Phil Grabsky, Shoaib Sharifi, Amanda Wilkie
My Old School Jono McLeod, John Archer, Olivia Lichtenstein
Nascondino [Hide & Seek] Victoria Fiore, Jennifer Corcoran, Aleksandra Bilić
Nothing Compares Kathryn Ferguson, Eleanor Emptage, Michael Mallie (WINNER)
Young Plato Neasa Ní Chianáin, Declan McGrath, David Rane

Best British Short Film, supported by BFI Network
A Fox in the Night Keeran Anwar Blessie, Benjamin Jacob Smith
Honesty Roxy Rezvany, Emily Renée, Elly Camisa
Sandstorm Seemab Gul, Abid Aziz Merchant
Scale Joseph Pierce, Hélène Mitjavile
Too Rough Sean Lìonadh, Ross McKenzie, Alfredo Covelli (WINNER)

Best International Independent Film sponsored by Champagne Taittinger
All the Beauty and the Bloodshed Laura Poitras, Howard Gertler, John Lyons, Nan Goldin, Yoni Golijov
Close Lukas Dhont, Angelo Tijssens, Michiel Dhont, Dirk Impens
Decision to Leave Park Chan-Wook, Chung Seo-Kyung
Everything Everywhere All at Once Daniel Kwan, Daniel Scheinert, Jonathan Wang, Joe Russo, Anthony Russo, Mike Larocca
The Worst Person in the World Joachim Trier, Eskil Vogt, Andrea Berentsen Ottmar, Thomas Robsahm (WINNER)

Best Casting sponsored by Casting Society & Spotlight
Shaheen Beig, Blue Jean (WINNER)
Leila Bertrand, Our River… Our Sky
Kharmel Cochrane, The Silent Twins
Kahleen Crawford, Living
Lucy Pardee, Aftersun

Best Cinematography sponsored by Dirty Looks & Kodak
Alfredo De Juan, Nascondino [Hide & Seek]
Rob Hardy, Men J
Oel Honeywell, Kanaval: A People’s History of Haiti in Six Chapters
Gregory Oke, Aftersun (WINNER)
Ari Wegner, The Wonder

Best Costume Design
Jenny Beavan, Mrs. Harris Goes to Paris (WINNER)
Saffron Cullane, Flux Gourmet (with Gwendoline Christie’s costumes by Giles Deacon)
Odile Dicks-Mireaux, The Wonder
Frank Gallacher, Aftersun
Sandy Powell, Living

Best Editing
Joanna Crickmay, Elizabeth: A Portrait in Parts
Izabella Curry, Blue Jean
Matyas Fekete, Flux Gourmet
Mick Mahon, Nothing Compares
Blair McClendon, Aftersun (WINNER)

Best Original Music sponsored by Universal Music Publishing
Danny Bensi, Saunder Jurriaans, God’s Creatures
Oliver Coates, Aftersun
 Matthew Herbert, The Wonder (WINNER)
Adam Janota Bzowski, The Origin
Ben Salisbury, Geoff Barrow, Men

Best Make-Up & Hair Design
Oya Aygor, Murat Cagin, Aftersun
Morna Ferguson, Lorri Ann King, The Wonder
Siobhan Harper-Ryan, Flux Gourmet                                                                       Niamh Morrison, The Origin
 Eugene Souleiman, Scarlett O’Connell, Medusa Deluxe (WINNER)

Best Effects
Chris Marshall, The Feast
 David Simpson, Men (WINNER)
Ahmed Yousry, Nezouh

Best Music Supervision
Lucy Bright, Aftersun (WINNER)
Phil Canning, The Phantom of the Open
Rupert Hollier, Living

Best Sound supported by Halo                                                                                 Tim Harrison, Raoul Brand, (WINNER)
Cassandra Rutledge, Flux Gourmet
Glenn Freemantle, Ben Barker, Gillian Dodders, Howard Bargroff, Mitch Low, Men
Jovan Ajder, Ismail Alacan, Ruben Aguirre Barba, Vijay Rathinam, Aftersun
Hugh Fox, Ben Baird, The Wonder
Dom Corbisiero, Dai Shell, The Feast

Best Production Design
Fletcher Jarvis, Flux Gourmet
Grant Montgomery, The Wonder
 Helen Scott, Living (WINNER)
Billur Turan, Aftersun
Gary Williamson, Medusa Deluxe

The Richard Harris Award for Outstanding Contribution by an Actor to British Film
Samantha Morton

The Special Jury Prize
Open Door

We send our heartiest congrats to all the winners of the British Independent Film Awards 2022. May all the stars continue to entertain their fans in the times to come as well. Don’t forget to stay tuned with us for the latest updates from the world of showbiz.
Meenal Mehta
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